WhiteHorse Finance (WHF) Analysts See $0.34 EPS; Primo Water (PRMW) Sellers Increased By 3.85% Their Shorts

October 12, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) had an increase of 3.85% in short interest. PRMW’s SI was 2.37M shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 3.85% from 2.28 million shares previously. With 149,500 avg volume, 16 days are for Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW)’s short sellers to cover PRMW’s short positions. The SI to Primo Water Corporation’s float is 9.97%. The stock decreased 1.86% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $10.57. About 349,132 shares traded or 126.88% up from the average. Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) has declined 3.15% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.85% the S&P500.

Analysts expect WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) to report $0.34 EPS on November, 2.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 15.00% from last quarter’s $0.4 EPS. WHF’s profit would be $6.98 million giving it 10.84 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.38 EPS previously, WhiteHorse Finance Inc’s analysts see -10.53% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.02 on October 12, reaching $14.74. About 36,832 shares traded. WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) has risen 42.42% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.72% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Whitehorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Whitehorse Finance Inc had 8 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 11 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The stock of WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Citigroup. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, August 6. The stock of WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) earned “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Wednesday, March 9. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, June 29 to “Outperform”. The stock of WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, August 9 by Robert W. Baird. On Thursday, December 3 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.67 in 2017 Q2. Its up 1.53, from 1.14 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 2 investors sold WhiteHorse Finance Inc shares while 4 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 1.78 million shares or 9.21% more from 1.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ativo Cap Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 82,021 shares or 0.3% of the stock. Advisors Asset Mgmt has 712,361 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Citigroup reported 0% of its portfolio in WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF). Moreover, Goldman Sachs has 0% invested in WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF). Ares Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.13% of its portfolio in WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF) for 411,234 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And Com holds 14,280 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Hillsdale Inv Management Incorporated accumulated 34,500 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 6,000 shares in its portfolio. The Illinois-based Nuveen Asset Mngmt Lc has invested 0% in WhiteHorse Finance Inc (NASDAQ:WHF). Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 20,015 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 161,841 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Baystate Wealth Management Limited Company owns 1,500 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 0% stake. 2,800 are owned by Royal Bankshares Of Canada. Us Comml Bank De invested in 0% or 1,500 shares.

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $302.44 million. The Firm is a direct lender targeting debt investments in privately held, small-cap companies located in the United States. It has a 7.81 P/E ratio. The Company’s investment objective is to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily by originating and investing in senior secured loans, including first lien and second lien facilities, to performing small-cap companies across a range of industries that typically carry a floating interest rate based on the London Interbank Offered Rate and have a term of 3 to 6 years.

Investors sentiment is 1.59 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It has no change, as 17 investors sold Primo Water Corporation shares while 17 reduced holdings. only 16 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 17.33 million shares or 6.49% more from 16.28 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Savings Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 139,943 shares. 3,563 are held by Barclays Public Ltd Com. Metropolitan Life Insur has invested 0% in Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW). Driehaus Cap Mgmt Ltd Co has 275,375 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Sg Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 80,250 shares. Bridgeway Capital reported 0% stake. Cannell Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,222 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 111,151 are held by Wells Fargo Mn. Hightower Lc, Illinois-based fund reported 10,600 shares. Moreover, Manatuck Hill Prns Ltd Liability has 11% invested in Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) for 1.73M shares. Citigroup has 0% invested in Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW). Blackrock Inc holds 1.82M shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Employees Retirement holds 62,827 shares or 0% of its portfolio. White Pine Capital Llc holds 125,315 shares or 0.63% of its portfolio. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW).

Since May 15, 2017, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $30,053 activity. $2,741 worth of Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) was bought by Sheehan Matthew. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $5,438 was made by CASTANEDA MARK on Thursday, May 18. Hass David W. had bought 1,000 shares worth $10,794.

Primo Water Corporation provides multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers. The company has market cap of $315.71 million. The Company’s products are sold through various retailers in the United States and Canada. It currently has negative earnings. It operates through two divisions: Primo Water (Water) and Primo Dispensers (Dispensers).

Among 4 analysts covering Primo Water (NASDAQ:PRMW), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Primo Water had 8 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Barrington Research. Zacks upgraded the shares of PRMW in report on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. Barrington Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, December 29 report. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. The stock of Primo Water Corporation (NASDAQ:PRMW) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Northland Capital. The rating was downgraded by Barrington Research on Friday, October 30 to “Market Perform”.

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