Analysts at Stephens Reconfirmed their Buy rating for Energen (EGN) with $92.0000 TP; Heritage Financial (HFWA) Has 1.25 Sentiment

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Heritage Financial Corp (HFWA) investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.07, from 1.32 in 2017Q3. The ratio has dropped, as 65 funds opened new and increased positions, while 52 trimmed and sold stakes in Heritage Financial Corp. The funds in our database now possess: 23.54 million shares, up from 22.94 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Heritage Financial Corp in top ten positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 41 Increased: 45 New Position: 20.

Stephens have a $92.0000 PT on the stock. The PT would suggest a potential upside of 38.78% from Energen Corp (NYSE:EGN)‘s last stock close. This rating was disclosed to clients in analysts report on Tuesday, 24 April.

Among 39 analysts covering Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Energen Corporation has $9900 highest and $30 lowest target. $63.94’s average target is -3.55% below currents $66.29 stock price. Energen Corporation had 132 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, January 29. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 15 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy”. The stock of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, May 17 with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 6. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of EGN in report on Wednesday, October 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 11 by Citigroup. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was upgraded by Susquehanna. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) to report earnings on May, 8 before the open. They expect $0.73 EPS, up 661.54% or $0.86 from last year’s $-0.13 per share. EGN’s profit will be $71.11M for 22.70 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Energen Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.87% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 2.96% or $2.02 during the last trading session, reaching $66.29. About 1.44M shares traded or 24.54% up from the average. Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has risen 13.76% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.21% the S&P500.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 selling transactions for $476,273 activity. $346,620 worth of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) was sold by Godsey David A. The insider COHEN JONATHAN Z bought $1.00M. MCMANUS J T had sold 3,116 shares worth $180,907.

Energen Corporation, through its subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company has market cap of $6.46 billion. It has activities within the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin, and the Central Basin Platform areas of the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico. It has a 21.11 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 39 investors sold Energen Corporation shares while 84 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 86.41 million shares or 3.32% less from 89.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio has 0.01% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Tower Research Cap Lc (Trc) has invested 0% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 81,461 shares. Federated Investors Pa holds 0.01% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) or 46,984 shares. 182,248 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership holds 0% or 104 shares in its portfolio. Winfield Associates Incorporated has 0% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Moreover, Of Vermont has 0.01% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) for 1,593 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Liability Com owns 4,058 shares. New York-based Kings Point Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Comerica Fincl Bank has invested 0.06% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). The California-based Shelton Capital Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Van Eck Assocs invested 0% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). 5,985 are owned by Ls Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited has 0.04% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) for 12,454 shares.

Heritage Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Heritage Bank that provides various financial services to small businesses and general public in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.08 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as noninterest demand accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 23.02 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, owner-occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans, one-to-four family residential loans, real estate construction and land development loans, consumer loans, business lines of credit, term equipment financing, and term real estate loans, as well as commercial loans real estate related industries and businesses in agricultural, healthcare, legal, and other professions.

Analysts await Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.41 EPS, up 32.26% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.31 per share. HFWA’s profit will be $13.89M for 19.51 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.42 actual EPS reported by Heritage Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.38% negative EPS growth.

Forest Hill Capital Llc holds 3.39% of its portfolio in Heritage Financial Corporation for 389,117 shares. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. owns 425,456 shares or 2.31% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc has 1.89% invested in the company for 466,560 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Alphaone Investment Services Llc has invested 1.64% in the stock. Jacobs Asset Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 220,000 shares.

The stock increased 1.27% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $32. About 149,515 shares traded. Heritage Financial Corporation (HFWA) has risen 30.89% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.34% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $338,360 activity.

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