JMP Securities Ups Fifth Street Finance (FSC) To Buy, Prologis (PLD) Shorts Increased By 12.2%

July 17, 2017 - By test

Prologis Incorporated (NYSE:PLD) had an increase of 12.2% in short interest. PLD’s SI was 6.38M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 12.2% from 5.69 million shares previously. With 3.17 million avg volume, 2 days are for Prologis Incorporated (NYSE:PLD)’s short sellers to cover PLD’s short positions. The SI to Prologis Incorporated’s float is 1.21%. About 412,940 shares traded. Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) has risen 18.74% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.04% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Fifth Street Finance has $10 highest and $400 lowest target. $6.67’s average target is 21.05% above currents $5.51 stock price. Fifth Street Finance had 12 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 16 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, March 30. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 24 by Maxim Group. As per Monday, May 15, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, January 19. Wood maintained the shares of FSC in report on Monday, August 24 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by BMO Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, June 30 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 10 investors sold Fifth Street Finance Corp. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 39.28 million shares or 4.89% less from 41.29 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Allied Advisory Services has 27,150 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Us Comml Bank De holds 0% or 1,350 shares. Commonwealth Equity Services Inc invested in 18,636 shares or 0% of the stock. Prelude Mngmt Ltd owns 1,100 shares. Northern Tru owns 0% invested in Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) for 80,852 shares. Barnett & stated it has 369,086 shares or 1.03% of all its holdings. Trexquant Ltd Partnership reported 44,850 shares. Selway Asset Mgmt invested 0.71% of its portfolio in Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC). Invesco Limited invested in 0% or 304,600 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset has 4.62 million shares. The Pennsylvania-based Ajo Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC). 1,000 were reported by Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company Tn. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Com invested in 0.01% or 301,916 shares. Mackenzie Fincl invested 0% in Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC). Quinn Opportunity Llc reported 137,244 shares.

About 1.89 million shares traded or 22.73% up from the average. Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) has declined 15.57% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.27% the S&P500.

Analysts await Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) to report earnings on August, 8. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, down 35.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.2 per share. FSC’s profit will be $21.35 million for 10.60 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by Fifth Street Finance Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. is a specialty finance company. The company has market cap of $904.76 million. The Firm is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm acts as a business development firm .

Since March 15, 2017, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $7.98 million activity. On Wednesday, March 15 TANNENBAUM LEONARD M bought $5.74 million worth of Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC) or 1.27 million shares. 5,000 shares were bought by Berman Bernard D, worth $22,750.

Among 20 analysts covering Prologis (NYSE:PLD), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Prologis had 38 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Friday, June 24. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Capital One on Wednesday, May 18. BTIG Research maintained Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 4, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. Suntrust Robinson downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, June 30 report. The stock of Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) earned “Buy” rating by Evercore on Tuesday, October 18. The stock of Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, June 21. Robert W. Baird upgraded Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD) on Monday, November 28 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 21 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Prologis, Inc. is a real estate investment trust company. The company has market cap of $31.21 billion. The Firm is engaged in logistics real estate business. It has a 26.07 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Real Estate Operations and Strategic Capital.

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