BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) Reaches $34.55 52-Week High; Intl Fcstone Has 1.65 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

INTL FCStone Inc. operates as a financial services firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $811.49 million. The company's Commercial Hedging segment offers risk management consulting services related to agricultural and energy commodities, and base metal products listed on the London Metals Exchange. It has a 139.84 P/E ratio. The Company’s Global Payments segment provides payment solutions to banks and commercial businesses; and charities and non-governmental organizations, and government organizations.

The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) hit a new 52-week high and has $37.31 target or 8.00% above today’s $34.55 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $3.12B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $37.31 price target is reached, the company will be worth $249.68M more. The stock increased 1.62% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $34.55. About 756,644 shares traded or 34.26% up from the average. BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has risen 27.80% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.10% the S&P500.

BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding firm for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The company has market cap of $3.12 billion. It offers various deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand deposits, and saving and other time deposits. It has a 20.84 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial loans, including term loans, lines of credit, equipment and receivable financing, and agricultural loans; a range of short-to-medium term secured and unsecured commercial loans to businesses for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; and construction loans to real estate developers for the acquisition, development, and construction of residential subdivisions.

Analysts await BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.41 earnings per share, up 2.50% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.4 per share. BXS’s profit will be $37.04M for 21.07 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by BancorpSouth Bank for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.65% negative EPS growth.

Among 13 analysts covering BancorpSouth Inc (NYSE:BXS), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. BancorpSouth Inc had 38 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Thursday, July 20. The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 10. The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, February 2. The company was initiated on Tuesday, January 10 by Brean Capital. The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by Brean Capital. The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Brean Capital given on Tuesday, January 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.49, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 19 investors sold BancorpSouth Bank shares while 44 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 58.22 million shares or 0.07% less from 58.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 192,162 shares. Us National Bank De owns 5,148 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). Apg Asset Mngmt Nv reported 13,700 shares. Ironwood Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 26,217 shares stake. Invesco owns 212,609 shares. 35,831 are held by Stephens Ar. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc stated it has 1.85M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Investment Management, California-based fund reported 473,769 shares. Solaris Asset Management Llc holds 8,930 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Macquarie Gru Limited reported 0% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). California Employees Retirement reported 235,485 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Mgmt owns 0.01% invested in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) for 304,113 shares. Wellington Mngmt Grp Incorporated Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 1.13M shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Private Capital Management Llc holds 4.19% of its portfolio in INTL FCStone Inc. for 717,825 shares. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. owns 545,077 shares or 1.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cove Street Capital Llc has 1.71% invested in the company for 399,872 shares. The Connecticut-based Kokino Llc has invested 1.6% in the stock. Woodmont Investment Counsel Llc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 40,937 shares.

The stock increased 0.28% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $43.35. About 66,922 shares traded. INTL FCStone Inc. (INTL) has risen 28.80% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.10% the S&P500.

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