Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Trades at $43.92 After Triangle; Hershey Co Has 1.13 Sentiment

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Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) formed triangle with $40.41 target or 8.00% below today’s $43.92 share price. Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) has $412.72M valuation. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $43.92. About 10,971 shares traded. Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) has risen 26.23% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Hershey Co (HSY) investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.07, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 271 investment managers started new or increased holdings, while 240 sold and decreased stock positions in Hershey Co. The investment managers in our database now hold: 107.20 million shares, up from 106.96 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Hershey Co in top ten holdings decreased from 9 to 8 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 49 Reduced: 191 Increased: 193 New Position: 78.

Analysts await Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.69 earnings per share, up 4.55% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.66 per share. HBCP’s profit will be $6.48M for 15.91 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual earnings per share reported by Home Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.86% negative EPS growth.

Among 2 analysts covering Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Home Bancorp had 5 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Sandler O’Neill. Sandler O’Neill maintained Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $46 target. The rating was initiated by Raymond James on Wednesday, September 30 with “Outperform”. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 13 report.

The stock decreased 1.15% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $92.48. About 1.83 million shares traded or 46.56% up from the average. The Hershey Company (HSY) has declined 9.67% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.22% the S&P500.

Hershey Trust Co holds 11.97% of its portfolio in The Hershey Company for 8.25 million shares. Symons Capital Management Inc owns 162,605 shares or 5.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Troy Asset Management Ltd has 3.7% invested in the company for 788,910 shares. The New York-based Hs Management Partners Llc has invested 3.4% in the stock. Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc Ne, a Nebraska-based fund reported 91,985 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $44,620 activity.

Analysts await The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $1.41 earnings per share, up 7.63% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.31 per share. HSY’s profit will be $296.79M for 16.40 P/E if the $1.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.03 actual earnings per share reported by The Hershey Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 36.89% EPS growth.

The Hershey Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells confectionery products. The company has market cap of $19.47 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, North America, and International and Other. It has a 25.27 P/E ratio. It offers chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products; gum and mint refreshment products comprising chewing gums and bubble gums; pantry items, such as baking ingredients, toppings, beverages, and sundae syrups; and snack items, including spreads, meat snacks, bars and snack bites, and mixes.

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