North Star Investment Management Has Lifted Its Consolidated Comm Hldgs Com (CNSL) Position; Wintrust Financial (WTFC) Covered By 4 Bullish Analysts Last Week

Among 10 analysts covering Wintrust Financial (NASDAQ:WTFC), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Wintrust Financial had 31 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. SunTrust maintained the shares of WTFC in report on Tuesday, November 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, August 24 by Hovde Group. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 3 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Tuesday, November 29 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, November 5 by SunTrust. See Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) latest ratings:

21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $97.0 Maintain
12/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
28/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $88.0 Maintain
05/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $85.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $84.0 Maintain
19/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $79.0 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $86.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $74.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $81.0 Maintain

North Star Investment Management Corp increased Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc Com (CNSL) stake by 161.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. North Star Investment Management Corp acquired 200,003 shares as Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc Com (CNSL)’s stock declined 24.30%. The North Star Investment Management Corp holds 323,809 shares with $6.18 million value, up from 123,806 last quarter. Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc Com now has $875.53 million valuation. It closed at $12.36 lastly. It is up 19.11% since December 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.81% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $82.88. About 251,781 shares traded. Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) has risen 36.64% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

Wintrust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, provides banking and other financial services and products to clients in the Chicago metropolitan area and in southern Wisconsin. The company has market cap of $4.64 billion. It operates in three divisions: Community Banking, Specialty Finance, and Wealth Management. It has a 19.88 P/E ratio. The Community Banking segment offers personal and commercial banking services primarily to individuals, small to mid-sized businesses, local governmental units, and institutional customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.63, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 17 investors sold Wintrust Financial Corporation shares while 66 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 98 raised stakes. 50.16 million shares or 0.77% more from 49.78 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 30,620 were accumulated by Piermont Management. Arizona State Retirement System has 0.03% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 31,642 shares. Aqr Capital Management Limited Liability invested in 0.02% or 185,007 shares. Voya Ltd Company owns 24,486 shares. Barr E S And has 0.19% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) for 22,740 shares. Hsbc Holdg Pcl reported 0% of its portfolio in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Vanguard owns 4.70M shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 0% invested in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Macquarie Gp has invested 0.01% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Old National Savings Bank In accumulated 0.02% or 3,676 shares. United Automobile Association reported 16,200 shares. Blair William & Il reported 26,941 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Washington-based Fisher Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.13% in Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). 155,048 were reported by Goldman Sachs. Stieven Advisors L P holds 130,037 shares or 1.93% of its portfolio.

Since October 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.45 million activity. 8,441 Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) shares with value of $681,864 were sold by GLEASON LEONA A. WEHMER EDWARD J sold $719,190 worth of stock or 9,000 shares. ZIDAR THOMAS P sold $254,240 worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Thursday, October 26. DYKSTRA DAVID A also sold $1.79M worth of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) on Monday, October 23.

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Travelcenters Amer Llc Com (NYSE:TA) stake by 235,975 shares to 4,850 valued at $21,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Gabelli Divd & Income Tr Com (NYSE:GDV) stake by 27,418 shares and now owns 41,925 shares. Cowen Inc Cl A New was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.33 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.50, from 1.83 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 17 investors sold CNSL shares while 19 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 98.99 million shares or 176.75% more from 35.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cetera Advisor Limited Liability Corp has 0.01% invested in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) for 14,057 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp invested in 0.06% or 39,364 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd stated it has 24,278 shares. Paloma Mgmt reported 13,752 shares or 0% of all its holdings. New York-based Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Co has invested 0.07% in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 11,292 shares. Systematic Fincl Mgmt Lp has invested 0.03% in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Communications has 0% invested in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) for 2,895 shares. 33,462 are held by Arizona State Retirement Sys. 181,208 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Investment Mngmt Ltd Llc. Piermont Capital Mgmt accumulated 0.13% or 20,536 shares. First Tru Advisors Lp holds 172,389 shares. State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL). Schroder Inv Mngmt Grp owns 22,021 shares for 0% of their portfolio. York Cap Mngmt Global Limited has invested 0.23% in Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL).

Among 7 analysts covering Consolidated Communications Holdings (NASDAQ:CNSL), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Consolidated Communications Holdings has $22 highest and $19 lowest target. $20.25’s average target is 63.83% above currents $12.36 stock price. Consolidated Communications Holdings had 13 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 9 by Raymond James. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 7. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 5. The rating was downgraded by Drexel Hamilton to “Hold” on Monday, June 27. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, October 18. The stock of Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, November 3. As per Friday, March 10, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Friday, August 5 to “Underperform”. Raymond James upgraded Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) on Tuesday, December 6 to “Mkt Perform” rating.