Analysts See $0.07 EPS for Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (AAV); Lakeland Financial (LKFN) Shorts Up By 3.88%

April 18, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) had an increase of 3.88% in short interest. LKFN’s SI was 1.46M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 3.88% from 1.41M shares previously. With 101,900 avg volume, 14 days are for Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN)’s short sellers to cover LKFN’s short positions. The SI to Lakeland Financial Corporation’s float is 6.1%. The stock increased 0.87% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $47.71. About 5,241 shares traded. Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) has risen 9.54% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.01% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) to report $0.07 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. AAV’s profit would be $12.50 million giving it 11.88 P/E if the $0.07 EPS is correct. After having $0.04 EPS previously, Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd.’s analysts see 75.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 5.56% or $0.175 during the last trading session, reaching $3.325. About 40,279 shares traded. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) has declined 53.13% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 64.68% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by TD Securities on Thursday, July 21 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by TD Securities with “Buy” on Friday, August 7. As per Friday, October 14, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. RBC Capital Markets maintained Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) rating on Monday, August 8. RBC Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $11 target. The stock of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 21. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. The stock of Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. (NYSE:AAV) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets.

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, exploits, develops, and produces natural gas in the province of Alberta, Canada. The company has market cap of $593.88 million. The firm primarily focuses on the development and delineation of its Montney natural gas and liquids resource that includes 157 net sections of land in Glacier, Alberta. It has a 8.5 P/E ratio. It provides natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily through marketing companies.

Since November 6, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $336,454 activity. Smith Brian J bought $4,969 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Monday, November 6. 1,400 shares were sold by DE BATTY JILL A, worth $68,040 on Tuesday, March 13. Steiner Jonathan P also sold $89,997 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares. $50,674 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) was sold by O’Neill Lisa M. 1,000 Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares with value of $49,500 were bought by HIATT THOMAS. Pruitt Kristin also sold $28,926 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Friday, February 16. KUBACKI MICHAEL L also sold $1.03M worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares.

Lakeland Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Lake City Bank that provides various financial services in Indiana. The company has market cap of $1.21 billion. The firm offers various deposit products, including noninterest bearing deposits; interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposits; and NOW and demand deposits. It has a 21.39 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans, agri-business and agricultural loans, and other commercial loans; and consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans and other consumer loans.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.24, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 9 investors sold Lakeland Financial Corporation shares while 50 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 17.67 million shares or 1.19% more from 17.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Engineers Gate Manager L P holds 10,696 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% or 53,771 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Ltd Liability Co invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Susquehanna Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership owns 0% invested in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 5,205 shares. Moreover, Kessler Investment Gru Ltd Liability Co has 0.17% invested in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 2,819 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 90,184 shares. Old Natl Bankshares In owns 4,350 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 3,900 shares in its portfolio. First Advsrs Limited Partnership owns 0.01% invested in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 85,516 shares. Huntington Savings Bank, Ohio-based fund reported 162 shares. Prudential owns 5,442 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tower Limited Liability Corp (Trc) holds 0% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) or 538 shares. Massachusetts Finance Serv Ma stated it has 271,942 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN).

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