Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) Forms $25.30 Double Bottom; Clark Capital Management Group Has Cut Its Ingersoll (IR) Holding

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) formed double bottom with $23.78 target or 6.00% below today’s $25.30 share price. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) has $2.43B valuation. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $25.3. About 257,268 shares traded. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has risen 30.60% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.90% the S&P500.

Clark Capital Management Group Inc decreased Ingersoll (IR) stake by 34.08% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clark Capital Management Group Inc sold 146,003 shares as Ingersoll (IR)’s stock rose 10.19%. The Clark Capital Management Group Inc holds 282,446 shares with $25.19M value, down from 428,449 last quarter. Ingersoll now has $21.80B valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $87.23. About 1.99 million shares traded or 5.71% up from the average. Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) has risen 39.42% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.72% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Hilltop Holdings has $3100 highest and $20.50 lowest target. $28’s average target is 10.67% above currents $25.3 stock price. Hilltop Holdings had 24 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 10 by Piper Jaffray. On Friday, September 1 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Raymond James downgraded Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) on Thursday, December 17 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 23 by Compass Point. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Stephens. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Mkt Perform” rating in Monday, September 12 report. The rating was downgraded by Stephens to “Equal-Weight” on Monday, January 29. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was initiated by FBR Capital. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 16 investors sold Hilltop Holdings Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 52.43 million shares or 0.34% more from 52.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Envestnet Asset owns 50,955 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag invested 0% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). First Manhattan Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) for 17,500 shares. 400 were accumulated by Atwood Palmer. Northern Corp owns 0.01% invested in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) for 936,017 shares. D E Shaw And owns 73,507 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 8,939 were accumulated by Victory Cap Management. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has invested 0% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Matarin Management Lc reported 353,297 shares. Hbk Invests Limited Partnership invested in 24,878 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Millennium Mngmt Lc holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) for 775,903 shares. Stifel Finance Corp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). New York-based Rothschild Asset Management has invested 0.04% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Ameritas Inv Prtn reported 0.01% stake. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company accumulated 89,084 shares or 0% of the stock.

Analysts await Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.33 EPS, up 22.22% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.27 per share. HTH’s profit will be $31.67M for 19.17 P/E if the $0.33 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Hilltop Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 41 investors sold IR shares while 190 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 191 raised stakes. 202.31 million shares or 0.64% more from 201.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Weatherly Asset Management Ltd Partnership accumulated 23,319 shares or 0.55% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0.05% or 212,254 shares. Comml Bank Of America De has 4.19 million shares. Segall Bryant And Hamill reported 0.35% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Fenimore Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 219,844 shares. Centurylink Investment Mngmt Co holds 19,330 shares. Brown Advisory has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Farmers Trust, Ohio-based fund reported 60,630 shares. Mathes Incorporated stated it has 2.01% of its portfolio in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Stratos Wealth Prtn holds 0.03% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) or 7,013 shares. San Francisco Sentry Invest Gru (Ca) stated it has 56 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Missouri-based Parkside National Bank & Trust And Trust has invested 0% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Proshare Advisors Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.02% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Suntrust Banks stated it has 0.12% in Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR). Investors Asset Of Georgia Ga Adv holds 0.3% or 4,625 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Ingersoll-Rand Plc had 72 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, March 20. As per Friday, December 8, the company rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, January 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of IR in report on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 31. Citigroup maintained Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 3 by Argus Research. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of IR in report on Monday, October 5 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research on Thursday, April 14 to “Buy”.

Clark Capital Management Group Inc increased Express Scripts Hldg Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) stake by 112,960 shares to 248,631 valued at $15.74M in 2017Q3. It also upped Applied Matls Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) stake by 167,034 shares and now owns 417,910 shares. Flexshares Tr (GUNR) was raised too.

Analysts await Ingersoll-Rand Plc (NYSE:IR) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 12.28% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.57 per share. IR’s profit will be $159.93M for 34.07 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.02 actual EPS reported by Ingersoll-Rand Plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.25% negative EPS growth.