Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) EPS Estimated At $0.76; Advent Claymore Convertible Secu (AGC) Sellers Increased By 66.32% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Advent Claymore Convertible Secu (NYSE:AGC) had an increase of 66.32% in short interest. AGC’s SI was 48,400 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 66.32% from 29,100 shares previously. With 108,900 avg volume, 0 days are for Advent Claymore Convertible Secu (NYSE:AGC)’s short sellers to cover AGC’s short positions. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $6.15. About 119,088 shares traded. Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC) has risen 13.10% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.60% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) to report $0.76 EPS on January, 22.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 13.43% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. EFSC’s profit would be $17.53 million giving it 15.54 P/E if the $0.76 EPS is correct. After having $0.69 EPS previously, Enterprise Financial Services Corp’s analysts see 10.14% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $47.25. About 96,218 shares traded. Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) has risen 51.30% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.60% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.65 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.85, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 2 investors sold Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II shares while 18 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 9.83 million shares or 25.10% less from 13.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pnc Finance holds 2,855 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Sit Inv Assoc reported 1.13 million shares. Rivernorth Mngmt Limited holds 0.29% of its portfolio in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC) for 564,285 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 529,587 shares. Oppenheimer & Communication holds 0.01% or 55,108 shares. Financial Bank Of America De holds 261,925 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Michigan-based Robinson Ltd Liability has invested 0.53% in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC). Laurion Capital Mngmt Lp reported 0.01% stake. Wisconsin-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management has invested 0% in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC). Wells Fargo And Mn invested in 0% or 256,975 shares. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC) for 411,656 shares. Raymond James Fincl Advsr accumulated 0.01% or 231,141 shares. Saba Capital Mgmt L P has invested 1.71% in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC). Shaker Fin Serv Lc holds 201,174 shares. Thomas J Herzfeld Advisors Inc has 0.02% invested in Advent Claymore Convertible Securities & Income Fund II (NYSE:AGC) for 7,516 shares.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $45,732 activity. BAUCHE DOUGLAS sold 1,200 shares worth $45,732.

Among 3 analysts covering Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Enterprise Financial Services has $53.5 highest and $29 lowest target. $46.50’s average target is -1.59% below currents $47.25 stock price. Enterprise Financial Services had 13 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Piper Jaffray. DA Davidson maintained the shares of EFSC in report on Wednesday, October 12 with “Neutral” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of EFSC in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, June 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 12 by DA Davidson. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 6. Piper Jaffray initiated Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC) on Monday, July 11 with “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.34, from 1.32 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 15 investors sold Enterprise Financial Services Corp shares while 49 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 16.80 million shares or 0.55% less from 16.89 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prns accumulated 1,978 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC). Comerica Fincl Bank reported 29,596 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC). Mufg Americas Hldg Corporation accumulated 46 shares. Dupont Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.02% in Enterprise Financial Services Corp (NASDAQ:EFSC). 303,695 are held by Rothschild Asset Mgmt. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P reported 988,194 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. First Quadrant L P Ca reported 0.01% stake. Swiss Bankshares invested in 38,964 shares or 0% of the stock. Hutchin Hill Lp holds 5,700 shares. 40,125 are owned by Systematic Management Ltd Partnership. Matarin Mgmt Lc owns 5,724 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Secor Cap Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 0.05% stake. Principal Fincl Group Inc Inc reported 11,575 shares stake.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp operates as the holding firm for Enterprise Bank & Trust that offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and corporate customers. The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. The firm offers demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, money market accounts, and savings deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 19.6 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, real estate construction and development, residential real estate, and consumer loans.

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