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Analysts See $0.92 EPS for Chemical Financial (CHFC); First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (FFA)’s Sentiment Is 0.89

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First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (FFA) investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.06, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 17 hedge funds increased and started new positions, while 19 sold and reduced stock positions in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund. The hedge funds in our database now have: 4.92 million shares, down from 5.36 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 10 Reduced: 9 Increased: 10 New Position: 7.

Analysts expect Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) to report $0.92 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 29.58% from last quarter’s $0.71 EPS. CHFC’s profit would be $65.60 million giving it 14.99 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. After having $0.87 EPS previously, Chemical Financial Corporation’s analysts see 5.75% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.97% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $55.17. About 318,690 shares traded. Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) has risen 8.11% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.44% the S&P500.

Arete Wealth Advisors Llc holds 0.85% of its portfolio in First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund for 160,547 shares. North Star Investment Management Corp. owns 302,206 shares or 0.59% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Advisors Asset Management Inc. has 0.19% invested in the company for 711,179 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc has invested 0.16% in the stock. Institute For Wealth Management Llc., a Colorado-based fund reported 12,893 shares.

The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $15.03. About 28,577 shares traded. First Trust Enhanced Equity Income Fund (FFA) has risen 3.20% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Chemical Financial (NASDAQ:CHFC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Chemical Financial had 21 analyst reports since January 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. FIG Partners upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 29 report. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill. On Wednesday, March 2 the stock rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Strong Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $54.0 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The company was downgraded on Thursday, October 26 by Wood. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) earned “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, January 27. Stephens upgraded Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) on Monday, July 10 to “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.51 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 17 investors sold Chemical Financial Corporation shares while 71 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 55.76 million shares or 0.84% more from 55.30 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Moreover, Suntrust Banks Inc has 0% invested in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) for 11,208 shares. United Automobile Association holds 0.02% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) or 127,000 shares. Cambridge Rech Advsr reported 6,451 shares. Sg Americas Securities Limited Com holds 0.02% or 32,899 shares. Boston Ltd Liability Company accumulated 20,162 shares. Pitcairn Com invested in 0.03% or 5,227 shares. Dean Capital Management reported 40,850 shares stake. Geode Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 635,731 shares. Metropolitan Life holds 0.03% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC) or 40,368 shares. Stifel Corporation reported 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt invested in 8,311 shares. Castine Capital Ltd Com invested in 2.79% or 153,639 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 57,489 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company (Trc) stated it has 0% in Chemical Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CHFC). Pinebridge Investments L P reported 0.03% stake.

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