A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) recently:

  • 10/10/2017 – Federated Investors had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $29.00.
  • 10/10/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Federated have underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company boasts an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. However, mounting expenses are a major concern. Also, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind.”
  • 10/4/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Federated have underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company boasts an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. However, mounting expenses are a major concern. Also, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind.”
  • 10/2/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $33.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Federated have underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company boasts an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. However, mounting expenses are a major concern. Also, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind.”
  • 9/18/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Shares of Federated have underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company boasts an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. However, mounting expenses are a major concern. Also, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind.”
  • 9/12/2017 – Federated Investors was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Shares of Federated underperformed the industry over the last six months. Yet, the company boasts an impressive earnings surprise history. It surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings in all the trailing four quarters. Rise in interest rates and lower fee waivers are expected to aid top-line performance, moving ahead. Also, Federated’s inorganic growth strategies encourage us. Further, the company’s active involvement in capital deployment activities continues to inspire investors’ confidence. However, strict regulations for investment management companies remain a headwind.”
  • 8/14/2017 – Federated Investors was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.

Shares of Federated Investors, Inc. (NYSE:FII) opened at 31.04 on Thursday. Federated Investors, Inc. has a 12-month low of $24.52 and a 12-month high of $31.24. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $28.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $27.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.78 and a beta of 1.45.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The asset manager reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.03. Federated Investors had a net margin of 18.91% and a return on equity of 33.93%. The company had revenue of $272.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $278.51 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Federated Investors, Inc. will post $2.07 EPS for the current year.

In other Federated Investors news, VP John B. Fisher sold 5,041 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.97, for a total value of $140,996.77. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 514,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,401,892.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 7.10% of the company’s stock.

Federated Investors, Inc (Federated) is a provider of investment management products and related financial services. Federated operates through investment management business segment. It is engaged in sponsoring, marketing and providing investment-related services to various investment products, including mutual funds and Separate Accounts, which include separately managed accounts, institutional accounts, sub-advised funds and other managed products.

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