Analysts See $0.74 EPS for Hancock Holding Company (HBHC)

September 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

 Analysts See $0.74 EPS for Hancock Holding Company (HBHC)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.60, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 23 investors sold Hancock Holding Company shares while 55 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 63.35 million shares or 6.93% more from 59.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Invesco has 197,174 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Cap Ltd Llc (Trc) reported 6,437 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 0% or 15,753 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys invested in 245,100 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 191,736 are owned by First Trust Advisors Ltd Partnership. Heartland invested in 195,447 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Com holds 20,508 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas accumulated 51,759 shares or 0% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.01% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Art Limited Liability holds 5,800 shares. The Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.02% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). American Grp Inc Inc owns 0.03% invested in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 191,944 shares. Amalgamated Bank & Trust reported 10,895 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.15% or 665,785 shares in its portfolio. Lpl Ltd has 0.01% invested in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 23,703 shares.

Since May 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $3.53 million activity. Another trade for 8,413 shares valued at $403,765 was sold by Dickerson Michael K.. SCHLOEGEL GEORGE A sold $251,522 worth of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Friday, June 9. $13,242 worth of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) was sold by Milton Miles S. ROSEBERRY ROBERT W sold $67,536 worth of stock. Shares for $183,586 were sold by Exnicios Joseph S on Thursday, June 8. HAIRSTON JOHN M sold 41,903 shares worth $2.00 million.

Investors wait Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) to report on October, 17. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.74 EPS, up $0.15 or 25.42 % from last year’s $0.59 same quarter earnings. This translates into $62.65M profit for HBHC giving the stock a 14.76 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.74 EPS is accurate. Hancock Holding Company’s Wall Street analysts see 8.82 % EPS growth, taking into account the $0.68 EPS reproted in the previous quarter, The stock increased 0.46% or $0.2 on September 15, reaching $43.7. About 1.03 million shares traded or 103.51% up from the average. Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has risen 80.63% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.93% the S&P500.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Hancock Holding Company had 27 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, December 9 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Raymond James. As per Friday, June 9, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, December 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wood on Friday, April 8 with “Market Perform”. On Monday, January 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, March 29 by Hovde Group. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, July 22. The stock of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, July 24 by Stephens.

Hancock Holding Company is a financial services firm that provides a network of service financial choices to the Gulf South region, through its bank subsidiary, Whitney Bank , a Mississippi state bank. The company has market cap of $3.70 billion. The Firm operates through overall banking activities segment. It has a 18.24 P/E ratio. The Bank operates under brands, such as Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and Whitney Bank in Louisiana and Texas.

More news for Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Old Republic International, Hancock Holding and Blackrock” on August 29, 2017. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Hancock Holding Company (HBHC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 31, 2017” and published on August 30, 2017 is yet another important article.

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