The stock of MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) hit a new 52-week high and has $71.90 target or 68.00% above today’s $42.80 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.70B company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $71.90 price target is reached, the company will be worth $2.52 billion more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 622,203 shares traded hands or 15.08% up from the average. MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) has risen 27.83% since April 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.20% the S&P500.
MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) Ratings Coverage
Out of 10 analysts covering MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 30% are positive. MB Financial has been the topic of 16 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Friday, June 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Macquarie Research. The rating was initiated by JMP Securities on Friday, September 16 with “Market Perform”. Hovde Group initiated the shares of MBFI in a report on Monday, September 21 with “Market Perform” rating. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Equal-Weight”. Hovde Group maintained MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) rating on Tuesday, January 26. Hovde Group has “Market Perform” rating and $31 price target. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold” on Friday, August 26. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 26 by DA Davidson.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “MB Financial, Inc. is a bank holding company which conducts a commercial banking business through Manufacturers Bank.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.01, from 1.13 in 2016Q1. The ratio is negative, as 13 funds sold all MB Financial Inc shares owned while 54 reduced positions. 19 funds bought stakes while 56 increased positions. They now own 52.80 million shares or 1.69% less from 53.70 million shares in 2016Q1.
Balyasny Asset Limited Com owns 291,336 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Ridgeworth Mngmt Limited Company last reported 1.70 million shares in the company. North Star Investment Corp has invested 1.17% of its portfolio in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI). Gemmer Asset Management Limited has invested 0% of its portfolio in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI). Trexquant Inv L P has 0.05% invested in the company for 11,206 shares. Moreover, Jpmorgan Chase & has 0% invested in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) for 115,290 shares. Fmr Limited reported 2.60M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Illinois-based Ariel Invs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI). Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems last reported 30,406 shares in the company. Geode Capital Ltd last reported 498,596 shares in the company. Vanguard Grp Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI). The Colorado-based Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.12% in MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI). Callan Cap Ltd Liability Company has 13,905 shares for 0.21% of their US portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Co owns 15,944 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc holds 0.03% or 2.16 million shares in its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since May 24, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 12 insider sales for $2.83 million net activity. 20,000 shares were sold by HARVEY THOMAS H, worth $759,172 on Wednesday, August 3. BOUMAN ROSE MARIE sold $55,069 worth of stock. 5,000 shares were sold by YORK JILL E, worth $210,357 on Wednesday, November 16. Another trade for 6,500 shares valued at $251,485 was made by FEIGER MITCHELL on Tuesday, September 6. On Monday, August 1 the insider Wildman Brian J sold $153,680. SANTO RONALD D also sold $180,269 worth of MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) shares.
More important recent MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “MB Financial, Inc. Approves Dividend on its Common Stock” on November 15, 2016, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Sunil Garg Appointed to MB Financial, Inc. Board of Directors”, Globenewswire.com published: “MB Financial, Inc. Reports Results of Its 2016 Dodd-Frank Act Company-Run …” on October 28, 2016. More interesting news about MB Financial Inc (NASDAQ:MBFI) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “MB Financial Reaches Analyst Target Price” with publication date: November 11, 2016.
MBFI Company Profile
MB Financial, Inc. (MB Financial), incorporated on July 2, 2001, is a financial holding company. The Company’s divisions include banking, leasing and mortgage banking. The Company’s primary market is the Chicago metropolitan area, in which the Company operates approximately 80 banking offices through its bank subsidiary, MB Financial Bank, N.A. (MB Financial Bank). Through MB Financial Bank, the Company offers a range of financial services to small and middle market businesses, and individuals in the markets that the Company serves. MB Financial Bank’s subsidiaries include LaSalle Systems Leasing, Inc. (LaSalle), Celtic Leasing Corp. (Celtic), MB Equipment Finance, LLC, (MB Equipment Finance) and MSA Holdings, LLC (MSA). MB Financial Bank also has a majority owned subsidiary with operating activities, Cedar Hill Associates, LLC (Cedar Hill).
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