Analysts See $0.40 EPS for HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST); Agenus (AGEN) Shorts Decreased By 4.42%

January 14, 2018 - By olga

Agenus Incorporated (NASDAQ:AGEN) had a decrease of 4.42% in short interest. AGEN’s SI was 9.89M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 4.42% from 10.35M shares previously. With 930,000 avg volume, 11 days are for Agenus Incorporated (NASDAQ:AGEN)’s short sellers to cover AGEN’s short positions. The SI to Agenus Incorporated’s float is 13.08%. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $3.87. About 578,934 shares traded. Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) has declined 2.26% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.96% the S&P500.

Analysts expect HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) to report $0.40 EPS on January, 22.They anticipate $0.30 EPS change or 300.00% from last quarter’s $0.1 EPS. HMST’s profit would be $10.75M giving it 20.22 P/E if the $0.40 EPS is correct. After having $0.61 EPS previously, HomeStreet, Inc.’s analysts see -34.43% EPS growth. The stock increased 3.19% or $1 during the last trading session, reaching $32.35. About 259,263 shares traded or 30.58% up from the average. HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) has risen 34.55% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 14 investors sold HomeStreet, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 22.45 million shares or 1.43% more from 22.14 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can owns 81,122 shares. Ameriprise Finance has invested 0.01% in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). 456,530 were accumulated by Brandywine Investment Ltd Company. Envestnet Asset Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0% or 95 shares. Nordea Inv Mgmt stated it has 0.01% in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). California State Teachers Retirement stated it has 39,245 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Mgmt Inc accumulated 111,000 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Eaton Vance Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) for 80,044 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Co invested in 0% or 500 shares. Lyon Street Capital Ltd reported 58,200 shares. Pub Sector Pension Invest Board invested 0% of its portfolio in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST). Pacific Ridge Capital Ptnrs Limited Liability Company holds 39,020 shares. Seizert Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.15% or 156,071 shares. Pnc Financial Ser Group owns 0% invested in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) for 657 shares. Stifel Financial Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST).

HomeStreet, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial services primarily in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Hawaii. The company has market cap of $869.71 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Commercial and Consumer Banking, and Mortgage Banking. It has a 23.72 P/E ratio. The Commercial and Consumer Banking segment offers deposit products; non-deposit investment products; and insurance products and cash management services.

Among 5 analysts covering HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. HomeStreet has $34.0 highest and $25 lowest target. $29.25’s average target is -9.58% below currents $32.35 stock price. HomeStreet had 14 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, July 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Macquarie Research. On Monday, November 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”. The stock of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. FBR Capital maintained the shares of HMST in report on Thursday, January 26 with “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock of HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Wood. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained HomeStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) rating on Thursday, June 1. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $3100 target. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. FBR Capital downgraded it to “Mkt Perform” rating and $33 target in Tuesday, December 20 report.

Agenus Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, focuses on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the bodyÂ’s immune system for patients suffering with cancer. The company has market cap of $387.71 million. The firm offers Retrocyte Display, an antibody discovery platform for the identification of fully-human and humanized monoclonal antibodies; SECANT yeast display, an antibody discovery platform used for the generation of novel monoclonal antibodies; and phage display technologies. It currently has negative earnings. It is also developing checkpoint modulating antibody candidates targeting GITR, OX40, TIM-3, and LAG-3.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $95,988 activity. Valentine Karen sold $28,921 worth of stock. Another trade for 3,712 shares valued at $12,846 was sold by Baysal Ozer. The insider Duncan Alex sold $22,651. KLASKIN CHRISTINE M also sold $19,418 worth of Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) on Monday, October 9. Another trade for 3,511 shares valued at $12,152 was sold by Buell Jennifer.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Agenus Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 36.96 million shares or 3.93% less from 38.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 23,526 are owned by Legal And General Public Limited Com. Secor Capital Advsr Limited Partnership reported 11,995 shares stake. Crestwood Advisors Gru Ltd Liability Corp invested in 32,928 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement has 0% invested in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) for 118,057 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN). Moreover, Pnc Ser Gp has 0% invested in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) for 11,000 shares. The Illinois-based Chicago Equity Prns Lc has invested 0.05% in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN). Venbio Select Advisor Limited Liability owns 0.84% invested in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) for 2.46M shares. Weiss Multi has 0.01% invested in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN). Voya Inv Mgmt invested in 40,855 shares or 0% of the stock. Ingalls & Snyder Lc reported 15,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Peddock Capital Advsr Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) for 803 shares. Alphamark Advsrs Ltd Co reported 795 shares. Prelude Capital Ltd Liability has 4,174 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insur New York reported 55,628 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 5 analysts covering Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Agenus has $15 highest and $700 lowest target. $10’s average target is 158.40% above currents $3.87 stock price. Agenus had 10 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group given on Tuesday, October 27. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, March 9 by JMP Securities. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Thursday, October 27. Jefferies initiated the shares of AGEN in report on Wednesday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of AGEN in report on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by MLV. H.C. Wainwright downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 28 report. On Thursday, August 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7 target in Friday, July 29 report. The stock of Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Maxim Group.

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