$0.26 EPS Expected for First Foundation Inc. (FFWM); Shorts at Aytu Bioscience (AYTU) Lowered By 14.81%

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Analysts expect First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) to report $0.26 EPS on February, 5.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 36.84% from last quarter’s $0.19 EPS. FFWM’s profit would be $9.93M giving it 18.42 P/E if the $0.26 EPS is correct. After having $0.27 EPS previously, First Foundation Inc.’s analysts see -3.70% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.16% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $19.16. About 170,477 shares traded or 64.36% up from the average. First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) has risen 43.47% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.77% the S&P500.

Aytu Bioscience Incorporated (NASDAQ:AYTU) had a decrease of 14.81% in short interest. AYTU’s SI was 18,400 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 14.81% from 21,600 shares previously. With 44,700 avg volume, 0 days are for Aytu Bioscience Incorporated (NASDAQ:AYTU)’s short sellers to cover AYTU’s short positions. The stock increased 17.08% or $0.4099 during the last trading session, reaching $2.8099. About 252,349 shares traded or 185.09% up from the average. Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Aytu BioScience, Inc., a specialty healthcare company, focuses on developing and commercializing novel products in the field of urology in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.76 million. The firm markets Natesto for the treatment of hypogonadism in men; and ProstaScint for use in newly diagnosed high-risk prostate cancer patients and patients with recurrent prostate cancer. It currently has negative earnings. It is also involved in commercializing of the RedoxSYS System for research use in various applications.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.61, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 0 investors sold First Foundation Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 37.09 million shares or 113.88% more from 17.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pdts Partners Limited Co owns 0.01% invested in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) for 19,852 shares. Kennedy Cap Mngmt has 0.1% invested in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Rhumbline Advisers, Massachusetts-based fund reported 31,085 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Cornerstone Cap Management Llc owns 100,210 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. United Kingdom-based Gsa Capital Prtn Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.01% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Apriem Advsrs holds 0.09% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 20,000 shares. Legal & General Grp Public Limited Com invested 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Rmb Cap Management Limited Liability reported 687,828 shares. Prudential Finance Inc holds 33,510 shares. Federated Investors Pa holds 0% or 1,588 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 126,142 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.01% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM).

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $2.18 million activity. On Monday, September 11 MICHEL JOHN sold $497,400 worth of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 30,000 shares. 1,200 shares valued at $20,400 were sold by KELLER ULRICH E. JR on Tuesday, September 5. $302,760 worth of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) was sold by LARSEN GERALD L. on Wednesday, August 16. On Monday, September 11 HAKOPIAN JOHN sold $164,800 worth of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) or 10,000 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. First Foundation had 10 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Friday, October 28 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, July 17. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Mkt Perform” on Tuesday, December 20. FBR Capital maintained First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) rating on Tuesday, December 19. FBR Capital has “Buy” rating and $21.0 target. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was upgraded by FBR Capital. FBR Capital initiated the shares of FFWM in report on Friday, July 1 with “Outperform” rating.

First Foundation Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides personalized financial services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations in the United States. The company has market cap of $732.06 million. It operates in two divisions, Banking; and Investment Management and Wealth Planning. It has a 20.6 P/E ratio. The firm offers a range of bank deposit products, including personal and business checking accounts, savings accounts, interest-bearing negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposit; and loan products consisting of multifamily and single family residential real estate loans, commercial real estate loans, and commercial term loans and lines of credit, as well as consumer loans, such as personal installment loans and lines of credit, and home equity lines of credit.

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