EPS for American States Water Company (AWR) Expected At $0.35; Fidelity Southern (LION) Has 1.64 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By John Mackenzie

Fidelity Southern Corporation operates as the holding firm for Fidelity Bank that provides financial services and products primarily for individuals, and small and medium-sized businesses in the metropolitan Atlanta and Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida markets. The company has market cap of $636.50 million. The firm accepts noninterest-bearing demand and interest-bearing demand accounts, including money market accounts and savings deposits; and time deposits. It has a 15.92 P/E ratio. It also offers various loans, such as commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, indirect automobile loans, real estate construction loans, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as consumer loans, including automobile loans, residential mortgage and home equity loans, and secured and unsecured personal loans.

Analysts expect American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) to report $0.35 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. AWR’s profit would be $12.84M giving it 37.43 P/E if the $0.35 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, American States Water Company’s analysts see -38.60% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $52.4. About 206,252 shares traded. American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has risen 17.06% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.36% the S&P500.

American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, industrial, and other clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.92 billion. It operates through three divisions: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. It has a 28.56 P/E ratio. The firm purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water, as well as distributes electricity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold American States Water Company shares while 58 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 23.15 million shares or 1.21% less from 23.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Millennium Ltd Liability Co holds 49,421 shares. Ahl Prns Llp reported 92,048 shares. Van Hulzen Asset Limited Com accumulated 13,776 shares. Gabelli Funds Llc invested in 47,000 shares. Dupont Capital Management Corporation holds 42,258 shares. Royal Comml Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 168,301 shares in its portfolio. Btim invested in 0.22% or 290,034 shares. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 4.66 million shares. Granite Inv Prtnrs Ltd Llc, California-based fund reported 321,517 shares. 19,876 are owned by Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Limited Company. Profund Advisors Limited Company accumulated 5,860 shares. Advisory Ntwk Ltd holds 0% or 204 shares. Seabridge Invest Advisors Limited Liability owns 2,400 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance Company The reported 28,197 shares. Guggenheim Ltd holds 0.02% or 134,607 shares in its portfolio.

Among 5 analysts covering American States Water (NYSE:AWR), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. American States Water had 12 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. Barclays Capital initiated American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) on Monday, January 4 with “Underweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Saturday, August 8. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, February 26 by Ladenburg Thalmann. Janney Capital upgraded American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) on Friday, August 5 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, October 3. Barclays Capital maintained American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) on Friday, May 20 with “Underweight” rating. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Ladenburg Thalmann. Janney Capital downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $36 target in Friday, October 16 report. FinnCap initiated it with “Corporate” rating and $128 target in Thursday, November 24 report.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $264,982 activity. Shares for $24,470 were sold by BONTA DIANA M on Friday, September 1. KRUGER DENISE L had sold 1,250 shares worth $61,663. $24,435 worth of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) was sold by ROSS LLOYD E on Tuesday, September 5. ANDERSON JAMES L sold $85,925 worth of stock. SWITZER BRYAN K sold $145,581 worth of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) on Wednesday, August 16.

Cutler Capital Management Llc holds 2.03% of its portfolio in Fidelity Southern Corporation for 192,694 shares. Banc Funds Co Llc owns 1.43 million shares or 1.51% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has 1.41% invested in the company for 712,489 shares. The Illinois-based Rmb Capital Management Llc has invested 0.37% in the stock. Bowling Portfolio Management Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 59,704 shares.

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