Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) Analysts See $0.32 EPS; Parametric Portfolio Associates Has Trimmed Ferro (FOE) Holding By $1.35 Million

April 17, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc decreased Ferro Corp (FOE) stake by 29.6% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc sold 58,519 shares as Ferro Corp (FOE)’s stock declined 0.43%. The Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc holds 139,187 shares with $3.28M value, down from 197,706 last quarter. Ferro Corp now has $2.05 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.40% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $24.31. About 279,819 shares traded. Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) has risen 57.96% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.41% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) to report $0.32 EPS on April, 26 after the close.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 18.52% from last quarter’s $0.27 EPS. HTH’s profit would be $30.71 million giving it 18.65 P/E if the $0.32 EPS is correct. After having $0.44 EPS previously, Hilltop Holdings Inc.’s analysts see -27.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $23.87. About 300,579 shares traded. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has declined 11.90% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.45% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.12, from 1 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 15 investors sold FOE shares while 75 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 78.76 million shares or 3.00% less from 81.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. American Intl Group holds 56,428 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers reported 80,512 shares. Missouri-based Parkside Finance Bankshares Trust has invested 0.01% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Jennison Assocs Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.09% or 3.82 million shares in its portfolio. Scopus Asset Mngmt Lp owns 1.37M shares or 0.3% of their US portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp Incorporated holds 0% or 180,225 shares in its portfolio. Geode Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 676,043 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Franklin Inc owns 0.01% invested in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) for 1.27M shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 72,529 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al has 0.03% invested in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). Swiss Fincl Bank has invested 0% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE). 479,202 are held by Luminus Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Beach Inv Counsel Inc Pa holds 0.02% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) or 9,897 shares. Federated Investors Pa has 39,370 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% in Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE).

Among 8 analysts covering Ferro (NYSE:FOE), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Ferro had 15 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, March 27, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, November 10 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. Zacks downgraded Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) on Tuesday, August 4 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 31. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy” on Wednesday, January 13. The stock of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, September 23. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was upgraded by Longbow. The stock of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was initiated by Global Hunter Securities.

Analysts await Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.35 EPS, up 12.90% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.31 per share. FOE’s profit will be $29.54 million for 17.36 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Ferro Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 20.69% EPS growth.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.72 million activity. Shares for $288,962 were sold by Duesenberg Mark Hugo. Another trade for 12,663 shares valued at $297,636 was sold by Schlater Benjamin. Barna James sold $280,413 worth of stock.

Parametric Portfolio Associates Llc increased Csra Inc Com stake by 51,730 shares to 359,862 valued at $10.77 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) stake by 147,784 shares and now owns 3.41 million shares. 2U Inc Com (NASDAQ:TWOU) was raised too.

Among 7 analysts covering Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Hilltop Holdings had 24 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Sunday, January 28, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, October 31. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Stephens. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, August 4. As per Thursday, August 10, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, August 8. The rating was upgraded by Compass Point on Tuesday, August 1 to “Buy”. Stephens downgraded the shares of HTH in report on Monday, January 29 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) earned “Hold” rating by Stephens on Thursday, February 15. SunTrust maintained Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) rating on Monday, January 8. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $29.0 target.

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