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Prospector Partners Lowered Hanover Ins Group (THG) Stake; Criterion Capital Management Lifted Its Mastercard (MA) Position

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Prospector Partners Llc decreased Hanover Ins Group Inc (THG) stake by 34.67% reported in 2018Q2 SEC filing. Prospector Partners Llc sold 32,800 shares as Hanover Ins Group Inc (THG)’s stock declined 4.08%. The Prospector Partners Llc holds 61,800 shares with $7.39 million value, down from 94,600 last quarter. Hanover Ins Group Inc now has $4.78 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $112.87. About 186,426 shares traded. The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) has risen 20.79% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.17% the S&P500. Some Historical THG News: 15/05/2018 – The Hanover Insurance Group Announces Retirement Of Longtime Chairman Michael P. Angelini; 07/03/2018 The Hanover Introduces Online Tool, Allowing Agents to Quote, Bind and Issue Contractor’s Equipment Policies; 03/05/2018 – CoverWallet Expands its Innovative Insurtech Platform to The Hanover Insurance Group Agents; 04/05/2018 – HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC THG.N : KBW RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $135 FROM $121; 28/03/2018 – Hanover Insurance Exploring Possible Sale of its International Specialty-Insurance Business; 03/05/2018 – CoverWallet Expands its Innovative lnsurtech Platform to The Hanover Insurance Group Agents; 28/03/2018 – HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC – CONFIRMED UNDERTAKING REVIEW OF STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES, INCLUDING A POSSIBLE SALE, FOR LONDON-BASED CHAUCER; 04/04/2018 – Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within The Hanover Insurance Group, Liberty Media, 8point3 Energy; 24/05/2018 – The Hanover Expands its Surety Leadership Team to Support Growth and Momentum; 02/05/2018 – HANOVER 1Q NET PREMIUMS WRITTEN $671.9M

Criterion Capital Management Llc increased Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stake by 16.81% reported in 2018Q2 SEC filing. Criterion Capital Management Llc acquired 24,634 shares as Mastercard Incorporated (MA)’s stock rose 7.33%. The Criterion Capital Management Llc holds 171,179 shares with $33.64M value, up from 146,545 last quarter. Mastercard Incorporated now has $208.93 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.90% or $1.81 during the last trading session, reaching $202.3. About 5.05M shares traded or 13.58% up from the average. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 50.28% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.66% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 06/04/2018 – The CEOs from Microsoft, Adobe, and Mastercard have all graduated from this high school. via @CNBCMakeIt; 04/04/2018 – THREE NEW SETTLEMENTS WITH NATIONAL BANK, VISA, MA: LAWFIRM; 07/03/2018 – MASTERCARD – MICHAEL MIEBACH, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER, WILL LEAD NEWLY-FORMED PRODUCTS AND INNOVATION TEAM; 26/03/2018 – MOODY’S ASSIGNS DEFINITIVE AAA (SF) RATINGS TO CREDIT CARD ASSET-BACKED NOTES ISSUED BY PENARTH MASTER ISSUER PLC; 08/05/2018 – Portuguese-Angolan Fashion Designer and Creator of the Mastercard Fashion Lounge Collection, Rose Palhares, Is Back at the 71st Edition of the Cannes Film Festival; 22/03/2018 – Mastercard Foundation to spend $100m in Rwanda to help create jobs; 02/04/2018 – MASTERCARD NAMES CHOON PHONG GOH TO BOARD; 22/03/2018 – Pymnts.com: Equifax Names Ex-Mastercard CEO To Its Board; 06/03/2018 – Vipera Launches Mobile Payment System in Collaboration With Mastercard; 06/03/2018 – XOX BHD- CLARIFY THAT CO IS CURRENTLY ONLY EXPLORING OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE WITH MASTERCARD TO BRING PAYMENT EFFICIENCY TO ITS CUSTOMERS

Analysts await The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $2.02 earnings per share, up 1.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $2 per share. THG’s profit will be $85.51M for 13.97 P/E if the $2.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.97 actual earnings per share reported by The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.54% EPS growth.

Prospector Partners Llc increased Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (NYSE:AEM) stake by 23,900 shares to 104,700 valued at $4.80 million in 2018Q2. It also upped Circor Intl Inc (NYSE:CIR) stake by 24,300 shares and now owns 140,800 shares. Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) was raised too.

More notable recent The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in Five Below, The Hanover Insurance Group, Advance Auto Parts, Kosmos Energy, LyondellBasell Industries NV, and Vornado Realty Trust — Emerging Consolidated Expectations, Analyst Ratings – GlobeNewswire” on November 29, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “USAA Insurance, MetLife, New York Life and Blue Cross Blue Shield are Most Reputable Insurance Companies in the United States – GlobeNewswire” published on November 20, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Stocks To Watch: Favorable Trade Winds? – Seeking Alpha” on December 01, 2018. More interesting news about The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE:THG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “The Hanover Insurance Group 2018 Q3 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” published on November 01, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “The Hanover Insurance Group’s (THG) CEO John Roche on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: August 02, 2018.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Here’s Why Capital One, Discover, and Mastercard Are Falling Today – Motley Fool” on December 04, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Mastercard announces increase in quarterly dividend and $6.5B share repurchase program – Seeking Alpha” published on December 04, 2018, Fool.com published: “4 Vital Mastercard Metrics to Watch in 2019 – The Motley Fool” on December 05, 2018. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Mastercard Stock Popped 5% – The Motley Fool” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Altamonte Springs one of 16 cities to take part in Mastercard program – Orlando Business Journal” with publication date: November 15, 2018.

Criterion Capital Management Llc decreased Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) stake by 25,514 shares to 133,291 valued at $57.30 million in 2018Q2. It also reduced Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stake by 111,523 shares and now owns 521,708 shares. Paypal Hldgs Inc was reduced too.

Among 10 analysts covering Mastercard (NYSE:MA), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Mastercard had 13 analyst reports since June 21, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained the shares of MA in report on Friday, July 27 with “Overweight” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 27 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 1. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Tuesday, July 24. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, July 19 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Buckingham Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 17 by Bank of America. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 1 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, July 27 with “Overweight”. Wells Fargo maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 12 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 44 investors sold MA shares while 504 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 394 raised stakes. 741.07 million shares or 1.28% less from 750.68 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Silvercrest Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 3,401 shares. D E Shaw Co Inc has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Rathbone Brothers Public Limited Liability Company has 291,364 shares for 2.17% of their portfolio. Dowling And Yahnke Limited Liability Company has invested 0.97% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Fiduciary Financial Ser Of The Southwest Tx holds 1.38% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 23,221 shares. Accuvest Glob Advisors stated it has 0.17% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Condor Cap Management accumulated 18,540 shares or 0.7% of the stock. Chase Counsel Corp invested in 2.89% or 27,399 shares. Moreover, Royal Bankshares Of Canada has 0.41% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 4.64 million shares. Atria Invs Lc accumulated 29,862 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Columbia L L C Investment Management holds 3.75% or 66,674 shares in its portfolio. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd owns 450 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 212,984 are held by Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct. Northstar Investment Ltd Llc invested 0.05% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). The New York-based Lagoda Invest LP has invested 0.12% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $486,015 activity. DAVIS RICHARD K also bought $486,015 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares.

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