Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) Forms $49.90 Double Top; Ames National (ATLO) Sellers Decreased By 1.98% Their Shorts

Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) had a decrease of 1.98% in short interest. ATLO’s SI was 79,100 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 1.98% from 80,700 shares previously. With 4,100 avg volume, 19 days are for Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO)’s short sellers to cover ATLO’s short positions. The SI to Ames National Corporation’s float is 0.87%. The stock decreased 3.10% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $26.55. About 5,198 shares traded. Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) has risen 28.25% since March 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) formed double top with $51.40 target or 3.00% above today’s $49.90 share price. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) has $13.13 billion valuation. The stock decreased 5.06% or $2.66 during the last trading session, reaching $49.9. About 3.20 million shares traded or 130.46% up from the average. Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) has risen 69.80% since March 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.10% the S&P500.

Analysts await Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 35.48% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.31 per share. SQM’s profit will be $110.55 million for 29.70 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.43 actual earnings per share reported by Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.33% negative EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile had 26 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Santander upgraded the shares of SQM in report on Tuesday, December 8 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by HSBC. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 29 by BMO Capital Markets. Bank of America upgraded Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (NYSE:SQM) on Wednesday, September 13 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Citigroup. As per Monday, February 26, the company rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SQM in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. HSBC downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 17 report. As per Wednesday, October 19, the company rating was upgraded by HSBC. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold” on Friday, August 28.

Ames National Corporation operates as a multi-bank holding firm that provides banking services primarily in the central and north central Iowa counties of Boone, Hancock, Marshall, Polk, and Story. The company has market cap of $247.21 million. The firm offers a range of deposits, including checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, money market accounts, demand deposits, and certificates of deposit; and loans, such as short-term and medium-term commercial and agricultural real estate loans, residential real estate loans, equipment loans, vehicle loans, personal loans and lines of credit, home improvement loans, and mortgage loans for sale into the secondary market, as well as agricultural and business operating loans and lines of credit. It has a 18.06 P/E ratio. It also provides cash management, merchant credit card processing, safe deposit box and wire transfer, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automated/video teller machine access services, as well as automatic drafts for various accounts.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 2 investors sold Ames National Corporation shares while 10 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 12 raised stakes. 2.19 million shares or 1.29% less from 2.22 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Grp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Royal Bank Of Canada, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 693 shares. State Street stated it has 0% in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Northern holds 0% or 100,798 shares in its portfolio. Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De holds 470 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Ltd Liability Company holds 0.42% or 41,095 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Tower Ltd (Trc) has 0% invested in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Barclays Public Ltd Company reported 199 shares. Bessemer Grp Inc reported 0% of its portfolio in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% in Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) or 10,855 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Mngmt Incorporated stated it has 15,500 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr L P reported 6,728 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited Co reported 2,660 shares or 0% of all its holdings.