Lancaster Colony (LANC) Reaches $134.57 52-Week High; 1 Bullish Analysts Covering Horace Mann Educators (HMN)

June 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Among 4 analysts covering Horace Mann Educators Corp (NYSE:HMN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Horace Mann Educators Corp had 11 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Sell” on Friday, May 26. The company was upgraded on Thursday, February 11 by Janney Capital. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Tuesday, November 10. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Hold”. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, February 7. The stock has “Sell” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 17. The stock of Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Tuesday, September 5. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Wood. Wood maintained it with “” rating and $37 target in Tuesday, April 11 report. See Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Maintain

The stock of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) hit a new 52-week high and has $142.64 target or 6.00% above today’s $134.57 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.70 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 18 by Barchart.com. If the $142.64 price target is reached, the company will be worth $221.88 million more. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.545 during the last trading session, reaching $134.565. About 6,283 shares traded. Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) has risen 4.24% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.33% the S&P500. Some Historical LANC News: ; 26/04/2018 – LANCASTER COLONY CORP – HAVE INITIATIVES IN PLACE OR PLANNED FOR BOTH SHORT- AND LONG-TERM TO ADDRESS HIGHER FREIGHT AND COMMODITY COSTS; 29/03/2018 – Lancaster Colony Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 30/05/2018 – Lancaster Colony Presenting at Conference Jun 7; 20/04/2018 – Lancaster Colony Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average; 14/03/2018 – Lancaster Colony at Group Meeting Hosted By CL King Today; 26/04/2018 – LANCASTER COLONY 3Q EPS $1.00, EST. $1.06; 24/04/2018 – Lancaster Colony Volume Jumps More Than Five Times Average; 24/04/2018 – Lancaster Colony Short-Interest Ratio Rises 84% to 9 Days; 21/04/2018 – DJ Lancaster Colony Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (LANC); 26/04/2018 – LANCASTER COLONY CORP – POSITIONED TO RETURN TO GROWTH AND RESUME PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR FROZEN GARLIC BREAD PRODUCT LINE IN COMING QUARTERS

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $1.44 million activity. Caldwell William J. had sold 9,692 shares worth $429,549. On Wednesday, March 21 the insider CONKLIN BRET A sold $190,875. Shares for $113,923 were sold by Stricker Robert on Friday, June 8. The insider Sharpe Matthew P. sold 10,061 shares worth $448,016. The insider Hassenmiller Steve sold 3,000 shares worth $133,200.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $44.75. About 7,474 shares traded. Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) has risen 15.36% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.79% the S&P500. Some Historical HMN News: ; 08/03/2018 – Horace Mann Educators: Gabriel L. Shaheen, Chairman of Board, to Retire From Board; 08/03/2018 – Horace Mann Educators: Shaheen Won’t Stand for Re-election to Board at May 23 Meeting; 13/03/2018 – HORACE MANN EDUCATORS FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 07/03/2018 – Horace Mann Increases Qtrly Div by 3.6%; 20/04/2018 – DJ Horace Mann Educators Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HMN); 07/05/2018 – HMN US: Appoints Heather J. Wietzel As Vice President, Investo; 08/03/2018 – Horace Mann Educators: H. Wade Reece Appointed as Vice Chairman of Board; 07/03/2018 – Horace Mann Educators Raises Dividend to 28.5c Vs. 27.5c; 02/05/2018 – HORACE MANN 1Q REV. $295.5M; 02/05/2018 – HORACE MANN 1Q OPER EPS 51C, EST. 63C

More news for Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Declares $0.285 Quarterly Dividend; 2.6% Yield” on May 23, 2018. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Horace Mann Educators Corporation and Its Subsidiaries” and published on May 23, 2018 is yet another important article.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.83 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, Life Insurance, and Corporate and Other. It has a 10.69 P/E ratio. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and homeowners insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.11, from 1.25 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 11 investors sold Horace Mann Educators Corporation shares while 53 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 39.05 million shares or 2.16% less from 39.92 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Schwab Charles Invest Management holds 0.01% or 274,770 shares in its portfolio. Sei Invests has invested 0% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) for 26,997 shares. The Iowa-based Principal Finance Gp has invested 0.01% in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Cornerstone Advsrs Inc holds 0% or 21 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Limited Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). D E Shaw Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN) for 20,687 shares. Bragg Advisors Inc holds 0.5% or 79,872 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can has 54,062 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Smithfield Trust Co has 0% invested in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). Btim invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). 194,511 are held by Eaton Vance Management. State Street Corporation has 0% invested in Horace Mann Educators Corporation (NYSE:HMN). 35,082 were reported by State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System.

Since May 10, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $57,115 activity. Tate Timothy A. sold $57,115 worth of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) on Thursday, May 10.

Among 4 analysts covering Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lancaster Colony Corporation has $121 highest and $93 lowest target. $110.67’s average target is -17.76% below currents $134.565 stock price. Lancaster Colony Corporation had 10 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks upgraded the shares of LANC in report on Monday, August 24 to “Hold” rating. Wedbush maintained Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) on Friday, April 29 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 4 by Longbow. The stock of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by BB&T Capital. Wedbush maintained the shares of LANC in report on Friday, January 29 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wedbush given on Friday, August 18. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 9 by BB&T Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.04, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 16 investors sold Lancaster Colony Corporation shares while 59 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 14.26 million shares or 0.64% more from 14.17 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Bessemer owns 14,600 shares. Parametric Port Associates Llc holds 32,431 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Comerica Bancshares stated it has 0.01% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Wells Fargo And Mn holds 84,583 shares. Martingale Asset Limited Partnership holds 39,804 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Zebra Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 6,337 shares stake. Horizon Kinetics Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) for 3,365 shares. Qs Invsts Limited Company has 1,304 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Company owns 6,799 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Barclays Plc, United Kingdom-based fund reported 6,035 shares. Advisory Serv Net Ltd Co owns 55 shares. Ing Groep Nv owns 2,965 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Limited Com invested in 53,897 shares or 0% of the stock. Advantus Cap, Minnesota-based fund reported 2,357 shares. Moreover, Voya Inv Management Limited Company has 0% invested in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) for 7,829 shares.

Lancaster Colony Corporation manufactures and markets specialty food products for the retail and foodservice markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.70 billion. It offers salad dressings and sauces under the Marzetti, Marzetti Simply Dressed, CardiniÂ’s, and GirardÂ’s brands; vegetable dips and fruit dips under the Marzetti brand; frozen garlic breads under the New York BRAND Bakery, Mamma Bella, and Mamma BellaÂ’s brands; and frozen Parkerhouse style yeast and dinner rolls under the Sister SchubertÂ’s and Mary BÂ’s brands. It has a 28.15 P/E ratio. The firm also provides dry egg noodles under the Inn Maid and Amish Kitchen brands; frozen specialty noodles under the Reames and Aunt ViÂ’s brands; croutons and salad toppings under the New York BRAND Bakery, New York BRAND Bakery Texas Toast, Chatham Village, CardiniÂ’s, Marzetti Simply Dressed, and Marzetti brands; sprouted grain bakery products under the Angelic Bakehouse and Flatzza brands; flatbread wraps and pizza crusts under the Flatout brand; and caviar under the Romanoff brand name.

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