Renaissance Technologies Has Trimmed Home Bancorp (HBCP) Holding; Gamco Investors (GBL) Sentiment Is 1.15

November 15, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Renaissance Technologies Llc decreased Home Bancorp Inc (HBCP) stake by 4.93% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Renaissance Technologies Llc sold 7,400 shares as Home Bancorp Inc (HBCP)’s stock declined 3.73%. The Renaissance Technologies Llc holds 142,700 shares with $6.07 million value, down from 150,100 last quarter. Home Bancorp Inc now has $300.19M valuation. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $40.48. About shares traded. Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) has risen 24.80% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.10% the S&P500.

GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $824.82 million. The Firm is a well-known provider of investment advisory services to open and closed-end funds, institutional and private wealth management investors principally in the United States. It has a 8.85 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the investment advisory and asset management business segment.

Analysts await Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.62 EPS, up 3.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.6 per share. HBCP’s profit will be $4.60 million for 16.32 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual EPS reported by Home Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.08% EPS growth.

Renaissance Technologies Llc increased Verisign Inc (NASDAQ:VRSN) stake by 941,100 shares to 5.05 million valued at $469.03 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Century Bancorp Inc Mass (NASDAQ:CNBKA) stake by 19,138 shares and now owns 72,038 shares. Mbia Inc (NYSE:MBI) was raised too.

Among 2 analysts covering Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Home Bancorp has $46 highest and $29 lowest target. $37.50’s average target is -7.36% below currents $40.48 stock price. Home Bancorp had 4 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James initiated Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) rating on Wednesday, September 30. Raymond James has “Outperform” rating and $29 target. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Zacks. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, July 26.

Gabelli & Co Investment Advisers Inc. holds 14% of its portfolio in Gamco Investors Inc for 4.39 million shares. Barr E S & Co owns 529,250 shares or 1.74% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Midas Management Corp has 1.27% invested in the company for 80,700 shares. The New York-based S. Muoio & Co. Llc has invested 0.73% in the stock. Jolley Asset Management Llc, a North Carolina-based fund reported 21,305 shares.

The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $28.15. About shares traded. Gamco Investors Inc (GBL) has declined 16.28% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.98% the S&P500.

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