Anne Ellefson just Unloaded 402 shares of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (SFST), be careful if you are long!; Ceva (CEVA) Sellers Increased By 26.56% Their Shorts

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Ceva Inc (NASDAQ:CEVA) had an increase of 26.56% in short interest. CEVA’s SI was 566,100 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 26.56% from 447,300 shares previously. With 140,600 avg volume, 4 days are for Ceva Inc (NASDAQ:CEVA)’s short sellers to cover CEVA’s short positions. The SI to Ceva Inc’s float is 2.61%. The stock increased 2.61% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $33.45. About 163,925 shares traded. CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) has risen 3.29% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.26% the S&P500.

In a public form which was filled with the Security and Exchange Commission, it was disclosed that the director of Southern First Bancshares Inc Anne Ellefson, an insider in spotlight, made a stock market transaction for 402 shares of the corporation, worth approx. $18,505 U.S Dollars using an average price per share of $46.0 U.S Dollars. At the moment, Anne Ellefson owns 22,957 shares or 0.31% of Southern First Bancshares Inc’s total market capitalization.

The stock increased 0.33% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $46. About 10,419 shares traded. Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) has risen 37.12% since May 1, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.57% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Southern First Bancshares has $50.0 highest and $24 lowest target. $32.67’s average target is -28.98% below currents $46 stock price. Southern First Bancshares had 4 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Sandler O’Neill. Wood maintained Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) rating on Thursday, August 20. Wood has “Outperform” rating and $24 target.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Southern First Bank that provides various banking services and products to general public in South Carolina. The company has market cap of $339.57 million. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 26.14 P/E ratio. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.65 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 1.88 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 4 investors sold Southern First Bancshares, Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 4.88 million shares or 0.30% less from 4.90 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Geode Capital Management Ltd Com holds 0% in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) or 63,087 shares. Jpmorgan Chase &, a New York-based fund reported 1,425 shares. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 5,822 shares. Manufacturers Life The holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 469,299 shares. Globeflex Limited Partnership owns 0.03% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 3,017 shares. Amer Intll Grp Inc has 4,449 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Co holds 0% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 84,700 shares. Basswood Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 23,000 shares in its portfolio. Banc Funds Limited Liability Corp holds 608,860 shares or 1.17% of its portfolio. Northern Tru Corp holds 0% or 67,481 shares. Meeder Asset Management stated it has 393 shares. 8,592 are held by State Common Retirement Fund. California State Teachers Retirement System invested 0% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Us Natl Bank De invested 0% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST). Moreover, Mendon Capital Advsrs Corp has 1.25% invested in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFST) for 318,874 shares.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $379,459 activity. 3,893 shares were sold by Strickland F Justin, worth $169,346 on Wednesday, January 31. 1,440 shares were sold by CUBBAGE LEIGHTON M, worth $64,425. The insider Dowling Michael D sold 500 shares worth $21,750.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.98, from 1.91 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 22 investors sold CEVA, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 18.39 million shares or 0.87% more from 18.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 16,619 shares. Aperio Group holds 0% of its portfolio in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) for 17,874 shares. Laurion Management L P stated it has 0% in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). 11,461 were reported by Alps Inc. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag reported 0% stake. Quantbot Techs Ltd Partnership invested in 367 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Alliancebernstein Lp has 0% invested in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). Public Sector Pension Invest Board stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). Oberweis Asset Mgmt invested 2.04% of its portfolio in CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA). Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 446,173 shares. Parametric Assoc Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 32,003 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citigroup accumulated 4,960 shares or 0% of the stock. 1,384 were accumulated by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Eagle Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 79,404 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 9,043 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 10 analysts covering Ceva (NASDAQ:CEVA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Ceva had 29 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 31 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 14 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 11 by Ladenburg Thalmann. Chardan Capital Markets maintained CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Tuesday, November 10. Topeka Capital Markets maintained CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) rating on Monday, November 2. Topeka Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $27 target. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 3 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of CEVA in report on Thursday, September 3 with “Buy” rating.

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