Performant Financial (PFMT) Reaches $2.31 After 8.00% Up Move; Guaranty Bancorp Has 2.26 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Guaranty Bancorp operates as the bank holding firm for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company that provides various banking and other financial services to consumers, and small to medium-sized businesses. The company has market cap of $846.53 million. The firm accepts deposit products, such as demand, interest-bearing demand, NOW, money market, IRA, and time deposits, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 21.77 P/E ratio. It also offers loan products, including commercial, commercial and residential real estate, construction, agriculture, and small business administration loans, as well as installment loans to individuals and other consumer loans that include overdraft protection, lines of credit, and other consumer loans.

The stock of Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFMT) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 19.07% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $2.31. About 9.18 million shares traded or 4623.95% up from the average. Performant Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFMT) has risen 43.98% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.28% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $117.72M company. It was reported on Jan, 14 by We have $2.49 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:PFMT worth $9.42M more.

Castle Creek Capital Partners Iv Lp holds 29.55% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp for 1.45 million shares. Patriot Financial Partners Gp Lp owns 1.89 million shares or 23.64% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Forest Hill Capital Llc has 4.32% invested in the company for 541,833 shares. The Virginia-based Fj Capital Management Llc has invested 2.82% in the stock. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P., a Missouri-based fund reported 257,717 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Guaranty Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Guaranty Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. GBNK was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 27, 2016. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, October 27. The stock of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, April 13 by Piper Jaffray.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $5.98 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $28.95. About 68,800 shares traded. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) has risen 55.26% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.56% the S&P500.

Analysts await Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 14.71% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.34 per share. GBNK’s profit will be $11.40M for 18.56 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by Guaranty Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.50% negative EPS growth.

Performant Financial Corporation provides technology-enabled recovery and related analytics services in the United States. The company has market cap of $117.72 million. The Company’s services help identify and recover delinquent or defaulted assets and improper payments for government and private clients in various markets. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers recovery services to guaranty agencies and private institutions; and audit and recovery services to identify improper healthcare payments for public and private healthcare clients.

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