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PacWest Bancorp (PACW) EPS Estimated At $0.81; Sonic Corp. (SONC) Covered By 5 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Analysts expect PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) to report $0.81 EPS on April, 16.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 24.62% from last quarter’s $0.65 EPS. PACW’s profit would be $101.87M giving it 16.13 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct. After having $0.67 EPS previously, PacWest Bancorp’s analysts see 20.90% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.30% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $52.27. About 930,244 shares traded or 16.35% up from the average. PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has risen 18.91% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.21% the S&P500.

Among 16 analysts covering Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Sonic had 44 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Wednesday, January 6. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of SONC in report on Tuesday, October 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Tuesday, September 20. On Tuesday, September 15 the stock rating was upgraded by UBS to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 30 by Deutsche Bank. Jefferies maintained Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) on Friday, December 22 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 16. Guggenheim maintained the shares of SONC in report on Thursday, December 28 with “Buy” rating. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. See Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) latest ratings:

16/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $28.0 Maintain
05/01/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $27.0
04/01/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Downgrade
28/12/2017 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Buy New Target: $31.0 Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $31.0 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $25.0 Maintain
16/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $25.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $26.0 Maintain

PacWest Bancorp operates as the holding firm for Pacific Western Bank, a state chartered bank that provides commercial banking services and products. The company has market cap of $6.57 billion. The firm accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It has a 17.97 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, and construction of commercial real estate properties; cash flow loans to finance business acquisitions and recapitalization activities; small business administration loans; asset loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the start-up activities of entrepreneurial companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases.

Among 14 analysts covering Pacwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Pacwest Bancorp had 43 analyst reports since October 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 7. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Monday, December 18 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by FBR Capital. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 4 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, August 14. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 18. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 1 to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, March 24 by Wood. Piper Jaffray maintained PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) rating on Thursday, October 5. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $57.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.44 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.13, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 24 investors sold PacWest Bancorp shares while 96 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. 104.75 million shares or 1.70% less from 106.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neumeier Poma Counsel Limited Liability holds 2.89% or 547,025 shares in its portfolio. Rothschild Asset Mgmt holds 570,309 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Federated Investors Pa accumulated 72,367 shares. Alliancebernstein L P has invested 0% in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Rmb Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 144,505 shares. Moreover, Comerica Bancshares has 0.16% invested in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) for 459,023 shares. 7,350 are owned by Moody National Bank & Trust Trust Division. Cadence Cap Management Ltd Co holds 0.05% of its portfolio in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) for 17,096 shares. Moreover, Heartland Inc has 0.8% invested in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Dupont Cap Management stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). 50,335 are owned by Meritage Management. Fmr Ltd Liability Co holds 1.74 million shares. Gsa Cap Prtn Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 0.04% or 10,600 shares. D E Shaw And Inc holds 115,046 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. North Star Investment Corp reported 100 shares.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $3.31 million activity. $238,548 worth of Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) was sold by PENA FEDERICO F. RICHARDSON FRANK E III sold $103,544 worth of stock.

The stock increased 1.58% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $25.13. About 982,537 shares traded or 16.51% up from the average. Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) has declined 5.36% since March 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 25 investors sold Sonic Corp. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 46.56 million shares or 2.67% less from 47.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Illinois-based First Trust Advsr L P has invested 0% in Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC). Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldg has invested 0.02% in Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC). Cwm Limited Liability Company invested 0% of its portfolio in Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC). Fdx Advisors reported 17,112 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt accumulated 235,923 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 501,101 shares. Moreover, Legal & General Grp Public Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC) for 87,158 shares. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 0% or 34,200 shares. Mason Street Advisors Llc holds 10,589 shares. 11,418 are held by Sg Americas Secs Ltd Llc. The New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC). Metropolitan Life Insur Com New York owns 28,763 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ubs Asset Americas reported 417,367 shares. Dupont Cap Mgmt Corp owns 21,751 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 0.02% stake.

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