Analysts See $0.49 EPS for Peoples Bancorp Inc. (PEBO); Artisan Partners Asset Managemen (APAM) Shorts Raised By 5.95%

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Artisan Partners Asset Managemen (NYSE:APAM) had an increase of 5.95% in short interest. APAM’s SI was 4.04 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 5.95% from 3.81 million shares previously. With 411,800 avg volume, 10 days are for Artisan Partners Asset Managemen (NYSE:APAM)’s short sellers to cover APAM’s short positions. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $39.8. About 480,992 shares traded or 27.52% up from the average. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has declined 8.04% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.74% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) to report $0.49 EPS on January, 26.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 19.51% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. PEBO’s profit would be $8.96M giving it 17.58 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.53 EPS previously, Peoples Bancorp Inc.’s analysts see -7.55% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $34.45. About 30,946 shares traded. Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) has risen 47.34% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.64% the S&P500.

Peoples Bancorp Inc. operates as the holding firm for Peoples Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services and products. The company has market cap of $629.78 million. The firm accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial real estate loans, real estate construction loans, commercial and industrial loans, residential real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, and direct and indirect consumer loans. It has a 17.14 P/E ratio. It also offers overdraft protection services; debit and automated teller machine cards; corporate and personal trust services; safe deposit rental facilities; money orders and cashierÂ’s checks; and telephone, mobile, and Internet banking services.

Among 5 analysts covering Peoples Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PEBO), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Peoples Bancorp Inc had 10 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) on Friday, October 30 to “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was maintained by Wood. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 26. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, December 16 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.43, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 6 investors sold Peoples Bancorp Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 10.36 million shares or 1.67% more from 10.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Lc holds 0% or 14,843 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 1,424 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Mutual Of America Mngmt Limited Liability Com owns 1,410 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pnc Gru owns 1,686 shares. Renaissance Limited Liability Corp accumulated 313,200 shares. State Teachers Retirement System reported 0% in Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO). 227,360 were accumulated by Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Llc. Cornercap Inv Counsel invested 0.2% in Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO). Strs Ohio has invested 0% of its portfolio in Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO). Zacks Invest Management has 0.04% invested in Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) for 55,657 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas holds 7,500 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bridgeway Cap holds 82,950 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 27,096 were reported by Piermont Cap. Putnam Invs Ltd holds 0.01% or 141,905 shares. Us National Bank & Trust De invested 0% in Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $366,327 activity. BROUGHTON GEORGE W sold $2,983 worth of Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PEBO) on Tuesday, August 1. 400 shares valued at $13,600 were sold by BEAM S CRAIG on Friday, September 29.

Among 9 analysts covering Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (NYSE:APAM), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc had 46 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 15. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Wednesday, January 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, October 7. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 11 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Friday, August 4 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 11 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.49, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. shares while 62 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 47.38 million shares or 3.27% less from 48.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Co Mn stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Winfield has invested 0% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Swiss Comml Bank reported 77,600 shares. The Massachusetts-based State Street has invested 0% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). 30,597 are held by Metropolitan Life Insur Co Ny. 289,561 were accumulated by Invesco Limited. Citigroup Inc reported 0% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability holds 287,437 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 488,935 shares. Moreover, Ny State Teachers Retirement has 0% invested in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Parametric Port Associates Lc owns 87,349 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has 0.02% invested in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Tower Research Capital Ltd Com (Trc) invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Hillsdale Inv Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 47,440 shares. Pecaut & Communication, a Iowa-based fund reported 19,600 shares.

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