Paul Bickel, Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (SYBT)’s insider Acquired 68 Shares; Private Capital Management Lowered Its State Bank Financial Corp. (STBZ) Holding

Private Capital Management Llc decreased State Bank Financial Corp. (STBZ) stake by 4.27% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Private Capital Management Llc sold 28,330 shares as State Bank Financial Corp. (STBZ)’s stock declined 7.98%. The Private Capital Management Llc holds 635,618 shares with $18.21M value, down from 663,948 last quarter. State Bank Financial Corp. now has $1.18B valuation. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $30.16. About 72,180 shares traded. State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) has risen 21.99% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.29% the S&P500.

A well-grounded and judicious act was made by the director of Stock Yards Bancorp Inc, Mr. Paul Bickel, on February 27, 2018, when he bought 68 shares, totalling $2,485 U.S. Dollars, based on $36.6 for each one share. Details about the acquisition dated February 27, 2018, could be found ready for review in a public form on the SEC website here. Mr. Paul presently owns 5,109 shares, accounting for 0.02% of the Company’s total market cap.

Among 6 analysts covering State Bank Financial (NASDAQ:STBZ), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. State Bank Financial had 21 analyst reports since September 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Monday, October 30. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, September 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Hovde Group on Tuesday, February 6. The stock has “Buy” rating by Gabelli on Friday, January 26. Gabelli downgraded the shares of STBZ in report on Thursday, November 30 to “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of STBZ in report on Friday, June 16 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by SunTrust.

Analysts await State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.48 earnings per share, up 41.18% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.34 per share. STBZ’s profit will be $18.73 million for 15.71 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by State Bank Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.07% EPS growth.

Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $27,140 activity. 1,000 shares were sold by Watkins Bradford L., worth $27,140.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.47 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.18, from 1.65 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold STBZ shares while 32 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 27.86 million shares or 2.32% more from 27.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Howe & Rusling reported 0% in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 2,025 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 118,460 shares. Asset Advisors Corp has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 0.02% in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). Alps has invested 0% in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). Ajo LP reported 234,793 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. The Missouri-based Piermont Cap Management Inc has invested 0.2% in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). 45,000 are owned by Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan. American Incorporated has 0% invested in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) for 25,160 shares. Huntington Natl Bank owns 4,010 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ameritas Ptnrs reported 0% of its portfolio in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ). Suntrust Banks Inc stated it has 144,159 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. D L Carlson Inv Inc invested in 0.22% or 24,700 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt has 0% invested in State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) for 193,856 shares.

Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company that provides commercial and personal banking services in Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. The company has market cap of $835.72 million. The Company’s deposit products include non-interest and interest bearing demand deposits, savings deposits, certificates of deposit, money market deposits, and time deposits. It has a 22.2 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial, construction and development, undeveloped land, real estate mortgage, and consumer loans; and originates and sells single-family residential mortgages.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.36 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 11 investors sold Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. shares while 27 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes. 10.56 million shares or 1.14% less from 10.68 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Insurance Co The has 0.01% invested in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT). Neuberger Berman Group Ltd owns 6,163 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Us Bancshares De holds 3,984 shares or 0% of its portfolio. First Tru Advisors Ltd Partnership has 33,516 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Serv holds 38,594 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Associate Md reported 24,941 shares. Harvey Limited Liability Corp reported 0.4% in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 5,600 shares. Orleans Cap Mgmt Corp La stated it has 7,500 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. Jacobs Levy Equity Management has invested 0% in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT). Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Company reported 0% in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 13,872 shares. Farmers National Bank invested 0.08% in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT). Walthausen & Comm Ltd stated it has 319,448 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) for 46,892 shares.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 22 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $337,434 activity. Northern Richard also bought $2,515 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) shares. On Tuesday, January 23 the insider Herde Carl G bought $1,791. $2,515 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) shares were bought by Bickel Paul J III. Another trade for 94 shares valued at $3,581 was bought by Heitzman Donna L. TASMAN NORMAN had bought 87 shares worth $3,315 on Tuesday, January 23. LECHLEITER RICHARD A also bought $38 worth of Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) on Thursday, January 18. On Tuesday, January 23 the insider Priebe Stephen M bought $3,581.

The stock increased 0.82% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $36.85. About 23,071 shares traded. Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) has risen 34.69% since February 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.55 EPS, up 17.02% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.47 per share. SYBT’s profit will be $12.47 million for 16.75 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 17.02% EPS growth.