Stieven Capital Advisors LP Has Boosted Howard Bancorp (HBMD) Position By $2.23 Million; Shorts at NEXT GROUP PLC ORDINARY SHARES UK (NXGPF) Raised By 2.13%

June 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Stieven Capital Advisors Lp increased Howard Bancorp Inc (HBMD) stake by 27.25% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp acquired 117,463 shares as Howard Bancorp Inc (HBMD)’s stock declined 2.68%. The Stieven Capital Advisors Lp holds 548,567 shares with $10.86M value, up from 431,104 last quarter. Howard Bancorp Inc now has $347.54M valuation. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $18.3. About 60,809 shares traded or 4.07% up from the average. Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) has declined 7.16% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.73% the S&P500. Some Historical HBMD News: ; 22/04/2018 – DJ Howard Bancorp Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HBMD); 30/04/2018 – Howard Bancorp 1Q Loss/Shr 43c; 11/05/2018 – American Financial Group Buys 1.1% Position in Howard Bancorp; 12/03/2018 PRIAM CAPITAL FUND l, LP REPORTS 14.96 PCT STAKE IN HOWARD BANCORP INC AS OF MARCH 1, 2018 – SEC FILING; 14/05/2018 – Mendon Capital Advisors Buys 1.5% Position in Howard Bancorp

NEXT GROUP PLC ORDINARY SHARES UK (OTCMKTS:NXGPF) had an increase of 2.13% in short interest. NXGPF’s SI was 2.24 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 2.13% from 2.19 million shares previously. With 500 avg volume, 4471 days are for NEXT GROUP PLC ORDINARY SHARES UK (OTCMKTS:NXGPF)’s short sellers to cover NXGPF’s short positions. The SI to NEXT GROUP PLC ORDINARY SHARES UK’s float is 1.66%. It closed at $74.9417 lastly. It is down 0.00% since June 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

NEXT plc engages in the retail of clothing, footwear, accessories, and home products for men, women, and children in the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and internationally. The company has market cap of $11.31 billion. The firm operates a chain of approximately 540 stores under the name NEXT Retail in the United Kingdom and Eire. It has a 12.8 P/E ratio. It also offers products through NEXT Directory, an online and catalogue shopping business with approximately 4.5 million active customers, as well as international Websites serving approximately 70 countries.

Since December 19, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 insider sale for $149,666 activity. Hartson Robert J. sold $173,625 worth of Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) on Tuesday, December 19. $23,959 worth of Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) was bought by Smith Robert W. Jr..

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp decreased First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ:INBK) stake by 61,862 shares to 616,776 valued at $22.82 million in 2018Q1. It also reduced Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) stake by 122,400 shares and now owns 198,500 shares. Wintrust Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 7 investors sold HBMD shares while 13 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 7.04 million shares or 14.25% more from 6.16 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Trexquant Investment Lp holds 0.03% or 18,239 shares. Stieven Capital Lp holds 1.73% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) for 548,567 shares. Amer Fincl Inc holds 207,800 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 20,846 shares. Blackrock has 400,140 shares. Barclays Plc accumulated 0% or 2,169 shares. Hilton Cap Limited Liability Co has 209,535 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 44,608 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 0% invested in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) for 69,543 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). 1,000 are held by Fifth Third Retail Bank. Pnc owns 8,200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Techs Ltd Company owns 97,714 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp accumulated 0% or 40,126 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated reported 0.01% stake.

Another recent and important Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) news was published by Bizjournals.com which published an article titled: “Howard Bank CEO Scully challenges business leaders to spend more time in Baltimore” on June 14, 2018.

Among 4 analysts covering Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBMD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Howard Bancorp had 9 analyst reports since November 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Merion Capital. Merion Capital initiated Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) rating on Monday, November 23. Merion Capital has “Neutral” rating and $13.50 target. Raymond James downgraded the shares of HBMD in report on Friday, October 20 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Stephens. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Raymond James. Raymond James initiated it with “Strong Buy” rating and $20 target in Wednesday, February 1 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Merion Capital Group.

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