Luxor Capital Group LP Maintains Holding in Voya Finl INC (VOYA)

August 9, 2018 - By Vernon Prom

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.12, from 0.98 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 35 investors sold VOYA shares while 132 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 174.45 million shares or 2.58% less from 179.07 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Northern holds 1.17M shares. Andra Ap has invested 0.15% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Loews owns 6,204 shares for 0% of their portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys reported 243,147 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec accumulated 59,300 shares. Stephens Ar has invested 0.01% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Hightower Advsrs Ltd Liability has 5,991 shares. Barclays Pcl invested in 133,364 shares. Korea Inv Corporation reported 27,510 shares. 344,664 were reported by Victory Mngmt. Toronto Dominion Bancorporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) for 12,304 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.15% or 699,241 shares. Nomura Holdings accumulated 23,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Tillar holds 2.25% of its portfolio in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) for 76,338 shares. Sentinel Tru Communication Lba stated it has 101,485 shares.

Since February 21, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 selling transactions for $369,684 activity. Another trade for 13,900 shares valued at $698,439 was made by Nelson Charles P on Tuesday, May 1.

Luxor Capital Group Lp increased its stake in Voya Finl Inc (VOYA) by 481.28% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Luxor Capital Group Lp bought 2.41 million shares as the company’s stock rose 2.21% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.91 million shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $146.77M, up from 500,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Luxor Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Voya Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.18B market cap company. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $50.92. About 295,616 shares traded. Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has risen 53.04% since August 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.47% the S&P500.

Luxor Capital Group Lp, which manages about $10.73B and $2.95B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Call) (SPY) by 2.01M shares to 1.02M shares, valued at $268.41 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Forestar Group Inc by 245,384 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,250 shares, and cut its stake in Ally Finl Inc (Call) (NYSE:ALLY).

More notable recent Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “More on Voya Financial Q2: Adjusted operating EPS ex-items rise 20%” on August 01, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Curtis Arledge Joins Voya Financial Board of Directors” published on July 30, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “Voya Financial Declares Third-Quarter 2018 Common Stock Dividend” on July 26, 2018. More interesting news about Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) were released by: Tucson.com and their article: “PPR – $.0250 July Dividend” published on July 26, 2018 as well as Tucson.com‘s news article titled: “Voya Equity Closed End Funds Declare Distributions” with publication date: July 16, 2018.

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) Ratings Coverage

Among 11 analysts covering Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Voya Financial had 14 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, May 2. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, April 5. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target in Thursday, March 1 report. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) rating on Wednesday, February 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $57.0 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, June 20. The company was maintained on Monday, July 9 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 14 by BTIG Research.

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