Assurant Inc (NYSE:AIZ) Stock Is Shorted Less

April 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 38 investors sold Assurant, Inc. shares while 121 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 47.03 million shares or 0.18% more from 46.94 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
1832 Asset Mngmt L P has 0.01% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Bluemountain Mgmt Lc has invested 0.08% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Lenox Wealth Management invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Hudson Bay Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 0.13% or 60,328 shares in its portfolio. Sun Life Inc holds 118 shares. Cna Fin stated it has 35,000 shares. Hanson Mcclain, California-based fund reported 99 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 93,683 shares stake. Tobam accumulated 234,130 shares. Parametric Associate Ltd Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 402,040 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% or 3,668 shares in its portfolio. Advisory Svcs Network Lc invested in 0.02% or 2,488 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset owns 43,046 shares. Glenmede Company Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 223 shares. Twin accumulated 33,486 shares or 0.17% of the stock.

The stock of Assurant Inc (NYSE:AIZ) registered a decrease of 9.8% in short interest. AIZ’s total short interest was 1.71 million shares in April as published by FINRA. Its down 9.8% from 1.90M shares, reported previously. With 676,400 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their AIZ’s short positions. The short interest to Assurant Inc’s float is 3.22%.

The stock increased 0.93% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $93.36. About 307,166 shares traded. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has declined 5.15% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides risk management solutions for housing and lifestyle markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.91 billion. The companyÂ’s Global Housing segment provides lender-placed, homeowners, voluntary manufactured housings, and floods insurance services; renters insurance and related products; and mortgage solutions comprising property inspection and preservation services, valuation and title services, and other property risk management services. It has a 9.94 P/E ratio. The Company’s Global Lifestyle segment offers mobile device protection products and related services, and extended service contracts for consumer electronics and appliances; vehicle protection services; and credit and other insurance services.

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