The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $44.34. SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has declined 4.13% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.87% the S&P500.
Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. BNCL's total short interest was 1.66 million shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 38.46% from 13,000 shares previously.
In other news, insider James A. Lahaise sold 14,200 shares of Ameris Bancorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The SI to Ameris Bancorp's float is 4.4%. The stock increased 2.74% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $52.55. About 307,631 shares traded. Ameris Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. It has outperformed by 27.07% the S&P500.
Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.13 million activity. Veal Jimmy D had sold 10,000 shares worth $429,881 on Tuesday, September 12.
Among 2 analysts covering Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCL), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Arlington Asset Investment had 18 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ValuEngine cut shares of Ameris Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray with "Neutral". As per Monday, November 20, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wood maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, August 19 report. The rating was maintained by Wood on Friday, August 14 with "Outperform". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 21 by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 24 by Maxim Group. As per Tuesday, April 26, the company rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray.
Among 11 analysts covering LHC Group (NASDAQ:LHCG), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.50, from 0.82 in 2017Q2. 16 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. The Delaware-based Riverhead Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Eqis Capital Mgmt accumulated 0.02% or 6,284 shares. Waddell And Reed Financial reported 581,400 shares. Assetmark Inc holds 0% or 997 shares in its portfolio. Federated Inc Pa has invested 0% in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. The bank reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.65 by ($0.02). Vanguard Group Incorporated stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). First Interstate National Bank reported 0.04% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Ameris Bancorp by 0.8% in the second quarter. Suffolk Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 30,892 shares or 0.2% of their U.S. portfolio. D E Shaw accumulated 0% or 33,591 shares. 58,129 are held by California State Teachers Retirement System. Moreover, Acadian Asset Management Llc has 0.07% invested in Beneficial Bancorp, Inc. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 1,111 shares. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The firm operates through four divisions: Banking Division, Retail Mortgage Division, Warehouse Lending Division, and SBA Division. It has a 23.61 P/E ratio. It offers commercial and retail checking accounts, regular interest-bearing savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.86 in 2017Q2.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. 30 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. State Street holds 961,724 shares. Brown Advisory Inc, Maryland-based fund reported 12,588 shares. Edmp owns 44,872 shares for 1.96% of their portfolio. Bw Gestao De Investimentos Ltda holds 0.08% or 21,629 shares. Comm National Bank has invested 0.01% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 0.01% stake. (NASDAQ:NGHC). Horizon Kinetics Limited reported 22,038 shares stake. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.10 per share. (NASDAQ:BNCL). Salzhauer Michael reported 0.44% stake. Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 100% are positive. The stock of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:AI) on Tuesday, December 20 to "Mkt Perform" rating. SunTrust has "Buy" rating and $55.0 target. William Blair maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, August 25 report. (NASDAQ:NGHC) earned "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, August 28. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 7 by Jefferies. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, January 26.