Flushing Financial (FFIC) At $27.29 Forms Bottom; Artesian Resources Class A (ARTNA) Shorts Up By 2.95%

Artesian Resources Corporation Class A (NASDAQ:ARTNA) had an increase of 2.95% in short interest. ARTNA’s SI was 62,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 2.95% from 61,000 shares previously. With 20,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Artesian Resources Corporation Class A (NASDAQ:ARTNA)’s short sellers to cover ARTNA’s short positions. The SI to Artesian Resources Corporation Class A’s float is 0.77%. The stock increased 2.25% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $34.92. About 23,457 shares traded or 0.24% up from the average. Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) has risen 34.39% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.69% the S&P500.

Flushing Financial Corporation (FFIC) formed multiple bottom with $25.38 target or 7.00% below today’s $27.29 share price. Flushing Financial Corporation (FFIC) has $768.10M valuation. The stock increased 1.49% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $27.29. About 215,796 shares traded or 187.42% up from the average. Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) has risen 38.61% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.91% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.45 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.55 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 5 investors sold Flushing Financial Corporation shares while 26 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 22.25 million shares or 0.30% more from 22.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gabelli Funds Lc, a New York-based fund reported 537,093 shares. Loomis Sayles And Limited Partnership reported 0% in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC). Parametric Portfolio Associate stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC). Hennessy Advisors owns 287,000 shares. D E Shaw & Co accumulated 0% or 21,944 shares. Price T Rowe Assoc Md holds 0% of its portfolio in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) for 23,151 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P has 0.03% invested in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC). Wedge Mngmt L Limited Partnership Nc holds 45,361 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase accumulated 389,905 shares. Prudential invested 0% of its portfolio in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC). Swiss Commercial Bank accumulated 0% or 44,823 shares. Boston Prtnrs has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 3,551 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Teton has 599,970 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0% or 29,900 shares.

Since September 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $248,370 activity. 6,000 shares were sold by Obrien Donna M, worth $166,380.

Among 5 analysts covering Flushing Financial (NASDAQ:FFIC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Flushing Financial has $34.5 highest and $2800 lowest target. $30.50’s average target is 11.76% above currents $27.29 stock price. Flushing Financial had 16 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of FFIC in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Wednesday, July 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, October 29. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 30 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, February 6. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Piper Jaffray. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. As per Thursday, June 1, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Artesian Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides water, wastewater, and other services on the Delmarva Peninsula. The company has market cap of $320.89 million. The firm distributes and sells water to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility clients in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It has a 24.93 P/E ratio. It also offers water for public and private fire protection to clients in its service territories.

Among 2 analysts covering Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Artesian Resources had 4 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Friday, August 7. Robert W. Baird downgraded Artesian Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTNA) on Wednesday, March 2 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons on Friday, November 6 to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Underperform”.