$0.73 EPS Expected for Heartland Financial USA (HTLF), Ampco Pittsburgh (AP) Sentiment Is 1.94

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report $0.73 EPS on July, 31 after the close.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 13.10% from last quarter’s $0.84 EPS. HTLF’s profit would be $19.34 million giving it 16.03 P/E if the $0.73 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, Heartland Financial USA Inc’s analysts see 7.35% EPS growth. About 17,940 shares traded. Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 36.11% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.41% the S&P500.

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation is engaged in manufacturing and selling specialty metal products and customized equipment utilized by industry throughout the world. The company has market cap of $180.38 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: the Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment, and the Air and Liquid Processing segment. It currently has negative earnings. The Forged and Cast Engineered Products segment consists of Union Electric Steel Corporation and Union Electric Steel UK Limited (UES-UK).

Since February 10, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $468,585 activity. $44,600 worth of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) shares were bought by FULLER LYNN B. COX JOHN W JR sold $113,863 worth of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) on Friday, February 10. MCCOY R MICHAEL also bought $90,678 worth of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) on Tuesday, May 30. $490,000 worth of stock was sold by HORSTMANN DOUGLAS J on Wednesday, February 22.

Among 7 analysts covering Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Heartland Financial USA had 9 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Friday, March 11. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, January 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, July 26. The stock of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, January 10. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, June 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.47 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.16, from 1.31 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 8 investors sold Heartland Financial USA Inc shares while 26 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 12.33 million shares or 23.13% more from 10.02 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Inv Ltd Llc stated it has 92,238 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Clinton reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF). Tudor Investment Et Al has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF). Secor Capital Advsrs Lp holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 34,469 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Incorporated owns 22,710 shares. Federated Investors Pa owns 0.01% invested in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 46,203 shares. Ameriprise Financial owns 52,438 shares. Tower Research Cap Limited Com (Trc) has 457 shares. Zpr Inv Management accumulated 8,730 shares. Nationwide Fund holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA Inc (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 39,377 shares. Blackrock Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 11,984 shares. 31,725 were accumulated by Zebra Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys accumulated 6,204 shares. Bankshares Of Montreal Can reported 49,020 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lsv Asset Management accumulated 69,682 shares.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services firm engaged in providing banking, mortgage, private client, investment, treasury management, card services, insurance, and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $1.24 billion. The Company’s divisions include community and other banking, and retail mortgage banking. It has a 15.26 P/E ratio. The Company’s community and other banking segment is engaged in making loans to, and generating deposits from, individuals and businesses in the markets where Heartland has banks.

Analysts await Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp (NYSE:AP) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $-0.20 earnings per share, up 45.95% or $0.17 from last year’s $-0.37 per share. After $-0.39 actual earnings per share reported by Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -48.72% EPS growth.

About 6,272 shares traded. Ampco-Pittsburgh Corp (AP) has risen 14.29% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.41% the S&P500.

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