Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Reaches $87.49 High on Jan, 14; Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI) Sellers Decreased By 9.84% Their Shorts

January 14, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI) had a decrease of 9.84% in short interest. CPSI’s SI was 2.16 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 9.84% from 2.39M shares previously. With 76,300 avg volume, 28 days are for Computer Programs & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI)’s short sellers to cover CPSI’s short positions. The SI to Computer Programs & Systems’s float is 22.51%. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $30.25. About 39,578 shares traded. Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has declined 20.44% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.14% the S&P500.

The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) reached all time high today, Jan, 14 and still has $94.49 target or 8.00% above today’s $87.49 share price. This indicates more upside for the $4.89 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $94.49 PT is reached, the company will be worth $391.44 million more. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $87.49. About 296,202 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 36.64% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) to report earnings on January, 17. They expect $1.13 EPS, up 20.21% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.94 per share. WTFC’s profit will be $63.20 million for 19.36 P/E if the $1.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.12 actual EPS reported by Wintrust Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.89% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.63, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 66 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 50.16 million shares or 0.77% more from 49.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Denver Investment Advsr Limited Liability invested 0.82% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). California State Teachers Retirement System holds 0.02% or 88,871 shares in its portfolio. Regions Corporation has invested 0.01% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Utd Service Automobile Association holds 16,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Mairs & Power holds 0.19% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) or 203,430 shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 512,689 shares. Css Ltd Il reported 54,384 shares. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc has invested 0.06% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Essex Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.03% or 2,807 shares. Citigroup holds 0% or 5,408 shares in its portfolio. Los Angeles Capital Mngmt And Equity Research holds 0% or 9,590 shares. 1492 Cap Management Ltd Liability accumulated 0.2% or 2,818 shares. Moreover, Lord Abbett And Lc has 0.07% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Benjamin F Edwards Incorporated holds 39 shares. Moreover, Adams Diversified Equity Fund has 0.06% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 13,300 shares.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.89 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 20.99 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $3.45 million activity. 22,476 Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares with value of $1.79M were sold by DYKSTRA DAVID A. On Monday, October 23 WEHMER EDWARD J sold $719,190 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) or 9,000 shares. Another trade for 8,441 shares valued at $681,864 was made by GLEASON LEONA A on Monday, October 23. ZIDAR THOMAS P sold $254,240 worth of stock or 3,178 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Wintrust Financial has $97.0 highest and $46 lowest target. $75.50’s average target is -13.70% below currents $87.49 stock price. Wintrust Financial had 33 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) rating on Friday, July 7. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $7800 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, June 10 by Piper Jaffray. Jefferies maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Friday, June 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, September 15. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) rating on Monday, September 25. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $82.0 target. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 19. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, January 8. The stock of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Wednesday, January 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

Among 14 analysts covering Computer Progams & Systems (NASDAQ:CPSI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Computer Progams & Systems had 35 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy” on Monday, December 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) rating on Wednesday, May 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $47 target. The stock of Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 30 by Topeka Capital Markets. On Friday, October 30 the stock rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, December 1 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 19 by Dougherty & Company. Topeka Capital Markets upgraded Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) on Friday, January 29 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 31. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Friday, November 3 with “Hold”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 16.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $177,120 activity. 3,000 Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) shares with value of $90,090 were sold by DYE DAVID A.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.50, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 19 investors sold Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. shares while 34 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 12.15 million shares or 11.10% less from 13.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0% invested in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). 8,475 are owned by Leavell Inv Mgmt Inc. Ledyard Savings Bank has invested 0.01% in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). Morgan Stanley reported 0% stake. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 0% of its portfolio in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And Company has invested 0% in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). Fmr Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) for 167,510 shares. Francisco Prtn Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 19.04% or 1.47 million shares. State Street Corporation accumulated 285,811 shares. Manufacturers Life The stated it has 8,923 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Vnbtrust National Association invested in 175,345 shares or 2.06% of the stock. Next Gp reported 41 shares. Pnc Fincl Grp reported 396 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Vanguard Grp Inc has invested 0% in Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). Gsa Cap Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.05% or 22,900 shares.

Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. provides healthcare information technology solutions and services in the United States and the Caribbean nation of St. The company has market cap of $406.80 million. Maarten. It has a 68.91 P/E ratio. The Company’s software systems include patient management software that enables a hospital to identify a patient at various points in the healthcare delivery system, as well as helps to collect and maintain patient information throughout the process of patient care; and financial accounting software, which offers business office applications to track and coordinate information needed for managerial decision-making.

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