BancorpSouth (BXS) “Hold” Rating Reconfirmed by Analysts at RBC Capital; With $36.0 Target; Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Mercer International Inc. (MERC)

Among 6 analysts covering Mercer Intl (NASDAQ:MERC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Mercer Intl had 17 analyst reports since August 26, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 29 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 8. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 26 by Raymond James. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MERC in report on Tuesday, February 16 with “Outperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 11 by TD Securities. The stock of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by Standpoint Research on Monday, January 23 to “Hold”. See Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
29/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
19/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $10 Upgrade
08/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0000 Maintain

Among 13 analysts covering BancorpSouth Inc (NYSE:BXS), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. BancorpSouth Inc has $3500 highest and $21 lowest target. $30.45’s average target is -11.61% below currents $34.45 stock price. BancorpSouth Inc had 38 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. As per Thursday, February 2, the company rating was initiated by JMP Securities. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Brean Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. PiperJaffray reinitiated it with “Neutral” rating and $31 target in Thursday, October 5 report. The stock of BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 5. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital on Friday, December 1 with “Hold”. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

Mercer International Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells northern bleached softwood Kraft pulp worldwide. The company has market cap of $938.95 million. It produces NBSK pulp principally from wood chips and pulp logs; and tall oil for use as a chemical additive and green energy source, as well as carbon neutral or green energy using carbon-neutral bio-fuels, such as black liquor and wood waste. It has a 19.82 P/E ratio. The firm sells its pulp to tissue, specialty papers, and printing and writing paper manufacturers; and green energy to third party utilities.

The stock increased 0.35% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $14.45. About 126,267 shares traded. Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) has risen 25.28% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.58% the S&P500.

Since August 2, 2017, it had 4 buys, and 22 insider sales for $29.09 million activity. $355,092 worth of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) was sold by LEE JIMMY S H on Monday, January 8. $171,673 worth of stock was sold by GANDOSSI DAVID M on Wednesday, January 3. KELLOGG PETER R bought $33.00 million worth of Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) on Friday, October 6. The insider Shepherd James sold 4,560 shares worth $49,729. Lauritzen Eric sold 5,000 shares worth $54,800.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold Mercer International Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 50.69 million shares or 1.57% less from 51.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 152 shares stake. 177,916 were reported by Schwab Charles Investment. Kennedy Cap Management holds 0.04% or 208,269 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Company invested in 4,750 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0% invested in Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) for 51,572 shares. Sensato Ltd Com invested in 799,744 shares. Northern Tru owns 1.29 million shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 241,926 are owned by National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon Corp. Swiss National Bank & Trust reported 74,872 shares. 32,187 are owned by Citadel Advisors Ltd. California Pub Employees Retirement System has 0% invested in Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) for 213,606 shares. Grp Inc One Trading Limited Partnership owns 3,842 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Huber Management Lc owns 206,758 shares. Guggenheim Ltd owns 42,799 shares. Arrowstreet Partnership owns 18,800 shares.

BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding firm for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The company has market cap of $3.11 billion. It offers various deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand deposits, and saving and other time deposits. It has a 20.63 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial loans, including term loans, lines of credit, equipment and receivable financing, and agricultural loans; a range of short-to-medium term secured and unsecured commercial loans to businesses for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; and construction loans to real estate developers for the acquisition, development, and construction of residential subdivisions.

The stock decreased 2.13% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $34.45. About 1.21M shares traded or 107.21% up from the average. BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) has risen 27.80% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.49, from 0.83 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold BancorpSouth Bank shares while 44 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 58.22 million shares or 0.07% less from 58.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Solaris Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.17% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). 21,682 were accumulated by Citadel Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company. The New York-based Millennium Management Limited Com has invested 0.09% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). Great West Life Assurance Company Can holds 0% or 48,847 shares. Sterling Cap Management Lc holds 0.02% or 72,882 shares. 64,418 are owned by Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Limited Company accumulated 304,113 shares. Numeric Investors Lc reported 0.01% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). Sei Invs reported 10,825 shares. Comml Bank Of America Corp De has 176,206 shares. Fruth has 9,758 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Strs Ohio has 28,300 shares. Raymond James Associates stated it has 79,705 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The Connecticut-based Paloma Ptnrs Mgmt has invested 0.01% in BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE:BXS). King Luther Cap Mngmt owns 425,233 shares.