Ativo Capital Management Has Decreased Stock Yds Bancorp (SYBT) Stake By $395,692; Last Week Greif, Inc. (GEF) Analysts

September 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Ativo Capital Management Llc decreased Stock Yds Bancorp Inc (SYBT) stake by 25.56% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Ativo Capital Management Llc sold 8,602 shares as Stock Yds Bancorp Inc (SYBT)’s stock declined 18.25%. The Ativo Capital Management Llc holds 25,057 shares with $1.18M value, down from 33,659 last quarter. Stock Yds Bancorp Inc now has $789.70M valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.25 on September 15, reaching $34.85. About 126,553 shares traded or 155.77% up from the average. Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) has risen 34.69% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.99% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Greif (NYSE:GEF), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Greif had 28 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by Bank of America. On Thursday, June 8 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sell”. As per Tuesday, August 18, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, May 25 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, June 9 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Friday, March 17. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Bank of America. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) on Tuesday, November 29 to “Underweight” rating. See Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) latest ratings:

01/09/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
01/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $66.0 Maintain
16/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain
14/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0000 Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy Maintain
09/06/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0000 Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $47.0000 Maintain
26/05/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0000 Maintain
24/04/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $53.00 Maintain

Since March 20, 2017, it had 14 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $244,272 activity. $3,032 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) shares were bought by Herde Carl G. $3,311 worth of stock was bought by Priebe Stephen M on Thursday, May 18. Northern Richard bought $3,311 worth of stock. $40,006 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) was sold by HEINTZMAN DAVID P. Another trade for 41 shares valued at $1,636 was bought by Brown J McCauley. Heitzman Donna L also bought $3,311 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) on Thursday, May 18. TASMAN NORMAN bought $3,311 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) on Thursday, May 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.14, from 1.22 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold SYBT shares while 32 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 10.67 million shares or 9.29% more from 9.77 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Envestnet Asset Management Incorporated, a Illinois-based fund reported 379 shares. Ativo Capital Ltd Llc has invested 0.28% in Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT). 201 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Pnc Grp Inc Inc holds 0% or 87,774 shares. Schwab Charles Invest reported 86,324 shares. Nationwide Fund has invested 0% in Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT). American Intl Grp accumulated 12,219 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 28,250 shares. First Bankshares Na stated it has 12,262 shares. Cambridge Invest Advisors has 5,487 shares. 13,226 were reported by Gsa Cap Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 16,984 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Sei has invested 0% in Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT). Bb&T Corporation invested in 7,353 shares.

Analysts await Stock Yards Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:SYBT) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 4.35% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.46 per share. SYBT’s profit will be $10.88M for 18.15 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual earnings per share reported by Stock Yards Bancorp Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.35% EPS growth.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $935,154 activity. 4,400 shares were bought by WATSON PETER G, worth $253,029 on Tuesday, June 13. $409,269 worth of stock was bought by Hilsheimer Lawrence A. on Tuesday, June 13. NORTON PATRICK J bought $272,856 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.04 on September 15, reaching $57.06. About 462,057 shares traded or 136.40% up from the average. Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has risen 67.37% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.24, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 16 investors sold Greif, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 23.00 million shares or 0.83% more from 22.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Systematic Financial Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 0.03% or 31,555 shares in its portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0% or 28,000 shares. Advantus Capital Inc stated it has 3,121 shares. Sg Americas Limited invested 0% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). Trexquant L P stated it has 6,800 shares. Geode Capital Limited Com has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). The New York-based Catalyst Capital Advisors has invested 0.03% in Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0% or 5,863 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 2,648 shares. Axa reported 80,800 shares. Dorsey Wright & Associate holds 0.68% or 31,135 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The owns 53,444 shares. Martingale Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership reported 0.02% stake. Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 216,402 shares.

Greif, Inc. is a producer of industrial packaging services and products. The company has market cap of $2.82 billion. The Company’s divisions are Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services; Paper Packaging & Services; Flexible Products & Services, and Land Management. It has a 29.11 P/E ratio. The Rigid Industrial Packaging & Services segment is engaged in the production and sale of rigid industrial packaging products, and services, such as container life cycle management, filling, logistics, warehousing and other packaging services.

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