Analysts See $-0.01 EPS for Pediapharm Inc. (PDP); Martin & Company Has Raised Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA) Holding

February 18, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Martin & Company Inc increased Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA) stake by 46.19% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Martin & Company Inc acquired 19,588 shares as Heritage Financial Corp. (HFWA)’s stock declined 5.54%. The Martin & Company Inc holds 61,994 shares with $1.83M value, up from 42,406 last quarter. Heritage Financial Corp. now has $1.06B valuation. The stock increased 2.28% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $31.4. About 191,636 shares traded or 9.12% up from the average. Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) has risen 35.92% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.22% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Pediapharm Inc. (CVE:PDP) to report $-0.01 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $-0.01 EPS. The stock decreased 1.56% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $0.315. About 102,740 shares traded. Pediapharm Inc. (CVE:PDP) has 0.00% since February 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Pediapharm Inc. operates as a specialty pharmaceutical firm in Canada. The company has market cap of $24.57 million. It distributes prescription medicines that are used to treat pathological conditions, which primarily affect children from infancy to 18 years of age; and commercializes non-prescription products, such as non-prescription drugs and medical devices that fulfill unmet medical needs of children. It currently has negative earnings. The company's product portfolio includes NYDA, a product for the treatment of head lice and its eggs; Relaxa to treat constipation; and naproxen suspension to treat medical pain conditions in Juvenile Arthritis.

Martin & Company Inc decreased Select Sector Spdr (XLU) stake by 8,655 shares to 103,404 valued at $5.49 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 5,635 shares and now owns 59,670 shares. Ishares U.S. Insurance (IAK) was reduced too.

Among 5 analysts covering Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Heritage Financial had 11 analyst reports since September 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform” on Friday, October 23. Piper Jaffray maintained Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, August 14. Piper Jaffray maintained Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) on Monday, July 10 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2700 target in Thursday, June 1 report. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy”. On Monday, September 28 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by DA Davidson.

Since August 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $338,360 activity. 11,000 shares were sold by PICKERING ANTHONY, worth $338,360 on Monday, October 30. Shares for $13,802 were sold by Banner Lisa.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.09 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 10 investors sold HFWA shares while 40 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 22.94 million shares or 3.14% more from 22.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 0% stake. Nwq Inv Management Communication Ltd Liability Com holds 964,347 shares. Keybank National Association Oh invested in 37,497 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Rmb Cap Ltd Co has 0.05% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) for 62,362 shares. Indexiq Lc, a New York-based fund reported 35,018 shares. Mufg Americas Holding reported 3,952 shares stake. Martingale Asset LP reported 166,828 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Aqr Mngmt Llc stated it has 0.01% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). 142,845 are owned by Mutual Of America Capital Management Llc. Systematic Mgmt Lp stated it has 0.03% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard has invested 0% in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Ftb Advsrs holds 225 shares. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Co has 0% invested in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA). Intl Group Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA).

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