Kent Furlong, Citizens First (CZFC)’s insider Made a Purchase of 1,000 Shares; Cortland Advisers Decreased Ppl (PPL) Stake By $931,512

Cortland Advisers Llc decreased Ppl Corp (PPL) stake by 3.04% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cortland Advisers Llc sold 25,176 shares as Ppl Corp (PPL)’s stock rose 8.95%. The Cortland Advisers Llc holds 802,362 shares with $30.45M value, down from 827,538 last quarter. Ppl Corp now has $21.81 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.03% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $31.68. About 1.73M shares traded. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) has risen 2.43% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.27% the S&P500.

The director of Citizens First Corp, Kent Furlong, has just purchased – 1,000 shares of the firm he’s managing – coming to a total transaction of $24,250 US Dollars (this based on average share price of $24.3). Currently, Mr. Kent, has ownership of 3,250 shares, which accounts for 0.13% of Citizens First Corp’s market cap.

It closed at $24.2 lastly. It is down 55.80% since January 29, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.10% the S&P500.

Citizens First Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Citizens First Bank, Inc. that provides various banking services and products primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, and retail consumers. The company has market cap of $61.14 million. The firm offers a range of deposit services and products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, fixed and variable rate IRA accounts, Christmas Club accounts, and certificate of deposit accounts. It has a 15.12 P/E ratio. It also provides various loan products, including secured and unsecured commercial loans; commercial real estate loans, such as loans secured by multi-family residential units, income-producing properties, and owner-occupied commercial properties; construction loans; and consumer loans comprising personal loans and lines of credit to clients for various purposes, including the purchase of automobiles, boats, and other recreational vehicles, as well as for home improvements and personal investments.

Investors sentiment increased to 7 in Q3 2017. Its up 3.00, from 4 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold Citizens First Corporation shares while 1 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 802,126 shares or 21.53% more from 660,028 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Salzhauer Michael reported 10,000 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo And Com Mn accumulated 772 shares. Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Inc has invested 0% in Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC). 16,475 were reported by Us Bank De. Tower Rech Limited Liability Company (Trc) accumulated 562 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Com owns 651 shares. Gendell Jeffrey L holds 140,711 shares. Delphi Inc Ma has 11,475 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Hl Finance Services Ltd holds 0.03% or 74,465 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership invested in 20,616 shares or 0% of the stock. Cutler Mgmt Lc has 0.58% invested in Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) for 55,000 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag stated it has 10,103 shares. 1 were accumulated by Royal Financial Bank Of Canada. 1,278 are owned by Morgan Stanley. Blackrock has 695 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Among 14 analysts covering PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. PPL Corporation had 37 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 30 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, October 29. The company was maintained on Sunday, September 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 10. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, July 19 to “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 19 by Macquarie Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Monday, June 27 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 2 by Guggenheim.

Analysts await PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.49 EPS, down 18.33% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.6 per share. PPL’s profit will be $337.35 million for 16.16 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual EPS reported by PPL Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.50% negative EPS growth.