Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) At $48.45 Forms Top; Last Week Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Lincoln Electric (NASDAQ:LECO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Lincoln Electric had 38 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, July 25. The stock of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) earned “Underperform” rating by Longbow on Monday, October 24. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, December 10 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Monday, August 21 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, July 20, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. Robert W. Baird initiated Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) rating on Friday, September 25. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $57 target. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal Weight” rating in Monday, November 2 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Longbow. See Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) latest ratings:

12/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $90.0 Initiate
10/12/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $97.0 Maintain
29/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold Old Target: $100 New Target: $92 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $100.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $92.0 Maintain
12/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $96.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $95.0 Maintain
24/08/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain

Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) formed multiple top with $50.87 target or 5.00% above today’s $48.45 share price. Ameris Bancorp (ABCB) has $1.80 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $48.45. About 149,241 shares traded. Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has risen 43.77% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 8 investors sold Ameris Bancorp shares while 53 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 29.71 million shares or 0.36% less from 29.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 11,300 shares in its portfolio. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) for 206,237 shares. Polaris Cap Mgmt Limited Liability holds 2.48% of its portfolio in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) for 923,768 shares. State Street has invested 0% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Piedmont Inv Advsrs Ltd Llc accumulated 8,088 shares. Pnc Serv Gp has 528 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 80,523 shares. Signature Finance Mgmt Inc reported 11,224 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 1,111 shares. Vanguard has 2.65 million shares. Lord Abbett Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.01% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Ubs Asset Americas reported 19,877 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 1.26M shares. Gamco Investors Et Al has invested 0% in Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB). Salzhauer Michael reported 5,869 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) to report earnings on January, 19. They expect $0.63 EPS, up 1.61% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.62 per share. ABCB’s profit will be $23.46M for 19.23 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Ameris Bancorp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Ameris Bancorp had 23 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, September 28. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5100 target in Monday, June 26 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight” on Wednesday, December 23. The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Friday, July 21 with “Buy”. The stock of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Wood on Wednesday, August 19 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Tuesday, August 18. Wood maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $33 target in Friday, August 14 report.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.13 million activity. $701,006 worth of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was sold by LaHaise James A on Wednesday, December 13. $429,881 worth of Ameris Bancorp (NASDAQ:ABCB) was sold by Veal Jimmy D.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $272,726 activity. $272,726 worth of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) was sold by Kuhrt Michele R.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells welding, cutting, and brazing products worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.04 billion. It operates through three divisions: Americas Welding, International Welding, and The Harris Products Group. It has a 22.12 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s welding products include arc welding power sources, plasma cutters, wire feeding systems, robotic welding packages, integrated automation systems, fume extraction equipment, consumable electrodes, fluxes and welding accessories, and specialty welding consumables and fabrication products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 1.48 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 106 raised stakes. 41.08 million shares or 3.50% less from 42.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Street Corporation has 0.02% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Albert D Mason owns 5,815 shares. Saturna Capital owns 361,200 shares for 1.07% of their portfolio. Amer Int Gru Inc owns 126,742 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Co owns 0% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 4,148 shares. Nomura Holdg invested in 40,109 shares. 15,979 are owned by Aqr Ltd Co. Huntington Retail Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Bankshares Of Montreal Can reported 0% stake. Sit Invest, Minnesota-based fund reported 18,030 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com, United Kingdom-based fund reported 46,271 shares. 831 were reported by Advisory Svcs Net Limited Liability Com. Zacks Mgmt invested in 0.09% or 42,867 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr reported 0% in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO). Wells Fargo & Mn has 0.01% invested in Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) for 225,214 shares.

The stock increased 0.49% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $91.9. About 212,767 shares traded. Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:LECO) has risen 53.15% since December 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.45% the S&P500.