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Ksa Capital Management Has Lifted Penske Automotive Grp (PAG) Stake by $470,000 as Stock Value Declined; Community Bankers Tr (ESXB) Stock Rose While Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture Lowered Its Position by $1.73 Million

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Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture decreased its stake in Community Bankers Tr Corp (ESXB) by 43.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture sold 215,687 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.63% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 282,648 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.30 million, down from 498,335 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture who had been investing in Community Bankers Tr Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $194.34 million market cap company. It closed at $8.8 lastly. It is down 8.59% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.96% the S&P500.

Daniel Khoshaba increased its stake in Penske Automotive Grp Inc (PAG) by 200% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ksa Capital Management Llc bought 10,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.64% with the market. The hedge fund run by Daniel Khoshaba held 15,000 shares of the consumer durables company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $718,000, up from 5,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ksa Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Penske Automotive Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.15 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.62% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $48.79. About 242,685 shares traded. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) has declined 7.69% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.24% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Penske Automotive Group (NYSE:PAG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Penske Automotive Group had 15 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, April 28 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 3. Morgan Stanley maintained Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) on Wednesday, March 14 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by Evercore. The rating was initiated by Northcoast on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy”. The stock of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) earned “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global on Tuesday, August 9. As per Monday, November 13, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, June 28 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Positive” on Thursday, February 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

More notable recent Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Aerohive Networks, M/I Homes, bluebird bio, Penske Automotive …” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Penske Automotive Group’s (PAG) CEO Roger Penske on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” published on April 26, 2018, Prnewswire.com published: “Penske Automotive Increases Dividend” on May 10, 2018. More interesting news about Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Congress slaps down CFPB’s auto lending guidance” published on May 09, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Ryder System – Good Dividend, Bad Industry” with publication date: April 30, 2018.

Since March 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $50.00 million activity.

Ksa Capital Management Llc, which manages about $287.50 million and $51.38 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Manitowoc Inc (NYSE:MTW) by 22,500 shares to 7,500 shares, valued at $295,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 27 investors sold PAG shares while 65 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 34.38 million shares or 0.09% more from 34.35 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citigroup has 0% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) for 14,204 shares. Brandywine Global Investment Management Ltd Com holds 0.06% or 210,440 shares. Markel reported 72,000 shares. First Midwest State Bank Trust Division, a Illinois-based fund reported 23,452 shares. New York-based Blackrock has invested 0.01% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Old West Ltd invested 1.63% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG). Principal Fincl Grp Inc Inc invested in 5,797 shares or 0% of the stock. Zebra Ltd owns 0.48% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) for 29,697 shares. Stevens Mgmt Limited Partnership holds 18,300 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% or 38,593 shares in its portfolio. 254,579 were accumulated by Cooke And Bieler Ltd Partnership. 681,008 are held by Deprince Race & Zollo. Legal General Group Public Limited Company owns 0% invested in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG) for 60,849 shares. Intl Gp Incorporated holds 744 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.42, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 8 investors sold ESXB shares while 17 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 12.83 million shares or 1.13% more from 12.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lpl stated it has 0% in Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB). Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership stated it has 0% in Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB). Tower Cap Ltd Company (Trc) holds 2,508 shares. Voya Investment Ltd Co accumulated 0% or 13,486 shares. Penn Cap Management Co Inc stated it has 0.26% of its portfolio in Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB). The Virginia-based Davenport And Ltd Llc has invested 0% in Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB). 137,509 are held by Mendon Capital Advisors Corporation. Paragon Assoc And Paragon Assoc Ii Joint Venture reported 282,648 shares or 1.92% of all its holdings. 219,378 were reported by Northern Tru. Legal And General Gru Public Limited Company holds 0% or 4,211 shares. Banc Funds Company, Illinois-based fund reported 1.11M shares. Castine Cap Management Limited Co has 1.45 million shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Lc reported 0% stake. State Common Retirement Fund reported 16,300 shares. State Street holds 0% or 306,187 shares.

Another recent and important Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Community Bankers Trust’s (ESXB) CEO Rex Smith on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018.

Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture, which manages about $120.21 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) by 5,000 shares to 50,000 shares, valued at $13.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Occidental Pete Corp Del (NYSE:OXY) by 75,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 150,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Hain Celestial Group Inc (NASDAQ:HAIN).

Since May 1, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $8,622 activity. Another trade for 500 shares valued at $4,325 was bought by PUTNAM EUGENE S JR.

Analysts await Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.14 EPS, up 7.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.13 per share. ESXB’s profit will be $3.09 million for 15.71 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Community Bankers Trust Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 16.67% EPS growth.

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