$-0.08 EPS Expected for Limoneira Company (LMNR); Howard Bancorp Has 2.38 Sentiment

December 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Howard Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Howard Bank that provides commercial banking, mortgage banking, and consumer finance services and products to businesses, business owners, professionals, and other consumers. The company has market cap of $222.80 million. It offers various consumer and business deposit products, including demand deposits, money market accounts, savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, and commercial and retail checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 32.06 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial loans comprising lines of credit, revolving credit facilities, accounts receivable and inventory financing, term loans, equipment loans, small business administration loans, stand-by letters of credit, and unsecured loans; commercial mortgage loans for owner occupied and investor properties; construction loans; residential mortgage loans; and secured and unsecured consumer loans.

Analysts expect Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) to report $-0.08 EPS on January, 9.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 33.33% from last quarter’s $-0.06 EPS. After having $0.52 EPS previously, Limoneira Company’s analysts see -115.38% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.02% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $21.39. About 150,490 shares traded or 440.26% up from the average. Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) has risen 20.88% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Limoneira has $26.5000 highest and $23 lowest target. $25.13’s average target is 17.48% above currents $21.39 stock price. Limoneira had 5 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Buckingham Research initiated the shares of LMNR in report on Monday, October 19 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was maintained by TH Capital. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 10 report. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy”. Lake Street maintained Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) on Wednesday, January 11 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.63 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.58, from 2.21 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 3 investors sold Limoneira Company shares while 11 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 3.24 million shares or 6.35% more from 3.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Common Retirement Fund owns 13,700 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 1,184 shares. Fincl Bank Of America De accumulated 22,153 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability accumulated 84,600 shares. Zacks Inv Mgmt reported 52,535 shares. Northern Trust owns 135,245 shares. Ameritas Invest stated it has 0% in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Company has 0% invested in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). National Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corporation invested in 82,421 shares or 0% of the stock. Vanguard invested in 486,691 shares or 0% of the stock. Teton Advsrs Inc has 0.32% invested in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Manufacturers Life Ins Company The has invested 0% in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). First Interstate Natl Bank stated it has 25,000 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Fuller Thaler Asset Management has invested 0.03% in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Nationwide Fund invested in 0% or 7,735 shares.

Limoneira Company operates as an agribusiness and real estate development firm in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $308.12 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Lemon Operations, Other Agribusiness, Rental Operations, and Real Estate Development. It has a 36.75 P/E ratio. The Lemon Operations segment grows, processes, packs, markets, and sells lemons directly to food service, wholesale, and retail customers, as well as packs lemons grown by others.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $233,526 activity. Michaelis Ronald L sold 1,500 shares worth $35,372. Another trade for 494 shares valued at $11,856 was made by CHESS ELIZABETH BLANCHARD on Monday, September 11. Edwards Harold S sold $153,013 worth of stock or 6,652 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $27,289 activity.

Analysts await Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 69.23% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.13 per share. HBMD’s profit will be $2.16M for 25.80 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Howard Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth.

The stock increased 2.71% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $22.7. About 98,981 shares traded or 311.97% up from the average. Howard Bancorp, Inc. (HBMD) has risen 58.60% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.90% the S&P500.

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