Epoch Investment Partners Inc. bought a new position in shares of AXA Equitable Holdings Inc (NYSE:EQH) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund bought 3,315,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $68,340,000. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. owned 0.59% of AXA Equitable as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of EQH. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado purchased a new position in AXA Equitable in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $105,000. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. purchased a new position in AXA Equitable in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $146,000. Amalgamated Bank purchased a new position in AXA Equitable in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $321,000. Levin Capital Strategies L.P. purchased a new position in AXA Equitable in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $364,000. Finally, NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc purchased a new position in AXA Equitable in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $380,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 28.69% of the company’s stock.

Shares of EQH opened at $22.33 on Friday. AXA Equitable Holdings Inc has a 52-week low of $19.50 and a 52-week high of $23.21.

AXA Equitable (NYSE:EQH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The company reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $2.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.07 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that AXA Equitable Holdings Inc will post 3.54 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 23rd were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 22nd.

EQH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on AXA Equitable in a research report on Tuesday, June 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on AXA Equitable in a research report on Monday, June 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on AXA Equitable in a research report on Monday, June 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on AXA Equitable in a research report on Monday, June 4th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of AXA Equitable in a research report on Friday, August 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.45.

AXA Equitable Profile

AXA Equitable Holdings, Inc provides various financial services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Investment Management and Research, and Protection Solutions. The Individual Retirement segment offers a suite of variable annuity products, which are primarily sold to affluent and high net worth individuals.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AXA Equitable (NYSE:EQH)

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