Associated Banc (ASB) Trades at $25.00 After Triangle; 11 Bullish Analysts Covering Green Plains (GPRE)

July 17, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Among 13 analysts covering Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:GPRE), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Green Plains Renewable Energy had 17 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Bank of America. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 13 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 15 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, November 2. Stifel Nicolaus initiated the shares of GPRE in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, July 21. The stock of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Stephens. RBC Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, July 21 report. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of GPRE in report on Wednesday, November 18 with “Outperform” rating. BB&T Capital initiated Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) rating on Thursday, November 19. BB&T Capital has “Buy” rating and $27 target. See Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) latest ratings:

14/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
10/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
15/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0000 Maintain

Associated Banc Corp (ASB) formed triangle with $23.25 target or 7.00% below today’s $25.00 share price. Associated Banc Corp (ASB) has $3.78B valuation. It closed at $25 lastly. It is down 34.85% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.15% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 1.43 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Green Plains Inc shares while 51 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 39.78 million shares or 3.51% more from 38.43 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Hightower Advisors Ltd Com holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 422,797 shares. Cambridge Invest Advisors has 8,842 shares. Clarivest Asset Ltd Company invested in 783 shares. Brandywine Glob Investment Mngmt Limited stated it has 147,945 shares. Pinebridge Invs L P holds 30,410 shares. Wells Fargo Mn reported 0% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Aqr Cap Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Moreover, Capstone Invest Advsr Limited Liability Corporation has 0.01% invested in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) for 7,900 shares. Petrus Trust Lta owns 8,594 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. 62,994 are held by Gsa Capital Prtn Limited Liability Partnership. Public Sector Pension Inv Board invested in 24,690 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Nationwide Fund Advsr has invested 0.01% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). Panagora Asset Mngmt invested in 7,281 shares. Blackrock Fund Advisors invested 0.02% in Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE). California State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 74,613 shares.

It closed at $20.45 lastly. It is down 33.17% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.47% the S&P500.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 10 sales for $3.76 million activity. MAPES MICHELLE also sold $162,515 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares. The insider Becker Todd A sold $130,397. $1.99M worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) was sold by Peterson Brian. 10,200 Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares with value of $257,720 were sold by PETERS JERRY L. $88,240 worth of Green Plains Inc (NASDAQ:GPRE) shares were bought by Anderson James D. $43,840 worth of stock was sold by CROWLEY JAMES F on Thursday, May 25. Another trade for 3,693 shares valued at $92,325 was made by Bleyl Carl S on Thursday, March 2.

Green Plains Inc. is an ethanol producer. The company has market cap of $842.94 million. The Firm owns and operates assets throughout the ethanol value chain, including upstream, with grain handling and storage through its ethanol production facilities, and downstream, with marketing and distribution services. It has a 25.7 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions: Ethanol Production, Agribusiness and Energy Services, Food and Food Ingredients, and Partnership.

Analysts await Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) to report earnings on July, 20 after the close. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 16.13% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.31 per share. ASB’s profit will be $54.43M for 17.36 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by Associated Banc Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.03, from 0.97 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold Associated Banc Corp shares while 83 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 115.05 million shares or 2.01% more from 112.79 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Liability owns 106,347 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB). Sg Americas Securities Llc stated it has 113,342 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Parkside Natl Bank And Trust owns 66 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Two Sigma Secs Limited Liability Com has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB). Waratah Advsrs Limited has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB). Bluecrest Capital Management holds 8,905 shares. Proshare Advsrs Lc has 37,455 shares. Commercial Bank Of Ny Mellon invested in 2.60M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Convergence Invest Partners Ltd accumulated 0.15% or 43,117 shares. Capital One National Association has invested 0.17% in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB). Synovus Fincl has 3,000 shares. Earnest Prtn Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 0% in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB). Benjamin F Edwards Co reported 5,699 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Carlson Limited Partnership reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB).

Among 11 analysts covering Associated Banc (NYSE:ASB), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Associated Banc had 18 analyst reports since October 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, April 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by SunTrust. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was initiated by Stephens with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 9. Bank of America upgraded Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) on Thursday, December 15 to “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, December 21, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The stock of Associated Banc Corp (NYSE:ASB) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, November 28. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, August 16. Wood maintained the shares of ASB in report on Friday, March 24 with “Hold” rating.

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