Diamond Hill Capital Management Has Lifted By $1.31 Million Its Enstar Group LTD (ESGR) Holding; Waters (WAT) Had 7 Analysts Last Week

June 12, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc increased Enstar Group Ltd. (ESGR) stake by 2.38% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc acquired 6,248 shares as Enstar Group Ltd. (ESGR)’s stock rose 4.05%. The Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc holds 268,654 shares with $56.49 million value, up from 262,406 last quarter. Enstar Group Ltd. now has $4.59 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $214.15. About 6,383 shares traded. Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) has risen 8.82% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.75% the S&P500. Some Historical ESGR News: ; 24/05/2018 – Hillhouse Capital Management, Ltd. Reports 9.75% Stake In Enstar Group; 08/05/2018 – ENSTAR GROUP LTD – QTRLY RESULTS HAD NET UNREALIZED LOSSES OF $100.3 MLN ON FIXED MATURITIES INVESTMENTS; 08/05/2018 – Enstar Group 1Q Loss $41.2M; 24/05/2018 – HILLHOUSE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LTD REPORTS 9.75 PCT STAKE IN ENSTAR GROUP LTD AS OF MAY 14 – SEC FILING; 22/05/2018 – Enstar Group Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 ENSTAR GROUP 1Q LOSS/SHR $2.12

Among 19 analysts covering Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Waters Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 27 with “Equalweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Mizuho maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $125 target in Wednesday, July 29 report. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, January 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) earned “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, July 26. Leerink Swann reinitiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Monday, December 4. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 10 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, April 25 by Barclays Capital. See Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) latest ratings:

25/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $208 New Target: $200 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $200.0000 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $218 New Target: $200 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy New Target: $214.0000 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $201.0000 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $215.0000 Maintain
11/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $237 New Target: $218 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Janney Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $230.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $205.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $220.0 Maintain

Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc decreased Deere & Co Com (NYSE:DE) stake by 273,854 shares to 9,900 valued at $1.54M in 2018Q1. It also reduced Alleghany Corp. (NYSE:Y) stake by 671 shares and now owns 21,579 shares. Live Nation Entertainment Inc (NYSE:LYV) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.59 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.54, from 1.13 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 16 investors sold ESGR shares while 57 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 13.24 million shares or 6.18% less from 14.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Invesco Ltd invested in 14,793 shares. Diamond Hill Management holds 0.29% or 268,654 shares. Raymond James stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Fenimore Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 8,595 shares. Wellington Grp Inc Llp has 406,467 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Aperio Gru Limited Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 3,338 shares. Karpas Strategies Limited Liability invested in 5,515 shares. Principal Financial Gru Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 1,702 shares. Washington Tru Bankshares holds 0% or 40 shares. Moreover, Architects Inc has 0.37% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 9,000 shares. Tealwood Asset Mngmt holds 1.08% or 12,976 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Gru Inc has 0.01% invested in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) for 847,217 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System has 17,131 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Service Grp Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR). Van Den Berg Mgmt I Inc stated it has 2.58% of its portfolio in Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR).

More news for Enstar Group Limited (NASDAQ:ESGR) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Canadian Solar, Halcon Resources, Enstar Group, Delek Logistics …” on June 01, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s article titled: “Chuck Akre’s Firm Starts Position in KKR & Co.” and published on May 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

Another recent and important Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Buy These Waters” on June 07, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $31.98 million activity. Shares for $2.92 million were sold by Harrington Michael C. $1.88M worth of stock was sold by Cassis Eugene G on Wednesday, February 14. $278,826 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by Kelly Terrence P. REED JOANN A had sold 2,090 shares worth $409,155 on Tuesday, May 22. TERRICCIANO DAVID sold $318,002 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Wednesday, February 28. BEAUDOUIN MARK T had sold 42,143 shares worth $9.15M. $671,716 worth of Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) was sold by SILVEIRA MICHAEL F.

The stock increased 0.79% or $1.64 during the last trading session, reaching $208.3. About 116,454 shares traded. Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) has risen 6.75% since June 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.82% the S&P500. Some Historical WAT News: ; 07/05/2018 – Waters at Deutsche Bank Health Care Conference Tomorrow; 24/04/2018 – WATERS 1Q ADJ EPS $1.59, EST. $1.55; 11/04/2018 – FinSrvcsMinority: Waters: H.R. 4061 Hamstrings Efforts to Rein in the Next AIG Before a Financial Crisis; 20/03/2018 – Rep. Kildee: Kildee, Waters, Scott and Ellison Statement on Appeals Court Decision to Vacate Fiduciary Rule; 19/03/2018 – EduComm Minority: Scott, Waters, Kildee and Ellison Statement on Appeals Court Decision to Vacate Fiduciary Rule; 13/04/2018 – FinSrvcsMinority: Waters Statement in Opposition to Bill that Makes it Easier for Banks to Gamble with Taxpayer Funds; 24/04/2018 – Waters Corp Board Authorizes an Additional $3B Shr Repurchase Program; 15/04/2018 – Waters at Conference Call Hosted By Janney Today; 19/04/2018 – NESTLE CEO: MORE OPTIMISTIC FOR WATERS FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR; 24/04/2018 – CORRECT: WATERS 1Q ADJ EPS $1.59, EST. $1.55

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