Equity Research Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus Maintained their Sell rating for Huntington Ingalls (HII). The TP is Set to $230.0; Simmons First National (SFNC) Covered By 3 Bulls

February 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Among 7 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Simmons First National had 24 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by Stephens. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 26 report. Sandler O’Neill downgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Tuesday, November 22 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 4. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 23 by Raymond James. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, November 16. See Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) latest ratings:

09/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $33.0 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $66.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $63.0 Maintain
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $70.0 Maintain
16/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
23/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral New Target: $60 Reinitiate
03/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $61.0 Maintain

Among 9 analysts covering Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Huntington Ingalls Industries has $335.0 highest and $3.25 lowest target. $209.28’s average target is -21.23% below currents $265.7 stock price. Huntington Ingalls Industries had 32 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, March 1. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 18. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 15 by Credit Suisse. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $233 target in Monday, October 9 report. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, July 11 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, September 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of HII in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. On Friday, November 6 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”.

The stock increased 4.04% or $10.31 during the last trading session, reaching $265.7. About 980,915 shares traded or 72.43% up from the average. Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) has risen 26.91% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.21% the S&P500.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. engages in designing, building, overhauling, and repairing ships in the United States. The company has market cap of $12.03 billion. It operates through three divisions: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. It has a 20 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 31 investors sold Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 37.19 million shares or 3.38% less from 38.49 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 0.06% in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII). Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 0.11% or 293,999 shares in its portfolio. Glg Limited Liability accumulated 0.11% or 7,511 shares. Johnson Financial Group holds 0% or 45 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advsrs L P holds 117,883 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys owns 86,511 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans invested in 490,891 shares. Pittenger & Anderson holds 0% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) for 70 shares. Usa Financial Portformulas Corporation holds 5,081 shares. Prudential Financial Inc has 553,057 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas stated it has 318,586 shares or 0.44% of all its holdings. Pitcairn invested in 1,648 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 68,628 were accumulated by Victory Capital Management Incorporated. California Public Employees Retirement stated it has 117,464 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Provise Mngmt Gru Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) for 2,463 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.45 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.86, from 1.59 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 8 investors sold Simmons First National Corporation shares while 25 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 18.35 million shares or 7.56% more from 17.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 19,650 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Maltese Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 62,900 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 37,062 shares. Patten accumulated 70 shares or 0.59% of the stock. Wells Fargo And Com Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Fincl Bank Of New York Mellon reported 407,214 shares. Raymond James Associate has 0% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Tower Rech Cap Limited Co (Trc) stated it has 4,266 shares. Alliancebernstein L P accumulated 0% or 43,379 shares. Reliant Inv Management Ltd Liability Company has 6,577 shares. Moreover, Kennedy has 0.1% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 99,859 shares. Ifrah Financial Serv holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 4,246 shares. 616,809 were reported by Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt. Pnc Financial Svcs Gp Inc invested in 0% or 323 shares.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 7 selling transactions for $11.49 million activity. KIRKLAND CHRISTOPHER R also sold $2.76M worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Wednesday, September 20. $1.48 million worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) was sold by Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr.. The insider MAKRIS GEORGE JR bought $145,250.

Simmons First National Corporation operates as a bank holding firm for Simmons Bank that provides financial services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.72 billion. The Company’s deposit products include time deposits, checking accounts, and savings accounts. It has a 18.68 P/E ratio. The firm provides commercial loans, commercial real estate loans, and agricultural loans to businesses; and consumer loans, student loans, credit card loans, and single-family residential real estate loans to individuals, as well as equipment and SBA lending.

The stock increased 1.29% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $29.5. About 1.21M shares traded or 89.67% up from the average. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 13.31% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.39% the S&P500.

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