Two Stocks To Tuck Away: Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH), PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF)

The shares of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has been pegged with a rating of Outperform by Raymond James in its latest research note that was published on August 29, 2019. The Financial company has also assigned a $26 price target. Raymond James wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Hilltop Holdings Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from Compass Point Markets when it published its report on January 28, 2019. That day the Compass Point set price target on the stock to $21.50. Compass Point was of a view that HTH is Buy in its latest report on July 31, 2018. Stephens thinks that HTH is worth Equal-Weight rating.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 2 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 2 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Overweight while its average price target is $24.60. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 33.76% from its 52-Week high price while it is -43.76% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 35.35.

The shares of the company dipped by -4.15% during the trading session on Wednesday, reaching a low of $14.50 while ending the day at $14.78. During the trading session, a total of 649080.0 shares were traded which represents a -11.83% decline from the average session volume which is 580430.0 shares. HTH had ended its last session trading at $15.42. Hilltop Holdings Inc. currently has a market cap of $1.21 billion, while its P/E ratio stands at 6.05, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.40, with a beta of 1.32. HTH 52-week low price stands at $11.05 while its 52-week high price is $26.28.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.54 earnings per share which is below the predicted by most analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.86 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 24.07%. Hilltop Holdings Inc. has the potential to record 2.06 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Raymond James published a research note on March 24, 2020 where it informed investors and clients that PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF) is now rated as Mkt Perform. Tudor Pickering also rated PBF as Downgrade on March 19, 2020, with its price target of $3 suggesting that PBF could surge by 76.85% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $6.08/share, analysts expect it to surge by 9.05% to reach $28.64/share. It started the day trading at $6.7291 and traded between $5.19 and $6.63 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that PBF’s 50-day SMA is 22.17 while its 200-day SMA stands at 26.70. The stock has a high of $35.15 for the year while the low is $5.67. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 03/13/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 6.65 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 16.41%, as 7.74M HTH shares were shorted. At the moment, only 6.89% of PBF Energy Inc shares were sold short. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 2.54, while the P/B ratio is 0.26. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.83M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.34 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -5.69%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -79.26% over the past 90 days while it lost -74.44% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The The Vanguard Group, Inc. sold more PBF shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.42% during the last quarter. This move now sees The The Vanguard Group, Inc. selling -42,016 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 9,927,710 shares of PBF, with a total valuation of $222,281,427. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more PBF shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $199,723,368 worth of shares.

Similarly, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP decreased its PBF Energy Inc shares by 0.60% during the recently filed quarter. After selling 7,908,856 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls -47,479 shares of PBF Energy Inc which are valued at $177,079,286. In the same vein, JPMorgan Investment Management, I… decreased its PBF Energy Inc shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold 349,184 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 6,618,984 shares and is now valued at $148,199,052. Following these latest developments, around 0.70% of PBF Energy Inc stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.