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Jacobs Asset Management Has Lowered Chemical Finl (CHFC) Stake By $442,832; Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ) Has 0.52 Sentiment

The stock increased 0.69% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $13.06. About 11,810 shares traded. Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc. (SWZ) has risen 24.39% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.69% the S&P500.

Jacobs Asset Management Llc decreased Chemical Finl Corp (CHFC) stake by 10.7% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Jacobs Asset Management Llc sold 8,516 shares as Chemical Finl Corp (CHFC)’s stock declined 13.63%. The Jacobs Asset Management Llc holds 71,037 shares with $3.71M value, down from 79,553 last quarter. Chemical Finl Corp now has $4.01 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.68% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $56.28. About 286,481 shares traded. Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) has risen 21.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.06% the S&P500.

Jacobs Asset Management Llc increased Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP) stake by 85,305 shares to 528,360 valued at $18.99 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Servisfirst Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:SFBS) stake by 13,500 shares and now owns 229,794 shares. Newstar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.51 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.34, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 14 investors sold CHFC shares while 59 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 79 raised stakes. 55.30 million shares or 1.85% more from 54.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Voya Investment Mgmt Ltd Llc has 0.07% invested in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Snyder Cap Management Lp invested in 1.42% or 543,694 shares. 347,469 are held by Cortina Asset Management Limited Liability Corporation. Cwm Limited Liability Corp accumulated 51,028 shares. Fmr Ltd Llc holds 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) or 273,800 shares. Waratah Cap Advsr holds 10,160 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada reported 1.59 million shares stake. Kennedy Capital Mgmt Incorporated reported 226,120 shares stake. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan invested in 0.27% or 28,000 shares. Paloma Prtn Mgmt holds 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) or 5,018 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 7,978 shares. Chatham Capital Group holds 30,815 shares. Northpointe Cap Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.47% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Schroder Management Group Incorporated has invested 0.15% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys stated it has 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC).

Among 9 analysts covering Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Chemical Financial had 16 analyst reports since January 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, October 26. Wood downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was upgraded by FIG Partners on Friday, January 29 to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy”. The stock of Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of CHFC in report on Thursday, January 28 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, July 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $353,838 activity. $101,067 worth of stock was sold by Stauffer Larry D on Monday, October 30. $152,600 worth of stock was sold by GWIZDALA LORI A on Friday, October 27.

Analysts await Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.82 earnings per share, up 17.14% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.7 per share. CHFC’s profit will be $58.35 million for 17.16 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.79 actual earnings per share reported by Chemical Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.80% EPS growth.

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