Essent Group LTD Com (ESNT) Holder Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Has Decreased Stake as Valuation Rose; Ironwood Investment Management Stake In Koppers Holdings (KOP) Was Has Boosted

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Ironwood Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP) by 26.19% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ironwood Investment Management Llc bought 18,890 shares as the company’s stock rose 31.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,011 shares of the forest products company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $1.55M, up from 72,121 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ironwood Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Koppers Holdings Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $535.50 million market cap company. The stock increased 2.48% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $26.06. About 432,097 shares traded or 78.84% up from the average. Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) has declined 34.93% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.30% the S&P500. Some Historical KOP News: 10/04/2018 – Koppers Sees Deal Contributing 15c-20c in 2018 EPS; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS – NEW SECURED TERM LOAN FACILITY WILL INCLUDE SECURED TERM LOAN OF $100 MLN; 03/05/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC KOP.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $4.13, REV VIEW $1.78 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 10/04/2018 – Koppers Unit to Buy Industrial Unit of Cox Industries for $200 Million; 10/04/2018 – Koppers Sees Annualized Run Rate of 40c-50c in 2019; 03/05/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC KOP.N SEES FY 2018 SALES ABOUT $1.9 BLN; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC – COX INDUSTRIAL WILL BE RENAMED AS UTILITY AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS UNIT OF KOPPERS; 10/04/2018 – Koppers Had Seen 2018 Sales $1.7 Billion; 03/05/2018 – Koppers 1Q EPS 81c; 10/04/2018 – KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC – DEAL FOR APPROXIMATELY $200 MLN IN CASH

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Essent Group Ltd Com (ESNT) by 11.68% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc sold 12,154 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.80% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,929 shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q4, valued at $3.14 million, down from 104,083 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc who had been investing in Essent Group Ltd Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.35B market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $44.22. About 1.21M shares traded or 128.83% up from the average. Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) has declined 2.06% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.43% the S&P500. Some Historical ESNT News: 04/05/2018 – ESSENT 1Q EPS $1.13, EST. $1.05; 12/03/2018 – Essent Closes Below 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 04/05/2018 – ESSENT GROUP – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUES $167.5 MLN VS $127.6 MLN; 23/03/2018 – Essent Group Ltd. Announces Closing of $424.4 Million Reinsurance Transaction and Related Mortgage Insurance-Linked Notes Offering; 07/05/2018 – ESSENT GROUP -TERMS OF AMENDMENT PROVIDE FOR ISSUANCE OF $100 MLN OF NEW TERM LOANS IN ADDITION TO $125 MLN ALREADY OUTSTANDING PRIOR TO AMENDMENT; 12/03/2018 Research Report Identifies Essent Group, BanColombia S.A, Aegon NV, Delphi Technologies, IRSA Inversiones Y Representaciones S; 23/03/2018 – ESSENT GROUP REPORTS CLOSING OF $424.4M REINSURANCE TRANSACTION; 24/05/2018 – Essent Presenting at Conference May 31; 30/05/2018 – Essent Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 04/05/2018 – Essent Group 1Q Net $111.1M

Since November 12, 2018, it had 9 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.83 million activity. $103,750 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) was bought by NEUPAVER ALBERT J on Monday, November 19. $1.01M worth of stock was bought by Johnson R. Michael on Monday, November 12. $18,500 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) was bought by Dowd Joseph P on Monday, December 3. ZUGAY MICHAEL also bought $171,000 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) on Tuesday, December 18. Shares for $82,150 were bought by Sullivan James A. on Monday, December 17. $42,100 worth of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) was sold by McCormack Mark R on Thursday, December 20.

More notable recent Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP) CEO Leroy Ball on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” on November 10, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For March 1, 2019 – Benzinga” published on March 01, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Graphic Packaging Holding, Vulcan Materials, Omeros, Koppers, uniQure NV, and WAVE Life Sciences — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Koppers Holdings Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” published on February 28, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “RPM Announces Release Date, Conference Call and Webcast for Fiscal 2019 Third-Quarter Results – Business Wire” with publication date: March 14, 2019.

Investors sentiment is 0.72 in Q4 2018. Its the same as in 2018Q3. It has no change, as 29 investors sold KOP shares while 50 reduced holdings. only 19 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 18.99 million shares or 7.99% more from 17.59 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0% in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP). Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 52,404 shares. Nordea Investment Mgmt has 149,666 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & Communication reported 41,719 shares stake. Mutual Of America Capital reported 515 shares. Goldman Sachs Group holds 81,841 shares. 6,860 are held by State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue. Metropolitan Life owns 6,802 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 666,537 shares. Moreover, Aqr Management Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP). Legal & General Public Limited Company has 0% invested in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP) for 47,888 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KOP). Citadel Lc holds 144,277 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Raymond James & Assocs holds 0% or 10,713 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada has 553,340 shares.

Analysts await Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $1.29 earnings per share, up 14.16% or $0.16 from last year’s $1.13 per share. ESNT’s profit will be $126.78 million for 8.57 P/E if the $1.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual earnings per share reported by Essent Group Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.19% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.24, from 1.4 in 2018Q3. It turned negative, as 23 investors sold ESNT shares while 74 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 84.19 million shares or 0.15% less from 84.31 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. The Germany-based Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag has invested 0.02% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 830,468 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Los Angeles Capital Mngmt Equity Rech has 241,969 shares. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Brandywine Global Management Ltd Co has 253,404 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Adams Diversified Equity Fund reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Waratah Capital Advsr Limited reported 9,258 shares. Bowling Portfolio Mngmt Llc reported 45,128 shares stake. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board invested in 0.03% or 237,000 shares. Sei Communications, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 98,310 shares. Boston Ptnrs stated it has 1.54 million shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 83,452 shares. Walleye Trading holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) for 23,422 shares. 16,700 were reported by Ellington Management Ltd Com.

Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors Inc, which manages about $451.99M and $483.59 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Large Cap Etf (VV) by 6,465 shares to 158,072 shares, valued at $18.16M in 2018Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Invesco Qqq Tr Unit Ser 1 Etf by 6,927 shares in the quarter, for a total of 98,768 shares, and has risen its stake in Spdr Series Trust Prtflo S&P500 Hi Etf.

More notable recent Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Radian takeover talks reportedly squashed by potential deal price – Philadelphia Business Journal” on February 15, 2019, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 8, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 08, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Essent plans more insurance-linked note deals – Seeking Alpha” on February 08, 2019. More interesting news about Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Essent Group (ESNT) CEO Mark Casale on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on August 03, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights Starbucks, Cheetah Mobile, Seagate Technology, Momo, Albireo Pharma, and Essent Group — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2019 – GlobeNewswire” with publication date: February 25, 2019.

Since October 17, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 insider sales for $2.23 million activity. Cashmer Jeff had sold 25,000 shares worth $934,500. On Thursday, December 6 the insider GLANVILLE ROBERT bought $72,240.

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