Institutional Portfolio Favorite in Spotlight: Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI)

Based on the lastest quarterly filings, institutions continue to be large stakeholders in Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI).  The big banks are holding 92.10% of the shares while company insiders are clinging to 0.70%.  Shares of Primerica, Inc. are currently valued at $131.39 with a furture target price of $131.00 according to research brokerages.  

As we move deeper into earnings season, investors may be trying to figure out how to best position the portfolio for the rest of the calendar year. Maybe things haven’t gone as well as planned in the first half of the year, and a few tweaks need to be made to bolster profits in the second half. Closely watching the earnings reports may be a good way to see what companies are getting things right, and what companies have some work to do. Many investors will take notice if a company posts a much larger earnings beat or miss than expected. Not only will the stock most likely become a bit more volatile, but overall interest may be heightened as investors try to piece together the puzzle and figure out why there was such a discrepancy between estimates and actuals. Once the dust settles and the picture becomes a little clearer, investors may be able to properly rotate in or out of a certain name or sector. Finding stocks that look good on paper but have fallen out of favor with certain investors may be a good place to start doing some further number crunching. Locating those overlooked sectors with growth potential might be a good way to uncover those stocks that are ready to make a run.   

Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI)’s stock has been a favorite of “smart money” aka institutions, as of late.  Institutions are currently holders of 92.10% of the shares.  On the other hand, company insiders are holding 0.70%.  Primerica, Inc.’s stock price currently sits at $131.39.

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI)’s stock was 0.64%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 9.80%, 20.85% over the last quarter, and  6.51% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Primerica, Inc. stock was -3.63% off of the high and 20.36% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -4.82% (High), 114.69%, (Low). 

Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 68.54.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

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Another important element to consider is the price target and recommendations from brokerage firm analysts.  On a consensus basis the Street sees the stock heading to 131.00 in the near term.  Based on a 1 to 5 integer scale, analysts have a 2.60 recommendation on the name.

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