Edwin Hortman, Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)’s insider Sold 10,000 Shares; Ampliphi Biosciences (TGEN)’s Sentiment Is 1.2

Edwin Hortman is the Exec Chairmain – President&CEO of Ameris Bancorp. He recently made a sale of 10,000 shares in the firm with the sale value amounting to exactly $574,900 USD. That was according to the traded price of $57.5 a share. This is not his first insider trade, in the last 30 days, he sold another 30,336 shares worth $1,682,871 USD. The probability of this stocks unloading remaining ignored is quite small due to its scale, with the Exec Chairmain – President&CEO currently having in hand 226,625 shares – that is 0.59% of the total market capitalization of the company. This insider deal, was executed on 13/03/2018. It’s freely available for review at the SEC’s website and can be found at this page.

Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells industrial and commercial cogeneration systems that produce combinations of electricity, hot water, and air conditioning in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Ireland, and internationally. The company has market cap of $55.38 million. It offers InVerde 100, InVerde e+, CM-75, and CM-60 cogeneration units that supply electricity and hot water; TECOCHILL branded chillers that provide air-conditioning and hot water; and water heaters under the Ilios brand. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides long-term maintenance contracts, parts sales, and turnkey installation services through a network of nine field service centers in California, the Midwest, and the Northeast.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $2.70 million activity. $701,006 worth of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was sold by LaHaise James A. HORTMAN EDWIN W JR had sold 10,000 shares worth $535,800 on Wednesday, February 28. The insider Zember Dennis J JR sold $274,059. The insider Bassett Lawton E III sold $43,741.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.29, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 8 investors sold Ameris Bancorp shares while 53 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 29.71 million shares or 0.36% less from 29.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio reported 0% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 335,937 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Blackrock has invested 0.01% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 80,523 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Smithfield Trust Com reported 3,670 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0.01% or 32,455 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs stated it has 1.09M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 11,300 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Llc invested 0% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Us Bankshares De has 0% invested in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) for 4,666 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% or 176,256 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Gamco Invsts Et Al has 0% invested in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Co has 31,842 shares. Nwq Invest Mngmt Company Limited Company accumulated 1.25M shares. First Interstate National Bank & Trust owns 4,200 shares.

Ameris Bancorp operates as the holding firm for Ameris Bank that provides banking services to retail and commercial clients primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and South Carolina. The company has market cap of $2.20 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Banking Division, Retail Mortgage Division, Warehouse Lending Division, and SBA Division. It has a 28.99 P/E ratio. It offers commercial and retail checking accounts, regular interest-bearing savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.

Analysts await Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) to report earnings on April, 20. They expect $0.78 EPS, up 30.00% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.6 per share. ABCB’s profit will be $29.83M for 18.40 P/E if the $0.78 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Ameris Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.81% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Ameris Bancorp has $64.0 highest and $30.50 lowest target. $46.50’s average target is -18.99% below currents $57.4 stock price. Ameris Bancorp had 28 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 29 by Sandler O’Neill. Zacks downgraded the shares of ABCB in report on Monday, August 24 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, July 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $63.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, April 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of ABCB in report on Thursday, October 19 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Stephens. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 2 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Wood.

It closed at $57.4 lastly. It is up 43.77% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.07% the S&P500.

Bard Associates Inc holds 0.86% of its portfolio in Tecogen Inc. for 578,550 shares. Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc owns 671,407 shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Herald Investment Management Ltd has 0.22% invested in the company for 210,526 shares. The Switzerland-based Banque Pictet & Cie Sa has invested 0.03% in the stock. Parsons Capital Management Inc Ri, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 37,467 shares.

It closed at $2.24 lastly. It is down 4.09% since March 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.79% the S&P500.