Stieven Capital Advisors LP Lowered Stake in Heritage Finl Wash (HFWA) by $930,900 as Share Value Declined; Visa (V) Holder Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp Cut Its Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Stieven Capital Advisors Lp decreased its stake in Heritage Finl Corp Wash (HFWA) by 7% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp sold 32,100 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.54% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 426,456 shares of the banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $12.58M, down from 458,556 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Heritage Finl Corp Wash for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $947.18 million market cap company. The stock increased 0.32% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $31.8. About 115,658 shares traded. Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) has risen 35.92% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Stuart Powers decreased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 0.41% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp sold 9,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.74% with the market. The hedge fund run by Stuart Powers held 2.33 million shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $244.92M, down from 2.34 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $272.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $120.09. About 5.59M shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 10 investors sold HFWA shares while 40 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 22.94 million shares or 3.14% more from 22.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Principal Fincl accumulated 10,322 shares or 0% of the stock. California Employees Retirement reported 93,591 shares stake. First Trust Advsrs Limited Partnership invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Keybank Natl Association Oh has 37,497 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Mufg Americas Hldgs stated it has 3,952 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Assetmark has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Moreover, Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Kennedy Cap Mngmt Inc reported 147,941 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Parametric Port Associates Limited Liability Com has invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Moreover, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc has 0.01% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) for 25,450 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 4,962 shares. Phocas Fincl accumulated 0.42% or 179,894 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant accumulated 441,301 shares or 1.79% of the stock. Alliancebernstein Lp invested in 122,268 shares.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $352,162 activity. PICKERING ANTHONY had sold 11,000 shares worth $338,360.

Analysts await Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.36 EPS, up 9.09% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.33 per share. HFWA’s profit will be $10.72 million for 22.08 P/E if the $0.36 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by Heritage Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.86% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Heritage Financial had 9 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, July 10 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 28 with “Neutral”. The stock of Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) earned “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Thursday, October 5. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. DA Davidson maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36 target in Tuesday, November 7 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, June 1.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $7.43 million activity. MAHON TULLIER KELLY had sold 49,702 shares worth $5.65M. The insider MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W sold $707,561.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold V shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Public Employees Retirement Systems owns 4.28 million shares or 0.67% of their US portfolio. Trb Advsr Lp accumulated 477,500 shares or 37.21% of the stock. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky reported 733,227 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh holds 1.39% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 324,208 shares. Altarock Prtn Limited Liability Corp accumulated 282,516 shares or 4.35% of the stock. West Oak Ltd Co holds 0.19% or 3,082 shares. Wilbanks Smith Thomas Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 13,244 shares. Pitcairn, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 80,719 shares. Df Dent And invested in 1.37 million shares or 3.75% of the stock. Blue Fin reported 29,551 shares stake. 80,803 are owned by Bailard. Private Capital Advsr stated it has 0.82% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Blume holds 0.14% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 2,562 shares. Btr Mgmt Inc owns 2.57% invested in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 119,707 shares. Carnegie Asset reported 15,147 shares stake.

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