Impact of Brokerage Rating on Hancock Holding Company(HBHC)

Many Hancock Holding Company(HBHC) Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock. Hancock Holding Company was Initiated by JMP Securities to Mkt Outperform on Feb 2, 2017. Hancock Holding Company was Upgraded by BofA/Merrill to Buy on Jan 30, 2017.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 14, 2016, Joy L Phillips (EVP / General Counsel) sold 12,230 shares at 37.53 per share price.On Sep 7, 2016, Samuel B Kendricks (Chief Credit Risk Officer) sold 500 shares at 32.50 per share price.On Aug 29, 2016, Robert W Roseberry (director) sold 600 shares at 31.63 per share price.

Hancock Holding Company Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 17, 2017. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $0.61.Analysts expectations of $ 233.72.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 EPS.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) has received a short term rating of strong buy from experts at Zacks with a rank of 1. The stock has been rated an average of 2.57 by 7 Brokerage Firm. 1 Wall Street Firms have rated the stock as a strong buys. 1 stock experts have also suggested a buy rating. 5 Brokerage Firms have advised hold.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) should head towards $42.34 per share according to 8 Analysts in consensus. However, if the road gets shaky, the stock may fall short to $26 per share. The higher price estimate target is at $52 according to the Analysts.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) rose 1.08% or 0.5 points on Tuesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $46.4 the stock was seen hitting $47.125 as a peak level and $45.8 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $46.9. The daily volume was measured at 645,983 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $47.2 and the 52-week low is $20.01. The company has a market cap of $3,951 million.

Hancock Holding operates banking offices automated teller machines in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana through two wholly-owned bank subsidiaries, Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi and Hancock Bank of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hancock Bank MS and Hancock Bank LA are referred to collectively as the Banks. The Banks are community oriented and focus primarily on offering commercial, consumer and mortgage loans and deposit services to individuals and small to middle market businesses in their respective market areas.

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