MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL) Reaches $14.65 After 3.00% Down Move; 3 Analysts Covering Proto Labs, Inc. (PRLB)

January 12, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Among 8 analysts covering Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Proto Labs had 14 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 27. Oppenheimer maintained Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Wednesday, August 26 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 13 with “Hold”. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Hold”. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Hold” rating and $92.0 target in Monday, November 27 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of PRLB in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Hold” rating. Dougherty & Company maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, April 28 report. Stephens downgraded Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Friday, April 29 to “Equal-Weight” rating. Canaccord Genuity upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $75 target in Thursday, October 15 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Dougherty & Company. See Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) latest ratings:

13/12/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $84.0 Maintain
27/11/2017 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Hold New Target: $92.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Hold Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $78.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $67.0 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $67.0000 Maintain

The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.98% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $14.65. About 52,153 shares traded or 0.52% up from the average. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.73% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $242.44 million company. It was reported on Jan, 12 by Barchart.com. We have $14.21 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:MSL worth $7.27 million less.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 14 investors sold Proto Labs, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 26.02 million shares or 0.95% less from 26.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Company owns 0.01% invested in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) for 2,958 shares. Bell State Bank invested in 0.14% or 6,187 shares. Legal General Public Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 51,429 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Holding Ltd Co accumulated 1.37% or 1.50 million shares. Granahan Mngmt Ma holds 0.28% or 41,700 shares in its portfolio. 17,224 were accumulated by Metropolitan Life Company. Deutsche State Bank Ag invested in 0% or 23,961 shares. Motley Fool Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.36% of its portfolio in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 904 shares. White Pine accumulated 5,470 shares or 0% of the stock. Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB). Amalgamated Bancshares reported 3,409 shares. Qci Asset Mgmt reported 200 shares stake. Federated Invsts Pa reported 0.01% stake. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 30,256 shares.

Proto Labs, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an e-commerce enabled digital maker of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production in the Unites States, Europe, and Japan. The company has market cap of $2.91 billion. The firm utilizes injection molding, computer numerical control machining, and three-dimensional printing to manufacture custom parts for developers and engineers who use 3D computer-aided design software to design products in the medical, aerospace, computer/electronics, consumer products, industrial machinery, and other markets. It has a 62.49 P/E ratio.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $430,523 activity. Bodor Robert sold $379,148 worth of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) on Monday, December 11. On Tuesday, January 2 Gawlick Rainer sold $51,375 worth of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) or 500 shares.

The stock increased 1.91% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $109.35. About 96,639 shares traded. Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) has risen 6.14% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.56% the S&P500.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A., provides various community banking services and products to commercial and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $242.44 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing money market and savings deposits accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and NOW account deposits, as well as time deposits, such as certificates of deposits; and commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and consumer loans, as well as other loans secured by real estate. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides cash management services; and electronic banking services comprising remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.18 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 2.32 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 6 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 9.28 million shares or 10.37% more from 8.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 30,700 were accumulated by Strs Ohio. Ulysses Mgmt Lc holds 0.26% or 202,102 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability stated it has 310,198 shares. Vanguard Group accumulated 505,567 shares or 0% of the stock. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Millennium Mgmt Limited reported 221,851 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 0% or 26,392 shares in its portfolio. Tower Capital Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) invested in 0.01% or 5,529 shares. Lsv Asset invested in 0.01% or 316,353 shares. Manufacturers Life Communications The holds 14,003 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Mngmt Inc invested in 77,465 shares. New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Barclays Public Limited Com invested in 301 shares. State Street reported 0% stake. Rmb Mgmt Ltd Com has 0.24% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL).

Among 6 analysts covering MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MidSouth Bancorp has $17 highest and $9.75 lowest target. $14.25’s average target is -2.73% below currents $14.65 stock price. MidSouth Bancorp had 16 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $14.0 target. As per Tuesday, September 22, the company rating was downgraded by TheStreet. Raymond James downgraded MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Friday, June 9 to “Underperform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Monday, June 12 by Stephens. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, August 1. On Monday, May 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Strong Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, July 25. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, December 16.

Analysts await MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) to report earnings on January, 30. They expect $0.08 EPS, down 33.33% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.12 per share. MSL’s profit will be $1.32 million for 45.78 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.07 actual EPS reported by MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.29% EPS growth.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $113,237 activity. CLOUTIER C R sold $1,370 worth of stock.

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