Patriot Financial Partners Gp LP Lowered Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Holding; Pain Therapeutics (PTIE) Shorts Raised By 3.11%

October 12, 2017 - By Ruchi Gupta

Pain Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:PTIE) had an increase of 3.11% in short interest. PTIE’s SI was 695,500 shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 3.11% from 674,500 shares previously. With 23,700 avg volume, 29 days are for Pain Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:PTIE)’s short sellers to cover PTIE’s short positions. The stock decreased 4.09% or $0.19 on October 12, reaching $4.46. About 77,567 shares traded or 68.56% up from the average. Pain Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTIE) has declined 72.83% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 89.53% the S&P500.

Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp decreased Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) stake by 19.22% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp sold 450,000 shares as Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK)’s stock rose 1.01%. The Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp holds 1.89 million shares with $51.46M value, down from 2.34 million last quarter. Guaranty Bancorp now has $805.33 million valuation. It closed at $28.35 lastly. It is down 55.26% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.37 earnings per share, up 15.63% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.32 per share. GBNK’s profit will be $10.51M for 19.16 P/E if the $0.37 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.36 actual earnings per share reported by Guaranty Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.78% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.77 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.77, from 1 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 8 investors sold GBNK shares while 23 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 19.81 million shares or 2.38% more from 19.35 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Intll Gru reported 14,571 shares. Broadview Advsr Limited Liability has invested 1.42% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Moreover, Fj Ltd Company has 3.45% invested in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 40,728 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Commerce holds 16,567 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Massachusetts-based Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Victory Cap Mngmt Inc stated it has 48,661 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 13,337 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameritas Inv Prtn holds 2,062 shares. Rmb Capital Management Limited Liability Corp reported 407,693 shares stake. California State Teachers Retirement System has invested 0% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Barclays Public Ltd Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 17 shares. Legal General Grp Plc accumulated 6,053 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp Inc Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Voya Mngmt Limited Liability invested in 10,263 shares.

Since May 26, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $2,052 activity. Shares for $2,052 were bought by Joyce Stephen D.

Among 7 analysts covering Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Guaranty Bancorp had 11 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by PiperJaffray to “Neutral” on Tuesday, July 11. Piper Jaffray downgraded the shares of GBNK in report on Tuesday, July 11 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 5. Wood upgraded the shares of GBNK in report on Tuesday, April 12 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $2700 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy” on Thursday, October 27. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by FIG Partners.

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