First Commonwealth Financial (FCF) Trades at $12.78 After Triangle, Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) Covered By 2 Bulls

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Among 3 analysts covering Mortgage Advice Bureau Holdings Plc (LON:MAB1), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Mortgage Advice Bureau Holdings Plc had 25 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by FinnCap. The rating was maintained by FinnCap with “Buy” on Thursday, July 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, July 28. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 28 report. The stock of Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) earned “Buy” rating by Shore Capital on Friday, April 7. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 455 target in Tuesday, March 28 report. The stock of Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, March 16. Shore Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 28 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) on Thursday, January 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 27 by FinnCap. See Mortgage Advice Bureau (Holdings) PLC (LON:MAB1) latest ratings:

24/05/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
24/05/2017 Broker: FinnCap Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 420.00 New Target: GBX 450.00 Downgrade
10/05/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 455.00 New Target: GBX 520.00 Reiteration
07/04/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
28/03/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 420.00 New Target: GBX 455.00 Reiteration
28/03/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain
28/03/2017 Broker: FinnCap Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 420.00 New Target: GBX 420.00 Maintain
16/03/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 366.00 Maintain
27/01/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 420.00 Maintain
27/01/2017 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy Maintain

First Commonwealth Financial (FCF) formed triangle with $13.42 target or 5.00% above today’s $12.78 share price. First Commonwealth Financial (FCF) has $1.13B valuation. It closed at $12.78 lastly. It is down 38.31% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.61% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. First Commonwealth Financial has $15 highest and $8.50 lowest target. $12.40’s average target is -2.97% below currents $12.78 stock price. First Commonwealth Financial had 9 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Macquarie Research maintained First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) on Monday, March 7 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) earned “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, March 9. The stock of First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 26. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, January 13.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.20, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold First Commonwealth Financial shares while 38 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 56.77 million shares or 5.14% more from 53.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 6,048 shares. Georgia-based Invesco Limited has invested 0% in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Us Comml Bank De owns 0% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) for 543 shares. Qs Invsts Limited reported 19,663 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md invested in 0% or 13,548 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Ltd reported 59 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board has 0.01% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Moreover, Wharton Business Group Ltd Com has 0.04% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Brandywine Global Inv Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 361,249 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Assetmark Inc holds 21,799 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Aqr Cap Management Ltd Co has 0.01% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Great West Life Assurance Can has 0% invested in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF). Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 376,122 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) for 3,206 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has 271,215 shares.

Analysts await First Commonwealth Financial (NYSE:FCF) to report earnings on July, 26 before the open. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 35.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.14 per share. FCF’s profit will be $16.80 million for 16.82 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by First Commonwealth Financial for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.56% EPS growth.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $42,076 activity. 3,267 shares were bought by Johnson Bart E, worth $42,076.

Mortgage Advice Bureau plc is a United Kingdom non-trading holding company. The company has market cap of 222.62 million GBP. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the provision of financial services, including the provision of mortgage advice, and advice on protection and general insurance products. It has a 16.95 P/E ratio. The Company’s network offers advice on over 12,000 residential and buy-to-let mortgage products, including those that are available through mortgage intermediaries.

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