10.71% to Target, Sandler O’Neill Keeps “Buy” Rating for Central Pacific Financial (CPF) Stock; Varex Imaging (VREX) Shorts Decreased By 13.39%

January 17, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ:VREX) had a decrease of 13.39% in short interest. VREX’s SI was 2.34M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 13.39% from 2.70 million shares previously. With 263,600 avg volume, 9 days are for Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ:VREX)’s short sellers to cover VREX’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $40.52. About 284,778 shares traded or 25.73% up from the average. Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ:VREX) has 0.00% since January 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Central Pacific Financial Corp. has $34.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $29.75’s average target is -3.13% below currents $30.71 stock price. Central Pacific Financial Corp. had 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 2 with “Outperform”. Zacks upgraded Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) rating on Monday, August 10. Zacks has “Hold” rating and $26 target. Compass Point upgraded Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) on Thursday, January 26 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) earned “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Thursday, August 11. The stock of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Raymond James. Sandler O’Neill maintained Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) rating on Thursday, January 4. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $33.0 target. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral”. The stock of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Sandler O’Neill.

Central Pacific Financial Corp. operates as the holding firm for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking services and products to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. The company has market cap of $925.22 million. The firm operates in three divisions: Banking Operations, Treasury, and All Others. It has a 19.31 P/E ratio. It offers various deposit services and products, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposit.

The stock decreased 1.00% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $30.71. About 89,114 shares traded. Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) has risen 31.86% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 5.13% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.39 per share. CPF’s profit will be $12.35 million for 18.73 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual EPS reported by Central Pacific Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.13% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Central Pacific Financial Corp. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 27.28 million shares or 0.61% less from 27.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 0% or 187,822 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement has 15,727 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Hbk Ltd Partnership invested in 8,600 shares. Auxier Asset Mngmt holds 0.68% or 103,997 shares in its portfolio. Piermont Cap Mngmt has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF). Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc Tn invested in 51 shares or 0% of the stock. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% in Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) or 21,848 shares. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al owns 0.03% invested in Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF) for 68,300 shares. Comml Bank Of America De has invested 0% of its portfolio in Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF). Strs Ohio invested in 26,700 shares. 20,189 are held by Pinebridge Ltd Partnership. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0% invested in Central Pacific Financial Corp. (NYSE:CPF). 37 were accumulated by Assetmark. Piedmont Invest Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 6,756 shares or 0% of the stock. Mason Street Advisors Limited Com holds 7,709 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Varex Imaging Corporation designs and makes medical X-ray tubes and image processing solutions. The company has market cap of $1.53 billion. The firm offers X-ray imaging components, such as tubes, digital flat panel detectors, and other image processing solutions, which are key components of X-ray imaging systems. It has a 29.79 P/E ratio. The Company’s components are used in medical imaging, as well as in industrial and security imaging applications.

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