Forest Hill Capital Upped Investar Hldg (ISTR) Position; Shorts at AKZO NOBEL NV (AKZOF) Lowered By 27.7%

December 6, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

AKZO NOBEL NV (OTCMKTS:AKZOF) had a decrease of 27.7% in short interest. AKZOF’s SI was 316,400 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 27.7% from 437,600 shares previously. With 1,800 avg volume, 176 days are for AKZO NOBEL NV (OTCMKTS:AKZOF)’s short sellers to cover AKZOF’s short positions. It closed at $86.51 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 6, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Forest Hill Capital Llc increased Investar Hldg Corp (ISTR) stake by 309.68% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Forest Hill Capital Llc acquired 223,963 shares as Investar Hldg Corp (ISTR)’s stock rose 11.14%. The Forest Hill Capital Llc holds 296,284 shares with $6.79M value, up from 72,321 last quarter. Investar Hldg Corp now has $205.76M valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $23.6. About 1,198 shares traded. Investar Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:ISTR) has risen 48.68% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.98% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Investar (NASDAQ:ISTR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Investar had 4 analyst reports since August 26, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, August 26 by Raymond James. The company was downgraded on Thursday, August 10 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Thursday, July 27. The stock has “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 5.

Akzo Nobel N.V. produces and sells paints and coatings worldwide. The company has market cap of $21.80 billion. It provides decorative paints, including paints, lacquers, and varnishes; mixing machines, color concepts, and training courses for the building and renovation industry; and specialty coatings for metal, wood, and other building materials. It has a 20.8 P/E ratio. The firm offers its decorative paints under the Coral, Dulux, Flexa, Hammerite, Sadolin and Sikkens brands.

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