Efc Bancorp Inc (NYSE:EFC) Institutional Investors 2017 Q2 Sentiment

December 5, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

 Efc Bancorp Inc (NYSE:EFC) Institutional Investors  2017 Q2 Sentiment

Sentiment for Efc Bancorp Inc (NYSE:EFC)

Efc Bancorp Inc (NYSE:EFC) institutional sentiment is 1.64 in Q2 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q1. The ratio is flat, as only 23 hedge funds increased and started new stock positions, while 14 reduced and sold holdings in Efc Bancorp Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 15.16 million shares, down from 15.56 million shares in 2017Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Efc Bancorp Inc in their top 10 stock positions increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 2 Reduced: 12 Increased: 12 New Position: 11.

Ellington Financial LLC, through its subsidiary Ellington Financial Operating Partnership LLC, operates as a specialty finance firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $479.35 million. It primarily acquires and manages mortgage-related assets, including residential mortgage-backed securities backed by prime jumbo, Alt-A, manufactured housing, and subprime residential mortgage loans; RMBS for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the U.S. government agency or the U.S. government-sponsored entity; residential mortgage loans; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt; mortgage servicing rights; and real property and mortgage-related derivatives. It has a 21.92 P/E ratio. The firm also invests in corporate debt and equity securities, including distressed debt, collateralized loan obligations, and non-mortgage-related derivatives; and other financial assets, including private debt and equity investments in mortgage-related entities.

The stock increased 0.71% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $14.92. About 16,252 shares traded. Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) has declined 3.64% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.34% the S&P500.

Analysts await Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.27 earnings per share, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.27 per share. EFC’s profit will be $8.67 million for 13.81 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Ellington Financial LLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.50 % EPS growth.

Reservoir Operations L.P. holds 3.31% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC for 183,210 shares. Bbr Partners Llc owns 887,707 shares or 3.06% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ellington Management Group Llc has 2.44% invested in the company for 1.04 million shares. The New York-based Tahithromos L.L.C. has invested 2.09% in the stock. Merriman Wealth Management Llc, a Washington-based fund reported 382,066 shares.#img1#

Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Ellington Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Ellington Financial, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $16.0 while the high is $23.0. The stock’s average target of $17.90 is 19.97% above today’s ($14.92) share price. EFC was included in 18 notes of analysts from August 10, 2015. The company was maintained on Monday, October 9 by Maxim Group. The stock of Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) earned “Hold” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, November 8. The stock of Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, October 11. Maxim Group maintained Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) rating on Friday, August 4. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $2000 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of EFC in report on Sunday, November 12 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, November 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Maxim Group. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold”. B. Riley & Co downgraded Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) on Wednesday, November 8 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Thursday, August 13 with “Buy”.

Another recent and important Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) news was published by Marketwatch.com which published an article titled: “Ellington Financial LLC” on April 18, 2011.

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