EPS for Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) Expected At $0.42; AG Mortgage Investment Trust (MITT) Shorts Raised By 4.81%

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) to report $0.42 EPS on January, 22.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 5.00% from last quarter’s $0.4 EPS. BSRR’s profit would be $6.39M giving it 16.49 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Sierra Bancorp’s analysts see 2.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $27.71. About 23,538 shares traded. Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) has risen 40.79% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.09% the S&P500.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MITT) had an increase of 4.81% in short interest. MITT’s SI was 1.37 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 4.81% from 1.30M shares previously. With 137,800 avg volume, 10 days are for AG Mortgage Investment Trust Incorporated (NYSE:MITT)’s short sellers to cover MITT’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $18.48. About 114,672 shares traded. AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT) has risen 37.46% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.76% the S&P500.

AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust, focuses on investing in, acquiring, and managing a portfolio of residential mortgage assets, other real estate-related securities, and financial assets. The company has market cap of $521.00 million. The firm invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS issued or guaranteed by a U.S. government agency or U.S. government-sponsored entities; and fixed- and floating-rate residential non-agency RMBS that are not issued by a U.S. government agencies or U.S. government-sponsored entities. It has a 6.43 P/E ratio. The firm also invests in other real estate-related assets and financial assets, including fixed- and floating-rate commercial mortgage-backed securities, such as investment grade and non-investment grade classes; residential mortgage loans secured by residential real property; and commercial mortgage loans secured by commercial real property comprising mezzanine loans and preferred equity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.30, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 12 investors sold AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 17.37 million shares or 0.13% less from 17.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 261,685 are held by Jpmorgan Chase Company. State Bank Of Mellon owns 0% invested in AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT) for 134,191 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 101,826 shares. Swiss Savings Bank reported 48,800 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership accumulated 106,473 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Millennium Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 23,147 shares in its portfolio. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc has invested 0% in AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT). Assetmark holds 11,449 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 29,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement System accumulated 44,126 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 1,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fmr Lc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 357,820 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank, a Ohio-based fund reported 12,800 shares. Illinois-based First Tru Advsr L P has invested 0% in AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT). First Republic Invest, a California-based fund reported 25,000 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering AG Mortgage Investment Trust (NYSE:MITT), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. AG Mortgage Investment Trust has $19.5 highest and $15.50 lowest target. $17.89’s average target is -3.19% below currents $18.48 stock price. AG Mortgage Investment Trust had 14 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 9 by Maxim Group. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by Wunderlich. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 10 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, August 10. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with “Hold” on Wednesday, November 11. Wunderlich upgraded AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT) rating on Monday, November 7. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $17 target. The stock of AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MITT) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Monday, August 17.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $53,000 activity. 2,000 Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) shares with value of $53,000 were sold by WOODS GORDON T.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.71 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.53, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold Sierra Bancorp shares while 22 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 7.40 million shares or 1.88% more from 7.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Metropolitan Life Ins New York reported 8,712 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). The New York-based Blackrock Incorporated has invested 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). D E Shaw holds 0% or 13,301 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt Inc reported 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Renaissance Tech Ltd Llc accumulated 278,400 shares. 157,902 were accumulated by Morgan Stanley. Nationwide Fund Advsrs has invested 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Alliancebernstein L P, a New York-based fund reported 10,066 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Co invested 0% in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR). Cornerstone Capital Hldgs holds 0% or 7,231 shares in its portfolio. Citigroup has 959 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada holds 1,181 shares. Clarivest Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) for 14,167 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 0% of its portfolio in Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR).

Among 8 analysts covering Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Sierra Bancorp has $30.0 highest and $18 lowest target. $24.56’s average target is -11.37% below currents $27.71 stock price. Sierra Bancorp had 16 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by FIG Partners with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, December 17 to “Mkt Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, December 16 to “Mkt Perform”. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group on Monday, December 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 9 by DA Davidson. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 21. Hovde Group initiated Sierra Bancorp (NASDAQ:BSRR) rating on Friday, June 10. Hovde Group has “Outperform” rating and $19 target. As per Tuesday, May 23, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report.

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