$0.00 EPS Expected for Union Bankshares, Inc. (UNB); Horizon Investment Services Decreased By $522,368 Its Alaska Air Group (ALK) Stake

July 6, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Horizon Investment Services Llc decreased Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK) stake by 7.35% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Horizon Investment Services Llc sold 5,936 shares as Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)’s stock declined 12.45%. The Horizon Investment Services Llc holds 74,862 shares with $6.64 million value, down from 80,798 last quarter. Alaska Air Group Inc now has $11.34 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.17% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $91.28. About shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since July 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) to report $0.00 EPS on July, 19. The stock decreased 1.66% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $47.35. About shares traded. Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) has risen 30.46% since July 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.27, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold ALK shares while 181 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 110.18 million shares or 3.64% more from 106.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Employees Retirement System Of Texas invested in 137,000 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Company accumulated 238,546 shares. Capital Growth LP accumulated 420,000 shares or 1.65% of the stock. Credit Agricole S A holds 9,676 shares. Moreover, Eagle Glob Advsr Limited Liability Company has 0.26% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Bancorpsouth invested in 3,865 shares or 0.04% of the stock. The Washington-based Saturna Cap Corp has invested 0.05% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Perella Weinberg Mngmt LP has invested 0.37% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Ridgeworth Capital Management Lc has invested 0.46% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). 2,580 are held by Global Endowment Mgmt L P. Court Place Ltd Company owns 4,795 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Crystal Rock Capital Mngmt invested in 29,240 shares. 15,126 are owned by Utd Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability. Old Mutual Global (Uk) Ltd invested 0.28% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Glob X Mgmt Llc stated it has 4,838 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Among 13 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 43 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was maintained by Imperial Capital. The company was initiated on Friday, September 23 by Imperial Capital. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 13 by Evercore. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 23 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, February 9 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 23. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Tuesday, December 22 to “Hold” rating. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, July 27 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 5. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by JP Morgan.

Analysts await Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $2.32 earnings per share, up 9.43% or $0.20 from last year’s $2.12 per share. ALK’s profit will be $288.22M for 9.84 P/E if the $2.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.05 actual earnings per share reported by Alaska Air Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 120.95% EPS growth.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 insider sales for $8.31 million activity. $166,305 worth of stock was sold by LEVINE KYLE B on Saturday, February 11. Savitt Katherine J also sold $175,977 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on Tuesday, February 21. Another trade for 1,095 shares valued at $105,908 was made by ELIASEN MARK G on Tuesday, February 14. Shares for $540,302 were sold by TILDEN BRADLEY D on Tuesday, February 21. $1.66M worth of stock was sold by PEDERSEN BRANDON on Wednesday, March 1. $475,000 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) was sold by MINICUCCI BENITO. HARRISON ANDREW R had sold 6,580 shares worth $646,061.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.7 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 5 investors sold Union Bankshares, Inc. shares while 9 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 553,416 shares or 14.96% more from 481,415 shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Management Lc holds 0% or 13,680 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) for 8,049 shares. Commercial Bank Of America Corp De holds 0% of its portfolio in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) for 1,534 shares. Moreover, Trust Com Of Vermont has 0.15% invested in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB). Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag invested in 0% or 2,418 shares. Community Grp Lc reported 0.11% in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB). Amer Intll Gru has 2,234 shares. Citigroup holds 0% in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) or 3,916 shares. United Kingdom-based Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Co has invested 0% in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB). State Street Corporation has invested 0% in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB). Moreover, Nationwide Fund Advisors has 0% invested in Union Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB) for 2,317 shares. 11,904 were reported by Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Llc. Pnc Group invested in 12,000 shares or 0% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 28,383 shares stake. 206 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa.

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