Strs Ohio boosted its holdings in CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO) by 87.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 54,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 25,500 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in CNO Financial Group were worth $1,274,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in CNO Financial Group by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 6,976 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 622 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in CNO Financial Group by 71.3% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 9,252 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 3,852 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in CNO Financial Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $202,000. New York State Teachers Retirement System lifted its position in CNO Financial Group by 197.6% in the 1st quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 12,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $250,000 after acquiring an additional 8,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oakbrook Investments LLC lifted its position in CNO Financial Group by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC now owns 12,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $265,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. 95.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. CNO Financial Group had a net margin of 11.41% and a return on equity of 5.88%. The business’s revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.37 earnings per share.

Several equities analysts have commented on CNO shares. Wells Fargo & Company set a $22.00 target price on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) started coverage on shares of CNO Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CNO Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of CNO Financial Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, August 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of CNO Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.25.

CNO Financial Group Company Profile

CNO Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies operating throughout the United States that develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. The Company’s segments include Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO)

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