$0.21 EPS Expected for Southern National Banc. of Virginia, (SONA); Shorts at Neustar Class A (NSR) Raised By 23.08%

June 16, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

Neustar Class A (NYSE:NSR) had an increase of 23.08% in short interest. NSR’s SI was 3.05M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 23.08% from 2.48 million shares previously. With 508,100 avg volume, 6 days are for Neustar Class A (NYSE:NSR)’s short sellers to cover NSR’s short positions. The SI to Neustar Class A’s float is 6.19%. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.05 on June 15, reaching $33.35. About shares traded. Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) has risen 46.60% since June 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.90% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) to report $0.21 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 8.70% from last quarter’s $0.23 EPS. SONA’s profit would be $2.61M giving it 20.90 P/E if the $0.21 EPS is correct. After having $0.19 EPS previously, Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc’s analysts see 10.53% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.11 on June 15, reaching $17.56. About shares traded. Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) has risen 36.92% since June 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.22% the S&P500.

Since January 4, 2017, it had 13 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $582,557 activity. $16,203 worth of Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) was bought by KABBASH CHARLES A. Shares for $49,892 were bought by Jennings W. Bruce on Wednesday, February 1. Another trade for 900 shares valued at $14,619 was made by CALL NEIL J on Thursday, February 2. 19,600 shares valued at $199,867 were bought by DERRICO GEORGIA S on Thursday, February 2. 1,547 shares were bought by Clagett Robert Yates, worth $24,939 on Wednesday, February 1. The insider FORCH JOHN J bought 6,800 shares worth $54,976. 3,800 shares were bought by Bollerer Frederick L, worth $32,528.

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Sonabank (Sonabank). The company has market cap of $218.07 million. The Company’s principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through its branch offices and deposit intermediaries, as well as the use of these deposits to fund its loan and investment portfolios. It has a 22.35 P/E ratio. Sonabank is a Virginia state chartered bank.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.16, from 1.55 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 5 investors sold Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc shares while 18 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 8.03 million shares or 0.88% less from 8.10 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Company reported 163,900 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ig Investment Mgmt Ltd stated it has 88,915 shares. Wilbanks Smith And Thomas Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 88,875 shares. Blackrock Inv Mngmt Lc owns 43,976 shares. Sandy Spring Savings Bank stated it has 932 shares or 0% of all its holdings. American Gru Inc stated it has 6,439 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Barr E S And Company has invested 1.25% in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA). Salzhauer Michael owns 449,373 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) for 35,637 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys, a California-based fund reported 19,400 shares. Strs Ohio holds 5,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) for 19,356 shares. Tower Capital Limited Liability Company (Trc) reported 0% in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA). Blackrock Institutional Company Na invested 0% of its portfolio in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA). Rmb Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.24% invested in Southern National Banc. of Virginia, Inc (NASDAQ:SONA) for 276,373 shares.

NeuStar, Inc. is a global information services provider. The company has market cap of $1.86 billion. The Company’s cloud platforms and differentiated data sets offer informative, real-time analytics, which enable clients to make actionable, data-driven decisions. It has a 10.22 P/E ratio. It provides chief marketing officers a suite of services to plan their media spends, identify and locate desired customers, invest in marketing campaigns, deliver relevant offers and measure the performance of these activities.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 0.9 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 41 investors sold Neustar Inc shares while 80 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 52.05 million shares or 9.48% less from 57.50 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 10,400 were reported by First Republic. Convergence Invest Prns Ltd accumulated 37,159 shares. Steinberg Asset Mngmt Llc holds 232,010 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). California Pub Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 183,200 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mu Invests Company Limited reported 0.06% stake. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). Sterling Management Lc has invested 0% in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 117,782 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Millennium Management Ltd Liability holds 0% in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) or 21,522 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Com reported 0% stake. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). Century Companies stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR). Gabelli Advisers Incorporated stated it has 136,354 shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Com Na invested in 0.01% or 1.20M shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Neustar (NYSE:NSR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Neustar had 6 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by Zacks. TheStreet downgraded Neustar Inc (NYSE:NSR) on Friday, September 4 to “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 10 report. William Blair downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, December 15 report.

Since March 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $706,945 activity. 12,085 shares valued at $403,881 were sold by Skorny Henry on Monday, March 6.

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