CBL and Associates (CBL) Hold Rating Kept at BTIG; Old Republic International (ORI) SI Increased By 15.5%

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Today, BTIG maintained their Hold rating on CBL and Associates (NYSE:CBL)‘s stock in an analyst note sent to investors and clients.

Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) had an increase of 15.5% in short interest. ORI’s SI was 7.06M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 15.5% from 6.11 million shares previously. With 2.07M avg volume, 3 days are for Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI)’s short sellers to cover ORI’s short positions. The SI to Old Republic International Corporation’s float is 2.9%. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $20.54. About 1.85M shares traded. Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) has risen 11.06% since April 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.49% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.50, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold Old Republic International Corporation shares while 89 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 189.18 million shares or 4.15% more from 181.64 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Td Asset Mgmt invested 0% of its portfolio in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Aviva Public Limited Com invested in 0.02% or 135,720 shares. Leavell Investment Management owns 78,975 shares. Brookstone Cap Mngmt owns 16,784 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas holds 0.01% or 86,247 shares. Citadel Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Jump Trading Limited Liability Company invested in 0.03% or 10,609 shares. Stifel holds 0% of its portfolio in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 51,277 shares. 28,510 were reported by Burney Communications. 650,488 are owned by Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Com. Bessemer Grp Inc reported 6,786 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.02% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Moreover, Vanguard Grp Inc has 0.02% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 21.71M shares. The Germany-based Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Tortoise Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI).

Among 2 analysts covering Old Republic Intl (NYSE:ORI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Old Republic Intl had 2 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James upgraded Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) on Monday, October 30 to “Strong Buy” rating. JMP Securities upgraded the shares of ORI in report on Monday, February 12 to “Outperform” rating.

Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance underwriting and related services business primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $6.09 billion. It operates through three divisions: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group, and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-off Business. It has a 10.7 P/E ratio. The General Insurance Group segment offers automobile extended warranty, aviation, commercial automobile, commercial multi-peril, general liability, home warranty, inland marine, travel accident, and workers' compensation insurance products; and financial indemnity products for specialty coverages, including errors and omissions, directors and officers, fidelity, guaranteed asset protection, and surety.

Since February 15, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $103,759 activity. Shares for $1,609 were bought by ZUCARO ALDO C on Wednesday, March 7. REED GLENN W bought $102,150 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.15, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 37 investors sold CBL & Associates Properties, Inc shares while 60 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 132.62 million shares or 16.75% less from 159.30 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 29,609 shares in its portfolio. Pnc Fincl Svcs Group Incorporated holds 0% or 1,044 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited reported 0% in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). Secor Advisors Limited Partnership holds 0.18% of its portfolio in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) for 811,572 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) for 1.24M shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company reported 629,891 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citigroup Incorporated reported 155,129 shares stake. France-based Natixis has invested 0% in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). Shelton Cap Management reported 16,968 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt owns 1,081 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp holds 0.01% or 25,500 shares in its portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL). 29,200 are held by Virginia Retirement Et Al. Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp accumulated 0% or 912,398 shares. Orinda Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 1.21% or 245,400 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE:CBL), 0 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. CBL & Associates Properties has $17.5 highest and $4.0 lowest target. $7.25’s average target is 74.28% above currents $4.16 stock price. CBL & Associates Properties had 46 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, February 5 by UBS. The rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 25. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded the shares of CBL in report on Friday, July 15 to “Overweigt” rating. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. The stock of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc (NYSE:CBL) earned “Hold” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Monday, August 7. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the shares of CBL in report on Monday, February 12 with “Sell” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of CBL in report on Monday, July 17 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of CBL in report on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, April 27, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by Boenning & Scattergood.

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