Potbelly (PBPB) Reaches $12.05 After 3.00% Up Move; Hc2 Holdings Common Stock (HCHC) Shorts Increased By 3.26%

November 14, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Hc2 Holdings Incorporated Common Stock (NYSE:HCHC) had an increase of 3.26% in short interest. HCHC’s SI was 1.10 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 3.26% from 1.06M shares previously. With 118,000 avg volume, 9 days are for Hc2 Holdings Incorporated Common Stock (NYSE:HCHC)’s short sellers to cover HCHC’s short positions. About 137,445 shares traded. HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC) has risen 33.90% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.20% the S&P500.

The stock of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) is a huge mover today! About 78,680 shares traded. Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) has declined 15.62% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.32% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months positive chart setup for the $302.76 million company. It was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. We have $12.41 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:PBPB worth $9.08M more.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.57 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.30, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold HC2 Holdings Inc shares while 19 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 23.93 million shares or 2.29% more from 23.40 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Art Advsr Ltd Com invested in 0.03% or 85,133 shares. Invesco Ltd invested in 0% or 146,905 shares. Moreover, Weiss Multi has 0.1% invested in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC). Legal General Grp Inc Public Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC) for 6,614 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 30,724 shares. Mittleman Brothers Ltd Co accumulated 5.41% or 1.69 million shares. Jefferies Group Lc reported 0.14% of its portfolio in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC). Manufacturers Life The, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 1.04M shares. Putnam Invests holds 0.03% of its portfolio in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC) for 2.39M shares. Geode Management Ltd invested in 0% or 269,442 shares. Parametric Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 62,712 shares. Susquehanna Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC) or 18,188 shares. Moreover, Gabelli And Advisers has 0.02% invested in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC) for 37,100 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 163,100 shares. Moreover, Ameritas Inv Prns Inc has 0% invested in HC2 Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCHC).

HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $212.26 million. The Firm operates through seven divisions: Manufacturing , Marine Services (GMSL), Insurance, Telecommunications (PTGi-ICS), Utilities, Life Sciences and Other. It currently has negative earnings. Schuff fabricates and erects structural steel for commercial and industrial construction projects, such as high- and low-rise buildings and office complexes, hospitals, dams, bridges, mines and power plants.

Potbelly Corporation owns and operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. The company has market cap of $302.76 million. The Firm has domestic and international franchise activities of Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. It has a 139.18 P/E ratio. As of December 25, 2016, the Company operated Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.88, from 1.79 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 19 investors sold Potbelly Corp shares while 36 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 17.47 million shares or 1.65% less from 17.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 26,810 shares. Parametric Portfolio Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB). Us Bancorporation De holds 3,238 shares. Rothschild Inv Corp Il stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB). Bessemer Group stated it has 0% in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB). 1,912 were accumulated by Tower Capital Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc). California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 40,565 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 67,092 shares. Voya Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 14,546 shares. 1.61 million are owned by Blackrock. Confluence Management Limited Com invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB). Shaker Invests Ltd Liability Com Oh holds 36,600 shares. Swiss Retail Bank, Switzerland-based fund reported 37,300 shares. Spark Limited Company has invested 0.04% in Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB). Citigroup Inc owns 12,421 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Analysts await Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.07 earnings per share, down 53.33% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.15 per share. PBPB’s profit will be $1.76M for 43.04 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.07 actual earnings per share reported by Potbelly Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Potbelly Corp had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group initiated the shares of PBPB in report on Friday, September 30 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) earned “Overweight” rating by PiperJaffray on Thursday, September 28. Sidoti initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 16 report. Maxim Group maintained the shares of PBPB in report on Tuesday, November 22 with “Buy” rating. On Sunday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 7 by Maxim Group. On Monday, November 7 the stock rating was upgraded by Maxim Group to “Buy”. The stock of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, May 31. The stock of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Zacks. The stock of Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Maxim Group.

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