Eaton Vance Management Increased By $3.29 Million Its Simmons 1St Natl (SFNC) Holding; COUNTRY GARDEN HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD (CTRYF) Shorts Raised By 7.76%

June 19, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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COUNTRY GARDEN HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD (OTCMKTS:CTRYF) had an increase of 7.76% in short interest. CTRYF’s SI was 41.44 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 7.76% from 38.46M shares previously. With 3,600 avg volume, 11512 days are for COUNTRY GARDEN HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD (OTCMKTS:CTRYF)’s short sellers to cover CTRYF’s short positions. The SI to COUNTRY GARDEN HOLDINGS COMPANY LTD’s float is 0.63%. It closed at $2.16 lastly. It is down 0.00% since June 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.

Eaton Vance Management increased Simmons 1St Natl Corp (SFNC) stake by 188.65% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Eaton Vance Management acquired 117,409 shares as Simmons 1St Natl Corp (SFNC)’s stock rose 7.88%. The Eaton Vance Management holds 179,644 shares with $5.11M value, up from 62,235 last quarter. Simmons 1St Natl Corp now has $2.92 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $31.67. About 486,958 shares traded or 28.53% up from the average. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 23.17% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.60% the S&P500. Some Historical SFNC News: ; 21/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL REPORTS PRICING OF $330M 2028 SUB NOTES; 24/04/2018 – Simmons First Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP QTRLY CORE SHR $0.57; 19/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 23/04/2018 – Simmons First National 1Q EPS 55c; 02/05/2018 – Simmons First National: Steve Massanelli Named Investor Relations Officer; 21/04/2018 – DJ Simmons First National Corporation , Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (SFNC); 21/03/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP- PRICED ITS OFFERING OF $330 MLN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 5% FIXED-TO-FLOATING RATE SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2028; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST 1Q NET INTEREST INCOME $135.0M; 23/04/2018 – SIMMONS FIRST 1Q CORE EPS 57C, EST. 52C

Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, an investment holding company, operates as an integrated property developer in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of $44.66 billion. It operates through five divisions: Property Development; Construction, Fitting and Decoration; Property Investment; Property Management; and Hotel Operation. It has a 11.31 P/E ratio. The firm develops residential projects, such as townhouses and condos; and car-parks and retail shops.

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 27 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 21. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 24 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Wednesday, October 26 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Friday, July 21 to “Buy”. The stock of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) earned “Sell” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, November 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, October 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. Piper Jaffray maintained Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) rating on Thursday, November 16. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $60.0 target. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, July 5 report.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 14 sales for $12.59 million activity. FEHLMAN ROBERT A sold $653,275 worth of stock. Shares for $581,587 were sold by Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr. on Friday, February 2. On Thursday, February 22 Wade Steven C sold $252,617 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) or 8,610 shares. On Thursday, January 25 the insider MAKRIS GEORGE JR bought $145,250. Garner David W had sold 1,380 shares worth $42,090 on Friday, April 27. 6,445 shares valued at $196,766 were sold by Casteel Marty on Friday, April 27. Shares for $599,200 were sold by BURCHFIELD JAY D on Monday, May 7.

Eaton Vance Management decreased Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 331,551 shares to 6.94M valued at $1.16 billion in 2018Q1. It also reduced Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) stake by 12,465 shares and now owns 86,156 shares. S&P Global Inc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 8.81 in Q1 2018. Its up 5.63, from 3.18 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 9 investors sold SFNC shares while 7 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 101.47 million shares or 109.16% more from 48.51 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 16,271 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Piermont has invested 0.8% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). 255,010 are held by Maltese Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company. Pinebridge LP holds 0.07% or 110,604 shares. Prudential Financial holds 0.01% or 157,272 shares. State Street, Massachusetts-based fund reported 4.13 million shares. Moreover, Schroder Investment Management Grp has 0.03% invested in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). 40,000 are owned by Koshinski Asset Management. Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 13,026 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark stated it has 4 shares. Financial Counselors Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Ltd Llc reported 455,042 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Management Americas accumulated 50,996 shares or 0% of the stock. Stifel Finance has invested 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC).

More news for Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) were recently published by:, which released: “Simmons First National Corporation Declares $0.15 Per Share Dividend” on May 22, 2018.‘s article titled: “Market Trends Toward New Normal in inTest, Westamerica, Simmons First National, Dova Pharmaceuticals …” and published on May 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

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