Is Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) Stock a Buy after Kinchen Bizzell’s Insider Transaction?; Horace Mann Educators (HMN) Has 1.47 Sentiment

Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.66 billion. The Firm operates through four divisions: Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, Life Insurance, and Corporate and Other. It has a 26.65 P/E ratio. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and homeowners insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.

The well informed person Kinchen Bizzell who is director of Ellsworth Growth & Income Fund Ltd bought some 549 shares of the New Jersey-based company having an approx value of $4,996 US Dollars based on an average weighted cost of $9.1 for a share. At the moment, Kinchen Bizzell owns 7,716 shares which are roughly 0.06% of the Company’s total market capitalization.

The stock increased 5.43% or $2.1 during the last trading session, reaching $40.8. About 174,607 shares traded or 4.53% up from the average. Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMN) has risen 12.86% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.84% the S&P500.

Channing Capital Management Llc holds 1.81% of its portfolio in Horace Mann Educators Corporation for 1.22 million shares. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. owns 86,749 shares or 1.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 0.99% invested in the company for 53,989 shares. The New York-based Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co has invested 0.97% in the stock. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc, a New York-based fund reported 2.25 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $137,725 activity.

The stock increased 0.57% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $9.09. About 26,772 shares traded. Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) has risen 15.85% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.51, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 2 investors sold Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. shares while 9 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 10 raised stakes. 3.41 million shares or 5.48% more from 3.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 85,576 are held by Aviance Ptnrs Ltd Llc. Ameriprise Fincl owns 157,744 shares. Raymond James Assocs reported 236,433 shares. Financial Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF). Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 0% or 17,406 shares. North Star Inv Mngmt owns 0% invested in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) for 1,154 shares. Raymond James Advisors Inc invested 0.01% in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF). Bulldog Invsts Limited Liability holds 48,595 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Altfest L J owns 94,227 shares. Geode Cap Ltd Co has invested 0% in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF). Blue Bell Private Wealth Ltd Liability Company reported 0.02% in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF). The Colorado-based Advsrs Asset Mngmt has invested 0.08% in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF). Moreover, Landscape Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) for 12,693 shares. Moreover, Institute For Wealth Lc has 0.26% invested in Ellsworth Growth and Income Fund Ltd. (NYSEAMERICAN:ECF) for 85,630 shares. Sii Wi owns 13,076 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio.

Since January 17, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $5,754 activity. Dinsmore James Andrew bought $5,754 worth of stock.