Regional Management Corp. (RM) Reaches $35.07 After 9.00% Up Move; Hostess Brands Class A (TWNK) Shorts Up By 7.07%

February 15, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Hostess Brands Class A (NASDAQ:TWNK) had an increase of 7.07% in short interest. TWNK’s SI was 13.88M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 7.07% from 12.96 million shares previously. With 1.04M avg volume, 13 days are for Hostess Brands Class A (NASDAQ:TWNK)’s short sellers to cover TWNK’s short positions. The SI to Hostess Brands Class A’s float is 17.6%. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $12.98. About 187,064 shares traded. Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) has risen 69.90% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 53.20% the S&P500.

The stock of Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.12% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $35.07. About 70,594 shares traded. Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) has risen 29.27% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.57% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $409.16 million company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by Barchart.com. We have $38.23 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:RM worth $36.82 million more.

Hostess Brands, Inc., a packaged food company, focuses on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.69 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Sweet Baked Goods and Other. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s principal product lines include Twinkies, Zingers, Donettes, coffee cakes, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, Ding Dongs, honey buns, fruit pies, Sno Balls, mini muffins, Chocodiles, Ho Hos, brownies, Suzy Qs, bread and buns, danishes, jumbo muffins, iced cookies, eclairs, and madeleines.

Among 8 analysts covering Hostess Brands (NASDAQ:TWNK), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Hostess Brands had 12 analyst reports since February 14, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $11.0 target in Friday, October 13 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Friday, October 13. On Monday, July 31 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Hold”. The stock of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, October 11, the company rating was initiated by J.P. Morgan. The stock of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since December 29, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $501,070 activity. $214,300 worth of stock was bought by BASSWOOD CAPITAL MANAGEMENT – L.L.C. on Friday, December 29.

Among 7 analysts covering Regional Management Corporation (NYSE:RM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Regional Management Corporation has $33.0 highest and $18 lowest target. $27.83’s average target is -20.64% below currents $35.07 stock price. Regional Management Corporation had 19 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. Wood maintained Regional Management Corp. (NYSE:RM) on Wednesday, April 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Outperform” on Tuesday, June 13. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $26 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Wednesday, September 23. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Regional Management Corp., a diversified consumer finance company, provides various loan products primarily to clients with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit card companies, and other traditional lenders. The company has market cap of $409.16 million. The firm offers small and large installment loans; automobile purchase loans; loans to finance the purchase of furniture, appliances, and other retail products; optional payment products, including credit life, credit accident and health, credit property insurance, and credit involuntary unemployment insurance; collateral protection insurance; and property insurance, as well as reinsurance products. It has a 16.15 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan products are secured and structured on a fixed rate, fixed term basis with fully amortizing equal monthly installment payments, and repayable at any time without penalty.

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