LeMaitre Vascular (LMAT) Reaches $28.68 After 3.00% Up Move; Shorts at Newstar Financial (NEWS) Lowered By 9.5%

June 20, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Newstar Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:NEWS) had a decrease of 9.5% in short interest. NEWS’s SI was 191,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 9.5% from 211,600 shares previously. With 75,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Newstar Financial Incorporated (NASDAQ:NEWS)’s short sellers to cover NEWS’s short positions. The SI to Newstar Financial Incorporated’s float is 1.05%. About 15,876 shares traded. NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) has risen 28.00% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.30% the S&P500.

The stock of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) is a huge mover today! About 202,368 shares traded or 52.92% up from the average. LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) has risen 101.07% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 84.37% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $553.70M company. It was reported on Jun, 20 by Barchart.com. We have $29.54 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:LMAT worth $16.61 million more.

Analysts await LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, up 21.43% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.14 per share. LMAT’s profit will be $3.28 million for 42.18 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by LeMaitre Vascular Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.25% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering LeMaitre Vascular (NASDAQ:LMAT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. LeMaitre Vascular has $93 highest and $13 lowest target. $26.35’s average target is -8.12% below currents $28.68 stock price. LeMaitre Vascular had 24 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Thursday, February 25. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Barrington Research on Wednesday, February 22. On Wednesday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, October 28 by Barrington Research. On Monday, December 7 the stock rating was maintained by TH Capital with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 3 by Canaccord Genuity. TH Capital maintained LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Dougherty & Company on Monday, December 7 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by Roth Capital.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 selling transactions for $8.92 million activity. LeMaitre George W also sold $2.83M worth of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) shares. Roberts David B also sold $132,380 worth of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) on Friday, March 10. Wijas Michael T sold $73,717 worth of LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) on Thursday, June 1. Another trade for 15,780 shares valued at $477,822 was made by Kamke Trent G on Wednesday, May 24.

LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. is a provider of medical devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. The company has market cap of $553.70 million. The Firm develops, makes and markets medical devices and implants used primarily in the field of vascular surgery. It has a 47.79 P/E ratio. It is engaged in the design, marketing, sales and technical support of medical devices and implants for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease industry segment.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.44, from 1.56 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 11 investors sold LeMaitre Vascular Inc shares while 39 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 10.81 million shares or 0.20% more from 10.78 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Susquehanna Gru Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) for 22,038 shares. Campbell & Inv Adviser Ltd Liability Com reported 0.63% of its portfolio in LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT). Sawgrass Asset Management Llc owns 33,500 shares. Grandeur Peak Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 155,827 shares. Secor Capital Advisors Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT). Prudential Fincl Inc owns 95,310 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Citigroup owns 13,592 shares for 0% of their portfolio. C M Bidwell holds 0.03% or 4,370 shares. State Street Corp reported 329,877 shares. Bahl And Gaynor has invested 0.01% in LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT). Continental Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 84,900 shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. Legal General Grp Public Ltd Co stated it has 3,584 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 13,667 shares. Acadian Asset Management Ltd Co stated it has 70,595 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md invested in 8,337 shares.

NewStar Financial, Inc. is a commercial finance company. The company has market cap of $458.61 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Commercial Lending and Asset Management. It has a 19 P/E ratio. The Commercial Lending segment represents its direct lending activities, which are focused on providing a range of flexible senior secured debt options to mid-sized companies.

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