What after Andy Mcdonald’s Insider Purchase of Columbia Banking System, Inc. (COLB) Stock?; LM Fding America (LMFA) SI Increased By 527.66%

LM Fding America Incorporated (NASDAQ:LMFA) had an increase of 527.66% in short interest. LMFA’s SI was 88,500 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 527.66% from 14,100 shares previously. With 1.20M avg volume, 0 days are for LM Fding America Incorporated (NASDAQ:LMFA)’s short sellers to cover LMFA’s short positions. The SI to LM Fding America Incorporated’s float is 8.72%. It closed at $1.37 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 9, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Andy Mcdonald, the EVP & CCO of Columbia Banking System Inc, acquired 132 shares of the company, with a market value $4,835 US Dollars, based on a stock price of $36.6 for each share. Andy Mcdonald now indirectly has in hand 0 shares. He also directly has in hand 35099 shares. In total he holds a stake of 0.05%.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 4 insider purchases, and 0 selling transactions for $15,971 activity. 54 Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) shares with value of $1,978 were bought by Stein Clint. Shares for $4,835 were bought by McDonald Andy. BARUFFI KUMI YAMAMOTO bought $6,374 worth of Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) on Monday, January 8. On Monday, January 8 Lawson David C bought $2,784 worth of Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) or 76 shares.

The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $43.92. About 229,273 shares traded. Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) has risen 31.63% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.93% the S&P500.

Columbia Banking System, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Columbia State Bank that provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The company has market cap of $3.21 billion. It offers personal banking services and products, including noninterest and interest-bearing checking, saving, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; home equity loans and lines of credit, home mortgages for purchases and refinances, personal loans, and other consumer loans; debit and credit cards; and online and mobile banking services. It has a 20.01 P/E ratio. The firm also provides business banking services and products, such as checking, savings, interest-bearing money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; accounts receivable and inventory financing, small business administration financing, commercial real estate loan products for construction and development or permanent financing; and agricultural lending, municipal lending, merchant card, remote deposit capture, small business, and treasury management services.

Among 6 analysts covering Columbia Banking System Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Columbia Banking System Inc. has $47.0 highest and $2 lowest target. $45.50’s average target is 3.60% above currents $43.92 stock price. Columbia Banking System Inc. had 18 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray downgraded the shares of COLB in report on Friday, April 29 to “Neutral” rating. PiperJaffray upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Monday, July 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4400 target in Friday, July 7 report. As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, July 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Thursday, March 16, the company rating was upgraded by DA Davidson. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 31 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of COLB in report on Monday, August 14 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Columbia Banking System, Inc. (NASDAQ:COLB) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 5.66% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.53 per share. COLB’s profit will be $40.89 million for 19.61 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by Columbia Banking System, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -20.00% negative EPS growth.