Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Is At $55.65 Formed Wedge; Darden Restaurants (DRI)’s Sentiment Is 0.88

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Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) formed wedge up with $57.88 target or 4.00% above today’s $55.65 share price. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) has $1.73B valuation. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $55.65. About 118,483 shares traded or 17.14% up from the average. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 22.28% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.71% the S&P500. Some Historical HTLF News: ; 23/04/2018 DJ Heartland Financial USA Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HTLF); 18/05/2018 – Heartland Financial: Bruce Lee Named CEO, Effective June 1; 08/05/2018 – Heartland Financial Presenting at Conference Tomorrow; 27/04/2018 – Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend; 18/05/2018 – LEE NAMED PRESIDENT & CEO OF HEARTLAND FINL USA,; 30/04/2018 – HEARTLAND FINANCIAL 1Q EPS 76C, EST. 86C; 07/05/2018 – Heartland Financial Presenting at Conference May 9; 21/05/2018 – HEARTLAND FINL SEES PURCHASE ADDING TO EPS IMMEDIATELY; 30/04/2018 – Heartland Financial 1Q EPS 76c; 18/05/2018 – Lee Named President and Chief Executive Officer of Heartland Financial USA, Inc

Darden Restaurants Inc (DRI) investors sentiment is 0.88 in Q1 2018. It’s the same as in 2017Q4. The ratio is neither positive nor negative, as only 213 active investment managers increased or opened new equity positions, while 243 trimmed and sold stakes in Darden Restaurants Inc. The active investment managers in our database now possess: 104.89 million shares, up from 103.03 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Darden Restaurants Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 53 Reduced: 190 Increased: 138 New Position: 75.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.44, from 1.56 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 13 investors sold Heartland Financial USA, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 16.96 million shares or 6.02% more from 15.99 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. First Trust Advsr Limited Partnership reported 0.01% stake. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada owns 251 shares for 0% of their portfolio. United Automobile Association accumulated 4,509 shares. Bridgeway Cap Mngmt accumulated 126,550 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Atwood And Palmer Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 1,100 shares. Howe And Rusling accumulated 55 shares. Bessemer Group Incorporated holds 26,700 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. At State Bank has 0.76% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 133,357 shares. Homrich And Berg holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 14,355 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas Inc has invested 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Brandywine Glob Investment Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0.04% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership stated it has 12,300 shares. Deutsche Bancshares Ag owns 0% invested in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 31,578 shares. 500 were reported by Johnson Fincl Group.

Analysts await Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.91 earnings per share, up 12.35% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.81 per share. HTLF’s profit will be $28.27M for 15.29 P/E if the $0.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.76 actual earnings per share reported by Heartland Financial USA, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.74% EPS growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Heartland Financial USA (NASDAQ:HTLF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Heartland Financial USA had 24 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, December 13. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 26 by Sandler O’Neill. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, December 13 by FBR Capital. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 11 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 30 by Sandler O’Neill.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $6.64 million activity. SCHMIDT JOHN K also sold $1.12 million worth of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) on Monday, June 4. Saylor Kurt sold $1.25M worth of stock. 2,026 shares valued at $107,479 were sold by Johnson Kelly J on Thursday, April 5.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Darden Restaurants’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Darden Restaurants, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $50.0 while the high is $74.0. The stock’s average target of $62 is -32.89% below today’s ($92.38) share price. DRI was included in 6 notes of analysts from October 3, 2016. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Tuesday, November 29. Raymond James upgraded the shares of DRI in report on Tuesday, October 18 to “Mkt Perform” rating. On Monday, November 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 3 with “Sell”. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of DRI in report on Thursday, December 1 to “Buy” rating. Argus Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 5 report.

Darden Restaurants, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates full-service restaurants in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $11.44 billion. As of June 27, 2017, it owned and operated approximately 1,700 restaurants under the Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Bahama Breeze, and Eddie V's brands. It has a 21.37 P/E ratio.

Analysts await Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) to report earnings on June, 21 before the open. They expect $1.35 earnings per share, up 14.41% or $0.17 from last year’s $1.18 per share. DRI’s profit will be $167.12M for 17.11 P/E if the $1.35 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual earnings per share reported by Darden Restaurants, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.05% negative EPS growth.

More recent Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Upgrades Darden Restaurants (DRI) to Buy” on June 07, 2018. Also Bizjournals.com published the news titled: “Inside the list: See the highest-paid CEOs among Central Florida’s top publicly-traded companies” on May 31, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “This Net Lease REIT Is ‘Finger Lickin’ Good'” with publication date: June 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $92.38. About 924,522 shares traded. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) has declined 0.25% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.82% the S&P500. Some Historical DRI News: ; 14/05/2018 – CLINTON GROUP ADDED D, DRI, GOOGL, MA, REG IN 1Q: 13F; 20/03/2018 – INDIA DRI FILES CASE AGAINST NIRAV MODI FOR DIVERTING DIAMONDS; 22/03/2018 – DARDEN SEES FY EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 16%-16.5%; 22/03/2018 – DARDEN EARNINGS CALL ENDS; 20/04/2018 – DJ Darden Restaurants Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (DRI); 04/05/2018 – Fitch Affirms Darden’s IDR’s at ‘BBB/F2’; Outlook Stable; 22/03/2018 – Darden Restaurants 3Q Rev $2.13B; 09/03/2018 – Oil Dri 2Q Loss 12c/Basic Class B Shr; 22/03/2018 – DARDEN RESTAURANTS – QTRLY BLENDED SAME-RESTAURANT SALES FROM DARDEN’S LEGACY BRANDS INCREASED 2.0%; 22/03/2018 – Darden Restaurants Inc. CDS Widens 6 Bps, Most in 12 Months

Hs Management Partners Llc holds 5.14% of its portfolio in Darden Restaurants, Inc. for 1.90 million shares. Westport Asset Management Inc owns 40,000 shares or 2.43% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Covington Investment Advisors Inc. has 2.12% invested in the company for 77,375 shares. The Illinois-based Tyvor Capital Llc has invested 2.05% in the stock. American International Group Inc, a New York-based fund reported 5.85 million shares.

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