1St Source Bank Lifted Its Lakeland Finl (LKFN) Holding; Last Week Vertex Energy (VTNR) Analysts

September 1, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

1St Source Bank increased Lakeland Finl Corp (LKFN) stake by 9.54% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. 1St Source Bank acquired 11,800 shares as Lakeland Finl Corp (LKFN)’s stock declined 6.16%. The 1St Source Bank holds 135,510 shares with $6.42M value, up from 123,710 last quarter. Lakeland Finl Corp now has $1.10 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.22% or $0.1 reaching $43.56 per share. About 5,601 shares traded. Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) has risen 35.39% since September 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.69% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Vertex Energy had 4 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Imperial Capital downgraded it to “In-Line” rating and $2.30 target in Wednesday, July 22 report. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. The rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum on Friday, May 20 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 5 by Roth Capital. See Vertex Energy Inc (NASDAQ:VTNR) latest ratings:

23/08/2017 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $1.4 Maintain

Vertex Energy, Inc. is an environmental services firm that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The company has market cap of $25.47 million. The Firm focuses on recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-products. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include the Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery divisions.

About 3,567 shares traded. Vertex Energy Inc (NASDAQ:VTNR) has declined 29.58% since September 1, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 46.28% the S&P500.

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. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, June 13 by Stephens. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, June 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 9 by Wood. FIG Partners downgraded the shares of LKFN in report on Tuesday, October 27 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, December 17 by Raymond James. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by DA Davidson.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 1.1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 5 investors sold LKFN shares while 40 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 16.86 million shares or 49.39% less from 33.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Bkd Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability Com owns 14,751 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Columbia Wanger Asset Limited Liability Company holds 568,092 shares. Keybank National Association Oh reported 25,870 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Fin Incorporated reported 0% stake. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt And Equity Research Inc owns 9,051 shares. The United Kingdom-based Ahl Ptnrs Llp has invested 0.02% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Sii Invests Inc Wi reported 27,709 shares. Millennium Management Limited Liability reported 10,866 shares stake. Spark Inv Management Lc holds 0.07% or 17,600 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp holds 0.02% or 992,020 shares in its portfolio. 2,701 were reported by Kessler Inv Gru Ltd Liability. Ohio-based Opus Cap Group Incorporated Ltd has invested 0.05% in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Company accumulated 46 shares. Moreover, Commonwealth Equity has 0% invested in Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) for 4,815 shares. Bessemer Grp Inc invested in 172 shares or 0% of the stock.

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