Heritage Financial (HFWA) Forms $25.98 Double Top, Last Week Johnston Press plc (LON:JPR) Analysts

June 19, 2017 - By marketbeat

Heritage Financial Corp (HFWA) formed double top with $27.54 target or 6.00% above today’s $25.98 share price. Heritage Financial Corp (HFWA) has $779.24 million valuation. About 5,121 shares traded. Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) has risen 35.92% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Johnston Press PLC (LON:JPR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Johnston Press PLC had 51 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Panmure Gordon maintained the shares of JPR in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Thursday, April 28 by Peel Hunt. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Panmure Gordon. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 19 report. The stock of Johnston Press plc (LON:JPR) earned “Buy” rating by Panmure Gordon on Wednesday, May 18. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of JPR in report on Tuesday, July 5 with “Reduce” rating. On Tuesday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 23 by Peel Hunt. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, February 1. See Johnston Press plc (LON:JPR) latest ratings:

19/05/2017 Broker: Panmure Gordon Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 45.00 New Target: GBX 45.00 Maintain
19/05/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 80.00 New Target: GBX 80.00 Maintain
26/04/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 80.00 New Target: GBX 80.00 Maintain
29/03/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 80.00 New Target: GBX 80.00 Maintain
09/02/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 80.00 Maintain
03/02/2017 Broker: Panmure Gordon Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 60.00 New Target: GBX 45.00 Maintain
03/02/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 150.00 Maintain
25/01/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 150.00 New Target: GBX 150.00 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.16, from 1.37 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 5 investors sold Heritage Financial Corp shares while 38 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 21.25 million shares or 0.93% more from 21.06 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 4,962 shares or 0% of the stock. Brandywine Management Ltd Co owns 13,737 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA). Schroder Management Group Inc has 616,931 shares. Vantage Advsr Ltd stated it has 2,125 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 21,519 were accumulated by Fsi Grp Inc Limited Liability Corp. Phocas Fin reported 427,036 shares. Heartland Advisors reported 0.68% in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA). Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust has 103,401 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA). Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership holds 0.02% in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) or 1.41 million shares. New York State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA). Blackrock Institutional Trust Co Na has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) for 946,261 shares. Connecticut-based Aqr Management Ltd has invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA). Keybank Association Oh reported 37,497 shares.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $459,012 activity. 2,000 shares valued at $50,637 were sold by Spurling David A on Friday, February 17. VANCE BRIAN L also sold $220,900 worth of Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) on Tuesday, May 2. CLEES JOHN A also sold $63,600 worth of Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) on Monday, January 30. $61,375 worth of Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) was sold by CRAWFORD MARK D on Friday, March 17.

Among 3 analysts covering Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Heritage Financial had 4 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of HFWA in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) rating on Friday, October 23. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Market Perform” rating and $20 target. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Monday, September 28. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform” on Monday, October 5.

Analysts await Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $0.32 EPS, up 6.67% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.3 per share. HFWA’s profit will be $9.60 million for 20.30 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Heritage Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.23% EPS growth.

It is down 0.00% since June 19, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Johnston Press plc is a United Kingdom local and regional multimedia organization. The company has market cap of 14.29 million GBP. The Firm provides news and information services to local and regional communities through its portfolio of various publications and Websites. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two divisions: Publishing and Contract Printing.

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