Analysts at Jefferies International Reiterated their Buy rating for Indivior Plc (LON:INDV) with GBX 630.00 TP; Hancock Holding Company (HBHC) Shorts Lowered By 4.34%

May 8, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) had a decrease of 4.34% in short interest. HBHC’s SI was 1.25M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 4.34% from 1.30 million shares previously. With 678,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC)’s short sellers to cover HBHC’s short positions. The SI to Hancock Holding Company’s float is 1.49%. The stock increased 1.71% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $50.7. About 436,381 shares traded. Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has risen 16.06% since May 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.51% the S&P500.

London: In a report released on Tuesday, 8 May, Jefferies International kept their Buy rating on shares of Indivior Plc (LON:INDV). They currently have a GBX 630.00 PT on the firm. Jefferies International’s target indicates a potential upside of 35.06% from the company’s previous stock close.

More important recent Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Stocks to Watch on Wednesday: Hancock Holding Company (HBHC), Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (IBKR) and Lam …” on April 18, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Research Report Identifies Hancock Holding, Alliance Holdings GP, Equity Lifestyle Properties, El Paso Electric …”, Globenewswire.com published: “Hancock reports first quarter 2018 EPS of $.83” on April 17, 2018. More interesting news about Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Hancock to Present at the Gulf South Bank Conference” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.24, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold Hancock Holding Company shares while 70 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 63.57 million shares or 0.95% less from 64.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Pinebridge Invs Lp owns 26,333 shares. 12,000 are owned by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. Prudential reported 842,862 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans owns 428,255 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys stated it has 0.05% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Jpmorgan Chase And Company invested in 0.02% or 1.69M shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 0.01% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Verition Fund Ltd Liability Com owns 0.06% invested in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 13,943 shares. Michigan-based Comerica State Bank has invested 0.04% in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC). Cwm Limited Liability stated it has 30 shares. Hayek Kallen Inv has 0.14% invested in Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) for 4,163 shares. Nordea Invest Management invested in 91,015 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 27,637 are held by Symphony Asset Management Limited Liability Corp. Martingale Asset Lp stated it has 97,665 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Clinton reported 92,797 shares.

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $3.28 million activity. Achary Michael M also sold $669,569 worth of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Tuesday, February 27. 1,000 Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) shares with value of $53,400 were sold by Exnicios Joseph S. $166,705 worth of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) was sold by BERTUCCI FRANK E on Wednesday, January 24. On Monday, January 29 the insider Little Sonya C sold $32,910. Shares for $811,058 were sold by Phillips Joy L. 3,572 shares were sold by Barker Stephen E., worth $198,960. Shares for $1.35M were sold by ROSEBERRY ROBERT W.

Hancock Holding Company operates as the bank holding firm for Whitney Bank that provides a range of community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers. The company has market cap of $4.32 billion. The firm offers various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand deposits, interest-bearing transaction accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, and time deposit accounts. It has a 20.44 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial and industrial; commercial real estate; construction and land development; and residential mortgages, including fixed and adjustable rate loans; and consumer loans comprising second lien mortgage home loans, home equity lines of credit, and nonresidential consumer purpose loans.

Among 15 analysts covering Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hancock Holding Company has $63.0 highest and $25 lowest target. $48.42’s average target is -4.50% below currents $50.7 stock price. Hancock Holding Company had 56 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, December 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Stephens to “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 18. SunTrust maintained Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Stephens. Jefferies maintained the shares of HBHC in report on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. Jefferies maintained the shares of HBHC in report on Thursday, April 19 with “Hold” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 19 report.

Indivior PLC, together with its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and sells buprenorphine prescription drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence worldwide. The company has market cap of 3.46 billion GBP. The company's product candidates focus on treating opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder, overdose rescue, and CNS disorders/schizophrenia. It has a 59.42 P/E ratio. It markets and promotes SUBOXONE sublingual film, SUBOXONE sublingual tablet, and SUBUTEX sublingual tablet, as well as sells legacy analgesic products that include Temgesic, Burpex, and Buprenex.

Among 8 analysts covering Indivior Plc (LON:INDV), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Indivior Plc has GBX 640 highest and GBX 140 lowest target. GBX 488.75’s average target is 2.81% above currents GBX 475.4 stock price. Indivior Plc had 119 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, February 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Numis Securities given on Wednesday, November 1. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Numis Securities maintained Indivior PLC (LON:INDV) rating on Thursday, November 3. Numis Securities has “Buy” rating and GBX 450 target. Numis Securities maintained the shares of INDV in report on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock of Indivior PLC (LON:INDV) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, February 23. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of INDV in report on Monday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Morgan Stanley. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Indivior PLC (LON:INDV) rating on Wednesday, November 4. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and GBX 310 target.

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