Rothschild Asset Management Lowered By $984,650 Its Wsfs Finl (WSFS) Position; South Jersey Industries (SJI) Has 1.45 Sentiment

April 20, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Rothschild Asset Management Inc decreased Wsfs Finl Corp (WSFS) stake by 7.17% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rothschild Asset Management Inc sold 20,950 shares as Wsfs Finl Corp (WSFS)’s stock declined 3.68%. The Rothschild Asset Management Inc holds 271,360 shares with $12.99 million value, down from 292,310 last quarter. Wsfs Finl Corp now has $1.57B valuation. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $49.85. About 53,848 shares traded. WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has risen 4.89% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.66% the S&P500.

South Jersey Industries Inc (SJI) investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.21, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 97 investment professionals increased and opened new equity positions, while 67 reduced and sold their stock positions in South Jersey Industries Inc. The investment professionals in our database reported: 55.25 million shares, up from 54.81 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding South Jersey Industries Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 52 Increased: 68 New Position: 29.

Analysts await South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE:SJI) to report earnings on May, 8. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 33.33% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.72 per share. SJI’s profit will be $76.19M for 7.72 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.50 actual EPS reported by South Jersey Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 92.00% EPS growth.

South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related services and products. The company has market cap of $2.35 billion. The firm engages in the purchase, transmission, and sale of natural gas. It currently has negative earnings. It also sells natural gas and pipeline transportation capacity on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, and industrial clients on the interstate pipeline system, as well as transports natural gas, which is purchased directly from producers or suppliers to their customers.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $29.66. About 1.05 million shares traded or 37.14% up from the average. South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI) has declined 22.60% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.15% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of South Jersey Industries’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating South Jersey Industries, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. SJI was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 8, 2016. The rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group on Wednesday, November 23 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim given on Monday, January 9. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley.

Roffman Miller Associates Inc Pa holds 2.1% of its portfolio in South Jersey Industries, Inc. for 543,916 shares. Crow Point Partners Llc owns 325,400 shares or 1.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc. has 0.98% invested in the company for 76,010 shares. The Illinois-based Vaughan David Investments Inc Il has invested 0.79% in the stock. Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 120,551 shares.

Since February 28, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $1.93 million activity. The insider KEARNEY THOMAS W sold $76,049. WRIGHT RICHARD also sold $375,850 worth of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) shares. Geraghty Paul D sold $519,572 worth of stock or 10,353 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering WSFS Financial (NASDAQ:WSFS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. WSFS Financial had 13 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, October 31. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $56.0 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. As per Tuesday, January 23, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. Boenning & Scattergood maintained WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) rating on Friday, July 28. Boenning & Scattergood has “Buy” rating and $4900 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. The stock of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, July 27. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $55.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report.

Rothschild Asset Management Inc increased First Intst Bancsystem Inc (NASDAQ:FIBK) stake by 45,343 shares to 149,361 valued at $5.98 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) stake by 700,931 shares and now owns 710,613 shares. Discover Finl Svcs (NYSE:DFS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold WSFS shares while 45 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 22.69 million shares or 1.85% less from 23.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sg Americas Secs Limited Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Voya Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.03% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) for 321,065 shares. Citigroup Inc owns 7,316 shares for 0% of their portfolio. American Intll Grp Incorporated invested in 0% or 20,361 shares. Aperio Grp Inc Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 9,971 shares. Millennium Mngmt Lc invested in 0% or 60,241 shares. The Maryland-based Df Dent has invested 0.04% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Wellington Group Llp has invested 0.01% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Sei Investments holds 0.01% or 39,547 shares in its portfolio. 46,649 were accumulated by Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio. Asset Mgmt holds 5,364 shares. The Georgia-based Invesco Ltd has invested 0% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). 6,405 were accumulated by Trexquant L P. Hennessy Advisors Inc accumulated 7,500 shares. 387,800 were reported by Skyline Asset Limited Partnership.

Analysts await WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.74 earnings per share, up 25.42% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.59 per share. WSFS’s profit will be $23.25M for 16.84 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual earnings per share reported by WSFS Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.23% EPS growth.

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