In two newly amended filings with the SEC, Earnest Partners reported two moves made into Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF), and Meritage Homes Corp (NYSE:MTH). The first filing revealed that Earnest now holds slightly below 4.75 million shares of, down from 5.26 million shares held according to its latest 13F. The new stake amasses 4.8% of the outstanding shares of the company.
In Meritage, the fund increased its exposure to 1.93 million shares, which represent 5.3% of the common stock. In its latest 13F, Earnest disclosed holding 1.56 million shares.