EPS for Triple-S Management (GTS) Expected At $0.13; Agf Investments Has Raised Caterpillar (CAT) Stake

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Agf Investments Inc increased Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) stake by 1.87% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Agf Investments Inc acquired 10,271 shares as Caterpillar Inc. (CAT)’s stock declined 13.14%. The Agf Investments Inc holds 559,802 shares with $85.36 million value, up from 549,531 last quarter. Caterpillar Inc. now has $76.56B valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $129.73. About 1.38 million shares traded. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has declined 13.65% since February 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.65% the S&P500. Some Historical CAT News: 25/04/2018 – European Industrials Bulldozed After Caterpillar’s Guidance; 24/04/2018 – CATERPILLAR INC — SAYS EXPECT CAPEX TO BE ABOUT $1 BILLION TO $1.5 BILLION FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE– CONF CALL; 12/04/2018 – Caterpillar: Younessi Is Currently Vice Pres of Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division; 12/04/2018 – Caterpillar: Younessi’s Replacement Will Be Named Soon; 11/05/2018 – CATERPILLAR ROLLING 3-MOS APRIL MACHINE SALES EAME UP 23%; 03/05/2018 – CATERPILLAR INC – STEVE FERGUSON WILL LEAD INDUSTRIAL POWER SYSTEMS DIVISION REPLACING RAMIN YOUNESSI; 06/04/2018 – Boeing and Caterpillar, two companies that could be adversely affected by a trade war with China, both fell more than 3.5 percent; 14/03/2018 – CAT: TRYING TO SHIP DEALERS MORE IN SLOWER MONTHS BEFORE SPRING; 24/04/2018 – U.S. March Caterpillar Dealer Reported Engine Sales (Table); 04/04/2018 – CATERPILLAR SAYS FIRE CONTAINED AFTER SMOKE STACK GAS BUILDUP

Analysts expect Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) to report $0.13 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.81 EPS change or 86.17% from last quarter’s $0.94 EPS. GTS’s profit would be $3.02M giving it 38.48 P/E if the $0.13 EPS is correct. After having $-0.97 EPS previously, Triple-S Management Corporation’s analysts see -113.40% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $20.01. About 36,790 shares traded. Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) has declined 29.75% since February 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.75% the S&P500. Some Historical GTS News: 08/05/2018 – TRIPLE-S MANAGEMENT – DIRECTIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY SEGMENT WAS RAISED FOR THE FULL YEAR 2018; 08/05/2018 – Triple-S Management 1Q Adj EPS 60c; 06/04/2018 A.M. Best Removes From Under Review With Negative Implications and Affirms Credit Ratings of Triple-S Propiedad, Inc; 17/05/2018 – Triple-S Rises for 10 Days: Longest Streak Since IPO; 08/05/2018 – TRIPLE-S 1Q ADJ EPS 60C; 08/05/2018 – TRIPLE-S MANAGEMENT – RAISED EXPECTATIONS FOR PROPERTY AND CASUALTY PREMIUMS EARNED FOR 2018 TO BETWEEN $82 MLN AND $86 MLN; 08/05/2018 – TRIPLE-S MANAGEMENT – CONTINUES TO EXPECT LIFE INSURANCE PREMIUMS EARNED FOR 2018 BETWEEN $160 MLN AND $164 MLN; 08/05/2018 – TRIPLE-S 1Q OPER REV. $770.2M; 08/05/2018 – Triple-S Management 1Q EPS 17c; 16/05/2018 – Triple-S Rises for 9 Days; Tied for Longest Rally

Agf Investments Inc decreased The Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. (NYSE:EL) stake by 250,447 shares to 209,303 valued at $30.42M in 2018Q3. It also reduced Chevron Corp. (NYSE:CVX) stake by 5,107 shares and now owns 62,503 shares. Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ:WDC) was reduced too.

Among 9 analysts covering Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Caterpillar had 9 analyst reports since August 13, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Monday, August 13. DZ Bank upgraded Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Thursday, October 25 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $177 target in Wednesday, September 5 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, September 20 by Robert W. Baird. Jefferies maintained Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Wednesday, October 24. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $130 target. Bank of America upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $163 target in Monday, December 3 report. As per Wednesday, October 24, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup.

More notable recent Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Cat Calls – Seeking Alpha” on January 25, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Is Caterpillar A Bargain After Its Recent Slump? – Seeking Alpha” published on January 31, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Caterpillar Q4 2018 Earnings Preview – Seeking Alpha” on January 27, 2019. More interesting news about Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Caterpillar -5.8% after big earnings miss – Seeking Alpha” published on January 28, 2019 as well as Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Caterpillar Sinks On Q4 Earnings Miss (NYSE:CAT) – Benzinga” with publication date: January 28, 2019.

Since October 1, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 1 sale for $5.28 million activity. Shares for $124,826 were bought by De Lange Bob. $5.40 million worth of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) was sold by Johnson Denise C.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.15 in 2018Q2. It dived, as 56 investors sold CAT shares while 401 reduced holdings. 130 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 382.91 million shares or 2.93% less from 394.47 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. The Texas-based Amarillo Fincl Bank has invested 0.51% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). The Germany-based Lingohr Partner Asset Gmbh has invested 0.9% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). 2,924 are held by Beese Fulmer Investment. Sit Inv Assocs Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 3,446 shares. Cutler Investment Counsel Limited Liability Co reported 2.74% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Blue Edge Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) for 9,000 shares. Community Trust Communication reported 89,268 shares stake. Caprock Grp holds 7,554 shares. Thompson Davis invested 0.19% in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Amer Asset holds 0.21% or 1,542 shares. Trillium Asset Management reported 2,435 shares stake. Proshare Advsrs Llc holds 0.17% or 166,935 shares. Taylor Asset Management invested in 0.22% or 3,200 shares. Greenwood Gearhart has 44,637 shares. Tompkins Financial invested in 0.08% or 2,585 shares.

Since September 18, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $116,100 activity. Diaz Juan J. also sold $8,200 worth of Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) on Tuesday, September 18. Garcia Rodriguez Roberto also bought $74,760 worth of Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) on Tuesday, December 18. Clavell Luis A bought $49,540 worth of stock or 3,077 shares.

Triple-S Management Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a portfolio of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid markets in Puerto Rico, the United States. The company has market cap of $465.50 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance. It currently has negative earnings. It offers various managed care products, including health maintenance organization plans; preferred well-known provider organization plans; BlueCard program; Medicare Supplement products; Medicare Part D, a prescription drug plan; Medicare Advantage products; Medicaid plans; and claims processing and other administrative services.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.15, from 0.83 in 2018Q2. It is positive, as 24 investors sold Triple-S Management Corporation shares while 34 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 18.55 million shares or 2.13% less from 18.96 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Co stated it has 450,155 shares. Cwm Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) for 9 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Corporation has 2.00M shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 158,905 shares. Vanguard Grp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems owns 23,053 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cna Corp owns 0.13% invested in Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS) for 32,828 shares. 247 are held by Qs Invsts Limited Company. Systematic Fincl Mngmt Ltd Partnership, a New Jersey-based fund reported 62,304 shares. Spark Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.15% or 142,400 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And invested in 0% or 979,969 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp has 0.04% invested in Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS). Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv holds 231,955 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Wellington Gp Limited Liability Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 54,033 shares. American Group owns 14,654 shares.

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