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Haemonetics (HAE) Reaches $75.06 52-Week High; Zebra Capital Management Trimmed By $606,822 Its Simmons First National Co (SFNC) Stake

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The stock of Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) hit a new 52-week high and has $78.81 target or 5.00% above today’s $75.06 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $4.01 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $78.81 price target is reached, the company will be worth $200.60 million more. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $75.06. About 17,652 shares traded. Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) has risen 82.56% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 71.01% the S&P500.

Zebra Capital Management Llc decreased Simmons First National Corp Co (SFNC) stake by 35.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Zebra Capital Management Llc sold 10,646 shares as Simmons First National Corp Co (SFNC)’s stock declined 6.18%. The Zebra Capital Management Llc holds 19,404 shares with $1.11M value, down from 30,050 last quarter. Simmons First National Corp Co now has $2.66 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $28.8. About 12,311 shares traded. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) has risen 3.60% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.95% the S&P500.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 5 sales for $3.05 million activity. The insider Bryant Vernon Wilson Jr. sold $289,932. Wade Steven C sold $252,617 worth of Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Thursday, February 22. MAKRIS GEORGE JR had bought 2,500 shares worth $145,250.

Zebra Capital Management Llc increased Bed Bath Beyond Inc Com Stk (NASDAQ:BBBY) stake by 18,365 shares to 62,133 valued at $1.37 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) stake by 8,030 shares and now owns 18,840 shares. First Financial Bancorp Ohio (NASDAQ:FFBC) was raised too.

Analysts await Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) to report earnings on April, 23 after the close. They expect $0.50 EPS, up 42.86% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.35 per share. SFNC’s profit will be $46.13M for 14.40 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Simmons First National Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.04% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Simmons First National (NASDAQ:SFNC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Simmons First National had 25 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Friday, January 20. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, November 22 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 9 by Stephens. Stephens maintained the shares of SFNC in report on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Raymond James. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Sandler O’Neill downgraded Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) on Tuesday, October 24 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.73, from 2.45 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 11 investors sold SFNC shares while 22 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 48.51 million shares or 164.33% more from 18.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. National Bank & Trust Of America De stated it has 114,926 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Prudential holds 92,686 shares. Rowland And Co Counsel Adv accumulated 1,875 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur Co The owns 179,331 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Amalgamated Bankshares holds 5,871 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Comerica National Bank & Trust accumulated 43,273 shares or 0.02% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys owns 35,876 shares. Ifrah Finance Svcs Inc has invested 0.09% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 1,697 shares. First Manhattan invested in 0% or 390 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 30,964 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Us Bankshares De invested in 0% or 261 shares. 32,657 are owned by Group. Counselors Of Maryland Lc has invested 1.46% in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC) for 24,843 shares.

Analysts await Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) to report earnings on May, 8 before the open. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 10.26% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.39 per share. HAE’s profit will be $22.98M for 43.64 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Haemonetics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.65% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Haemonetics Corporation has $80.0 highest and $28 lowest target. $51.83’s average target is -30.95% below currents $75.06 stock price. Haemonetics Corporation had 28 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by JMP Securities. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of HAE in report on Monday, May 16 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 2. Sidoti downgraded Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE:HAE) on Monday, August 15 to “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, February 7. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Monday, November 7 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, September 20, the company rating was downgraded by CJS Securities.

Haemonetics Corporation, a healthcare company, provides hematology products and solutions. The company has market cap of $4.01 billion. The firm operates through five divisions: North America Plasma; Americas Blood Center and Hospital; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific; and Japan. It currently has negative earnings. It offers plasma collection and storage products, including PCS brand plasma collection equipment and disposables, plasma collection containers, and intravenous solutions, as well as information technology platforms for plasma clients to manage their donors, operations, and supply chain; Multicomponent Collection System brand apheresis equipment to collect specific blood components integrated from the donor; Automated Cell Processor brand solution to automate the washing and freezing of red cell components; and whole blood collection and processing products.

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