UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Lowers Position in Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)

The stock decreased 1.31% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $52.72. Stieven Capital Advisors Lp sold 25,300 shares as Ameris Bancorp (ABCB)'s stock declined 9.85%. The Leucadia National Corp holds 300,601 shares with $9.25M value, up from 217,400 last quarter.

The stock last traded at $51.05 significantly higher than the 50 day moving average of $45.28 and a great deal higher than the 200 day moving average of $45.82. About 108,602 shares traded. It has outperformed by 27.07% the S&P500. Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has risen 43.77% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. The dividend payment was $0.100 per share for the quarter which is $0.40 annualized. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Ameris Bancorp's analysts see 4.76% EPS growth. It also upped Pacific Premier Bancorp (NASDAQ:PPBI) stake by 281,210 shares and now owns 437,683 shares. Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) was raised too.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $3.48 million activity. Shares for $49,820 were bought by McCague Elizabeth A on Monday, May 8. Pacad Investment Ltd. claims 100 shares worth $5,000. Ameris Bancorp has a one year low of $35.01 and a one year high of $51.28.

Short traders are more bearish on Ameris Bancorp lately if you watch the increase in short interest.

Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 21st. HORTMAN EDWIN W JR sold 14,578 shares worth $690,573.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.46 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1.45 in 2017Q1. The stock rose 0.39% or $0.31 reaching $80.74. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust has invested 0.43% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). 36,225 are held by Gsa Capital Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership. Jupiter Asset Limited owns 863,242 shares for 2.74% of their portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund has invested 0.02% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB).

According to Financial Times, The 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Ameris Bancorp have a median target of 50.00, with a high estimate of 55.00 and a low estimate of 47.50. Alps accumulated 10,298 shares. The forecast of 0 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. Parametric Assocs Limited Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 12,700 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Amalgamated Bancorp reported 4,737 shares. Therefore 38% are positive. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Hold" rating and $5100 target. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, April 26 by Piper Jaffray. Wood maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, August 14 report. The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Stephens. The firm has "Hold" rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 20. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Friday, July 21 with "Buy". The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 19 by Wood.

PiperJaffray started covering the stock with an initial rating of "Neutral" and setting a price target of $47.50. Zacks upgraded the shares of ABCB in report on Tuesday, August 18 to "Sell" rating. Jefferies maintained it with "Hold" rating and GBX 275 target in Monday, May 22 report. At present, 4 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. Therefore 52% are positive. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, November 9 by Northland Capital. The rating was maintained by Vining Sparks with "Outperform" on Friday, April 28. Dougherty & Company initiated the shares of EMKR in report on Thursday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with "Market Perform" on Monday, December 5. Peel Hunt maintained the shares of GRI in report on Thursday, December 1 with "Hold" rating.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $101,000 activity.

EMCORE Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing indium phosphide optical chips, components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber optics market.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 21.92, a price to book ratio of 2.42, and a price to sales ratio of 7.17.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 1.45 in 2017Q1. 146 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. Invesco accumulated 27,888 shares. Panagora Asset Management reported 243,923 shares. Alberta - Canada-based Qv Invsts has invested 0.18% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). 1,833 were reported by Lenox Wealth Mgmt. Overall, the share price is down -16.75% year to date. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag holds 0% or 44,031 shares. Airain reported 17,173 shares.

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