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

January 3, 2018 – By Vivian Park

 $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 turned negative, 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.
Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Wells Fargo & Mn holds 4,113 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Deprince Race Zollo accumulated 289,563 shares. Retail Bank Of New York Mellon owns 61,708 shares. 349 are held by Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant holds 0.36% or 220,559 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Inc has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Blackrock Inc owns 664,510 shares. Moreover, Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 462,071 shares. Bridgeway Capital Inc accumulated 98,412 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De reported 5,074 shares. Geode Capital Management Llc has 112,862 shares. Millennium Mgmt Lc owns 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 221,851 shares. Hilton Mngmt Ltd Llc reported 0.06% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Wellington Gru Llp holds 412,071 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions 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 42.03 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 increased 1.51% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $13.45. About 97,470 shares traded or 82.22% up from the average. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since January 3, 2017 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. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stephens on Friday, April 28. Raymond James downgraded MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Friday, June 9 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by TheStreet given on Tuesday, September 22. The rating was maintained by Hovde Group on Tuesday, June 13 with “Outperform”. The company was upgraded on Monday, May 9 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Monday, June 12. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, July 25. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, May 6 by Hovde Group. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3. As per Monday, February 6, the company rating was upgraded by Hovde Group.

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 $222.58 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: Theadvocate.com which released: “Branch closures lower MidSouth earnings” on October 24, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition” published on April 27, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Jake Delhomme to be Named Chairman of MidSouth Bancorp” on September 19, 2016. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MidSouth Bank Promotes Troy Cloutier to CEO” published on August 08, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock” with publication date: June 13, 2017.

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