$0.08 EPS Expected for MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL)

December 28, 2017 – By Clifton Ray

 $0.08 EPS Expected for MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 2.18 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.14, from 2.32 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 6 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 9.28 million shares or 10.37% more from 8.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Ameritas Inv Ptnrs, Nebraska-based fund reported 780 shares. Morgan Stanley has 20,711 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Savings Bank Of Mellon Corporation owns 61,708 shares. State Common Retirement Fund invested in 9,500 shares or 0% of the stock. American International Grp Inc Inc accumulated 5,959 shares. 24,606 are held by Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability Corp. Goldman Sachs Grp stated it has 23,421 shares. Pacific Ridge Cap Prtnrs invested in 233,513 shares or 0.8% of the stock. Pennsylvania-based Federated Invsts Pa has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Ancora Advisors Ltd Llc reported 68,150 shares stake. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt Inc has 98,412 shares. Rmb Cap Limited Liability Com holds 0.24% or 760,488 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Group Inc accumulated 505,567 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr Lp stated it has 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Kenmare Capital Limited Liability Co accumulated 20,369 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $113,237 activity.

Analysts expect MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) to report $0.08 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 33.33 % from last quarter’s $0.12 EPS. MSL’s profit would be $1.32 million giving it 40.16 P/E if the $0.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.07 EPS previously, MidSouth Bancorp, Inc.’s analysts see 14.29 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.28% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $12.85. About 48,716 shares traded. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.73% the S&P500.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MidSouth Bancorp had 16 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 22 report. Raymond James downgraded MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Friday, December 16 to “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Hovde Group. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Monday, June 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 1 by Stephens. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Hovde Group. Hovde Group upgraded MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Monday, February 6 to “Outperform” rating. As per Friday, June 9, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Stephens.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A., provides various community banking services and products to commercial and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $212.65 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing money market and savings deposits accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and NOW account deposits, as well as time deposits, such as certificates of deposits; and commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and consumer loans, as well as other loans secured by real estate. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides cash management services; and electronic banking services comprising remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards.

More notable recent MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Form 4 MIDSOUTH BANCORP INC For: Nov 17 Filed by: HILLIARD CLAYTON PAUL” on November 20, 2017, also Theadvocate.com with their article: “Branch closures lower MidSouth earnings” published on October 24, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition” on April 27, 2017. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Jake Delhomme to be Named Chairman of MidSouth Bancorp” published on September 19, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock” with publication date: June 07, 2017.

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