Marathon Trading Investment Management Increased Its Alibaba Group Hldg LTD (BABA) Stake; Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) Has 1.5 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The company has market cap of $187.09 million. The firm accepts various deposit products, including checking, NOW, savings, money market, club, individual retirement, and overdraft protection accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 12.99 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan products include loans for purchasing personal residences or loans for commercial or consumer purposes secured by residential mortgages; financing for automobile; personal loans, such as unsecured lines of credit; commercial loans that are secured by business assets consisting of real estate, equipment, inventory, and accounts receivable; commercial real estate development loans; commercial real estate loans; and agricultural loans.

Marathon Trading Investment Management Llc increased Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA) stake by 1070.25% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marathon Trading Investment Management Llc acquired 46,449 shares as Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (BABA)’s stock rose 22.58%. The Marathon Trading Investment Management Llc holds 50,789 shares with $8.77M value, up from 4,340 last quarter. Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd now has $479.09 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $186.72. About 8.70M shares traded. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has risen 57.33% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

Marathon Trading Investment Management Llc decreased Microsoft Corp (Put) stake by 16,500 shares to 14,900 valued at $1.11 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Alphabet Inc stake by 1,200 shares and now owns 800 shares. Tesla Inc (Put) was reduced too.

Among 38 analysts covering Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 95% are positive. Alibaba had 168 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Suntrust Robinson. Jefferies initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 15 report. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Wedbush. Brean Capital maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) rating on Friday, August 12. Brean Capital has “Buy” rating and $115 target. Deutsche Bank maintained Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) rating on Thursday, March 24. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $91 target. As per Thursday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, January 25 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 12 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 23 by TH Capital. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, August 12 by Credit Suisse.

The stock increased 0.32% or $0.0568 during the last trading session, reaching $17.5368. About 1,831 shares traded. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (PFBI) has risen 32.81% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.11% the S&P500.

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