Analysts See $0.54 EPS for Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST); Virtu Financial Decreased By $2.21 Million Its Plains All Amern Pipeline L (PAA) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Virtu Financial Llc decreased Plains All Amern Pipeline L (PAA) stake by 46.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Virtu Financial Llc sold 105,168 shares as Plains All Amern Pipeline L (PAA)’s stock declined 10.37%. The Virtu Financial Llc holds 120,005 shares with $2.54 million value, down from 225,173 last quarter. Plains All Amern Pipeline L now has $17.38 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.61% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $23.96. About 5.12 million shares traded or 48.53% up from the average. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has risen 11.50% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.20% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) to report $0.54 EPS on January, 23.SFST’s profit would be $3.95M giving it 19.91 P/E if the $0.54 EPS is correct. After having $0.55 EPS previously, Southern First Bancshares, Inc.’s analysts see -1.82% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $43. About 8,067 shares traded. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) has risen 34.98% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.28% the S&P500.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Southern First Bank that provides various banking services and products to general public in South Carolina. The company has market cap of $314.72 million. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 21.61 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit.

Among 3 analysts covering Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Southern First Bancshares has $24 highest and $24 lowest target. $24’s average target is -44.19% below currents $43 stock price. Southern First Bancshares had 3 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 20 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Outperform”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of SFST in report on Tuesday, November 29 to “Mkt Perform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.59, from 2.47 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 6 investors sold Southern First Bancshares, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 4.90 million shares or 0.12% less from 4.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Md has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Wells Fargo And Comm Mn reported 10,703 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Cap Management Inc has invested 0.01% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Macquarie Group Limited accumulated 900 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Limited Liability Partnership reported 0.01% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Vanguard Gru Inc has invested 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). 266 are held by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Communications. Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 0% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). California Public Employees Retirement owns 10,390 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. State Street invested in 88,456 shares or 0% of the stock. Brown Brothers Harriman & reported 1,624 shares stake. Tower Rech Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) owns 1,043 shares. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 31,189 shares. Basswood Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 23,000 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 6,876 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $401,322 activity. Dowling Michael D sold $210,607 worth of stock or 5,850 shares.

Virtu Financial Llc increased Ishares Tr (JKH) stake by 7,550 shares to 8,922 valued at $1.69M in 2017Q3. It also upped Goldcorp Inc New (NYSE:GG) stake by 44,340 shares and now owns 70,331 shares. Vanguard Admiral Fds Inc (IVOV) was raised too.

Among 30 analysts covering Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE:PAA), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Plains All American Pipeline LP has $49 highest and $16 lowest target. $27’s average target is 12.69% above currents $23.96 stock price. Plains All American Pipeline LP had 97 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by CapitalOne. The company was maintained on Monday, August 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, August 21. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Scotia Capital. Wunderlich reinitiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, August 7 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Mizuho on Monday, July 10. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, May 22 to “Outperform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 6 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.42, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 62 investors sold PAA shares while 124 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 82 raised stakes. 303.49 million shares or 3.28% more from 293.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Williams Jones And Assoc Lc owns 16,977 shares. Bridges Inv Counsel invested in 0.19% or 15,747 shares. Pnc Fincl Grp stated it has 452,228 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Friedberg, Texas-based fund reported 52,160 shares. Ray Gerald L Assoc Ltd holds 0.06% or 21,399 shares in its portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Company holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) for 1.93M shares. 11,500 were reported by Aull And Monroe Investment Management Corporation. 291,900 were accumulated by Mariner Invest Gru Lc. Blair William & Com Il owns 299,165 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Harvest Fund Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation reported 2.66% stake. Blackhill Cap has invested 0.27% in Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA). King Luther Mgmt Corp, a Texas-based fund reported 13,400 shares. Usca Ria Limited Liability Corporation holds 49,856 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Wealthtrust holds 0.11% or 10,000 shares in its portfolio. Jennison Assocs reported 0.01% stake.

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