Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) insider Nancy Ferrara sold 1,395 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.67, for a total transaction of $49,759.65. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 17,915 shares in the company, valued at $639,028.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) opened at 36.92 on Thursday. Voya Financial Inc. has a 1-year low of $22.75 and a 1-year high of $41.92. The firm’s market capitalization is $7.19 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $31.27 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.19.

Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $160.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $306.80 million. Voya Financial had a positive return on equity of 3.37% and a negative net margin of 0.02%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Voya Financial Inc. will post $2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Voya Financial (NYSE:VOYA)

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be paid a $0.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 28th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.11%. Voya Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently -400.00%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on VOYA. Credit Suisse Group AG began coverage on Voya Financial in a research report on Friday, October 7th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $39.00 target price on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Voya Financial from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. RBC Capital Markets cut Voya Financial from a “top pick” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Voya Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 6th. Finally, TheStreet cut Voya Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.45.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in VOYA. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Voya Financial by 8.0% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,127 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 306 shares in the last quarter. M&T Bank Corp raised its position in shares of Voya Financial by 3.8% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 11,026 shares of the company’s stock valued at $273,000 after buying an additional 406 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Securities LLC raised its position in shares of Voya Financial by 8.4% in the third quarter. Brown Advisory Securities LLC now owns 10,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $298,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ raised its position in shares of Voya Financial by 3.3% in the second quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 27,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $691,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. Finally, Barclays PLC raised its position in shares of Voya Financial by 5.3% in the second quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 20,002 shares of the company’s stock valued at $495,000 after buying an additional 1,003 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.19% of the company’s stock.

Voya Financial Company Profile

Voya Financial, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a retirement, investment and insurance company, which provides retirement services, annuities, investment management services, mutual funds, life insurance, group insurance and supplemental health products. It provides its principal products and services in two ongoing businesses: Retirement and Investment Solutions, and Insurance Solutions.

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