EPS for Valener (VNR) Expected At $0.88; Si Financial Group (SIFI) Sentiment Is 1.28

April 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Si Financial Group Inc (SIFI) investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -1.36, from 2.64 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 23 hedge funds started new and increased stock positions, while 18 cut down and sold holdings in Si Financial Group Inc. The hedge funds in our database now hold: 6.70 million shares, down from 7.15 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Si Financial Group Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 3 Reduced: 15 Increased: 19 New Position: 4.

Analysts expect Valener Inc (TSE:VNR) to report $0.88 EPS on May, 10.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.53% from last quarter’s $0.85 EPS. T_VNR’s profit would be $34.34 million giving it 5.74 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $0.51 EPS previously, Valener Inc’s analysts see 72.55% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.55% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $20.2. About 40,842 shares traded. Valener Inc (TSE:VNR) has 0.00% since April 21, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Valener Inc (TSE:VNR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Valener Inc had 14 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Valener Inc (TSE:VNR) on Monday, November 30 to “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, October 23 with “Market Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Valener Inc (TSE:VNR) on Friday, November 25 with “Sector Perform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Desjardins Securities on Monday, August 15. TD Securities maintained the shares of VNR in report on Wednesday, March 8 with “Hold” rating. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 10 report.

Valener Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes natural gas in Canada and the United States. The company has market cap of $788.20 million. The firm operates through Energy Distribution; Natural Gas Transportation; Energy Production; and Energy Services, Storage and Other divisions. It has a 18.1 P/E ratio. It owns and operates a natural gas transportation and distribution system of approximately 1,300 km serving residential and commercial clients in Vermont.

Seidman Lawrence B holds 6.47% of its portfolio in SI Financial Group, Inc. for 565,470 shares. Clover Partners L.P. owns 323,883 shares or 4.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Oppenheimer & Close Llc has 1.52% invested in the company for 106,392 shares. The Connecticut-based Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc has invested 1.37% in the stock. Maltese Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 748,437 shares.

The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.3. About 14,068 shares traded or 2.46% up from the average. SI Financial Group, Inc. (SIFI) has risen 1.79% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.76% the S&P500.

SI Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company that provides various financial services to clients and businesses. The company has market cap of $170.59 million. The Company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing demand accounts, such as checking accounts; and interest-bearing accounts, including NOW and money market accounts, regular savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 32.5 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises one-to four-family residential mortgage loans, multi-family and commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans, and construction and land loans.

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