Numis Keeps Wincanton PLC (LON:WIN) As Buy; Has Price Objective Of GBX 360.00; Valley National Bancorp (VLY) Shorts Raised By 14.62%

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Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) had an increase of 14.62% in short interest. VLY’s SI was 14.22 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 14.62% from 12.40 million shares previously. With 3.51M avg volume, 4 days are for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY)’s short sellers to cover VLY’s short positions. The SI to Valley National Bancorp’s float is 5.58%. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $12.76. About 4.64 million shares traded or 83.53% up from the average. Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) has risen 6.96% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.59% the S&P500.

Wincanton PLC (LON:WIN) had its stock rating noted as Buy by analysts at Numis. Numis currently has a GBX 360.00 PT on the 338.44 million GBP market cap company or 31.51% upside potential. This was revealed to clients and investors in analysts note on Thursday morning.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 2 sales for $2.40 million activity. $236,079 worth of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) shares were sold by GUILFOILE MARY. Another trade for 2,040 shares valued at $24,945 was bought by LENNER MARC J. Baum Peter J bought $43,613 worth of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) on Monday, January 29. 175,300 shares valued at $2.24 million were sold by Steans Jennifer W on Wednesday, May 9.

Among 11 analysts covering Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Valley National Bancorp had 26 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Hovde Group maintained the shares of VLY in report on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, January 31 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) earned “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Friday, January 29. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, April 30. As per Monday, May 29, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim on Tuesday, August 25 to “Sell”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Wood. The company was maintained on Monday, January 29 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Thursday, April 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, November 14 by Sandler O’Neill.

Valley National Bancorp operates as the holding firm for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. The company has market cap of $4.23 billion. The firm operates through Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, and Investment Management divisions. It has a 22.11 P/E ratio. The Company’s deposit products include non-interest bearing, savings, NOW, and money market deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.36, from 1.66 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 23 investors sold Valley National Bancorp shares while 67 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 165.19 million shares or 1.26% less from 167.29 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Winslow Evans And Crocker has 0% invested in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) for 842 shares. Landscape Limited Liability Com reported 0.06% stake. 37,839 are held by Sequoia Advsrs Ltd Com. Financial Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 16,534 shares or 0% of the stock. The Illinois-based First Trust Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). Hallmark Cap Mgmt has 0.21% invested in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). Svcs Automobile Association owns 183,600 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Sg Americas Llc has invested 0.01% in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). Deutsche Bankshares Ag holds 0.01% or 1.75 million shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance Commerce The invested in 0.01% or 623,453 shares. The Pennsylvania-based First Natl Trust has invested 0.02% in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY). Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) for 22,327 shares. Macquarie Group reported 0.12% stake. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership holds 0% or 418,944 shares in its portfolio. Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Holdg Limited Co stated it has 0.03% in Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY).

More news for Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Valley National Bancorp’s (VLY) CEO Ira Robbins on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Comerica, Valley National, Santander Consumer, Sterling, Kemet, and …” and published on May 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Wincanton plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides logistic and supply chain solutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company has market cap of 338.44 million GBP. It operates through Retail & Consumer and Industrial & Transport divisions. It has a 8.13 P/E ratio. The Retail & Consumer segment engages in the retail of general merchandise, and grocery and consumer products.

The stock increased 2.65% or GBX 7.05 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 273.05. About 83,942 shares traded. Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) has 0.00% since May 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Wincanton PLC (LON:WIN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Wincanton PLC has GBX 400 highest and GBX 200 lowest target. GBX 285.75’s average target is 4.65% above currents GBX 273.05 stock price. Wincanton PLC had 63 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Tuesday, July 5. On Wednesday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald downgraded Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) rating on Monday, July 3. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Hold” rating and GBX 280 target. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, June 16 with “Buy”. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. Numis Securities maintained Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) rating on Thursday, June 9. Numis Securities has “Buy” rating and GBX 220 target. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Wincanton plc (LON:WIN) rating on Friday, September 23. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and GBX 225 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 17 by Canaccord Genuity. On Friday, January 15 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”.

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