$0.60 EPS Expected for Lakeland Financial (LKFN); Valhi (VHI)’s Sentiment Is 2.75

October 14, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Analysts expect Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) to report $0.60 EPS on October, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 13.21% from last quarter’s $0.53 EPS. LKFN’s profit would be $15.12 million giving it 20.17 P/E if the $0.60 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, Lakeland Financial Corporation’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.29% or $0.14 on October 13, reaching $48.41. About 72,344 shares traded or 0.69% up from the average. Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) has risen 35.39% since October 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.69% the S&P500.

Valhi, Inc. is a holding company. The Company operates through four divisions: Chemicals, Component Products, Waste Management, and Real Estate Management and Development. The company has market cap of $993.77 million. The Firm operates through its subsidiaries, including NL Industries, Inc., Kronos Worldwide, Inc. , CompX International Inc. (CompX) and Waste Control Specialists LLC (WCS). It has a 29.82 P/E ratio. The Chemicals segment operates through Kronos.

Among 6 analysts covering Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Lakeland Financial had 7 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood maintained Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Wood has “Market Perform” rating and $32 target. Raymond James downgraded Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Thursday, December 17 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Stephens on Monday, June 13 to “Equal-Weight”. The company was initiated on Thursday, July 21 by DA Davidson. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was downgraded by FIG Partners to “Market Perform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.07, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 4 investors sold Lakeland Financial Corporation shares while 43 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 39 raised stakes. 17.30 million shares or 1.80% more from 17.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Prudential Financial reported 5,502 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada owns 193 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers reported 40,907 shares. Pnc Fincl Group invested 0% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Los Angeles And Equity Research holds 9,051 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 58,150 shares. 1,144 were reported by Ckw Financial Group. Clarivest Asset Limited Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Us Savings Bank De owns 4,329 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 25,252 are held by Federated Investors Pa. Invesco has 96,660 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur Company The has invested 0% of its portfolio in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Menta Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 22,912 shares. Massachusetts-based Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Stifel accumulated 299,715 shares.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $270,704 activity. 3,000 shares valued at $137,821 were sold by Gavin Michael E on Monday, May 1. 600 shares were sold by DE BATTY JILL A, worth $25,565 on Tuesday, May 30.

Lakeland Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $1.22 billion. The Company, through its subsidiary, Lake City Bank , provides an array of services and products throughout its Northern and Central Indiana markets. It has a 21.76 P/E ratio. It offers commercial and consumer banking services, as well as trust and wealth management, brokerage, investment and treasury management commercial services.

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