Air Transport Services Group Inc. (ATSG) Analysts See $0.12 EPS; Howard Bancorp Has 0.56 Sentiment

April 21, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Analysts expect Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) to report $0.12 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter’s $0.13 EPS. ATSG’s profit would be $7.25M giving it 37.58 P/E if the $0.12 EPS is correct. After having $0.19 EPS previously, Air Transport Services Group Inc.’s analysts see -36.84% EPS growth. About 276,331 shares traded. Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) has risen 32.66% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.84% the S&P500.

Howard Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm of Howard Bank. The company has market cap of $183.55 million. The Company’s primary business is to own all of the capital stock of Howard Bank. It has a 25.75 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through Community Banking segment.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 13 buys, and 1 insider sale for $574,095 activity.

About 31,826 shares traded or 123.97% up from the average. Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) has risen 37.36% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.54% the S&P500.

Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. holds 1.16% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp Inc for 389,304 shares. Ejf Capital Llc owns 679,782 shares or 0.77% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hilton Capital Management Llc has 0.57% invested in the company for 178,565 shares. The Connecticut-based Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc has invested 0.27% in the stock. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 262,499 shares.

Analysts await Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) to report earnings on April, 28. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.13 per share. HBMD’s profit will be $1.76 million for 26.11 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by Howard Bancorp Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 38.46% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Howard Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Howard Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $13.50 while the high is $20. The stock’s average target of $15.83 is -15.80% below today’s ($18.8) share price. HBMD was included in 3 notes of analysts from November 23, 2015. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was initiated by Raymond James. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Merion Capital Group. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, November 23 by Merion Capital.

Since November 10, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $12.46 million activity. VORHOLT JEFFREY J sold 8,100 shares worth $128,787. On Friday, November 18 Starkovich John Matthew sold $196,754 worth of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) or 12,000 shares. TURNER QUINT O had sold 30,000 shares worth $483,422 on Tuesday, November 15. The insider Roux Joseph Edward sold $21,235. HETE JOSEPH C sold $812,000 worth of stock. MESDAG WILLEM sold $10.49 million worth of stock or 623,433 shares. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $328,046 was made by PAYNE W JOSEPH on Monday, November 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold Air Transport Services Group Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 49.33 million shares or 0.34% less from 49.50 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. River Road Asset Mngmt Lc accumulated 2.30 million shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 137,039 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tower Ltd Co (Trc) has 0.01% invested in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). Pnc Fincl Service Grp Inc holds 0% in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) or 5,865 shares. Creative Planning holds 0% or 2,325 shares in its portfolio. Moab Partners Ltd Liability Corp invested in 1.42M shares or 7.56% of the stock. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt Inc reported 583,450 shares. Architects Inc owns 209 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Driehaus Capital Management Limited Co holds 0.24% or 417,465 shares. Envestnet Asset owns 5,940 shares. Axiom Intl Ltd Com De, Connecticut-based fund reported 247,237 shares. Invesco Ltd has invested 0% of its portfolio in Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG). 173,673 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Invest. Millennium Management Limited Liability Com holds 370,744 shares. Victory Cap Mngmt Inc holds 5,829 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Air Transport Services Group (NASDAQ:ATSG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Air Transport Services Group had 6 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, February 10. The rating was initiated by Imperial Capital on Friday, February 24 with “In-Line”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. Seaport Global Securities initiated Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) on Tuesday, November 29 with “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Sunday, August 9 report.

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. The Firm provides airline operations, aircraft leases, aircraft maintenance and other support services primarily to the cargo transportation and package delivery industries. It has a 55.56 P/E ratio. It offers aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) for specified cargo operations.

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