Independent Bank Group (IBTX) EPS Estimated At $0.82; Hardinge (HDNG) Shorts Up By 5.05%

June 20, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Hardinge Incorporated (NASDAQ:HDNG) had an increase of 5.05% in short interest. HDNG’s SI was 154,000 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 5.05% from 146,600 shares previously. With 44,500 avg volume, 4 days are for Hardinge Incorporated (NASDAQ:HDNG)’s short sellers to cover HDNG’s short positions. The SI to Hardinge Incorporated’s float is 1.35%. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $12.59. About shares traded. Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) has risen 8.84% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.86% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) to report $0.82 EPS on July, 24.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 10.81% from last quarter’s $0.74 EPS. IBTX’s profit would be $23.15 million giving it 17.93 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.84 EPS previously, Independent Bank Group Inc’s analysts see -2.38% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $58.8. About shares traded. Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) has risen 64.06% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 47.36% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Independent Bank Group Inc had 14 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, December 9. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Thursday, August 27 to “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Evercore on Friday, September 11. Evercore upgraded the shares of IBTX in report on Thursday, June 9 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, April 25. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 23 by Hovde Group. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 23 by Sandler O’Neill.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $16.05 million activity. Shares for $1.95 million were sold by SMITH G STACY. $3.77 million worth of Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX) shares were sold by Viola Vincent J.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.62 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.48, from 1.14 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 9 investors sold Independent Bank Group Inc shares while 30 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 7.67 million shares or 17.89% more from 6.51 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Frontier Invest Mngmt has invested 0.46% in Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX). Citadel Advisors Ltd invested in 0% or 22,010 shares. Banc Funds Comm Llc has 38,500 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs owns 366,212 shares. Morgan Stanley owns 43,877 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Matarin Management Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX). New York-based Maltese Management Ltd Liability has invested 0.2% in Independent Bank Group Inc (NASDAQ:IBTX). Dimensional Fund Advsr L P invested in 342,807 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Invesco holds 0% or 9,632 shares. Northern Trust Corporation accumulated 0% or 128,334 shares. Ameriprise Financial Inc holds 0% or 21,377 shares in its portfolio. Tower Cap Ltd Liability (Trc) accumulated 0% or 90 shares. Mendon Capital Advsrs Corp has 16,650 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Principal Finance Gp holds 59,300 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 21,164 shares.

Independent Bank Group, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $1.66 billion. Through the Company’s subsidiary, Independent Bank , the Company provides a range of commercial banking services and products tailored to meet the needs of businesses, professionals and individuals. It has a 19.4 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 41 banking offices in the Dallas/North Texas area, the Austin/Central Texas area, and the Houston metropolitan area.

Since March 6, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $302,094 activity. 3,900 shares were sold by SIMONS RICHARD L, worth $46,293 on Wednesday, May 24. HUNTER J PHILIP also sold $52,500 worth of Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) shares. $57,016 worth of stock was bought by Levenson Ryan on Monday, March 13. Dougherty Charles P also bought $63,376 worth of Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) on Thursday, June 8.

Among 2 analysts covering Hardinge (NASDAQ:HDNG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hardinge had 2 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, August 4. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, October 23 with “Hold”.

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