S&T Bancorp (STBA) Investors: Piper Jaffray Reiterates Hold Rating, Sees $36.5000/Share; WM MORRISON SUPERMAR (MRWSY) Shorts Lowered By 6.38%

July 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

WM MORRISON SUPERMAR (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) had a decrease of 6.38% in short interest. MRWSY’s SI was 8,800 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 6.38% from 9,400 shares previously. With 36,900 avg volume, 0 days are for WM MORRISON SUPERMAR (OTCMKTS:MRWSY)’s short sellers to cover MRWSY’s short positions. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.15 on July 14, reaching $16.14. About 68,616 shares traded or 117.87% up from the average. WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) has 0.00% since July 17, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering S&T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. S&T Bancorp has $36.5000 highest and $31 lowest target. $33.30’s average target is -8.39% below currents $36.35 stock price. S&T Bancorp had 12 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, July 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, July 22. Piper Jaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, October 24 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Wednesday, November 16. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Zacks upgraded the shares of STBA in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Hold” rating. Zacks upgraded S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA) rating on Saturday, August 22. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $34 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, November 16 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Saturday, August 29. Piper Jaffray maintained S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA) rating on Thursday, July 13. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $36.5000 target.

Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC is engaged in the operation of retail supermarket stores under the Morrisons brand and associated activities. The company has market cap of $7.47 billion. The Firm offers products, such as Free From, World Foods, Food To Go and Nutmeg clothing. It currently has negative earnings. It has food manufacturing capabilities in meat, fish, bakery, fruit and veg, deli and flowers.

Among 6 analysts covering Wm Morrison Supermarkets (OTCMKTS:MRWSY), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Wm Morrison Supermarkets had 7 analyst reports since October 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas on Friday, September 16. Bernstein upgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, September 16 report. As per Tuesday, December 8, the company rating was upgraded by HSBC. The stock of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (OTCMKTS:MRWSY) has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, November 1. BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report.

The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 on July 14, reaching $36.35. About shares traded. S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA) has risen 34.99% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.29% the S&P500.

S&T Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $1.27 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Community Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. It has a 17.28 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers services, which include accepting time and demand deposits, and originating commercial and consumer loans.

Analysts await S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA) to report earnings on July, 20 before the open. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 12.24% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.49 per share. STBA’s profit will be $19.22M for 16.52 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by S & T Bancorp Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.77% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.68 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.17, from 1.85 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 7 investors sold S & T Bancorp Inc shares while 34 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 18.83 million shares or 3.92% more from 18.12 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys accumulated 25,400 shares. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd Company accumulated 7,203 shares. Illinois-based Zacks has invested 0.04% in S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA). Legal And General Group Pcl holds 0% or 62,316 shares in its portfolio. Us Bancorporation De accumulated 260 shares. Waldron Lp invested in 0.33% or 24,274 shares. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has 0.03% invested in S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P reported 1.52M shares stake. The Ontario – Canada-based Royal State Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA). S&T State Bank Pa invested in 1.35M shares or 8.46% of the stock. The California-based Blackrock Fund Advisors has invested 0.02% in S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA). Jpmorgan Chase holds 0% or 148,984 shares. State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA). Nationwide Fund Advsr accumulated 0% or 26,015 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 6,257 shares.

Since February 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $362,538 activity. SPOSITO THOMAS J II also sold $362,538 worth of S & T Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:STBA) shares.

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