Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) Analysts See $2.32 EPS, Glenburnie Bancorp (GLBZ) Shorts Increased By 275%

June 20, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Glenburnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ) had an increase of 275% in short interest. GLBZ’s SI was 1,500 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 275% from 400 shares previously. With 300 avg volume, 5 days are for Glenburnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ)’s short sellers to cover GLBZ’s short positions. The SI to Glenburnie Bancorp’s float is 0.07%. It closed at $10.9 lastly. It is down 12.05% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.75% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) to report $2.32 EPS on July, 20.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 9.43% from last quarter’s $2.12 EPS. ALK’s profit would be $287.80 million giving it 9.78 P/E if the $2.32 EPS is correct. After having $1.05 EPS previously, Alaska Air Group, Inc.’s analysts see 120.95% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.29% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $90.77. About shares traded. Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) has risen 29.33% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Alaska Air Group had 42 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $145 target in Monday, March 20 report. As per Thursday, October 13, the company rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research. The stock of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, December 15. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to “Outperform” on Monday, April 24. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, May 25. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, February 4 by JP Morgan. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $9 target in Friday, March 31 report. Cowen & Co maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Thursday, July 23. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $87 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) rating on Friday, July 24. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $73 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.27, from 1.03 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 55 investors sold Alaska Air Group, Inc. shares while 181 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 120 raised stakes. 110.18 million shares or 3.64% more from 106.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Adirondack Trust holds 305 shares. Bnp Paribas Invest Prns Sa holds 0.04% or 42,609 shares in its portfolio. First Personal Services holds 0% or 75 shares in its portfolio. 259,059 are owned by Blackrock Investment Management Ltd Limited Liability Company. Boston Lc holds 158,291 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Blackrock Gp Ltd has 0.02% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 540,237 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund invested in 9,566 shares. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Rothschild Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) for 87,757 shares. Moreover, Fdx Incorporated has 0.05% invested in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Century Cos has 58,711 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Earnest Ptnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0% in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). Cornerstone Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0.06% or 84,184 shares in its portfolio. 4.35 million are owned by State Street. Td Asset holds 253,364 shares.

Since January 5, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 selling transactions for $8.80 million activity. Another trade for 5,600 shares valued at $508,225 was sold by TILDEN BRADLEY D. The insider LEVINE KYLE B sold $166,305. SPRAGUE JOSEPH A had sold 5,101 shares worth $490,287. MINICUCCI BENITO sold $475,000 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. $105,908 worth of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) shares were sold by ELIASEN MARK G. BERRY CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL sold $48,310 worth of stock. KNIGHT JESSIE J JR sold $1.01M worth of stock or 10,291 shares.

Alaska Air Group, Inc. is the holding firm of Alaska Airlines , Virgin America Inc., Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. The company has market cap of $11.26 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Mainline, Regional and Horizon. It has a 15.44 P/E ratio. The Company’s Mainline segment includes Alaska’s and Virgin America’s scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba.

Glen Burnie Bancorp is the bank holding firm for The Bank of Glen Burnie , a commercial bank. The company has market cap of $30.19 million. The Bank is engaged in the commercial and retail banking business, including the acceptance of demand and time deposits, and the origination of loans to individuals, associations, partnerships and firms. It has a 26.74 P/E ratio. The Company’s real estate financing consists of residential first and second mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit and commercial mortgage loans.

Since March 30, 2017, it had 4 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $45,862 activity. On Thursday, March 30 Long John D. bought $6,692 worth of Glen Burnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ) or 560 shares. Shares for $12,084 were bought by Cooch Andrew.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.14 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.61, from 0.75 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 3 investors sold Glen Burnie Bancorp shares while 4 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 406,714 shares or 32.32% less from 600,971 shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 598 were reported by Blackrock Fund. Financial Bank Of America De holds 0% or 3,124 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp has 0% invested in Glen Burnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ) for 115,183 shares. Court Place Advsr Limited Liability Corp invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Glen Burnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ). Wellington Management Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Glen Burnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ). Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 18,661 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Morgan Stanley reported 0% stake. Tower Research Lc (Trc) reported 500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo & Co Mn owns 1 shares. Banc Funds Ltd Liability Corp reported 70,849 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Creative Planning reported 0% in Glen Burnie Bancorp (NASDAQ:GLBZ).

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