Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management Llp Has Decreased By $1.34 Million Its Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) Position; Washingtonfirst Bankshares Has 2.13 Sentiment

January 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for WashingtonFirst Bank that provides commercial banking services and products to small-to-medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, professional service firms, and individuals in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company has market cap of $448.95 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including business and personal checking, NOW accounts, tiered savings, money market and time deposit accounts, and individual retirement accounts. It has a 22.69 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and development loans, and consumer loans.

Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management Llp decreased Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA) stake by 82.35% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management Llp sold 40,704 shares as Liberty Global Plc (LBTYA)’s stock declined 18.04%. The Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management Llp holds 8,726 shares with $295,000 value, down from 49,430 last quarter. Liberty Global Plc now has $35.13 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.77% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $36.87. About 1.56 million shares traded. Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) has declined 3.90% since January 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.60% the S&P500.

It closed at $34.26 lastly. It is up 61.27% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.57% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.84 million activity.

Endicott Management Co holds 25.18% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. for 1.20 million shares. Basswood Capital Management L.L.C. owns 636,651 shares or 1.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Evermay Wealth Management Llc has 0.7% invested in the company for 45,461 shares. The New York-based Grace & White Inc Ny has invested 0.64% in the stock. Banc Funds Co Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 227,760 shares.

Analysts await WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 22.22% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.36 per share. WFBI’s profit will be $5.77M for 19.47 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.32% EPS growth.

Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management Llp increased Tiffany & Co New (NYSE:TIF) stake by 63,473 shares to 397,158 valued at $36.53 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) stake by 691,103 shares and now owns 1.09M shares. Monsanto Co New (NYSE:MON) was raised too.

Analysts await Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $-0.16 earnings per share, down 106.53% or $2.61 from last year’s $2.45 per share. After $-0.55 actual earnings per share reported by Liberty Global plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -70.91% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Liberty Global (NASDAQ:LBTYA), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Liberty Global had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research on Friday, January 15 with “Buy”. Pivotal Research maintained the shares of LBTYA in report on Tuesday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, August 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The company was maintained on Friday, June 24 by Pivotal Research. Jefferies maintained the shares of LBTYA in report on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Thursday, September 28. Macquarie Research maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 20 by Jefferies. Wunderlich maintained Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ:LBTYA) rating on Wednesday, July 6. Wunderlich has “Hold” rating and $49 target.

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