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Pier Capital Boosted Its Home Bancshares (HOMB) Stake; Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (CVTI) Had 1 Bullish Analysts

Pier Capital Llc increased Home Bancshares Inc (HOMB) stake by 18.4% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Pier Capital Llc acquired 41,858 shares as Home Bancshares Inc (HOMB)’s stock declined 14.49%. The Pier Capital Llc holds 269,312 shares with $6.79 million value, up from 227,454 last quarter. Home Bancshares Inc now has $4.18B valuation. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $24.05. About 915,929 shares traded. Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) has risen 16.57% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.13% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Covenant Transportation Group (NASDAQ:CVTI), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Covenant Transportation Group had 16 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of CVTI in report on Monday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, December 16 by Cowen & Co. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CVTI in report on Friday, October 20 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 27 with “Outperform”. On Monday, August 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Buy”. The stock of Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 28. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 14 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CVTI in report on Thursday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. See Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) latest ratings:

23/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $25.5 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $32.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
29/09/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain
28/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain

Among 12 analysts covering Home Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Home Bancshares Inc. had 35 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of HOMB in report on Thursday, November 10 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The stock of Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) earned “Outperform” rating by Hovde Group on Tuesday, January 5. Merion Capital initiated Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) on Friday, November 13 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock of Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Hold” on Tuesday, September 13. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 5 by PiperJaffray. The stock of Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, September 1.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.16, from 0.96 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 13 investors sold HOMB shares while 37 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 215.48 million shares or 151.32% more from 85.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Bank Of America Corp De has invested 0% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Horrell Cap Management Inc invested 1.57% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Victory Cap Mngmt stated it has 0.05% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.02% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Geode Cap Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Millennium Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 575,111 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Texas Permanent School Fund reported 115,292 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Bessemer Grp has invested 0.01% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Company stated it has 548,210 shares. Federated Invsts Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 74,487 shares. Pitcairn reported 0.07% in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR). Suffolk Capital Limited holds 0.2% or 60,486 shares. Advantus Capital Incorporated invested in 16,074 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Blackrock reported 17.58 million shares. Waddell & Reed Financial holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Home Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:Conway, AR) for 1.76 million shares.

Pier Capital Llc decreased The Trade Desk Inc stake by 9,505 shares to 104,887 valued at $6.45M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Vocera Communications Inc (NYSE:VCRA) stake by 22,302 shares and now owns 234,653 shares. Wingstop Inc was reduced too.

Covenant Transportation Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides truckload transportation and brokerage services primarily in the continental United States. The company has market cap of $480.13 million. It offers long haul, dedicated, temperature-controlled, and regional solo-driver services; long haul, regional, dedicated, and intermodal temperature-controlled services; and regional solo-driver and dedicated services. It has a 8.69 P/E ratio. The firm also provides ancillary services, including freight brokerage services and accounts receivable factoring.

The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $26.25. About 107,916 shares traded. Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) has declined 12.60% since February 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.30% the S&P500.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $8.31 million activity. 25,773 Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) shares with value of $773,638 were sold by PARKER DAVID RAY. On Thursday, September 7 LOVIN RALPH H JR sold $227,333 worth of Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) or 8,922 shares. $125,138 worth of Covenant Transportation Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVTI) was sold by HOGAN JOEY B on Tuesday, August 15.

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