Ascend Capital Has Decreased Green Dot (GDOT) Position; Westmoreland Coal Co (WLB)’s Sentiment Is 0.96

September 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Westmoreland Coal Company is an energy company. The company has market cap of $46.11 million. The Firm operates through six divisions: Coal-U.S., Coal-Canada, Coal-, Power, Heritage and Corporate. It currently has negative earnings. The Coal-U.S. segment includes the activities of coal mines located in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and New Mexico.

Ascend Capital Llc decreased Green Dot Corp (GDOT) stake by 53.31% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ascend Capital Llc sold 185,142 shares as Green Dot Corp (GDOT)’s stock rose 33.10%. The Ascend Capital Llc holds 162,124 shares with $3.82M value, down from 347,266 last quarter. Green Dot Corp now has $2.37 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.24 on September 15, reaching $46.92. About 556,288 shares traded or 24.64% up from the average. Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) has risen 53.57% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.87% the S&P500.

Analysts await Westmoreland Coal Company (NASDAQ:WLB) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $-0.19 EPS, up 58.70% or $0.27 from last year’s $-0.46 per share. After $-2.69 actual EPS reported by Westmoreland Coal Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -92.94% EPS growth.

Venor Capital Management Lp holds 10.65% of its portfolio in Westmoreland Coal Company for 896,304 shares. Mangrove Partners owns 1.61 million shares or 5.14% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Gendell Jeffrey L has 2.51% invested in the company for 1.22 million shares. The New Jersey-based Nine Chapters Capital Management Llc has invested 0.96% in the stock. Spark Investment Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 216,900 shares.

The stock decreased 5.38% or $0.14 on September 15, reaching $2.46. About 272,620 shares traded. Westmoreland Coal Company (WLB) has declined 0.28% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.98% the S&P500.

Analysts await Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) to report earnings on November, 8. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 81.82% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.11 per share. GDOT’s profit will be $10.10M for 58.65 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by Green Dot Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -57.45% negative EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering Green Dot (NYSE:GDOT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Green Dot had 28 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 14. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research given on Friday, March 18. Loop Capital initiated Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) on Tuesday, January 10 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3700 target in Thursday, July 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 23. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Wednesday, August 5. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Thursday, February 25. On Friday, November 6 the stock rating was downgraded by BTIG Research to “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Wednesday, August 9.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $6.87 million activity. Ricci John C had sold 30,709 shares worth $1.11 million. Archer Kuan also sold $419,433 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) shares. Shares for $198,460 were sold by Shifke Mark L on Monday, June 12.

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