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Howard Bancorp (HBMD) Stock Price Rose While Endeavour Capital Advisors Lowered Its Position by $6.01 Million; Fairpointe Capital Has Boosted Its Whirlpool (WHR) Holding by $2.94 Million

Fairpointe Capital Llc increased its stake in Whirlpool (WHR) by 3.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fairpointe Capital Llc bought 15,959 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.07% with the market. The institutional investor held 464,825 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $85.73M, up from 448,866 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fairpointe Capital Llc who had been investing in Whirlpool for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 2.20% or $3.72 during the last trading session, reaching $172.75. About 1.08M shares traded or 9.45% up from the average. Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has risen 6.81% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500.

Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Howard Bancorp Inc (HBMD) by 94.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc sold 300,311 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.90% with the market. The hedge fund held 16,060 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $336,000, down from 316,371 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc who had been investing in Howard Bancorp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $225.25 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $22.95. About 49,499 shares traded or 90.76% up from the average. Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) has risen 58.60% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.90% the S&P500.

Analysts await Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $0.22 EPS, up 69.23% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.13 per share. HBMD’s profit will be $2.16 million for 26.08 P/E if the $0.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual EPS reported by Howard Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth.

Endeavour Capital Advisors Inc, which manages about $972.14 million and $264.86 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in First Midwest Bancorp Del (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 379,475 shares to 1.10M shares, valued at $25.65 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Midland Sts Bancorp Inc Ill by 292,874 shares in the quarter, for a total of 697,887 shares, and has risen its stake in Opus Bk Irvine Calif (NASDAQ:OPB).

Among 4 analysts covering Howard Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBMD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Howard Bancorp had 7 analyst reports since November 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Merion Capital initiated the shares of HBMD in report on Monday, November 23 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, October 20. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Merion Capital Group. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Friday, August 18 to “Overweight”. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Strong Buy” on Wednesday, February 1. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, August 10 report.

Since September 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $200,914 activity. Poynot Steven had sold 1,334 shares worth $27,289 on Tuesday, September 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 2.33 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 4 investors sold HBMD shares while 9 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 6.14 million shares or 0.44% less from 6.16 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon reported 0% stake. Suntrust Banks has invested 0.01% in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). Sandy Spring National Bank & Trust owns 1,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amer Grp Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). 43,300 are owned by Victory Management Inc. Price Michael F invested 0.14% in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) for 718 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag holds 82,073 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Fj Management Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.21% or 82,000 shares. Fifth Third Bancorp reported 1,000 shares. The Ohio-based Elizabeth Park Advsrs Ltd has invested 0.16% in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). Stieven Capital Advsrs LP invested 1.71% in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD). Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp holds 0% in Howard Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBMD) or 54,225 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors invested in 4,798 shares. 118,162 are held by Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership.

Among 10 analysts covering Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Whirlpool had 28 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, February 4. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 12 by Gabelli. M Partners maintained Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) rating on Friday, April 1. M Partners has “Buy” rating and $204 target. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, October 24 to “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) earned “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Tuesday, October 27. As per Monday, October 26, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James.

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