HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI) At $27.65 Forms Top; Shorts at Usg (USG) Lowered By 19.17%

June 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Usg Corporation (NYSE:USG) had a decrease of 19.17% in short interest. USG’s SI was 7.18 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its down 19.17% from 8.88 million shares previously. With 2.77M avg volume, 3 days are for Usg Corporation (NYSE:USG)’s short sellers to cover USG’s short positions. The SI to Usg Corporation’s float is 8.75%. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $43.18. About 3.20M shares traded or 74.86% up from the average. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 45.47% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.90% the S&P500. Some Historical USG News: ; 26/03/2018 – Gebr. Knauf KG revealed in a securities filing Friday it offered to buy USG for $42 per share on Mar. 15; 25/04/2018 – USG 1Q EPS 25c; 30/04/2018 – ISS Indicates That USG Should Consider the Publicly Stated Views of Its Holders; 13/04/2018 – USG FILES PROXY URGING HOLDERS TO VOTE FOR COMPANY NOMINEES; 26/03/2018 – USG CORP -BOARD EVALUATED PROPOSAL, DETERMINED THAT PROPOSAL “SUBSTANTIALLY UNDERVALUES” CO, IS “NOT IN BEST INTERESTS OF ALL OF USG’S SHAREHOLDERS”; 12/04/2018 – BUFFETT TO OPPOSE USG BOARD AFTER $5.9 BILLION KNAUF BID SPURNED – BLOOMBERG; 10/04/2018 – USG SAYS KNAUF PROPOSAL ISN’T IN BEST INTEREST OF HOLDERS; 07/05/2018 – KNAUF – STANDSTILL PROVISIONS PROHIBIT KNAUF FROM ACQUIRING VOTING SECURITIES OF USG IN EXCESS OF AMOUNT CURRENTLY BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY KNAUF; 26/03/2018 – USG Rejects Gebr. Knauf’s Unsolicited Buyout Bid — MarketWatch; 26/03/2018 – USG BOARD UNANIMOUSLY REJECTS UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL FROM KNAUF

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI) formed multiple top with $30.14 target or 9.00% above today’s $27.65 share price. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI) has $522.63 million valuation. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $27.65. About 44,206 shares traded or 73.50% up from the average. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) has risen 7.58% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.99% the S&P500. Some Historical HTBI News: ; 14/05/2018 – Private Capital Buys New 1.8% Position in HomeTrust Banc; 16/05/2018 – HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC – ANY DRAWS ON CREDIT FACILITY WILL BE SECURED AGAINST A PORTFOLIO OF MORTGAGES ORIGINATED BY HOME TRUST COMPANY; 12/03/2018 HomeTrust Bank Hires Mark DeMarcus to Lead Commercial Banking Group; 08/05/2018 – HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC HCG.TO – HOME TRUST’S COMMON EQUITY TIER 1 AND TOTAL CAPITAL RATIOS WERE 23.64% AND 24.12%, RESPECTIVELY, AT MARCH 31, 2018; 18/04/2018 – HOME TRUST REFILED FEB. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE BALANCE C$13.26B; 18/04/2018 – HOME CAPITAL FILED UPDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA FOR HOME TRUST; 08/05/2018 – HOME CAPITAL GROUP INC HCG.TO – HOME TRUST’S LEVERAGE RATIO WAS 9.02% AT MARCH 31, 2018, 8.70% AT DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND 7.29% AT MARCH 31, 2017

Among 24 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. USG Corporation had 90 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of USG in report on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating. Nomura maintained the shares of USG in report on Monday, September 18 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, May 4. SunTrust maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4400 target in Monday, April 16 report. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 19. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, January 5. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was maintained by Buckingham Research. Jefferies maintained USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $33 target.

Investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its the same as in 2017Q4. It has no change, as 28 investors sold USG Corporation shares while 81 reduced holdings. only 40 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. 112.04 million shares or 0.95% less from 113.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Twin Tree Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Bokf Na holds 7,187 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt reported 0.02% stake. Kbc Nv holds 0% or 1,446 shares in its portfolio. Eaton Vance invested in 49,203 shares. Utah Retirement Systems accumulated 0.01% or 15,900 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Corp owns 9,263 shares. Webster Retail Bank N A reported 650 shares. Two Sigma Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 11,812 shares. Macquarie Grp Limited, Australia-based fund reported 2.28M shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Grp Incorporated (Ca) has 98 shares. Vanguard Group owns 6.93 million shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has invested 0.05% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Somerset Tru invested 0.38% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Roundview Cap Ltd reported 0.97% stake.

Since June 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $620,252 activity. 15,000 shares valued at $620,252 were sold by COOK BRIAN J on Friday, June 1.

USG Corporation, through its subsidiaries, makes and sells building materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.02 billion. The companyÂ’s Gypsum segment makes and markets gypsum and related products to construct walls, ceilings, roofs, and floors of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings, as well as for various industrial applications. It has a 91.29 P/E ratio. This segment offers gypsum panels, as well as joint compounds, corner beads, joint tapes, and plasters for wallboard joints finishing under the Sheetrock brand; cement board under the Durock brand; backerboard that includes abuse-resistant interior wall panels, tile backer boards, and flooring underlayments under the Fiberock brand; poured gypsum flooring systems under the Levelrock brand; roof boards under the Securock brand; and air-water barrier system and industrial gypsum under the ExoAir 430 brand.

More important recent USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Warren Buffett’s Happy. And You Should Be Too” on June 12, 2018, also Bizjournals.com published article titled: “Knauf to acquire USG in $7 billion deal”, Themiddlemarket.com published: “M&A daily wrap: Rockwell, PTC, L Catterton, Splunk, Heineken, Knauf” on June 11, 2018. More interesting news about USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “USG INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC …” with publication date: June 12, 2018.

Analysts await HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.34 EPS, up 36.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.25 per share. HTBI’s profit will be $6.43 million for 20.33 P/E if the $0.34 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.34 actual EPS reported by HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. HomeTrust Bancshares had 7 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of HTBI in report on Friday, October 30 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $29.0 target. Sandler O’Neill maintained HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) rating on Thursday, January 4. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $28.0 target.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $165,278 activity. On Tuesday, March 13 Houghton Keith J sold $165,278 worth of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) or 6,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.53, from 1.39 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 10 investors sold HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 11.17 million shares or 1.69% less from 11.36 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Citigroup Inc accumulated 0% or 3,943 shares. Moreover, Wells Fargo & Mn has 0% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) for 34,848 shares. State Street has 374,021 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Northern stated it has 192,267 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs holds 0% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio. Metropolitan Life Ins has 0% invested in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). 69,140 are held by Millennium Management Limited Liability. Thomson Horstmann Bryant accumulated 409,999 shares. Int Group accumulated 10,664 shares. D E Shaw Incorporated has invested 0% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Jacobs Levy Equity Inc reported 0.01% in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI). Acadian Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 5,459 shares. Paradice Mgmt Llc reported 1.13M shares stake. Private Cap Ltd Company invested in 1.41% or 343,930 shares.

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