Equity Research Analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove Reiterated their “Overweight” rating for National Grid PLC (LON:NG). The Price Target is Set to GBX 1040.00; Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF) Had 2 Bulls

December 7, 2017 - By Vivian Park

In a note sent to clients and investors on Thursday morning, National Grid PLC (LON:NG) stock “Overweight” was reconfirmed by JP Morgan Cazenove. They currently have a GBX 1040.00 TP on the stock. JP Morgan Cazenove’s TP indicates a potential upside of 18.33% from the company’s current price.

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 13 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, January 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, November 15. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Raymond James. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, January 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, November 14 by FBR Capital. The stock of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Friday, March 11, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. See Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) latest ratings:

15/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0
03/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0 Maintain
26/06/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $51.0000 Maintain

Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.55 billion. It accepts various deposit products, including checking and other demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 17.49 P/E ratio. The firm also offers commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate loans; small business loans; agricultural loans; real estate mortgage loans; consumer loans comprising motor vehicle loans, home improvement loans, home equity line of credit, and fixed rate home equity and personal lines of credit; and credit cards for commercial, business, and personal use.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.06, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 18 investors sold Heartland Financial USA, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 12.53 million shares or 4.21% more from 12.02 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Blackrock Inc, New York-based fund reported 1.48 million shares. Dimensional Fund Lp owns 1.01 million shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. New York State Common Retirement Fund invested in 0% or 34,475 shares. Geode Cap Ltd accumulated 200,717 shares or 0% of the stock. The Minnesota-based Us Savings Bank De has invested 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF). Credit Suisse Ag reported 28,449 shares stake. Walthausen & Limited Liability Corp holds 1.2% of its portfolio in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) for 260,889 shares. Parkside National Bank & Trust & reported 146 shares. 78,362 are owned by Brandywine Glob Investment Management Ltd Company. Tower Rech Ltd (Trc) holds 169 shares. State Street holds 0% in Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) or 626,086 shares. Creative Planning holds 0% or 500 shares in its portfolio. 122,333 were accumulated by Martingale Asset Mgmt Lp. Iconiq Cap Ltd Company has 6,185 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Century Inc accumulated 50,773 shares.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $51.65. About 168,473 shares traded or 78.39% up from the average. Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF) has risen 36.11% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.41% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.02% or GBX 0.2 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 878.1. About 1.01M shares traded. National Grid plc (LON:NG) has 0.00% since December 7, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

National Grid plc transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas. The company has market cap of 29.72 billion GBP. It operates through UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, and US Regulated divisions. It has a 3.9 P/E ratio. The UK Electricity Transmission segment owns and operates electricity transmission networks, which comprise approximately 7,200 kilometers of overhead line; 1,500 kilometers of underground cable; and 342 substations located in England and Wales.

Among 19 analysts covering National Grid PLC (LON:NG), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. National Grid PLC has GBX 1200 highest and GBX 780 lowest target. GBX 994.44’s average target is 13.25% above currents GBX 878.1 stock price. National Grid PLC had 188 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 1175 target in Tuesday, September 27 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, November 2. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of NG in report on Tuesday, May 17 with “Hold” rating. The stock of National Grid plc (LON:NG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 19 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, January 24 by Credit Suisse. Deutsche Bank maintained National Grid plc (LON:NG) rating on Wednesday, December 14. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and GBX 920 target. On Wednesday, September 16 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and GBX 1100 target in Friday, May 19 report.

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