EPS for Lakeland Financial (LKFN) Expected At $0.55; Last Week LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) Coverage

June 19, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) to report $0.55 EPS on July, 24.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 7.84% from last quarter’s $0.51 EPS. LKFN’s profit would be $13.64 million giving it 20.89 P/E if the $0.55 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Lakeland Financial Corporation’s analysts see -3.51% EPS growth. It closed at $45.96 lastly. It is down 35.39% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.69% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering LightPath Technologies (NASDAQ:LPTH), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. LightPath Technologies had 4 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by Dougherty & Company. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by Roth Capital. TH Capital initiated LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) rating on Thursday, December 22. TH Capital has “Buy” rating and $2.50 target. See LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) latest ratings:

10/01/2017 Broker: Dougherty & Company Rating: Buy New Target: $2.50 Initiate
22/12/2016 Broker: Roth Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $2.50 Initiate
22/12/2016 Broker: TH Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $2.50 Initiate

Since December 21, 2016, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $4,785 activity. $25,000 worth of LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH) was bought by CIPOLLA DOROTHY M on Wednesday, December 21. Shares for $99,999 were bought by RIPP ROBERT on Wednesday, December 21. Shares for $39,930 were bought by GAYNOR JOSEPH J JR on Wednesday, December 21. 8,333 shares were bought by Symmons Alan, worth $10,083. KHAN SOHAIL A bought 20,661 shares worth $25,000. The insider BRUECK STEVEN R J bought $30,000. Shares for $39,930 were bought by Dunham Craig T.

It closed at $2.66 lastly. It is down 67.65% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.95% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.4 in Q4 2016. Its up 1.73, from 0.67 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 1 investors sold LightPath Technologies, Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 4.54 million shares or 332.56% more from 1.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Vertex One Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 0.21% or 825,000 shares. Kcg reported 25,985 shares. Manatuck Hill Lc holds 900,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Incorporated accumulated 18,980 shares or 0% of the stock. 475,700 are held by Wellington Management Gp Limited Liability Partnership. 375 are held by Wells Fargo Mn. Renaissance Techs Ltd Company holds 107,900 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 26,100 shares stake. Northern Tru has 21,466 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Creative Planning holds 0% or 5,000 shares in its portfolio. 6,052 are held by Blackrock Ltd. Blackrock Fund accumulated 3,255 shares or 0% of the stock. Pnc Gru invested 0% in LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH). Blackrock Institutional Trust Company Na reported 0% of its portfolio in LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH). Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership stated it has 13,717 shares.

LightPath Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer and integrator of families of precision molded aspheric optics, fiber-optic collimator, GRADIUM glass lenses and other optical materials used to produce products that manipulate light. The company has market cap of $65.38 million. The Firm designs, develops, makes and distributes optical components and assemblies utilizing the optical processes and manufacturing technologies. It has a 28.61 P/E ratio. The Firm also performs research and development for optical solutions for the traditional optics markets and communications markets.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $981,339 activity. $93,372 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) was sold by Steiner Jonathan P. WELCH M SCOTT also bought $287,936 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Wednesday, February 8. $25,565 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) shares were sold by DE BATTY JILL A. The insider Gavin Michael E sold 3,000 shares worth $137,821. NIEMIER CHARLES E bought $30,349 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) on Monday, February 6. $108,678 worth of Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN) was sold by Pruitt Kristin on Monday, February 13. KUBACKI MICHAEL L had sold 17,656 shares worth $755,661.

Lakeland Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $1.14 billion. The Company, through its subsidiary, Lake City Bank , provides an array of services and products throughout its Northern and Central Indiana markets. It has a 21.59 P/E ratio. It offers commercial and consumer banking services, as well as trust and wealth management, brokerage, investment and treasury management commercial services.

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