Martin Investment Management Has Trimmed Accenture Plc (ACN) Holding; 8 Analysts Covering Hancock Holding Company (HBHC)

December 12, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

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 37 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 19. PiperJaffray upgraded Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Friday, May 12 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. Stephens maintained Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) rating on Wednesday, July 19. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $5200 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Jefferies. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Friday, April 8. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, March 16. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Friday, July 22. JMP Securities initiated the shares of HBHC in report on Thursday, February 2 with “Mkt Outperform” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group given on Tuesday, March 29. See Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) latest ratings:

28/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
05/10/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight New Target: $52 Reinitiate
03/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
21/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
15/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0 Maintain

Martin Investment Management Llc decreased Accenture Plc (ACN) stake by 31.05% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Martin Investment Management Llc sold 32,013 shares as Accenture Plc (ACN)’s stock declined 0.21%. The Martin Investment Management Llc holds 71,085 shares with $8.79 million value, down from 103,098 last quarter. Accenture Plc now has $93.83B valuation. The stock increased 1.29% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $152.64. About 1.08 million shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.15, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 25 investors sold Hancock Holding Company shares while 66 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 64.20 million shares or 0.71% less from 64.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Indexiq Advsr Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.02% or 10,375 shares. Waters Parkerson Limited Liability stated it has 0.21% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Voya Inv Lc holds 37,674 shares. Advantus Inc owns 10,670 shares. Kentucky-based Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 13,895 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Hillsdale has 0.21% invested in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 21,400 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0.01% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Pinebridge Invests L P has 44,836 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. 190 were reported by Independent Portfolio Consultants. Parametric Port Associates Lc invested 0.01% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Macquarie Group Inc Limited reported 2.55 million shares stake. 44,480 were accumulated by Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.87% or 1.16 million shares. Quantitative Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 20,400 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

The stock increased 1.63% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $50. About 217,893 shares traded. Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has risen 80.63% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 63.93% the S&P500.

Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding firm for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company has market cap of $4.26 billion. The firm offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It has a 20.11 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial and industrial; commercial real estate; construction and land development; and residential mortgages, including fixed and adjustable rate loans; and consumer loans comprising second lien mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and nonresidential consumer purpose loans.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Accenture Plc had 72 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 12 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ACN in report on Friday, June 24 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 14 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) earned “Equalweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 7. As per Friday, June 16, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by Barclays Capital. Wells Fargo maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Friday, September 29. Wells Fargo has “Outperform” rating and $150 target. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of ACN in report on Monday, April 3 to “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Monday, October 3.

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