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

December 27, 2017 – By Michael Collier

 $0.08 EPS Expected for MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (MSL)
Investors sentiment decreased to 2.18 in Q3 2017. 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.
Salzhauer Michael invested 0.74% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has invested 0% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability holds 24,606 shares. 21,602 were accumulated by Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada. Manufacturers Life Ins The has 14,003 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Management Inc owns 77,465 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tower Limited Company (Trc) accumulated 5,529 shares. Jpmorgan Chase owns 27,646 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Texas-based Bridgeway Cap Management Incorporated has invested 0.01% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Morgan Stanley holds 20,711 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rmb Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 760,488 shares. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). First Manhattan Comm has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Lsv Asset Management reported 0.01% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Commercial Bank Of America De reported 5,074 shares stake.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, 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 $1.32M giving it 41.09 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 1.13% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $13.15. About 97,351 shares traded or 81.30% up from the average. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since December 27, 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. Stephens maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) on Monday, June 12 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14.0 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The stock of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) earned “Outperform” rating by Hovde Group on Monday, February 6. Hovde Group maintained MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) rating on Tuesday, June 13. Hovde Group has “Outperform” rating and $14 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MSL in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 25. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy”. TheStreet downgraded the shares of MSL in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, June 7 with “Hold”. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Monday, May 9.

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 $217.62 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: Prnewswire.com which released: “Jake Delhomme to be Named Chairman of MidSouth Bancorp” on September 19, 2016, also Theadvocate.com with their article: “Branch closures lower MidSouth earnings” published on October 24, 2017, Streetinsider.com published: “Form 4 MIDSOUTH BANCORP INC For: Nov 17 Filed by: HILLIARD CLAYTON PAUL” on November 20, 2017. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition” published on April 27, 2017 as well as Theadvocate.com‘s news article titled: “MidSouth loses $6.2 million in second quarter” with publication date: July 26, 2017.

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