CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CNO) EVP Susan L. Menzel sold 79,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.50, for a total transaction of $1,391,250.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 1,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $34,300. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CNO) opened at 17.50 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.84 and a 200-day moving average of $17.02. CNO Financial Group Inc. has a 52-week low of $14.30 and a 52-week high of $20.88. The company has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.19 and a beta of 1.19.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on CNO. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $17.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG set a $16.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 30th. BTIG Research lowered shares of CNO Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, September 30th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lowered shares of CNO Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $21.00 to $17.00 in a report on Friday, September 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. CNO Financial Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.61.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in CNO Financial Group by 7.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,604,993 shares of the company’s stock worth $237,543,000 after buying an additional 893,798 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in CNO Financial Group by 5.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 9,365,922 shares of the company’s stock worth $143,018,000 after buying an additional 499,444 shares during the period. Huber Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in CNO Financial Group by 33.2% in the third quarter. Huber Capital Management LLC now owns 8,503,554 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,849,000 after buying an additional 2,120,936 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in CNO Financial Group by 3.1% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,324,427 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,844,000 after buying an additional 221,110 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in CNO Financial Group by 0.3% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,743,610 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,740,000 after buying an additional 21,233 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.50% of the company’s stock.

About CNO Financial Group

CNO Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies operating across the United States that develop, market and administer health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. It operates through three operating segments: Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn.

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