Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Forms $54.70 Double Top; Bragg Financial Advisors Lifted Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) Holding

Bragg Financial Advisors Inc increased Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN) stake by 63.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc acquired 5,065 shares as Accenture Plc Ireland (ACN)’s stock declined 0.21%. The Bragg Financial Advisors Inc holds 13,035 shares with $1.76M value, up from 7,970 last quarter. Accenture Plc Ireland now has $100.09B valuation. The stock increased 0.81% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $162.31. About 383,568 shares traded. Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has risen 4.27% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.43% the S&P500.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) formed double top with $58.53 target or 7.00% above today’s $54.70 share price. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) has $1.70 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $54.7. About 10,531 shares traded. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 36.11% since March 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.41% the S&P500.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $3.65 million activity. 22,500 shares valued at $1.20M were sold by Saylor Kurt on Monday, February 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.33, from 1.23 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 9 investors sold Heartland Financial USA, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 14.15 million shares or 12.97% more from 12.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 8,269 are owned by Hgk Asset Mngmt. Loomis Sayles And L P stated it has 52 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 20,056 are owned by Amer Century Companies. Parkside State Bank, a Missouri-based fund reported 149 shares. Fin Counselors Incorporated holds 0.73% or 304,596 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Grp Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 34,475 shares. Pittenger And Anderson has 0.01% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). 37,617 are owned by Goldman Sachs Gp Inc. 225,155 were accumulated by Geode Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation. Tower Capital (Trc) has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Dimensional Fund L P holds 0.02% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) or 1.06 million shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0% or 16,724 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas accumulated 8,248 shares. 2,100 are owned by State Teachers Retirement.

Analysts await Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.87 EPS, up 27.94% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.68 per share. HTLF’s profit will be $27.02 million for 15.72 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual EPS reported by Heartland Financial USA, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.75% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Heartland Financial USA has $63.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $51.71’s average target is -5.47% below currents $54.7 stock price. Heartland Financial USA had 23 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, November 14 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, November 15 with “Buy”. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, January 29. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Raymond James. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) rating on Wednesday, December 13. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $55.0 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, June 26. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 26 by Sandler O’Neill.

Among 26 analysts covering Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN), 15 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Accenture Plc had 89 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Wedbush. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, October 29 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral”. Bank of America initiated the shares of ACN in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 15 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, September 28. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 16 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, March 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) rating on Thursday, November 2. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $150.0 target.

Bragg Financial Advisors Inc decreased International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) stake by 3,757 shares to 41,167 valued at $5.97 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Bard C R Inc (NYSE:BCR) stake by 1,472 shares and now owns 17,398 shares. Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd (NYSE:AHL) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 40 investors sold ACN shares while 370 reduced holdings. 97 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 461.53 million shares or 1.06% less from 466.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Services stated it has 92,570 shares. Modera Wealth Mgmt Ltd Company reported 5,323 shares stake. Redmond Asset Management Limited Liability has 0.51% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Ntv Asset Mgmt Limited Liability has 11,825 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Janney Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 324,044 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Cooke Bieler LP has invested 0.92% in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Amica Mutual Insurance owns 0.42% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN) for 34,643 shares. Kingfisher Capital Limited Liability owns 2,351 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Cap Limited Ca holds 67,230 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Moreover, Whitnell & has 0.78% invested in Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). Legal & General Public Limited Com has 3.49 million shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Baker Boyer Comml Bank holds 1,573 shares. National Planning owns 4,031 shares. 16,559 were reported by Profund Advsr Limited Liability.