Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG) President – International Paul Grinberg, Unloaded $786,728 in Stock; IMPREGLIO SPA (IPGOF) SI Decreased By 56.47%

Insider deal amounting to close to $786,728 US Dollars was published online in a legal report submitted to the SEC on January 17, 2018. According to which, Paul Grinberg, the President – International of Encore Capital Group Inc also an insider of the California-based Encore Capital Group Inc had sold precisely 19,273 shares – ( at $40.8 for every share ). It seems he is very active lately as in the last month, he silently sold additional 38,546 shares of the company, worth $1,635,325 USD. At the moment, Paul Grinberg owns 198,185 shares which make up roughly 0.77% of the Company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

IMPREGLIO SPA (OTCMKTS:IPGOF) had a decrease of 56.47% in short interest. IPGOF’s SI was 940,700 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 56.47% from 2.16 million shares previously. With 1,700 avg volume, 553 days are for IMPREGLIO SPA (OTCMKTS:IPGOF)’s short sellers to cover IPGOF’s short positions. It closed at $3.881531 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for clients across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. The firm purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It has a 11.58 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the debt management of portfolios consisting of higher balance and semi-performing accounts; and the management of non-performing loans.

Analysts await Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.93 earnings per share, up 29.17% or $0.21 from last year’s $0.72 per share. ECPG’s profit will be $23.93M for 11.06 P/E if the $0.93 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual earnings per share reported by Encore Capital Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.13% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 10 investors sold Encore Capital Group, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 25.44 million shares or 1.45% less from 25.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And Com has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Smith Graham Company Advsrs Limited Partnership reported 1.72% stake. State Street Corporation has 564,600 shares. Broad Run Invest Mngmt Limited Liability has 4.29% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Aperio Group Inc Inc Ltd has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Bridgeway Capital Management reported 125,100 shares stake. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt has 14,730 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 863 shares. Ameritas Invest Prtn Incorporated has 2,107 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 99,832 were accumulated by Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). 1.29M are owned by Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0.02% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 119,426 shares. Citigroup holds 0.01% or 185,827 shares. Central Secs Corporation reported 200,000 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc has $58.0 highest and $35 lowest target. $50.50’s average target is 22.72% above currents $41.15 stock price. Encore Capital Group Inc had 15 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Northland Capital on Friday, August 4. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Oppenheimer. Northland Capital initiated the shares of ECPG in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform” rating. SunTrust maintained the shares of ECPG in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Thursday, November 12. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”.