$-0.08 EPS Expected for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK); Jacksonville Bancorp (JXSB) Shorts Raised By 100%

November 15, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Jacksonville Bancorp (NASDAQ:JXSB) had an increase of 100% in short interest. JXSB’s SI was 200 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 100% from 100 shares previously. With 600 avg volume, 0 days are for Jacksonville Bancorp (NASDAQ:JXSB)’s short sellers to cover JXSB’s short positions. The SI to Jacksonville Bancorp’s float is 0.02%. The stock decreased 0.60% or $0.19 on November 14, reaching $31.3. About shares traded. Jacksonville Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:JXSB) has risen 35.00% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.30% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) to report $-0.08 EPS on November, 20 before the open.They anticipate $0.39 EPS change or 82.98% from last quarter’s $-0.47 EPS. After having $-0.12 EPS previously, Star Bulk Carriers Corp.’s analysts see -33.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 7.89% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $9.22. About shares traded. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) has risen 122.50% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 105.80% the S&P500.

Jacksonville Bancorp, Inc. is the bank holding firm for Jacksonville Savings Bank . The company has market cap of $56.74 million. The Bank is an Illinois-chartered savings bank. It has a 18.63 P/E ratio. The Bank is engaged in the business of attracting retail deposits from the general public in its market area and using such funds, together with borrowings and funds from other sources, to originate mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residential real estate, commercial and agricultural real estate, and home equity loans.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in 2017 Q2. Its down 3.50, from 4 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 1 investors sold Jacksonville Bancorp Inc shares while 3 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 182,701 shares or 50.12% less from 366,284 shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Minerva Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 0.51% or 31,145 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership owns 64,731 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock invested 0% of its portfolio in Jacksonville Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:JXSB). Tower Ltd Liability (Trc) stated it has 123 shares. Maltese Mngmt Llc has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Jacksonville Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:JXSB). Fj Ltd Liability Corporation reported 45,500 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Us Natl Bank De holds 0% or 100 shares. 1 were reported by Morgan Stanley.

Among 8 analysts covering Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Star Bulk Carriers had 24 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was upgraded by Seaport Global. As per Tuesday, August 2, the company rating was reinitiated by Seaport Global. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, January 26. The rating was initiated by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 15 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, April 21 by ABN Amro. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by UBS. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 20. Jefferies maintained Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) rating on Monday, June 26. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $1300 target. UBS upgraded Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) on Friday, November 20 to “Neutral” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. is an international shipping company. The company has market cap of $591.49 million. The Firm owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet included 73 vessels consisting primarily of Newcastlemax and Capesize, as well as Kamsarmax, Ultramax and Supramax vessels with a carrying capacity between 52,055 and 209,537 deadweight tonnage .

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