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Sprucegrove Investment Management LTD Has Trimmed Washington Federal (WAFD) Holding By $402,600; Gener8 Maritime Inchares (GNRT) SI Increased By 30.62%

Gener8 Maritime Inchares (NYSE:GNRT) had an increase of 30.62% in short interest. GNRT’s SI was 1.41 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 30.62% from 1.08 million shares previously. With 885,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Gener8 Maritime Inchares (NYSE:GNRT)’s short sellers to cover GNRT’s short positions. The SI to Gener8 Maritime Inchares’s float is 3.02%. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $5.87. About 7,780 shares traded. Gener8 Maritime, Inc. (NYSE:GNRT) has declined 26.90% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.60% the S&P500.

Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd decreased Washington Federal (WAFD) stake by 2.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd sold 12,200 shares as Washington Federal (WAFD)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd holds 510,995 shares with $17.20M value, down from 523,195 last quarter. Washington Federal now has $3.09 billion valuation. It closed at $35.95 lastly. It is down 33.59% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) to report earnings on April, 12. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, up 27.66% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.47 per share. WAFD’s profit will be $51.59M for 14.98 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual earnings per share reported by Washington Federal, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.69% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.32, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 12 investors sold WAFD shares while 81 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 71.05 million shares or 2.76% less from 73.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brinker Cap has 0.04% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 29,541 shares. Northern has 0.03% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 3.06M shares. Bartlett & Ltd Liability owns 6,343 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 44,235 are owned by Da Davidson &. Sg Americas Secs Lc has invested 0.01% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Macquarie Group Inc Ltd, a Australia-based fund reported 45,200 shares. Colony Grp Ltd Liability stated it has 64,642 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. 32,972 are held by Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund. Tci Wealth Advisors stated it has 0% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Credit Suisse Ag has 160,123 shares. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Llp Ma owns 375 shares. Us Bancshares De holds 9,238 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Co invested in 0% or 44,852 shares. Weaver C Barksdale reported 96 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 311,752 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal had 12 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, January 17, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of WAFD in report on Friday, July 7 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) on Wednesday, January 17 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, October 6.

Among 6 analysts covering Gener8 Maritime (NYSE:GNRT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Gener8 Maritime had 15 analyst reports since September 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, January 4. Evercore downgraded the stock to “In-Line” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, August 7. The company was maintained on Friday, January 26 by Jefferies. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was reinitiated by Jefferies. The rating was reinitiated by Seaport Global with “Buy” on Wednesday, May 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of GNRT in report on Monday, July 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, February 12 with “Equal-Weight”. The company was initiated on Monday, September 14 by Morgan Stanley.

Gener8 Maritime, Inc. engages in the transportation of international seaborne crude oil and petroleum products. The company has market cap of $488.78 million. As of March 13, 2017, it owned a fleet of 41 vessels, including 25 very large crude carriers, 10 suezmax vessels, 4 aframax vessels, and 2 panamax vessels, with an aggregate carrying capacity of 9.7 million deadweight tons. It currently has negative earnings. The firm was formerly known as General Maritime Corporation and changed its name to Gener8 Maritime, Inc. in May 2015.

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