Shares of Triple-S Management Corp. (NYSE:GTS) have been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus price target of $21.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.13 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Triple-S Management an industry rank of 16 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on GTS. ValuEngine lowered shares of Triple-S Management from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 17th. TheStreet lowered shares of Triple-S Management from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Friday, November 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Triple-S Management from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 8th.

In other Triple-S Management news, CEO Rodriguez Roberto Garcia bought 4,683 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 18th. The shares were bought at an average price of $15.96 per share, for a total transaction of $74,740.68. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 121,662 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,941,725.52. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Luis A. Clavell bought 3,077 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 19th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $16.10 per share, for a total transaction of $49,539.70. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 48,778 shares in the company, valued at $785,325.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.16% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 64.4% in the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 158,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,002,000 after acquiring an additional 62,227 shares during the last quarter. USA Financial Portformulas Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Triple-S Management in the 3rd quarter worth about $274,000. Systematic Financial Management LP raised its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 47.3% in the 3rd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 62,304 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,177,000 after acquiring an additional 20,015 shares during the last quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 3.9% in the 3rd quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 86,964 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,643,000 after acquiring an additional 3,285 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp raised its holdings in shares of Triple-S Management by 49.2% in the 3rd quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 149,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,817,000 after acquiring an additional 49,200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 82.90% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE GTS opened at $20.37 on Thursday. Triple-S Management has a 1-year low of $15.45 and a 1-year high of $44.01. The stock has a market cap of $458.24 million, a PE ratio of 10.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a current ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

About Triple-S Management

Triple-S Management Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides a portfolio of managed care and related products in the commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid markets in Puerto Rico, the United States. The company operates through three segments: Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance.

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