PacWest Bancorp (PACW) Analysts See $0.75 EPS

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It also reduced its holding in Laboratory Corp Of America Holdings (NYSE:LH) by 18,312 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.58 million shares, and cut its stake in Casey's General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). The institutional investor held 38,475 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.94M, up from 10,025 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The firm has a market cap of $6,508.67, a PE ratio of 17.00, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 1.59.

The stock decreased 0.42% or GBX 12 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2841. QuinStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:QNST) has risen 18.51% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.01% the S&P500. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% in QuinStreet, Inc. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $11.83. About 931,735 shares traded. Clarkson PLC (LON:CKN) has 0.00% since December 23, 2016 and is. It has outperformed by 2.21% the S&P500. Quantbot Limited Partnership reported 0.03% of its portfolio in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Therefore 46% are positive. After having $0.84 EPS previously, PacWest Bancorp's analysts see -10.71% EPS growth. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 14 by Liberum Capital. DA Davidson upgraded shares of PacWest Bancorp from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, September 7th. PacWest Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $52.82. Panmure Gordon maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, August 17 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 1 to "Market Perform". The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, November 1. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, July 18.

Iridian Asset Management Llc, which manages about $11.52B and $11.71 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Allegheny Technologies Inc (NYSE:ATI) by 111,044 shares to 8.61 million shares, valued at $205.88 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 1.45 in 2017Q2. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in shares of PacWest Bancorp by 22.4% during the second quarter. 44 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,379,025 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $157,801,000 after buying an additional 1,789,571 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of OH now owns 92,292 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $4,662,000 after buying an additional 47,511 shares in the last quarter. Azimuth Cap invested 0.29% in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $0.77 earnings per share. Commonwealth Equity Services invested 0% of its portfolio in PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). Pitcairn Company reported 6,458 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Cap Invsts invested in 261,342 shares or 0% of the stock.

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American National Insurance Company increased its stake in Pacwest Bancorp (PACW) by 283.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Public Sector Pension Investment Board reported 22,789 shares. Geode Mgmt Ltd Com invested in 1.07M shares. Penn Capital Incorporated invested in 99,966 shares. The hedge fund run by David Cohen held 2.35 million shares of the automotive aftermarket company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $162.10M, up from 2.20 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. 9,142 were reported by Bbva Compass Bank & Trust. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 5.63% or $0.04 from last year's $0.71 per share. Corporate insiders own 0.98% of the company's stock. PACW's profit would be $95.68 million giving it 16.83 P/E if the $0.75 EPS is correct. About 117,497 shares traded or 43.21% up from the average. Raymond James Svcs Advisors has 30,802 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.35, from 1.45 in 2017Q2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. State Street invested 0% of its portfolio in QuinStreet, Inc. Reinhart has 0.33% invested in Murphy USA Inc. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 27,339 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Highbridge Capital Management Limited Liability Company holds 0.16% or 215,030 shares in its portfolio. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0% invested in QuinStreet, Inc. (NYSE:MUSA) for 25,634 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 73,312 shares. Financial Svcs reported 909 shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of PacWest Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Therefore 0 are positive. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PACW in report on Tuesday, October 3 with "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to "Outperform" on Monday, October 26. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Morgan Stanley. FBR Capital has "Hold" rating and $50.0 target.

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