Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) CFO Jennifer J. Mcpeek sold 5,000 shares of Janus Capital Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.05, for a total value of $70,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 128,710 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,808,375.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Janus Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:JNS) opened at 13.91 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $2.47 billion, a PE ratio of 19.11 and a beta of 1.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $14.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.54. Janus Capital Group Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.07 and a 12-month high of $16.06.

Janus Capital Group (NYSE:JNS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.01. Janus Capital Group had a return on equity of 9.59% and a net margin of 13.30%. The firm earned $251.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $258.50 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. Janus Capital Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Janus Capital Group Inc. will post $0.88 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Janus Capital Group by 1.8% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 15,783 shares of the company’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 272 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Janus Capital Group by 1.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 68,030 shares of the company’s stock worth $947,000 after buying an additional 840 shares during the last quarter. Donald L. Hagan LLC boosted its position in shares of Janus Capital Group by 2.1% in the second quarter. Donald L. Hagan LLC now owns 46,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $647,000 after buying an additional 961 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of Janus Capital Group by 2.5% in the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 49,133 shares of the company’s stock worth $684,000 after buying an additional 1,191 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commerce Bank boosted its position in shares of Janus Capital Group by 6.5% in the second quarter. Commerce Bank now owns 19,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $276,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. 93.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts recently commented on JNS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Janus Capital Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Janus Capital Group in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Citigroup Inc. raised their target price on Janus Capital Group from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley restated a “sell” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Janus Capital Group in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their target price on Janus Capital Group from $15.00 to $15.50 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Janus Capital Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.94.

Janus Capital Group Company Profile

Janus Capital Group Inc provides investment management, administration, distribution and related services to financial advisors, individuals and institutional clients through mutual funds, separate accounts, other pooled investment vehicles and subadvised relationships (collectively referred to as investment products) in both domestic and international markets.

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