$0.23 EPS Expected for Howard Bancorp (HBMD); 12 Analysts Covering Precision Drilling (USA) (PDS)

June 19, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) to report $0.23 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 4.55% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. HBMD’s profit would be $2.23M giving it 20.49 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. After having $0.18 EPS previously, Howard Bancorp Inc’s analysts see 27.78% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.05 on June 16, reaching $18.85. About shares traded. Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) has risen 58.60% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.90% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Precision Drilling Corporation had 33 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, January 6. Jefferies maintained the shares of PDS in report on Thursday, March 23 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson given on Thursday, September 15. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, January 29. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 26 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Monday, July 11 by Jefferies. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, January 12. As per Wednesday, April 20, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 19. The stock of Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, December 14. See Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS) latest ratings:

26/04/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $10.00 New Target: $8.00 Target Up
26/04/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Mkt Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
11/04/2017 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
23/03/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $6.00 Maintain
10/02/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Mkt Perform Upgrade
03/02/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
19/01/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
12/01/2017 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Mkt Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade
06/01/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
04/01/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Upgrade

Howard Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm of Howard Bank. The company has market cap of $182.65 million. The Company’s primary business is to own all of the capital stock of Howard Bank. It has a 24.22 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through Community Banking segment.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.61, from 1.17 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 2 investors sold Howard Bancorp Inc shares while 7 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 3.23 million shares or 2.07% more from 3.16 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability, Illinois-based fund reported 47,593 shares. Geode Capital Ltd Liability Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 18,478 shares. Vanguard Group Incorporated holds 38,026 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks Incorporated, Georgia-based fund reported 58,630 shares. Stieven Cap Advsrs Lp invested in 389,304 shares or 1.16% of the stock. Fj Capital Mngmt Limited Liability, a Virginia-based fund reported 31,500 shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md holds 0% or 684,727 shares in its portfolio. 289,713 were accumulated by Endeavour Capital Advisors. Blackrock Fund Advsrs reported 0% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD). Banc Funds Co Ltd Llc invested in 11,187 shares. Fifth Third National Bank owns 0% invested in Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) for 1,000 shares. Hilton Capital Ltd has invested 0.57% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD). Sandy Spring Financial Bank, a Maryland-based fund reported 1,800 shares. Pnc Financial Grp Inc Inc owns 0% invested in Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) for 33,200 shares. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru has 262,499 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio.

Among 3 analysts covering Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBMD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Howard Bancorp had 3 analyst reports since November 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, April 26 by Merion Capital Group. Raymond James initiated Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) rating on Wednesday, February 1. Raymond James has “Strong Buy” rating and $20 target. The stock of Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) earned “Neutral” rating by Merion Capital on Monday, November 23.

Since February 2, 2017, it had 13 buys, and 0 insider sales for $790,800 activity. Hartson Robert J. bought $150,000 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. Keenan John J. had bought 2,000 shares worth $30,000. Lundeen Kenneth C. bought $15,000 worth of Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) on Thursday, February 2. $9,060 worth of Howard Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:HBMD) shares were bought by McGraw Karen D. 16,000 shares valued at $240,000 were bought by Arnold Richard G. on Thursday, February 2. $20,250 worth of stock was bought by Witty James D on Thursday, February 2. Shares for $45,000 were bought by Staton Donna Hill.

Precision Drilling Corporation is an oilfield services company. The company has market cap of $988.54 million. The Firm provides onshore drilling and completion and production services to exploration and production companies in the oil and natural gas industry. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two divisions: Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.01 on June 16, reaching $3.36. About shares traded. Precision Drilling Corp (USA) (NYSE:PDS) has declined 14.25% since June 19, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.95% the S&P500.

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