DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale acquired a new position in Janus Henderson Group PLC (NYSE:JHG) during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor acquired 27,162 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $738,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Janus Henderson Group by 37.1% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 15,985,123 shares of the company’s stock valued at $399,310,000 after buying an additional 4,324,823 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in Janus Henderson Group during the fourth quarter valued at $41,678,000. Silchester International Investors LLP raised its stake in Janus Henderson Group by 11.2% during the fourth quarter. Silchester International Investors LLP now owns 16,833,086 shares of the company’s stock valued at $348,782,000 after buying an additional 1,695,303 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in Janus Henderson Group by 1,972.0% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,481,770 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,000 after buying an additional 1,410,256 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new position in Janus Henderson Group during the fourth quarter valued at $26,569,000. Institutional investors own 62.34% of the company’s stock.

JHG stock opened at $21.34 on Wednesday. Janus Henderson Group PLC has a 1-year low of $19.00 and a 1-year high of $33.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 2.74 and a quick ratio of 1.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.24 billion, a PE ratio of 7.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 1.27.

Janus Henderson Group (NYSE:JHG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by ($0.03). Janus Henderson Group had a return on equity of 10.47% and a net margin of 20.23%. The business had revenue of $519.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $524.37 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Janus Henderson Group PLC will post 2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 13th were paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 10th. Janus Henderson Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.55%.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on JHG shares. Goldman Sachs Group cut Janus Henderson Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Bank of America set a $24.00 price objective on Janus Henderson Group and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Macquarie cut Janus Henderson Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Janus Henderson Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $24.41 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Janus Henderson Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. Janus Henderson Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.13.

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About Janus Henderson Group

Janus Henderson Group plc is an asset management holding entity. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides services to institutional, retail clients, and high net worth clients. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios. The firm also manages equity, fixed income, and balanced mutual funds for its clients.

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