$0.61 EPS Expected for Cathay General Bancorp (CATY), Stillwater Mining Co (SWC) Has 0.71 Sentiment

Stillwater Mining Company is engaged in the development, extraction, processing, smelting and refining of palladium, platinum and associated metals ) produced by mining a geological formation in south-central Montana, known as the J-M Reef. The company has market cap of $2.14 billion. The Firm operates through five divisions: Mine Production, PGM Recycling, Canadian Properties, South American Properties and All Other. It has a 228.76 P/E ratio. The Firm is engaged in recycling spent catalytic converters and other industrial sources.

Analysts expect Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) to report $0.61 EPS on April, 19.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 7.02% from last quarter’s $0.57 EPS. CATY’s profit would be $47.50 million giving it 14.95 P/E if the $0.61 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, Cathay General Bancorp’s analysts see 1.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.16% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $36.47. About shares traded. Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) has risen 16.52% since September 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.12% the S&P500.

The stock increased 3.60% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $17.85. About shares traded. Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) has risen 44.07% since September 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.67% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Stillwater Mining Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Stillwater Mining Company, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $9 while the high is $17. The stock’s average target of $13 is -27.17% below today’s ($17.85) share price. SWC was included in 10 notes of analysts from July 29, 2015. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, July 29 by Bank of America. On Friday, December 11 the stock rating was downgraded by IBC to “Sector Underperform”. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. Bank of America maintained the shares of SWC in report on Thursday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 14 by IBC. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, September 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $11 target in Monday, December 7 report. FBR Capital upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, January 28 report.

Asa Gold & Precious Metals Ltd holds 3.85% of its portfolio in Stillwater Mining Company for 375,000 shares. Halcyon Management Partners Lp owns 589,263 shares or 2.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alpine Partners Vi Llc has 1.87% invested in the company for 248,800 shares. The New Jersey-based Alpine Associates Management Inc. has invested 1.82% in the stock. Gmt Capital Corp, a Georgia-based fund reported 5.06 million shares.

Analysts await Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) to report earnings on May, 5. They expect $0.05 EPS, up 162.50% or $0.13 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. SWC’s profit will be $5.99M for 89.25 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by Stillwater Mining Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.67% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.34, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 20 investors sold Cathay General Bancorp shares while 53 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 53.27 million shares or 1.63% more from 52.41 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Federated Pa holds 68,365 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon has 0.02% invested in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY). Pinebridge Invs L P reported 40,441 shares stake. Nuveen Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 73,615 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Adams Diversified Equity Fund accumulated 32,300 shares. Gam Ag holds 0.03% in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) or 44,655 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 84,996 shares. Clinton Inc accumulated 11,147 shares. Walleye Trading Llc holds 2,113 shares. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0.01% invested in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) for 38,500 shares. Barclays Public Limited Liability holds 7,447 shares. Quantbot Techs Limited Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 1,638 shares. Great Lakes Advsrs Ltd Com holds 68,258 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Amer Century Cos Inc invested 0.02% in Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY). Toronto Dominion State Bank holds 0% or 12 shares.

Since November 14, 2016, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $21.49 million activity. LIU TING Y sold $507,520 worth of stock or 13,000 shares. CHENG DUNSON K sold $721,462 worth of stock. The insider BINGHAM KIM R sold $395,000. Another trade for 3,500 shares valued at $137,109 was made by LEE PATRICK on Tuesday, March 7. 50,000 shares were sold by TANG ANTHONY M, worth $1.93M. 50,000 Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) shares with value of $1.82 million were sold by WU PETER. The insider CHEN HENG W sold 44,000 shares worth $1.55M.

Cathay General Bancorp is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $2.84 billion. The Firm holds Cathay Bank, a California state-chartered commercial bank ; seven limited partnerships investing in affordable housing investments; GBC Venture Capital, Inc., and Asia Realty Corp. It has a 16.65 P/E ratio. The Firm also owns the common stock of five statutory business trusts created for issuing capital securities.

Among 5 analysts covering Cathay Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Cathay Bancorp had 6 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CATY in report on Wednesday, July 22 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Monday, July 11. The stock of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, February 2. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray to “Overweight”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 21 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson with “Neutral” on Thursday, April 21.

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