First Personal Financial Services Raised Target (TGT) Stake By $759,070; Flushing Financial Has 1 Sentiment

April 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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First Personal Financial Services increased Target Corp (TGT) stake by 25.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. First Personal Financial Services acquired 11,678 shares as Target Corp (TGT)’s stock rose 4.77%. The First Personal Financial Services holds 57,609 shares with $3.76M value, up from 45,931 last quarter. Target Corp now has $37.89 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $70.32. About 4.11M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 28.46% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.91% the S&P500.

Flushing Financial Corp (FFIC) investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.45, from 1.45 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 40 investment managers increased and started new stock positions, while 40 cut down and sold stakes in Flushing Financial Corp. The investment managers in our database reported: 22.21 million shares, down from 22.25 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Flushing Financial Corp in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 9 Reduced: 31 Increased: 29 New Position: 11.

First Personal Financial Services decreased Consolidated Comm Hldgs (NASDAQ:CNSL) stake by 29,097 shares to 8,691 valued at $106,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Procter And Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stake by 3,397 shares and now owns 53,921 shares. Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL) was reduced too.

Among 29 analysts covering Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Target Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, February 7. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, March 1 to “Underperform”. M Partners upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 17 report. The rating was upgraded by Gordon Haskett on Wednesday, August 16 to “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $80.0 target in Thursday, February 8 report. Citigroup initiated Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) rating on Monday, November 9. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $88 target. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Friday, May 20. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Jefferies.

Teton Advisors Inc. holds 1.52% of its portfolio in Flushing Financial Corporation for 599,970 shares. Alphaone Investment Services Llc owns 123,711 shares or 1.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Martin & Co Inc Tn has 0.54% invested in the company for 61,963 shares. The Massachusetts-based Frontier Capital Management Co Llc has invested 0.46% in the stock. Menta Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 43,040 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Flushing Fin’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Flushing Fin, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. FFIC was included in 2 notes of analysts from August 31, 2016. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill. Gabelli downgraded the shares of FFIC in report on Friday, November 11 to “Hold” rating.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 insider sale for $160,954 activity.

The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $27.41. About 67,829 shares traded. Flushing Financial Corporation (FFIC) has risen 2.88% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.67% the S&P500.

Flushing Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Flushing Bank that provides banking services and products primarily to consumers, businesses, and governmental units. The company has market cap of $772.55 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, demand accounts, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 19.44 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio comprises mortgage loans secured by multi-family residential, commercial real estate, one-to-four family mixed-use property, one-to-four family residential property, and commercial business loans; construction loans; small business administration loans and other small business loans; mortgage loan surrogates, such as mortgage-backed securities; the United States government securities, corporate fixed-income securities, and other marketable securities; and consumer loans, including overdraft lines of credit.

Analysts await Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $0.45 EPS, up 12.50% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FFIC’s profit will be $12.68 million for 15.23 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by Flushing Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.36% EPS growth.

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