First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Touches $27.75 Formed H&S; Layne Christensen Company (LAYN) Sellers Increased By 0.21% Their Shorts

First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) formed inverse H&S with $28.86 target or 4.00% above today’s $27.75 share price. First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) has $1.72 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $27.75. About 252,317 shares traded. First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) has risen 33.86% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.16% the S&P500.

Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) had an increase of 0.21% in short interest. LAYN’s SI was 3.70M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.21% from 3.69 million shares previously. With 77,700 avg volume, 48 days are for Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN)’s short sellers to cover LAYN’s short positions. The SI to Layne Christensen Company’s float is 22.32%. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $13.33. About 230,299 shares traded or 68.45% up from the average. Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) has declined 11.47% since January 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.17% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Layne Christensen (NASDAQ:LAYN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Layne Christensen had 7 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 7 by DA Davidson. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 18. Jefferies maintained the shares of LAYN in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold” rating. Maxim Group initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, February 19 report. The stock of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.42, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 7 investors sold Layne Christensen Company shares while 22 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 18.10 million shares or 3.49% more from 17.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Eagle Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0% or 65,200 shares in its portfolio. 12,400 are owned by State Common Retirement Fund. Barclays Public Ltd Company has 420 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Capital Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) invested in 0% or 3,357 shares. Pnc Services Grp invested in 0% or 200 shares. Amer Intll Group Inc Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). California State Teachers Retirement Systems invested in 0% or 28,450 shares. Northern Tru, Illinois-based fund reported 214,277 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN). Renaissance Technologies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 941,054 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 38,550 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 157,745 shares. Rutabaga Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company Ma invested in 3.45% or 1.29 million shares. Prelude Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 3,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Green Square Cap Ltd invested in 0.2% or 89,900 shares.

Layne Christensen Company operates as a water management, construction, and drilling firm that provides solutions for the water, mineral, and energy markets in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $265.03 million. The companyÂ’s Water Resources segment offers water-related services and products, including hydrologic design and construction; source of supply exploration; well and intake construction; and well and pump rehabilitation services. It currently has negative earnings. This segment also provides water treatment equipment engineering services and systems for the treatment of regulated and nuisance contaminants.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 11 insider buys, and 1 sale for $47,263 activity. Ringwald Bradley J also sold $24,340 worth of First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) shares. Shares for $2,707 were bought by kramer william j. Another trade for 203 shares valued at $5,725 was made by PURKRABEK KNUST SUSAN L on Tuesday, January 16. Barker David S bought 333 shares worth $9,391. $5,527 worth of stock was bought by MURPH KNAPKE on Tuesday, January 16. Another trade for 197 shares valued at $5,556 was made by Booth Cynthia O on Tuesday, January 16. $6,317 worth of stock was bought by FINNERTY CORINNE R on Tuesday, January 16.