MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) Analysts See $0.13 EPS

July 18, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) Analysts See $0.13 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.57, from 0.79 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 4 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 10 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 4.01 million shares or 1.39% more from 3.96 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Blackrock Institutional Tru Na reported 23,398 shares. Naples Advsr Ltd Liability Company reported 0.11% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Vanguard Group Inc holds 382,754 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Northern Corp holds 0% or 23,469 shares in its portfolio. Menta Capital Ltd reported 25,115 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Royal Bancorp Of Canada accumulated 20,290 shares. Moreover, California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 6,455 shares. 9,900 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company. Blackrock Fund Advsr invested in 26,653 shares. Blackrock Limited Company reported 0% stake. Salzhauer Michael holds 0.79% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 118,536 shares. Pacific Ridge Cap Prns Limited Liability stated it has 1.05% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Bridgeway Incorporated has invested 0.02% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Banc Funds Co Limited Liability Co holds 0.14% or 247,693 shares in its portfolio.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 12 insider purchases, and 13 insider sales for $397,841 activity. Shares for $1,450 were sold by HILLIARD CLAYTON PAUL on Friday, February 10. Shares for $99,996 were bought by Abington Leonard Q. Abington Leonard Clayton bought 1,250 shares worth $15,000. MCLEMORE JAMES R JR bought $18,000 worth of stock. Miller Lorraine D bought $24,000 worth of stock. Shares for $30,000 were bought by Delhomme Jake on Thursday, June 8. On Thursday, June 8 Blum Jeffery L bought $12,000 worth of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) or 1,000 shares.

Analysts await MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.13 EPS, down 13.33 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.15 per share. MSL’s profit will be $2.18 million for 22.79 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -13.33 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.84% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $11.85. About 43,074 shares traded. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.73% the S&P500.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. MidSouth Bancorp had 11 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 22 by TheStreet. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Hovde Group. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 12 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Hovde Group on Friday, May 6 with “Market Perform”. Raymond James upgraded the shares of MSL in report on Monday, May 9 to “Strong Buy” rating. As per Friday, June 9, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Raymond James downgraded the shares of MSL in report on Friday, December 16 to “Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Hovde Group. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Stephens. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) rating on Wednesday, June 7. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $1600 target.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $198.82 million. The Firm operates primarily through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A. It has a 21.07 P/E ratio. The Firm is operating principally in the community banking business by providing banking services to commercial and retail clients through the Bank.

More notable recent MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) news were published by: Theadvocate.com which released: “MidSouth Bancorp terminates CEO Rusty Cloutier and MidSouth Bank CEO Troy Cloutier” on April 27, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Jake Delhomme to be Named Chairman of MidSouth Bancorp” published on September 19, 2016, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-Midsouth Bancorp, announces pricing, upsizing of public offering of …” on June 08, 2017. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Closing of Partial Exercise of Option to …” published on July 11, 2017 as well as Reuters.com‘s news article titled: “BRIEF-Midsouth Bancorp unit was informed that OCC has determined bank is in …” with publication date: June 12, 2017.

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