Basswood Capital Management Has Lifted First Fndtn (FFWM) Stake By $2.13 Million; Lindsell Train LTD Has Raised Ebay (EBAY) Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Park

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Lindsell Train Ltd increased Ebay Inc (EBAY) stake by 13.3% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Lindsell Train Ltd acquired 680,000 shares as Ebay Inc (EBAY)’s stock rose 6.51%. The Lindsell Train Ltd holds 5.79M shares with $218.56M value, up from 5.11 million last quarter. Ebay Inc now has $40.33B valuation. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $40.58. About 3.22 million shares traded. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 20.31% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.76% the S&P500.

Basswood Capital Management Llc increased First Fndtn Inc (FFWM) stake by 6.04% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Basswood Capital Management Llc acquired 118,108 shares as First Fndtn Inc (FFWM)’s stock declined 2.39%. The Basswood Capital Management Llc holds 2.07M shares with $38.42 million value, up from 1.95M last quarter. First Fndtn Inc now has $713.54 million valuation. It closed at $18.3 lastly. It is down 18.77% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.22% the S&P500.

Basswood Capital Management Llc decreased Financial Instns Inc (NASDAQ:FISI) stake by 125,927 shares to 186,653 valued at $5.81 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced Astoria Finl Corp (NYSE:AF) stake by 1.91 million shares and now owns 75,873 shares. Citizens Finl Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) was reduced too.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 sales for $2.05 million activity. Another trade for 10,000 shares valued at $183,000 was made by FIX WARREN D on Wednesday, February 28. $182,400 worth of stock was sold by KELLER ULRICH E. JR on Monday, April 2. 5,305 shares were sold by BRIGGS MAX, worth $101,379. On Wednesday, March 7 HAKOPIAN JOHN sold $202,824 worth of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 10,800 shares. Another trade for 22,000 shares valued at $409,420 was made by LARSEN GERALD L. on Wednesday, April 4.

Among 4 analysts covering First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. First Foundation had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, July 1. The stock of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, December 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, March 29. The rating was upgraded by FBR Capital on Thursday, June 22 to “Outperform”. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $30 target in Friday, October 28 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, July 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital downgraded the shares of FFWM in report on Tuesday, December 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.21 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.92, from 3.13 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 6 investors sold FFWM shares while 18 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 19.43 million shares or 47.61% less from 37.09 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Alliancebernstein Lp holds 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 130,461 shares. Federated Pa has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Citigroup holds 0% or 3,806 shares in its portfolio. Principal Fincl Group Inc, a Iowa-based fund reported 10,132 shares. Amer Grp Inc invested in 20,071 shares. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co accumulated 40,362 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag reported 837,316 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 2,791 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Essex Inv Ltd Co has invested 0.23% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). The United Kingdom-based Barclays Public Ltd Company has invested 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Aqr Cap Management Lc invested in 0% or 25,048 shares. Northpointe accumulated 0.42% or 202,237 shares. Tcw Gp Incorporated has 45,299 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund has 0.04% invested in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) for 43,500 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 7,024 shares.

Among 45 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 28 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. eBay Inc had 166 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Benchmark maintained the shares of EBAY in report on Monday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, January 3. The stock has “Strong-Buy” rating by Vetr on Thursday, August 27. As per Thursday, September 10, the company rating was downgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, November 22. As per Thursday, February 1, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Jyske Bank on Friday, March 18. Benchmark maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) rating on Thursday, January 28. Benchmark has “Buy” rating and $28 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Aegis Capital on Friday, December 22. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird.

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