Could Hilltop Holdings Inc (NYSE:HTH) Skyrocket? The Stock Has Too Many Sellers

May 17, 2018 - By Harriett Tippett

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Hilltop Holdings Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. 53.11 million shares or 1.30% more from 52.43 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Atwood Palmer reported 400 shares. Texas-based Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has invested 0% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). California-based Schwab Charles Invest has invested 0.01% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Indexiq Lc invested 0.05% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Lenox Wealth Management Incorporated accumulated 0% or 511 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd, New York-based fund reported 155,000 shares. Renaissance Techs Limited Liability Corp reported 63,684 shares. King Luther Capital holds 18,737 shares. Gluskin Sheff & Associates has invested 0.9% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) for 2,874 shares. Proshare Llc invested in 10,887 shares. Tiedemann Wealth Mgmt Limited Company has invested 0.49% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Nwq Invest Company Llc has invested 0.26% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). M&T Bank & Trust holds 11,672 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Susquehanna International Llp invested in 0% or 75,233 shares.

Since May 7, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.56 million activity. On Friday, May 11 Feinberg Hill A sold $1.14M worth of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) or 50,000 shares.

The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc (NYSE:HTH) registered an increase of 5.54% in short interest. HTH’s total short interest was 904,800 shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 5.54% from 857,300 shares, reported previously. With 330,600 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their HTH’s short positions. The short interest to Hilltop Holdings Inc’s float is 1.22%.

The stock increased 1.55% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $22.98. About 863,863 shares traded or 139.71% up from the average. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has declined 11.90% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.45% the S&P500.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. provides business and consumer banking services in Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, Washington, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, and other states. The company has market cap of $2.21 billion. The Company’s Banking segment offers savings, checking, interest-bearing checking, and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; lines and letters of credit, home improvement and equity loans, and loans for purchasing and carrying securities, equipment loans and leases, agricultural and commercial real estate loans, and other loans; and commercial, industrial, and single family residential mortgage loans. It has a 16.9 P/E ratio. This segment also provides term finance on commercial real estate properties; construction finance; treasury management; and check cards, safe deposit boxes, Internet banking, bill pay, overdraft, and automated teller machine services.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Hilltop Holdings Inc (NYSE:HTH), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Hilltop Holdings Inc had 6 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $30.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. On Sunday, January 28 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 15 by Stephens. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) earned “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Monday, May 14. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Monday, January 29.

Another recent and important Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) news was published by Benzinga.com which published an article titled: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 14, 2018” on May 14, 2018.

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