Middlefield Banc Corp. (MBCN)’s Insider Valerian William A Et Al, Unloaded $203,535 in Stock; Retractable Technologies (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) Shorts Up By 126.7%

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Retractable Technologies Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) had an increase of 126.7% in short interest. RVP’s SI was 43,300 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 126.7% from 19,100 shares previously. With 222,800 avg volume, 0 days are for Retractable Technologies Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP)’s short sellers to cover RVP’s short positions. The SI to Retractable Technologies Inc’s float is 0.49%. The stock decreased 3.96% or $0.0348 during the last trading session, reaching $0.8451. About 139,134 shares traded. Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) has declined 9.09% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.64% the S&P500.

Analysts await Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.96 EPS, up 23.08% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.78 per share. MBCN’s profit will be $3.09M for 13.54 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.65 actual EPS reported by Middlefield Banc Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.69% EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 14 insider sales for $884,093 activity. Another trade for 50 shares valued at $2,435 was sold by VALERIAN WILLIAM A ET AL. $96,152 worth of Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) shares were sold by Jones Kenneth E. Rose Clayton W III bought $7,704 worth of stock or 159 shares.

The stock increased 0.10% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $52. About 630 shares traded. Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) has 0.00% since April 25, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2.33 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.17, from 3.5 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 4 investors sold Middlefield Banc Corp. shares while 5 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 810,279 shares or 41.71% less from 1.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blackrock Inc accumulated 114,747 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Pnc Group Incorporated has 0% invested in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). 6,425 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Inv Management Lc. Stieven Capital Advisors Ltd Partnership has 71,125 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com reported 539 shares. Strs Ohio owns 800 shares. 783 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa. Amer Interest Gp Incorporated holds 0% or 1,763 shares. Legal & General Public Ltd Llc stated it has 375 shares. Gendell Jeffrey L invested in 0.06% or 18,653 shares. Kennedy Capital reported 0.06% stake. Bancorporation Of Mellon invested 0% of its portfolio in Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN). Yhb Advsr owns 4,476 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. 9,750 are held by Riggs Asset Managment Com.

Valerian William A Et Al is the Middlefield Banc Corp’s insider that made a sale of shares of Middlefield Banc Corp, 3,912 to be exact. The mentioned shares were based on a stock price per share of $52.0, with the insider trading deal having a value near $203,535 U.S. Dollars. The public report was made public on April 25, 2018 with the U.S. SEC and is now available for public review here. Valerian William A Et Al owns 1.88% of the -company’s market cap or 60,526 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Middlefield Banc (NASDAQ:MBCN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Middlefield Banc has $5400 highest and $35 lowest target. $53’s average target is 1.92% above currents $52 stock price. Middlefield Banc had 9 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, January 25. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Boenning & Scattergood maintained Middlefield Banc Corp. (NASDAQ:MBCN) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Boenning & Scattergood has “Buy” rating and $54.0 target. The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Monday, August 14 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 20 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, January 31. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Middlefield Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for The Middlefield Banking Company that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, small business owners, and retail clients in northeastern and central Ohio. The company has market cap of $167.60 million. It accepts checking, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit and IRA accounts. It has a 16.77 P/E ratio. The firm offers operational, working capital, term business, residential construction, professional, residential, and mortgage loans; loans to finance capital purchases; selected guaranteed or subsidized loan programs for small businesses; and consumer installment loans to purchase automobiles and boats, as well as for home improvement and other personal expenditures.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $16,750 activity. $1,557 worth of Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) shares were bought by SHAW THOMAS J.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.6 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.43, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 1 investors sold Retractable Technologies, Inc. shares while 4 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 1.49 million shares or 11.98% more from 1.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Virtu Fincl Limited Company holds 110,482 shares. Blackrock Inc has invested 0% in Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP). Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd Liability Corporation, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 544,103 shares. Susquehanna Intll Llp holds 19,969 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Co accumulated 239,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 41,762 shares. Tctc Limited Liability Corporation owns 15,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bridgeway Cap holds 34,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 10 are owned by Royal Retail Bank Of Canada. State Street Corp stated it has 14,000 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc has 0% invested in Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP) for 17,353 shares. Northern Corporation holds 0% or 23,935 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 116 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in Retractable Technologies, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:RVP). Vanguard Group Incorporated holds 270,870 shares.

Retractable Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, makes, and markets safety syringes and other safety medical products for the healthcare industry in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $27.61 million. The Company’s principal products comprise VanishPoint 0.5mL insulin syringes; 1mL tuberculin, insulin, and allergy antigen syringes; 0.5mL, 1mL, 2mL, 3mL, 5mL, and 10mL syringes; EasyPoint needles; VanishPoint blood collection tube holders; VanishPoint IV safety catheters; small diameter tube adapters; allergy trays; Patient Safe syringes; Patient Safe Luer caps; and VanishPoint blood collection sets, as well as VanishPoint autodisable syringes. It currently has negative earnings. The firm is also developing retractable needles and syringes, glass syringes, dental syringes, IV catheter introducers, and blood collection sets.

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