JMP Group (JMP) At $5.60 Forms Bottom; Frontfour Capital Group Has Decreased Its Grace W R & Co Del New (GRA) Stake

Frontfour Capital Group Llc decreased Grace W R & Co Del New (GRA) stake by 6.52% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Frontfour Capital Group Llc sold 7,000 shares as Grace W R & Co Del New (GRA)’s stock declined 0.67%. The Frontfour Capital Group Llc holds 100,419 shares with $7.25 million value, down from 107,419 last quarter. Grace W R & Co Del New now has $4.75 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $70.13. About 411,715 shares traded. W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has declined 6.22% since January 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

JMP Group LLC (JMP) formed multiple bottom with $5.15 target or 8.00% below today’s $5.60 share price. JMP Group LLC (JMP) has $120.32M valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $5.6. About 35,498 shares traded or 21.19% up from the average. JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) has risen 2.86% since January 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.84% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering JMP Group (NYSE:JMP), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. JMP Group had 6 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wood with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 7. The company was downgraded on Friday, December 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, September 2 by TheStreet. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Barrington Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 26 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.41, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 4 investors sold JMP Group LLC shares while 3 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 2.77 million shares or 0.39% more from 2.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fmr Ltd Company has 496,200 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal Bankshares Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) for 41,762 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The stated it has 189 shares. Bridgeway Management Incorporated invested in 116,451 shares. Continental Advsrs Limited Com has 0.38% invested in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP). Arbiter Partners Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP). 78,733 are owned by Deutsche Bancshares Ag. 57,700 were reported by California Public Employees Retirement Sys. Wells Fargo And Company Mn holds 1 shares. Essex Inv Mngmt Co Lc has 0.04% invested in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) for 48,695 shares. Zpr Mgmt invested in 0.14% or 16,517 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 78,733 shares in its portfolio. Hilltop Inc owns 0.09% invested in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) for 50,100 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0% of its portfolio in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP). Gsa Capital Prtnrs Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 17,111 shares.

Analysts await JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.46 earnings per share, up 253.85% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.13 per share. JMP’s profit will be $9.88 million for 3.04 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.10 actual earnings per share reported by JMP Group LLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 360.00% EPS growth.

Analysts await W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 1.05% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.95 per share. GRA’s profit will be $65.05 million for 18.26 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual EPS reported by W. R. Grace & Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.67% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. W. R. Grace & Co had 26 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 30 report. Seaport Global Securities initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $81 target in Tuesday, September 13 report. On Monday, March 7 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Wednesday, April 26 with “”. The stock of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Thursday, December 10. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 14 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Thursday, June 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 12 by Goldman Sachs. Jefferies maintained the shares of GRA in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, June 16 by Jefferies.