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Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (BNCL) Reaches $15.15 After 5.00% Down Move; American Vanguard (AVD) Has 1.15 Sentiment

The stock of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $15.15. About 75,105 shares traded. Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) has risen 7.83% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.87% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $1.15B company. It was reported on Feb, 12 by Barchart.com. We have $14.39 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:BNCL worth $57.50M less.

American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, develops, makes, and markets specialty chemicals for agricultural, commercial, and consumer uses in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $582.19 million. The firm makes and formulates chemicals, including insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, molluscicides, growth regulators, and soil fumigants in liquid, powder, and granular forms for crops, turf and ornamental plants, and human and animal health protection. It has a 36.19 P/E ratio. American Vanguard Corporation distributes its products through national distribution companies and buying groups or co-operatives; and through sales offices and sales force executives.

The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $19.54. About 8,307 shares traded. American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) has risen 32.77% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.07% the S&P500.

Cove Street Capital Llc holds 2.87% of its portfolio in American Vanguard Corporation for 1.12 million shares. Ack Asset Management Llc owns 414,100 shares or 2.62% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lapides Asset Management Llc has 1.69% invested in the company for 361,100 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 1.49% in the stock. Heartland Advisors Inc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 805,633 shares.

Analysts await American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE:AVD) to report earnings on March, 5. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, up 38.46% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.13 per share. AVD’s profit will be $5.36 million for 27.14 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual earnings per share reported by American Vanguard Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.57% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.50, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. shares while 27 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 52.37 million shares or 1.12% more from 51.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Vanguard Inc owns 6.24M shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) for 29,367 shares. Deprince Race And Zollo reported 620,388 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Bbva Compass Bank reported 24,660 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Connecticut-based Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al has invested 0.02% in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL). 42,950 were accumulated by Federated Pa. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 133,148 shares in its portfolio. Delta Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Tn invested in 0% or 1,000 shares. New York-based Tiaa Cref Inv Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL). Nationwide Fund Advsr owns 58,790 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0% in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Company has 57,000 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aristotle Capital Boston Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 239,689 shares. California Employees Retirement System stated it has 131,001 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon reported 396,620 shares.

Beneficial Bancorp, Inc., a diversified financial services company, provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area. The company has market cap of $1.15 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, including non-interest bearing demand deposits, such as individual checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts comprising NOW, municipal, and money market accounts; savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and commercial checking accounts, as well as checking accounts primarily for small businesses. It has a 47.34 P/E ratio. It also provides cash management services that include remote deposit, lockbox service, and sweep accounts; and certificate of deposit account registry service and brokered certificates of deposit.

Among 2 analysts covering Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp has $18.5 highest and $13.25 lowest target. $18.50’s average target is 22.11% above currents $15.15 stock price. Beneficial Mutual Bancorp had 7 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, April 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold”. The stock of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNCL) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, October 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of BNCL in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Hold” rating.

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