Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) Forms $25.33 Double Bottom; NQ Mobile (NQ) Shorts Up By 18.45%

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) formed double bottom with $24.57 target or 3.00% below today’s $25.33 share price. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH) has $2.43B valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $25.33. About 373,477 shares traded or 3.13% up from the average. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has risen 30.60% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.90% the S&P500.

NQ Mobile Incorporated (NYSE:NQ) had an increase of 18.45% in short interest. NQ’s SI was 2.89 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 18.45% from 2.44M shares previously. With 618,000 avg volume, 5 days are for NQ Mobile Incorporated (NYSE:NQ)’s short sellers to cover NQ’s short positions. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.02. About 1.12M shares traded or 55.88% up from the average. NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE:NQ) has risen 1.06% since December 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.64% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Hilltop Holdings had 20 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $31.0 target in Monday, September 11 report. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 31 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Wednesday, May 10, the company rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Stephens. As per Sunday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform” on Monday, September 12. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Compass Point to “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, September 1 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, June 1. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, March 31 by FBR Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 16 investors sold Hilltop Holdings Inc. shares while 45 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 52.43 million shares or 0.34% more from 52.25 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Invesco stated it has 77,614 shares. Principal Financial Gp Inc holds 0% or 7,860 shares in its portfolio. First Personal Fin, North Carolina-based fund reported 275 shares. Blackrock Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) for 4.85M shares. Wells Fargo & Com Mn reported 0% in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Zacks Investment Mgmt reported 12,700 shares stake. Hbk L P holds 0.01% or 24,878 shares in its portfolio. Us Bank & Trust De holds 34,953 shares. Westwood Holding Gp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Prelude Cap Mgmt Ltd reported 0% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Jefferies Gp Lc has 0% invested in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH). Paloma Management holds 25,403 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Gsa Cap Partners Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.08% or 45,871 shares in its portfolio. California State Teachers Retirement owns 117,447 shares. Assetmark has invested 0% of its portfolio in Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH).

Analysts await Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.39 EPS, up 8.33% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.36 per share. HTH’s profit will be $37.40M for 16.24 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by Hilltop Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.81% EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $6.58 million activity. Martin John A had sold 25,145 shares worth $658,387. Shares for $5.81M were sold by Feinberg Hill A. 4,389 shares were sold by GREEN J MARKHAM, worth $114,016.