Voya Financial Inc (VOYA) Shares Sold by Natixis Advisors L.P.

Natixis Advisors L.P. trimmed its holdings in Voya Financial Inc (NYSE:VOYA) by 1.3% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 138,848 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 1,821 shares during the period. Natixis Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Voya Financial were worth $5,573,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Doyle Wealth Management bought a new stake in shares of Voya Financial in the fourth quarter worth about $35,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Voya Financial in the fourth quarter worth about $37,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its holdings in shares of Voya Financial by 2,374.3% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,574,492 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $39,000 after purchasing an additional 1,510,857 shares during the last quarter. Essex Savings Bank bought a new stake in shares of Voya Financial in the fourth quarter worth about $42,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. increased its holdings in shares of Voya Financial by 95.5% in the fourth quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 1,310 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $52,000 after purchasing an additional 640 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.23% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE VOYA opened at $49.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55. Voya Financial Inc has a 1-year low of $36.66 and a 1-year high of $55.27. The company has a market cap of $7.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.37 and a beta of 1.46.



Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The asset manager reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.10. Voya Financial had a return on equity of 8.04% and a net margin of 10.28%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.87 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Voya Financial Inc will post 5.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 27th. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.08%. Voya Financial’s payout ratio is currently 0.99%.

In related news, Director Joseph V. Tripodi acquired 1,500 shares of Voya Financial stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $49.45 per share, with a total value of $74,175.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $173,075. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Ruth Ann M. Gillis acquired 926 shares of Voya Financial stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $50.60 per share, for a total transaction of $46,855.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold 23,911 shares of company stock worth $1,175,087 over the last three months. 0.36% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

VOYA has been the topic of several research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on Voya Financial from $53.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group raised Voya Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $60.00 to $54.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine raised Voya Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $59.00 target price on Voya Financial and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $57.78.

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About Voya Financial

Voya Financial, Inc operates as a retirement, investment, and insurance company in the United States. It operates through Retirement, Investment Management, Individual Life, and Employee Benefits segments. The Retirement segment offers tax-deferred employer-sponsored retirement savings plans and administrative services; and individual account rollover plans and other retail financial products, as well as financial planning and advisory services.

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