The Insider Dennis Eck Unloaded 22000 shares of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA); Middlefield Banc (MBCN) Shorts Decreased By 2.6%

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Middlefield Banc Corp (NASDAQ:MBCN) had a decrease of 2.6% in short interest. MBCN’s SI was 41,200 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 2.6% from 42,300 shares previously. With 2,200 avg volume, 19 days are for Middlefield Banc Corp (NASDAQ:MBCN)’s short sellers to cover MBCN’s short positions. The SI to Middlefield Banc Corp’s float is 1.37%. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $50.6. About 7,364 shares traded or 74.79% up from the average. Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) has 0.00% since April 11, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Middlefield Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for The Middlefield Banking Company that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, small business owners, and retail clients in northeastern and central Ohio. The company has market cap of $182.46 million. It accepts checking, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit and IRA accounts. It has a 16.32 P/E ratio. The firm offers operational, working capital, term business, residential construction, professional, residential, and mortgage loans; loans to finance capital purchases; selected guaranteed or subsidized loan programs for small businesses; and consumer installment loans to purchase automobiles and boats, as well as for home improvement and other personal expenditures.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.33 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.17, from 3.5 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 4 investors sold Middlefield Banc Corp. shares while 5 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 810,279 shares or 41.71% less from 1.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Huntington Bankshares holds 17,457 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Geode Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 0% or 30,029 shares. Yhb Investment reported 4,476 shares. California State Teachers Retirement invested in 0% or 4,300 shares. California-based Schwab Charles Investment has invested 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Vanguard Group Inc reported 86,171 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership owns 378 shares. Gendell Jeffrey L holds 0.06% or 18,653 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio reported 0% stake. Ameritas Invest Prns Inc holds 0% or 230 shares in its portfolio. 566 were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase & Company. Barclays Public Lc owns 539 shares. 25,792 are owned by Northern Corporation. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd has invested 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Tiaa Cref Investment Ltd has 0% invested in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN).

Among 2 analysts covering Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ:MBCN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Middlefield Banc had 8 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Tuesday, October 31. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) on Wednesday, January 31 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 26. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 22. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 14 by Boenning & Scattergood. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, January 25.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 14 selling transactions for $884,093 activity. The insider VALERIAN WILLIAM A ET AL sold $93,676. Rose Clayton W III bought $7,704 worth of stock or 159 shares. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider Jones Kenneth E sold $96,152.

The stock decreased 3.51% or $7.76 during the last trading session, reaching $213.3. About 1.08 million shares traded. Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has declined 26.85% since April 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 38.40% the S&P500.

Since October 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $3.37 million activity. $3.37 million worth of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) shares were sold by Dillon Mary N. HEILBRONN CHARLES had bought 127,889 shares worth $24.97M on Thursday, October 12.

Among 29 analysts covering Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA), 19 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc has $350 highest and $155 lowest target. $260.33’s average target is 22.05% above currents $213.3 stock price. Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc had 126 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 27 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, October 14 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 3, the company rating was initiated by Deutsche Bank. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) on Friday, August 25 to “Market Perform” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) rating on Friday, May 26. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $34500 target. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, June 20 report.

Ulta Beauty, Inc. operates as a beauty retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $12.93 billion. The company's stores provide cosmetics, fragrance, skincare, haircare, bath and body products, and salon styling tools, as well as others, including nail products and accessories. It has a 23.81 P/E ratio. It offers private label products consisting of Ulta Beauty Collection branded cosmetics, skincare, and bath products.

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