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Analysts See $0.79 EPS for Middlefield Banc Corp. (MBCN); Rent A Center (RCII)’s Sentiment Is 1.08

Analysts expect Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) to report $0.79 EPS on February, 6.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 8.22% from last quarter’s $0.73 EPS. MBCN’s profit would be $2.54M giving it 15.51 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $0.76 EPS previously, Middlefield Banc Corp.’s analysts see 3.95% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.82% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $49. About 348 shares traded. Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) has 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Rent-A-Center, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, leases household durable goods to clients on a rent-to-own basis. The company has market cap of $585.90 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Core U.S., Acceptance Now, Mexico, and Franchising. It currently has negative earnings. It offers durable products, such as consumer electronics; appliances; computers, including tablets; smartphones; and furniture, including accessories under rental purchase agreements.

Analysts await Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) to report earnings on March, 7. After $-0.15 actual EPS reported by Rent-A-Center, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -60.00% EPS growth.

Engaged Capital Llc holds 12.68% of its portfolio in Rent-A-Center, Inc. for 8.98 million shares. Archer Capital Management L.P. owns 1.68 million shares or 9.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Arlington Value Capital Llc has 3.53% invested in the company for 3.07 million shares. The New York-based Elm Ridge Management Llc has invested 3.28% in the stock. Gratia Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 230,189 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Rent-A-Center’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Rent-A-Center, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. RCII was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 13, 2016. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, December 6 to “Mkt Perform”. Loop Capital initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 13 report.

The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $10.99. About 116,078 shares traded. Rent-A-Center, Inc. (RCII) has declined 10.49% since January 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.19% the S&P500.

Middlefield Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for The Middlefield Banking Company that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, small business owners, and retail clients in northeastern and central Ohio. The company has market cap of $157.52 million. It accepts checking, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit and IRA accounts. It has a 15.74 P/E ratio. The firm offers operational, working capital, term business, residential construction, professional, residential, and mortgage loans; loans to finance capital purchases; selected guaranteed or subsidized loan programs for small businesses; and consumer installment loans to purchase automobiles and boats, as well as for home improvement and other personal expenditures.

Investors sentiment decreased to 3.5 in Q3 2017. Its down 26.50, from 30 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 2 investors sold Middlefield Banc Corp. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 1.39 million shares or 13.23% more from 1.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prns Inc holds 0% or 230 shares. Strs Ohio holds 800 shares. State Street Corp holds 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) or 30,794 shares. United Cap Financial Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 15,318 shares. 2,980 were accumulated by Bancorp Of America De. Riggs Asset Managment Com has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). The New York-based Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Huntington Retail Bank reported 0.01% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Pnc Financial Svcs Grp Inc holds 30,000 shares. Legal And General Gp Public Ltd accumulated 375 shares. Blackrock reported 113,504 shares stake. 255 were reported by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa. Gendell Jeffrey L, a Connecticut-based fund reported 18,653 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 5,216 shares stake.

Among 2 analysts covering Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ:MBCN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Middlefield Banc had 6 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Boenning & Scattergood. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MBCN in report on Monday, June 26 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3.

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