November 30, 2016 - By Louis Casey
In a note issued to investors and clients on 30 November, Brean Capital analyst just has begun coverage of Carolina Financial (NASDAQ:CARO) with Hold rating.
Out of 5 analysts covering Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive. $22.50 is the highest target while $19 is the lowest. The $20.38 average target is -23.81% below today’s ($26.75) stock price. Carolina Financial Corporation has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, December 18. As per Friday, September 9, the company rating was initiated by Stephens. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Wednesday, November 9. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Raymond James.
About 5,184 shares traded hands. Carolina Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CARO) has risen 40.68% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.45% the S&P500.
Analysts await Carolina Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CARO) to report earnings on January, 27. They expect $0.41 earnings per share, up 13.89% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.36 per share. CARO’s profit will be $5.15 million for 16.31 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by Carolina Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.77% negative EPS growth.
Carolina Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The company has a market cap of $335.69 million. The Firm operates through CresCom Bank, a South Carolina state-chartered bank . It has a 19.65 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: community banking, wholesale mortgage banking (mortgage banking) and other.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Carolina Financial Corporation is the holding company of CresCom Bank. It operates through three reportable segments: Community Banking, Wholesale Mortgage Banking, and other. Its deposit products include checking accounts, commercial accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other time deposits. The company’s loan portfolio comprises loans to small and medium-sized businesses, residential and commercial construction and development loans, commercial real estate loans, residential mortgage loans, residential lot loans, home equity loans, and consumer loans. The company also offers mortgage banking services comprising correspondent lending and loan servicing; and cash management services. Carolina Financial Corporation is based in Charleston, South Carolina.”
Carolina Financial Corporation, incorporated on February 14, 1996, is a bank holding company. The Firm operates through CresCom Bank, a South Carolina state-chartered bank (the Bank). The Firm operates through three divisions: community banking, wholesale mortgage banking (mortgage banking) and other. The Company’s community banking segment provides traditional banking services offered through CresCom Bank. The Company’s mortgage banking segment provides wholesale mortgage loan origination and servicing offered through Crescent Mortgage Company. The Company’s other segment provides managerial and operational support to the other business divisions through Carolina Services and Carolina Financial. CresCom Bank provides a range of commercial and retail banking financial services to meet the financial needs of its clients through its branch network in South Carolina and North Carolina.
More recent Carolina Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CARO) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Carolina Financial Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Greer Bancshares …” on November 08, 2016. Also Prnewswire.com published the news titled: “Carolina Financial Corporation Completes Merger with Congaree Bancshares, Inc.” on June 13, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Carolina Financial Corporation Reports Results for Third Quarter of 2016” with publication date: October 19, 2016 was also an interesting one.
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By Louis Casey