Bahl & Gaynor Upped By $523,350 Its Hackett Group (HCKT) Holding; German American Bancorp (GABC) Sentiment Is 1.3

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Bahl & Gaynor Inc increased Hackett Group Inc. (HCKT) stake by 41.3% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bahl & Gaynor Inc acquired 34,890 shares as Hackett Group Inc. (HCKT)’s stock declined 11.48%. The Bahl & Gaynor Inc holds 119,370 shares with $1.81 million value, up from 84,480 last quarter. Hackett Group Inc. now has $454.78 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $15.87. About 58,614 shares traded. The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) has risen 3.66% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.04% the S&P500.

German American Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for German American Bancorp that provides retail and commercial banking services. The company has market cap of $853.23 million. The firm operates through three divisions: Core Banking, Trust and Investment Advisory Services, and Insurance Operations. It has a 21.8 P/E ratio. The Core Banking segment attracts deposits from the general public; and originates consumer, commercial and agricultural, commercial and agricultural real estate, and residential mortgage loans, as well as sells residential mortgage loans in the secondary market.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $1,428 activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of German American Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating German American Bancorp, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. GABC was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 29, 2016. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Raymond James. The company was downgraded on Thursday, September 29 by Sandler O’Neill.

The stock increased 1.92% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $37.21. About 61,406 shares traded or 66.66% up from the average. German American Bancorp, Inc. (GABC) has risen 47.73% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.03% the S&P500.

Analysts await German American Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GABC) to report earnings on January, 29. They expect $0.42 EPS, down 4.55% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.44 per share. GABC’s profit will be $9.63M for 22.15 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by German American Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc holds 0.7% of its portfolio in German American Bancorp, Inc. for 54,360 shares. Champlain Investment Partners Llc owns 900,125 shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Delta Capital Management Llc has 0.15% invested in the company for 5,782 shares. The Indiana-based First Financial Corp In has invested 0.11% in the stock. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc, a Us-based fund reported 18,175 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. The Hackett Group had 6 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by TH Capital on Wednesday, November 11 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by Roth Capital. Roth Capital maintained The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) on Wednesday, August 12 with “Buy” rating.

Bahl & Gaynor Inc decreased Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB) stake by 36,032 shares to 180,727 valued at $5.06M in 2017Q3. It also reduced United Technologies Corp (NYSE:UTX) stake by 219,109 shares and now owns 395,836 shares. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) was reduced too.

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