Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) At $29.30 Forms Top; 14 Analysts Covering Merlin Entertainments plc (LON:MERL)

Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) formed multiple top with $31.06 target or 6.00% above today’s $29.30 share price. Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) has $845.34M valuation. The stock decreased 0.68% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $29.3. About 273,521 shares traded or 201.33% up from the average. Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has risen 55.26% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.56% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Merlin Entertainments PLC (LON:MERL), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Merlin Entertainments PLC had 187 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by HSBC on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Merlin Entertainments plc (LON:MERL) earned “Buy” rating by Numis Securities on Thursday, March 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 20 by UBS. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, May 17. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 22 by Goldman Sachs. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. On Friday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by HSBC with “Buy”. The stock of Merlin Entertainments plc (LON:MERL) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 29 by Jefferies. See Merlin Entertainments plc (LON:MERL) latest ratings:

07/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 360.00 New Target: GBX 360.00 Maintain
06/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 440.00 New Target: GBX 440.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: GBX 440.00 New Target: GBX 440.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Shore Capital Rating: Buy New Target: GBX 479.00 Upgrade
02/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 470.00 New Target: GBX 460.00 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: Berenberg Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 320.00 New Target: GBX 360.00 Upgrade
01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 375.00 New Target: GBX 375.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 454.00 New Target: GBX 454.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 360.00 New Target: GBX 360.00 Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: GBX 480.00 New Target: GBX 380.00 Maintain

Merlin Entertainments plc operates visitor attraction places worldwide. The company has market cap of 3.59 billion GBP. The firm operates midway attractions under the Madame Tussauds, The Eye Brand, SEA LIFE, The Dungeons, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Seal Sanctuaries, Blackpool Tower, WILD LIFE, Australian Treetop Adventures, Hotham Alpine Resort, Falls Creek, and Shreks Adventure London brands. It has a 17.17 P/E ratio. It also operates LEGOLAND parks under the LEGOLAND Billund, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Deutschland, LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Malaysia, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Japan brands; and resort theme parks under the Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Gardaland, Heide Park, THORPE PARK Resort, and Warwick Castle brand names.

The stock decreased 1.76% or GBX 6.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 352. About 386,442 shares traded. Merlin Entertainments plc (LON:MERL) has 0.00% since March 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 2.26 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 6 investors sold Guaranty Bancorp shares while 17 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 20.29 million shares or 2.45% more from 19.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Rice Hall James And Assocs Ltd Co reported 71,856 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Morgan Stanley owns 87,577 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Patriot Fincl Prtn Grp Ltd Partnership owns 1.89M shares for 23.64% of their portfolio. Forest Hill Cap Lc owns 541,833 shares. Schwab Charles Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsr L P has invested 0.01% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Ranger Mngmt L P stated it has 92,520 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). New York-based Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability has invested 0% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Bancshares Of Ny Mellon has invested 0% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Meeder Asset Mgmt invested 0% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). D E Shaw Co Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK). Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) for 177,886 shares. Missouri-based Stieven Capital Advsr Lp has invested 1.36% in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK).

Among 8 analysts covering Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Guaranty Bancorp had 15 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, October 18. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of GBNK in report on Thursday, July 20 to “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, July 11 by PiperJaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. Sandler O’Neill upgraded the shares of GBNK in report on Thursday, October 27 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, July 11 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $31.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Thursday, January 25. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 22 report.

Analysts await Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.45 EPS, up 28.57% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.35 per share. GBNK’s profit will be $12.98 million for 16.28 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by Guaranty Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.76% EPS growth.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 9 insider sales for $6.73 million activity. On Friday, March 2 the insider Joyce Stephen D bought $2,636. Another trade for 4,770 shares valued at $133,065 was made by Hobbs Michael B on Monday, February 12. $259,585 worth of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) was sold by TAYLOR PAUL W. Noesen Michael J had sold 7,500 shares worth $216,725. Miltimore Joseph E. had sold 2,200 shares worth $64,372. 2,162 Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) shares with value of $61,176 were sold by DiPetro Michael J. The insider WYCOFF W KIRK sold 81,900 shares worth $2.35M.