Analysts See $0.31 EPS for State Auto Financial (STFC); GSV Capital Corp. (GSVC) Covered By 2 Bullish Analysts Last Week

April 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Among 3 analysts covering GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. GSV Capital Corp had 5 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barrington Research maintained GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC) on Tuesday, August 11 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “” rating by Wunderlich given on Wednesday, May 18. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 4 by JMP Securities. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 16 by Northland Capital. The rating was maintained by Barrington on Wednesday, March 14 with “Buy”. See GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC) latest ratings:

14/03/2018 Broker: Barrington Rating: Buy New Target: $11.0 Maintain

Analysts expect State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) to report $0.31 EPS on May, 8 before the open.They anticipate $0.53 EPS change or 240.91% from last quarter’s $-0.22 EPS. STFC’s profit would be $13.29M giving it 23.82 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.40 EPS previously, State Auto Financial Corporation’s analysts see -22.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $29.54. About 8,092 shares traded. State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) has risen 2.77% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.64 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.62 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 4 investors sold State Auto Financial Corporation shares while 18 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 14.14 million shares or 2.58% more from 13.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Comerica Bankshares holds 36,536 shares. Bankshares Of New York Mellon stated it has 117,013 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). Gabelli Funds Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) for 12,000 shares. Sei Invests holds 0% of its portfolio in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) for 30 shares. Moreover, National Bank Of America De has 0% invested in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) for 4,842 shares. Victory Cap holds 0.01% in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) or 128,701 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 0% or 25,068 shares. Bridgeway Inc has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). Moreover, Ancora Advisors Limited Liability Corp has 0.06% invested in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) for 36,739 shares. 4,314 are owned by Legal & General Gp Public Ltd Com. Kentucky-based Argi Invest Service Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC). Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp holds 0.03% or 2.54 million shares in its portfolio. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs invested in 0% or 1,338 shares.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. The company has market cap of $1.27 billion. It operates through four divisions: Personal insurance, Business insurance, Specialty Insurance, and Investment Operations. It currently has negative earnings. The Personal Insurance segment primarily provides personal automobile and homeowners insurance products to the personal insurance market.

Among 3 analysts covering State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. State Auto Financial had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of STFC in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The stock of State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, December 4. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 20 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Wednesday, December 7.

Since February 27, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $67,061 activity. Another trade for 9,000 shares valued at $256,245 was bought by Garland Kim Burton. 10,834 State Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STFC) shares with value of $301,510 were sold by English Steven Eugene. Another trade for 790 shares valued at $21,796 was made by Jones Scott Alan on Thursday, March 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.93 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 4 investors sold GSV Capital Corp. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 4 raised stakes. 6.74 million shares or 4.66% more from 6.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru reported 129,089 shares. Blue Bell Private Wealth Limited Liability Company owns 1,700 shares. Macquarie Limited, Australia-based fund reported 31,500 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability reported 0% stake. Stratos Wealth Partners Limited holds 1,679 shares or 0% of its portfolio. New Jersey Better Educational Savings Tru, New Jersey-based fund reported 40,000 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Company invested in 18,154 shares or 0% of the stock. Emerald Advisers Inc Pa accumulated 0.13% or 630,708 shares. Blackrock Incorporated stated it has 50 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj has invested 0.26% in GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC). 34,331 were accumulated by Creative Planning. Raymond James & Associates holds 66,663 shares. Granahan Mgmt Ma has invested 0.16% in GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC). Parametric Port Assocs Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0% in GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC). 51,300 were reported by California Employees Retirement System.

The stock increased 0.34% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $7.335. About 65,075 shares traded. GSV Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:GSVC) has risen 72.35% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.80% the S&P500.

GSV Capital Corp. is specializing in growth capital, B round and beyond, emerging growth, and pre-IPO investments in late stage venture-backed private companies. The company has market cap of $154.52 million. It makes direct investments in companies and also makes secondary direct investments. It currently has negative earnings. The fund may also invest in select publicly-traded equity securities of companies that otherwise meet its investment criteria.

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