Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Decreased Total System Services (TSS) Stake By $32.34 Million; Efc Bancorp Has 0.64 Sentiment

January 14, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Ellington Financial LLC, through its subsidiary Ellington Financial Operating Partnership LLC, operates as a specialty finance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $482.09 million. It primarily acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities backed by prime jumbo, Alt-A, manufactured housing, and subprime residential mortgage loans; RMBS for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the U.S. government agency or the U.S. government-sponsored entity; residential mortgage loans; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt; mortgage servicing rights; and real property and mortgage-related derivatives. It has a 17.45 P/E ratio. The firm also invests in corporate debt and equity securities, including distressed debt, collateralized loan obligations, and non-mortgage-related derivatives; and other financial assets, including private debt and equity investments in mortgage-related entities.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc decreased Total System Services Inc (TSS) stake by 22.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc sold 497,510 shares as Total System Services Inc (TSS)’s stock rose 7.40%. The Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc holds 1.73M shares with $113.37 million value, down from 2.23M last quarter. Total System Services Inc now has $15.08B valuation. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $82. About 616,300 shares traded. Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has risen 9.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.01% the S&P500.

Reservoir Operations L.P. holds 9.76% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC for 183,210 shares. Ellington Management Group Llc owns 1.04 million shares or 2.82% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bbr Partners Llc has 2.79% invested in the company for 828,757 shares. The New York-based Tahithromos L.L.C. has invested 2.68% in the stock. American Financial Group Inc, a Ohio-based fund reported 1.05 million shares.

The stock increased 0.81% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $15.01. About 116,349 shares traded. Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) has declined 3.64% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.34% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Ellington Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Ellington Financial, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.5 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $18.75 is 24.92% above today’s ($15.01) share price. EFC was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 11, 2016. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Tuesday, October 11. As per Friday, February 24, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital.

Analysts await Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.27 per share. EFC’s profit will be $8.67 million for 13.90 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Ellington Financial LLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.50% EPS growth.

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss Llc increased Rpx Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) stake by 41,460 shares to 210,013 valued at $2.79M in 2017Q3. It also upped Waddell & Reed Financial Inc (NYSE:WDR) stake by 55,984 shares and now owns 250,103 shares. American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE:AXL) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 27 investors sold TSS shares while 149 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 136.72 million shares or 0.41% less from 137.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bluemountain Cap Mgmt Limited Com holds 125,184 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Company invested 0.07% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). British Columbia Investment, British Columbia – Canada-based fund reported 65,392 shares. 196,130 are owned by State Of Wisconsin Board. Virginia Retirement Et Al owns 120,200 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holdg invested in 0.04% or 66,479 shares. Colonial reported 12,824 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt reported 237,085 shares. Moreover, Manufacturers Life The has 0.03% invested in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) for 397,558 shares. Aviva Public Ltd Liability holds 108,850 shares. Brinker Inc reported 0.06% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS). 16,851 are held by Jane Street Group Inc Inc Limited Liability Corp. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 7,779 shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. 422,612 are owned by Credit Agricole S A. Texas-based Bbva Compass Financial Bank has invested 0.08% in Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS).

Among 31 analysts covering Total System Services (NYSE:TSS), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Total System Services had 84 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Mizuho. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, June 9. The stock of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, January 9. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Wood upgraded Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) on Monday, April 11 to “Outperform” rating.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $14.32 million activity. On Monday, August 14 Todd Paul M sold $257,632 worth of Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) or 4,057 shares. $14.07 million worth of stock was sold by TOMLINSON PHILIP W on Wednesday, August 2.

Analysts await Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE:TSS) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 8.70% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.69 per share. TSS’s profit will be $137.88M for 27.33 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Total System Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.71% negative EPS growth.

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