Insider Selling: MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL)’s director Andrew Hargroder Sold 3,000 shares; Rutabaga Capital Management Has Trimmed Liberty Tax (TAX) Position

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc decreased Liberty Tax Inc (TAX) stake by 36.75% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Rutabaga Capital Management Llc sold 245,274 shares as Liberty Tax Inc (TAX)’s stock declined 3.33%. The Rutabaga Capital Management Llc holds 422,111 shares with $6.08 million value, down from 667,385 last quarter. Liberty Tax Inc now has $138.13M valuation. The stock decreased 1.49% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $9.95. About 30,369 shares traded. Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAX) has risen 42.58% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Mr. Andrew Hargroder, the present director at Midsouth Bancorp Inc has a few days ago been connected with an open market sale of 3,000 shares of the stock exchange listed company, valued at $14.0 per share. The amount of the trade was of $42,000 USD. The date of sale was February 5, 2018, and it was made public in a SEC-filed document, which you can read here. Andrew Hargroder today has 0.81% of the total market cap of the company.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $113,237 activity. Shares for $1,370 were sold by CLOUTIER C R.

The stock decreased 3.67% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $13.77. About 132,189 shares traded or 146.78% up from the average. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.73% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.18 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 2.32 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 6 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 9.28 million shares or 10.37% more from 8.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hotchkis And Wiley Mgmt Limited Liability has 11,322 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Manhattan, New York-based fund reported 22,500 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 301 shares. Thomson Horstmann Bryant Inc reported 220,559 shares stake. Moreover, Schneider Management has 0.19% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 85,921 shares. Ancora Advsrs invested 0.05% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Mendon Corp owns 669,839 shares. Bank & Trust Of America Corp De invested in 0% or 5,074 shares. Kenmare Cap Partners Ltd Llc reported 0.3% stake. The New York-based Blackrock has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability Corp owns 24,606 shares. Florida-based Deprince Race & Zollo Incorporated has invested 0.08% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc Inc invested in 0% or 23,421 shares. Hilton Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 30,375 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada reported 0% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL).

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A., provides various community banking services and products to commercial and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $227.96 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing money market and savings deposits accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and NOW account deposits, as well as time deposits, such as certificates of deposits; and commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and consumer loans, as well as other loans secured by real estate. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides cash management services; and electronic banking services comprising remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards.

Among 6 analysts covering MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MidSouth Bancorp has $17 highest and $9.75 lowest target. $14.75’s average target is 7.12% above currents $13.77 stock price. MidSouth Bancorp had 18 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was maintained by Hovde Group. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has “Strong Buy” rating given on Monday, May 9 by Raymond James. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Wednesday, June 7. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform”. Stephens maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Friday, April 28 with “Hold” rating. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Stephens. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Raymond James. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MSL in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. Sandler O’Neill maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3.