Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) by 4.4% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 236,873 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,090 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can’s holdings in CNO Financial Group were worth $5,849,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of CNO. ClariVest Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of CNO Financial Group in the 3rd quarter valued at $8,198,000. Nordea Investment Management AB purchased a new position in shares of CNO Financial Group in the 3rd quarter valued at $6,409,000. FMR LLC grew its holdings in CNO Financial Group by 77.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 418,309 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,734,000 after purchasing an additional 183,009 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in CNO Financial Group by 38.0% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 469,775 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,965,000 after purchasing an additional 129,330 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in CNO Financial Group by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 14,843,457 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $309,930,000 after purchasing an additional 129,269 shares in the last quarter. 95.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on CNO. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CNO Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $24.00 price target for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Thursday, December 21st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of CNO Financial Group in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $22.00 price target on shares of CNO Financial Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.67.

Shares of CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE CNO) opened at $23.77 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $3,990.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.10. CNO Financial Group Inc has a fifty-two week low of $18.67 and a fifty-two week high of $26.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

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CNO Financial Group Company Profile

CNO Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies operating throughout the United States that develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products. The Company’s segments include Bankers Life, Washington National and Colonial Penn.

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