Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Monday . Approximately 2,871,461 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 43% from the previous session’s volume of 2,010,123 shares.The stock last traded at $14.77 and had previously closed at $14.82.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on JNS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Janus Capital Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 29th. Sandler O’Neill increased their price objective on shares of Janus Capital Group from $13.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Tuesday, April 12th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Janus Capital Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. cut shares of Janus Capital Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Janus Capital Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.57.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $14.45 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.92. The company has a market capitalization of $2.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.43.

In other Janus Capital Group news, SVP Brennan A. Hughes sold 16,461 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.54, for a total value of $239,342.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 35,362 shares in the company, valued at $514,163.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Jennifer J. Mcpeek sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.18, for a total transaction of $70,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 146,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,080,206. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have modified their holdings of the company. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Janus Capital Group by 51.3% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 95,059 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,341,000 after buying an additional 32,251 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in shares of Janus Capital Group by 1,859,850.0% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 148,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,096,000 after buying an additional 148,788 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Janus Capital Group by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 282,522 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,981,000 after buying an additional 11,987 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of Janus Capital Group by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 321,749 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,533,000 after buying an additional 6,015 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Janus Capital Group by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 434,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,124,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter.

Janus Capital Group Inc provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, separate accounts, other pooled investment vehicles and subadvised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets.

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