Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) Forms $24.52 Double Bottom; Pilgrims Pride Has 1.37 Sentiment

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) formed double bottom with $23.78 target or 3.00% below today’s $24.52 share price. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) has $2.35B valuation. The stock increased 1.83% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $24.52. About 206,574 shares traded. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has risen 30.60% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.90% the S&P500.

PilgrimÂ’s Pride Corporation engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $6.27 billion. It offers fresh chicken products comprising pre-marinated or non-marinated refrigerated whole chickens, prepackaged case-ready chicken, whole cut-up chickens, and selected chicken parts. It has a 9.99 P/E ratio. The firm also provides prepared chicken products, including portion-controlled breast fillets, tenderloins and strips, delicatessen products, salads, formed nuggets and patties, and bone-in chicken parts.

Among 7 analysts covering Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Hilltop Holdings has $3100 highest and $20.50 lowest target. $28.33’s average target is 15.54% above currents $24.52 stock price. Hilltop Holdings had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, August 8 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Compass Point on Tuesday, August 1. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens given on Monday, January 29. Piper Jaffray maintained Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) on Tuesday, August 4 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 28 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Friday, September 1. FBR Capital maintained it with “Mkt Perform” rating and $24 target in Monday, September 12 report. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, May 10 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold Hilltop Holdings Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 52.43 million shares or 0.34% more from 52.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Prudential Fincl holds 0.03% or 623,015 shares. Svcs Automobile Association holds 0.02% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) or 300,000 shares. Creative Planning holds 23,918 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Invesco owns 77,614 shares. Nwq Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 843,808 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. 15,767 are owned by Horizon Kinetics Ltd Limited Liability Company. Kennedy Capital Mgmt holds 0.09% or 188,119 shares. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 121,694 shares. Pacad Investment stated it has 0.01% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Ray Gerald L & Assocs Ltd invested in 14,030 shares. Rothschild Asset Management accumulated 0.04% or 139,188 shares. 7,465 are owned by Assetmark Inc. Whittier has 157 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Corporation holds 10,142 shares. Blackrock invested in 4.85 million shares or 0.01% of the stock.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $25.22. About 1.48 million shares traded or 26.64% up from the average. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) has declined 5.02% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.58 EPS, up 107.14% or $0.30 from last year’s $0.28 per share. PPC’s profit will be $144.29M for 10.87 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual EPS reported by Pilgrim's Pride Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -40.82% negative EPS growth.