Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) insider Juan J. Diaz sold 700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.51, for a total value of $18,557.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 8,674 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $229,947.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE GTS) traded up $0.34 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $26.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 117,962. The company has a quick ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Triple-S Management Corp. has a one year low of $15.05 and a one year high of $29.43. The firm has a market cap of $630.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.97, a PEG ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 0.40.

Triple-S Management (NYSE:GTS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.59. Triple-S Management had a return on equity of 3.05% and a net margin of 1.44%. The company had revenue of $731.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $728.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.26) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Triple-S Management Corp. will post 1.23 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on GTS. ValuEngine upgraded Triple-S Management from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Triple-S Management from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Triple-S Management from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Triple-S Management from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.50.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 1.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 18,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $313,000 after buying an additional 234 shares during the period. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 0.6% in the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 78,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,334,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 16.0% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 5,826 shares of the company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 803 shares during the period. Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 3.8% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 40,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $688,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Triple-S Management by 12.8% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 14,176 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,000 after purchasing an additional 1,606 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 84.79% of the company’s stock.

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Triple-S Management Company Profile

Triple-S Management Corporation operates as a managed care company. The Company offers a range of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicaid and Medicare markets. The Company’s segments include Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance. The Managed Care segment is engaged in the sale of managed care products to the Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid market sectors.

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