Insider Trading: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (PB)’s Executive Vice President Michael Epps Unloaded 4,000 shares; Last Week Party City Holdco Inc. (PRTY) Coverage

In a public report that’s submitted to the D.C. based-SEC, it was revealed that the Executive Vice President of Prosperity Bancshares Inc Michael Epps, an insider in question, made a sale for 4,000 shares of the company, having a market value near $300,600 U.S. Dollars using an average market price per share of $75.2 U.S. Dollars. The regulatory filing shows that Michael Epps now has ownership of about 0.17% of the Texas-based company’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares)

Among 9 analysts covering Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Party City Holdco Inc has $25 highest and $14.0 lowest target. $16.81’s average target is 16.74% above currents $14.4 stock price. Party City Holdco Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, November 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, May 12 by Telsey Advisory Group. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of PRTY in report on Tuesday, January 19 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 27 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 11 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by BMO Capital Markets. JP Morgan reinitiated the shares of PRTY in report on Monday, November 13 with “Overweight” rating. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 26 by Goldman Sachs. See Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0 Maintain
27/12/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Hold Maintain
22/12/2017 Broker: Telsey Advisory Group Rating: Outperform Old Target: $16.00 New Target: $17.00 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Reinitiate
13/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0 Initiate
08/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $17 New Target: $15.5 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Upgrade
03/08/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $18 New Target: $16 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.4. About 865,802 shares traded. Party City Holdco Inc. (NYSE:PRTY) has risen 24.80% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.10% the S&P500.

Party City Holdco Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, makes, sources, and distributes party supplies in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.40 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Retail and Wholesale. It has a 15.03 P/E ratio. It offers paper and plastic tableware, accessories and novelties, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, decorations, and stationery and gift items.

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. operates as bank holding firm for the Prosperity Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, and consumers. The company has market cap of $5.35 billion. The firm offers various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time accounts. It has a 19.65 P/E ratio. It also provides one to four family residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage and multifamily residential loans, commercial and industrial loans, agricultural real estate loans, and non-real estate agricultural loans, as well as construction, land development, and other land loans; consumer loans, such as automobile, recreational vehicle, boat, home improvement, personal, and deposit account collateralized loans; and consumer durables and home equity loans, as well as debit and credit cards.

The stock increased 1.54% or $1.17 during the last trading session, reaching $76.97. About 383,583 shares traded. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB) has risen 27.06% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.36% the S&P500.

Since August 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.05 million activity. HOLLAWAY DAVID had sold 5,000 shares worth $381,600 on Wednesday, January 31. 1,000 shares valued at $61,480 were sold by Henderson Leah on Thursday, August 24. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $300,000 was sold by STEELHAMMER ROBERT H.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.36, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. shares while 82 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 51.57 million shares or 4.33% more from 49.43 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 5,447 shares. Hancock Hldgs reported 127,005 shares. Amica Mutual Ins Company reported 0.4% of its portfolio in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB). Thrivent For Lutherans has 14,790 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 6,505 shares. Diversified Tru invested in 0.03% or 5,510 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB). Metropolitan Life Insurance Co New York accumulated 65,280 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky invested 0.03% in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB). Citigroup Inc holds 1,416 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 32,392 shares stake. The Massachusetts-based Loomis Sayles Lp has invested 0.06% in Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB). Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Co owns 555,412 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. D E Shaw & reported 0% stake. Weaver C Barksdale & accumulated 0.01% or 69 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Prosperity Bancshares (NYSE:PB), 4 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Prosperity Bancshares has $85.0 highest and $46 lowest target. $69.78’s average target is -9.34% below currents $76.97 stock price. Prosperity Bancshares had 57 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, April 6. The rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Outperform” on Thursday, January 28. The stock of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, January 26. As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was upgraded by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $52 target in Thursday, April 28 report. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 25. On Tuesday, January 5 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Underweight”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, January 24.