$0.03 EPS Expected for MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL); Cathay General Bancorp (CATY)’s Sentiment Is 1.25

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Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2018. It’s up 0.06, from 1.19 in 2018Q3. The ratio is more positive, as 105 active investment managers increased and opened new holdings, while 84 trimmed and sold stakes in Cathay General Bancorp. The active investment managers in our database now hold: 57.29 million shares, up from 56.83 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Cathay General Bancorp in top ten holdings was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 21 Reduced: 63 Increased: 64 New Position: 41.

Analysts expect MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) to report $0.03 EPS on April, 25.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 85.71% from last quarter’s $0.21 EPS. MSL’s profit would be $501,214 giving it 98.08 P/E if the $0.03 EPS is correct. After having $-0.66 EPS previously, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.’s analysts see -104.55% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $11.77. About 4,541 shares traded. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has declined 5.80% since April 4, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.17% the S&P500. Some Historical MSL News: 23/04/2018 DJ MidSouth Bancorp Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MSL); 30/05/2018 – MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Reports Quarterly Dividends and Election of D. Michael “Mike” Kramer to Board of Directors; 26/04/2018 – Midsouth Bancorp 1Q Adj EPS 21c; 30/05/2018 – MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Reports Quarterly Dividends and Election of D. Michael “Mike” Kramer to Board of Directors; 26/04/2018 – Midsouth Bancorp 1Q Loss/Shr 3c

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2018 Q4. Its down 0.93, from 1.89 in 2018Q3. It is negative, as 6 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 19 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 19 raised stakes. 10.61 million shares or 0.01% less from 10.61 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Huntington Commercial Bank has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Blackrock owns 847,551 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Millennium Ltd Co owns 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 52,873 shares. Jacobs Asset Mngmt Ltd Com reported 1.17 million shares stake. Raymond James Financial Advsrs reported 53,884 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 14,000 were accumulated by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Wells Fargo And Company Mn has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 26,637 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Communication invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Mendon Cap holds 0.83% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 669,503 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Com owns 27,162 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ancora Advisors Lc holds 0.03% or 55,797 shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0% or 23,748 shares. State Street has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 230,007 shares. Geode Capital Management Lc owns 137,583 shares.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A., provides various community banking services and products to commercial and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $196.64 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing money market and savings deposits accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and NOW account deposits, as well as time deposits, such as certificates of deposits; and commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and consumer loans, as well as other loans secured by real estate. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides cash management services; and electronic banking services comprising remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards.

More notable recent MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Updates on Asset Quality Improvements – Business Wire” on March 22, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Publicis Groupe: Press release – Nasdaq” published on April 01, 2019, Businesswire.com published: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Reports Quarterly Dividends – Business Wire” on March 01, 2019. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Form DEF 14A FIRST BANCSHARES INC For: May 16 – StreetInsider.com” published on April 03, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Agreements with Significant Shareholders and Update to Board of Directors – Business Wire” with publication date: October 30, 2018.

Analysts await Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) to report earnings on April, 17. They expect $0.80 EPS, up 2.56% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.78 per share. CATY’s profit will be $64.38 million for 11.05 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual EPS reported by Cathay General Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

More notable recent Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “KBE’s Underlying Holdings Imply 11% Gain Potential – Nasdaq” on March 07, 2019, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Analog Devices, Enphase, LivePerson, NCR, Nu Skin, Tiffany, Valero and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on March 25, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 01, 2019 – Nasdaq” on February 28, 2019. More interesting news about Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ:CATY) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Relative Strength Alert For Cathay General Bancorp – Nasdaq” published on March 20, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Cathay General Bancorp (CATY) CEO Pin Tai on Q4 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: January 23, 2019.

Hillcrest Asset Management Llc holds 1.84% of its portfolio in Cathay General Bancorp for 228,624 shares. Aurora Investment Counsel owns 46,465 shares or 0.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp has 0.57% invested in the company for 137,970 shares. The New York-based Alpine Woods Capital Investors Llc has invested 0.52% in the stock. Opus Capital Group Llc, a Ohio-based fund reported 48,135 shares.

Cathay General Bancorp operates as the holding firm for Cathay Bank that offers various commercial banking services and products to individuals, professionals, and small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.85 billion. It offers various deposit products, including passbook accounts, checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposits, individual retirement accounts, and public funds deposits. It has a 10.62 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio consists of commercial mortgage loans, commercial loans, small business administration loans, residential mortgage loans, real estate construction loans, and home equity lines of credit, as well as installment loans to individuals for automobile, household, and other consumer expenditures.

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