Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

In related news, insider Helga Houston sold 14,513 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 2nd. The hedge fund held 414,960 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.79M, up from 375,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.88 million activity. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.135 during the last trading session, reaching $15.765.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.72 million shares versus an average volume of 0.56 million shares during last trading session. Baird restated a hold rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500. United Services Automobile Association's holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $3,682,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. This percentage is calculated by adding the dividend yield plus the percentage of shares repurchased. Approximately 1.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $230.37B market cap company.

GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) closed at $19.96 a share in the latest session and the stock value rose nearly 11.20% since the beginning of this year. About 2.73M shares traded. See AV Homes, Inc. It is down 0.00% since January 13, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 1.95% the S&P500. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 499,824 shares in the company, valued at $6,882,576.48. Sun Life Financial INC increased its holdings in shares of Huntington Bancshares by 99,812.5% during the 2nd quarter.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated has a consensus outperform rating from 26 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 2.19% of shares outstanding. Therefore 56% are positive. Analysts have placed a $15.95 price target on Huntington Bancshares Incorporated, suggesting a 3.04% gain from recent close. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has a market cap of $16.59 billion and over the last 12 months, HBAN has risen by 16.13%. The firm's price-to-sales ratio was noted 4.32 in contrast with an overall industry average of 1.56. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Outperform" on Tuesday, December 20. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $15.00 price target (up from $14.00) on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Friday, December 9th. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to "Neutral" on Friday, November 11.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) has a Value Composite score of 53. As the P/E goes up, it shows that current investor sentiment is that the company is worth more. Its down 0.03, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 111,575 shares. There were 49 sold out positions, amounting to 6.16 million shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. First Quadrant Lp Ca holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) for 143,958 shares. This is a boost from Huntington Bancshares's previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) on Tuesday, December 20 to "Outperform" rating. Farmers Tru Company invested in 0.36% or 76,164 shares. Rampart Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.06% or 13,398 shares. 170,446 are held by Balyasny Asset Ltd Llc. Spirit Of America Management Corp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN). Security Natl has 18,366 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.13% in Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 22 investors sold VAC shares while 80 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 587 raised stakes.

There are 614 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 822.57 million shares in total. Federated Investors Inc Pa holds 0% or 524 shares. (NYSE:HD) for 15,636 shares. Natixis Asset Mngmt invested in 0.17% or 11,940 shares. Bluecrest Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 12,387 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The price to earnings ratio indicates the expected price of a share based on its earnings. Pinebridge Limited Partnership reported 0.06% stake. Ameriprise Inc accumulated 2.16M shares. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 8.33% or $0.02 from last year's $0.24 per share. 686,111 are owned by Aviva Public Limited Co. New York-based Spark Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.28% in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC). Beta value of the stock is marked at 1.32.

Analysts await Prudential Financial, Inc. Therefore 73% are positive. Carpetright PLC had 62 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Peel Hunt. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 4 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has "Buy" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 24. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Paratek Pharmaceuticals had 24 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) earned "Buy" rating by Nomura on Friday, November 3.

Croft-Leominster Inc decreased its stake in Prudential Financial Inc. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in Huntington Bancshares by 8.7% in the 2nd quarter.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $18.46 million activity. (AABA) traded 9.46 million shares at hands.

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