Deprince Race & Zollo Has Lifted Its Entravision Communications C (EVC) Position; Mid America Apartment Communities (MAA) Sentiment Is 1.06

January 13, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. is an independent real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $10.76 billion. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It has a 42.2 P/E ratio. It is engaged in acquisition, redevelopment, new development, property management, and disposition of multifamily apartment communities.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc increased Entravision Communications C (EVC) stake by 19.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc acquired 299,936 shares as Entravision Communications C (EVC)’s stock rose 3.70%. The Deprince Race & Zollo Inc holds 1.81M shares with $10.29M value, up from 1.51M last quarter. Entravision Communications C now has $661.54M valuation. It closed at $7.35 lastly. It is down 18.49% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.19% the S&P500.

Hahn Capital Management Llc holds 2.92% of its portfolio in Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. for 276,372 shares. Apg Asset Management Us Inc. owns 2.95 million shares or 2.64% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Schulhoff & Co Inc has 2.06% invested in the company for 32,402 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Breton Hill Capital Ltd. has invested 1.93% in the stock. Leavell Investment Management Inc., a Alabama-based fund reported 144,255 shares.

Analysts await Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.48 EPS, down 1.33% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.5 per share. MAA’s profit will be $174.38M for 15.43 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual EPS reported by Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.33% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 83% of Mid-America Aptmt’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Mid-America Aptmt, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $95.0 while the high is $103.0. The stock’s average target of $99.33 is 8.77% above today’s ($91.32) share price. MAA was included in 6 notes of analysts from August 19, 2016. As per Monday, January 9, the company rating was initiated by UBS. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 2 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE:MAA) has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 20 by JMP Securities. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 20 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 19 by SunTrust.

The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $91.32. About 856,951 shares traded or 26.56% up from the average. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (MAA) has risen 0.92% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.78% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $730,768 activity.

Among 3 analysts covering Entravision Communications (NYSE:EVC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Entravision Communications had 8 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Noble Financial. The company was maintained on Monday, July 24 by Macquarie Research. The stock of Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Monday, October 12. The stock of Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, April 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by Noble Financial given on Friday, November 3. On Tuesday, January 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Wedbush to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.58, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 7 investors sold EVC shares while 26 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 52.78 million shares or 2.20% more from 51.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thrivent For Lutherans owns 79,212 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 11,128 shares. State Street Corp reported 1.19M shares stake. Invesco has invested 0% in Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC). Metropolitan Life Co Ny has invested 0% of its portfolio in Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC). New York-based Engineers Gate Manager LP has invested 0.01% in Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC). Malaga Cove Ltd holds 24,300 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. 436,364 are owned by Polaris Cap Mgmt Limited Liability. Gsa Capital Prns Llp owns 15,200 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 64,960 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Suntrust Banks, a Georgia-based fund reported 223,700 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D invested in 0.05% or 2.11 million shares. Fisher Asset Management Ltd Liability accumulated 387,252 shares. The Switzerland-based Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC). 416,644 were reported by Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Company.

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc decreased Cabot Corp (NYSE:CBT) stake by 72,001 shares to 445,362 valued at $24.85 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Philip Morris Intl Inc (NYSE:PM) stake by 52,450 shares and now owns 159,711 shares. Mosaic Co New (NYSE:MOS) was reduced too.

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