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HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI)’s Stock Insider Deal – Keith Houghton Sells 6,000 Shares; Shorts at Ford Motor Company (F) Raised By 21.9%

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) had an increase of 21.9% in short interest. F’s SI was 139.27 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 21.9% from 114.24M shares previously. With 67.03 million avg volume, 2 days are for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F)’s short sellers to cover F’s short positions. The SI to Ford Motor Company’s float is 3.79%. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.07. About 47.65 million shares traded or 2.35% up from the average. Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has declined 16.63% since March 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

The EVP – Chief Credit Officer of Hometrust Bancshares Inc, Keith Houghton has made a surprising transaction in the North Carolina-based company that is having a total value $165,278 US Dollars. As shown in the D.C. based-SEC document filed on March 15, 2018, Keith sold 6,000 shares based on an average share price of $27.5. Keith Houghton currently has ownership of 0.03% of the company’s market capitalization with ownership of 6,538 shares. 

Since September 25, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.75 million activity. 31,415 shares valued at $324,875 were sold by Galhotra Ashwani Kumar on Friday, March 2. 22,076 shares were sold by Armstrong Steven R., worth $273,080 on Wednesday, October 4. 25,000 shares valued at $300,000 were sold by Thai-Tang Hau N on Monday, September 25. Another trade for 454,260 shares valued at $4.69 million was made by FORD WILLIAM CLAY JR on Friday, March 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 63 investors sold Ford Motor Company shares while 354 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 271 raised stakes. 2.07 billion shares or 1.73% less from 2.11 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pictet Asset Management holds 2.02 million shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Baystate Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 607 shares. 55,909 are held by Stillwater Management Limited Co. Kbc Group Incorporated Nv holds 0.2% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) or 1.82M shares. Moore Cap Ltd Partnership invested in 4.45M shares. Advisory Svcs Limited Liability holds 0.1% or 70,725 shares in its portfolio. South Texas Money Limited invested 1.24% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). 44,773 are owned by Eastern Fincl Bank. Gateway Invest Advisers Ltd Liability Company invested in 3.31M shares. 59,362 were reported by Fisher Asset Management Limited Com. Eaton Vance Mngmt invested 0.05% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Asset Mngmt Inc, New York-based fund reported 37,046 shares. Excalibur Mgmt reported 71,880 shares. Horan Cap Advsrs Ltd Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). Argi Invest Svcs Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.2% or 241,153 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering F&M Bank (NYSE:F), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. F&M Bank had 60 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Sunday, March 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 13 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Tuesday, September 20. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, August 9 report. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform” on Monday, October 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Berenberg on Tuesday, November 22. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, September 8 with “Hold”. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was upgraded by Daiwa Securities. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 29 report.

Ford Motor Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, markets, and services automobiles in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $43.99 billion. The companyÂ’s Automotive segment develops, makes, distributes, and services cars, trucks, SUVs, and electrified vehicles under the Ford name; and luxury vehicles under the Lincoln name, as well as service parts and accessories. It has a 5.83 P/E ratio. This segment markets its products through distributors and dealers, as well as through dealerships to fleet customers, including commercial fleet customers, daily rental car companies, and governments.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for HomeTrust Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products. The company has market cap of $512.87 million. The Company’s deposit products consist of savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. It currently has negative earnings. The company's loan portfolio comprises retail consumer loans, such as one-to-four-family residential property lending, home equity lines of credit, construction and land/lots, indirect auto finance, and consumer lending; and commercial loans, including commercial real estate lending, construction and development lending, and commercial and industrial loans.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 4 investors sold HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. shares while 30 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 11.34 million shares or 1.38% more from 11.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 18,895 shares. Germany-based Deutsche Comml Bank Ag has invested 0% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Invest Counselors Of Maryland Ltd Company accumulated 650,538 shares. Numeric Invsts Limited Liability Com has 307,707 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Fmr Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Victory Cap Mgmt Inc invested in 0% or 63,700 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insur Com The has 0% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) for 13,621 shares. Moors & Cabot reported 10,000 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 410,721 were accumulated by Thomson Horstmann And Bryant Inc. 73,500 were reported by Creative Planning. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 100,542 shares or 0% of the stock. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher Com has invested 0.09% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Moreover, Barclays Pcl has 0% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) for 387 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp stated it has 8,893 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Parametric Port Associate Llc has invested 0% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI).

The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $27.3. About 23,362 shares traded. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) has risen 35.24% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.54% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HomeTrust Bancshares has $29 highest and $18.75 lowest target. $26.19’s average target is -4.07% below currents $27.3 stock price. HomeTrust Bancshares had 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of HTBI in report on Thursday, January 4 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $28.0 target in Friday, November 3 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, October 30. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report.

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