First American Financial (FAF) Reaches $54.67 After 3.00% Up Move; Lazard Ltd (LAZ) Had 9 Analysts Last Week

November 14, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Among 12 analysts covering Lazard (NYSE:LAZ), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Lazard had 29 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday,

November 3, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) on Friday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. Wood maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 5 report. UBS maintained Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) rating on Friday, February 3. UBS has “Buy” rating and $48 target. The stock of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) earned “Buy” rating by Buckingham Research on Friday, October 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, January 12. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, March 23 to “Neutral”. Argus Research maintained the shares of LAZ in report on Thursday, October 22 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 18. See Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) latest ratings:

03/11/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Neutral Old Target: $43 New Target: $46 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $53 New Target: $54 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0000 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $51.0000 Maintain

The stock of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) is a huge mover today! About 355,205 shares traded. First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) has risen 15.34% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.36% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $6.06B company. It was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $56.31 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:FAF worth $181.80 million more.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.74, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 20 investors sold First American Financial Corp shares while 80 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 90.19 million shares or 2.11% less from 92.13 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parkside Bank & Trust & stated it has 0.02% in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). South Texas Money Management has invested 1.45% of its portfolio in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). Louisiana State Employees Retirement owns 28,800 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Channing Capital reported 1.79% stake. Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Equity Ser has invested 0% in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). First Retail Bank Of Omaha holds 111,130 shares. Tarbox Family Office stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). Credit Agricole S A owns 0% invested in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) for 14,740 shares. Shelton has invested 0.03% in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF). Federated Inc Pa owns 55,605 shares. Comerica Retail Bank reported 320,893 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. 238,217 were accumulated by Nationwide Fund Advsr. Schwab Charles Investment accumulated 494,766 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Moreover, Fuller And Thaler Asset Management has 0% invested in First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) for 900 shares.

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of providing financial services. The company has market cap of $6.06 billion. The Firm operates through the title insurance and services segment, and specialty insurance segment. It has a 21.64 P/E ratio. The title insurance and services segment provides title insurance, closing and/or escrow services and similar or related services domestically and internationally in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions.

Analysts await First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) to report earnings on February, 8. They expect $0.91 EPS, down 1.09% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.92 per share. FAF’s profit will be $100.87M for 15.02 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by First American Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.75% negative EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering First American Financial (NYSE:FAF), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. First American Financial had 15 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 13 with “Neutral”. The stock of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Tigress Financial. The stock of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) earned “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, January 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Positive” rating by Susquehanna given on Tuesday, October 20. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The stock of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 18 by Macquarie Research. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, October 27 report. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, February 12. Sterne Agee CRT initiated First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) on Thursday, December 17 with “Buy” rating.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $4.03 million activity. 90,000 shares were sold by Bucaille Matthieu, worth $4.03M on Tuesday, May 30. On Tuesday, May 16 Hoffman Scott D sold $1.58M worth of Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) or 35,000 shares.

Lazard Ltd is a financial advisory and asset management company. The company has market cap of $6.11 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. It has a 13.16 P/E ratio. It serves a range of clients around the world, including firms, governments, institutions, partnerships and individuals.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 33 investors sold Lazard Ltd shares while 88 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 88.79 million shares or 3.85% less from 92.35 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Company holds 0.02% or 17,782 shares. Moreover, Honeywell Intl has 0.84% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 480,484 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 86,096 shares. Moreover, Piermont Mgmt has 0.21% invested in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). M&T Bankshares Corporation owns 654,941 shares. Chem National Bank & Trust has invested 0.03% in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). Provise Ltd Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 6,700 shares. Ranger Invest Limited Partnership accumulated 13,677 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has 1.48M shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans holds 78,890 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Loomis Sayles & Lp invested in 554 shares or 0% of the stock. Washington National Bank & Trust, a Washington-based fund reported 400 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0.04% or 3.58 million shares. Lpl Financial Lc holds 0% or 25,395 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Limited Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) for 9,344 shares.

About 74,526 shares traded. Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) has risen 35.63% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.93% the S&P500.

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