Hancock Holding Company Increased Rayonier (RYAM) Position By $970,260; Lydall (LDL) Has 1.2 Sentiment

June 19, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Hancock Holding Company increased Rayonier (RYAM) stake by 9.44% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Hancock Holding Company acquired 64,684 shares as Rayonier (RYAM)’s stock rose 2.81%. The Hancock Holding Company holds 750,044 shares with $11.60 million value, up from 685,360 last quarter. Rayonier now has $695.00M valuation. The stock declined 1.35% or $0.22 reaching $16.08 on the news. About 478,025 shares traded. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500.

Lydall, Inc. designs and manufactures specialty engineered filtration media, industrial thermal insulating solutions, automotive thermal and acoustical barriers for filtration/separation and thermal/acoustical applications. The company has market cap of $890.21 million. The Company’s divisions are Performance Materials, Technical Nonwovens, Thermal/Acoustical Metals and Thermal/Acoustical Fibers. It has a 22.9 P/E ratio. The Performance Materials segment includes filtration, thermal insulation and life sciences filtration businesses.

Hancock Holding Company decreased General Mls Inc Com (NYSE:GIS) stake by 13,680 shares to 3,723 valued at $230,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Firstcash Inc stake by 12,000 shares and now owns 249,674 shares. Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC) was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc had 16 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Vertical Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Buy” rating by Vertical Research on Monday, May 29. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, February 3. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 4. As per Monday, April 25, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of RYAM in report on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Bank of America. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, May 26. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, August 21 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.73 EPS, up 4.29% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.7 per share. LDL’s profit will be $12.32M for 18.07 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Lydall, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.35% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Lydall’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Lydall, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. LDL was included in 2 notes of analysts from August 29, 2016. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 29 by Sidoti. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 9 by Roth Capital.

About 35,706 shares traded. Lydall, Inc. (LDL) has risen 30.69% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.99% the S&P500.

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