April 16, 2018 – By Vivian Currie
Opus Capital Group Llc decreased its stake in Hanmi Financial Corp (HAFC) by 18.6% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opus Capital Group Llc sold 20,980 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.21% with the market. The institutional investor held 91,811 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.79 million, down from 112,791 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Opus Capital Group Llc who had been investing in Hanmi Financial Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.01 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.81% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $31.1. About 20,461 shares traded. Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) has risen 2.20% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.35% the S&P500.
Icm Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Ascena Retail Group Inc. (ASNA) by 107.52% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Icm Asset Management Inc bought 788,545 shares as the company’s stock declined 15.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.52 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.58 million, up from 733,390 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Icm Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Ascena Retail Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $430.56M market cap company. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $2.245. About 245,519 shares traded. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 47.27% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.82% the S&P500.
Opus Capital Group Llc, which manages about $2.09B and $455.10M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 1,833 shares to 5,093 shares, valued at $885,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Core Msci Eafe Etf (IEFA) by 9,703 shares in the quarter, for a total of 38,318 shares, and has risen its stake in Vanguard Total Bond Idx (BND).
Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $94,682 activity.
Among 7 analysts covering Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Hanmi Financial had 18 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by FBR Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) on Monday, July 10 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Tuesday, November 3. The stock of Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, November 20 to “Neutral”. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $31.0 target in Thursday, October 5 report. FIG Partners downgraded the shares of HAFC in report on Wednesday, October 19 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 19 by FBR Capital. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $32.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 6 investors sold HAFC shares while 51 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 28.39 million shares or 0.61% less from 28.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Boston Advisors Lc, Massachusetts-based fund reported 151,510 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd has 0% invested in Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC). 160,868 were reported by Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability Com. Goldman Sachs Group holds 298,212 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Aqr Cap Management Lc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC). 80,703 were reported by Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag. Lsv Asset invested in 1.15M shares. Ls Investment Advsr Lc owns 946 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Glenmede Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) for 269 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc holds 15,151 shares. Envestnet Asset Inc invested in 0% or 1,539 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board holds 0% or 20,439 shares in its portfolio. Boston Partners holds 753,090 shares. Invest Counselors Of Maryland Limited Com invested in 614,706 shares or 0.92% of the stock. Qs Limited Company invested in 0.06% or 196,161 shares.
Analysts await Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $0.54 EPS, up 25.58% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.43 per share. HAFC’s profit will be $17.54M for 14.40 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual EPS reported by Hanmi Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.50% EPS growth.
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