MSB Financial Corp. (MSBF) Reaches $21.05 52-Week High; Westlake Chemical (WLK) Had 8 Bulls

June 14, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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The stock of MSB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MSBF) hit a new 52-week high and has $21.89 target or 4.00% above today’s $21.05 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $112.22M company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $21.89 price target is reached, the company will be worth $4.49 million more. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $21.05. About 1,034 shares traded. MSB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MSBF) has risen 16.96% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.39% the S&P500. Some Historical MSBF News: ; 15/05/2018 – MSB Financial Declares Special Cash Dividend of 44.5c; 15/05/2018 – MSB Fincl Corp to Pay $0.445 Special Div; 06/03/2018 MSB:MSB IN $75M NON-DILUTIVE CREDIT LINE (2P; 01/05/2018 – MSB Financial Corp. Releases First Quarter Earnings; 01/05/2018 – MSB Financial 1Q EPS 19c; 30/05/2018 – MSB:MESOBLAST NAMES NEW CFO; 20/04/2018 – DJ MSB Financial Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MSBF)

Among 19 analysts covering Westlake Chemical (NYSE:WLK), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Westlake Chemical had 67 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 13. On Wednesday, January 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Vertical Research to “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8100 target in Friday, August 4 report. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Monday, June 13. As per Sunday, February 25, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) earned “Buy” rating by Alembic on Monday, June 4. UBS maintained it with “Sell” rating and $61 target in Friday, October 13 report. The stock of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 8 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by RBC Capital Markets. See Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) latest ratings:

11/06/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $126.0000 Downgrade
04/06/2018 Broker: Alembic Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0000 Maintain
01/06/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $120 Maintain
14/05/2018 Broker: Alembic Rating: Buy New Target: $130.0000 Maintain
11/05/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $124.0000 Maintain
17/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $130.0000 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $110.0000 Downgrade
04/04/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $133.0000 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral New Target: $110 Downgrade
27/03/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $125.0000 Initiate

MSB Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding firm for Millington Bank that provides various banking services and products in New Jersey. The company has market cap of $112.22 million. The firm offers deposit products, including checking accounts; savings accounts, such as regular passbook, statement, money market, club accounts, and six-level tiered savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and fixed or variable rate individual retirement accounts. It has a 36.99 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio comprises one-to four-family real estate mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate mortgage loans, construction loans, commercial and industrial loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit, as well as consumer loans consisting of new and used automobile loans, secured and unsecured personal loans, account loans, and overdraft lines of credit.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.31, from 1.33 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 28 investors sold Westlake Chemical Corporation shares while 101 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 36.22 million shares or 0.10% less from 36.26 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Com reported 4,172 shares. Kennedy Cap Mgmt owns 73,937 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group Ltd Liability reported 1,157 shares stake. Sumitomo Mitsui Holdings stated it has 1,830 shares. Asset Mgmt One holds 0.02% or 64,995 shares. Dreman Value Mgmt L L C has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Symphony Asset Mngmt Lc, California-based fund reported 33,260 shares. James Research has invested 0.63% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK). Tricadia Cap Mgmt Limited Com owns 75,000 shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 415,581 shares. Bb&T Secs Llc has 0% invested in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) for 1,804 shares. Northern Tru Corp accumulated 196,407 shares. Element Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Com holds 9,715 shares. Bokf Na accumulated 32,874 shares. Fred Alger Mngmt holds 0% in Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) or 246 shares.

Since February 22, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 selling transactions for $20.20 million activity. 12,066 shares valued at $1.48 million were sold by Bender Mark Steven on Monday, May 21. On Tuesday, February 27 BLAKELY ROBERT T sold $448,218 worth of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) or 4,038 shares. $245,079 worth of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) shares were sold by Mangieri George J. Chao James also sold $4.02M worth of Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) shares. The insider Buesinger Robert F. sold 19,349 shares worth $2.19M. Jenkins Dorothy C sold $6,085 worth of stock. The insider LUKENS MAX L sold 17,558 shares worth $1.95 million.

Another recent and important Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) news was published by Globenewswire.com which published an article titled: “New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Global Payments, Patterson-UTI Energy, Celanese, Westlake Chemical, Las …” on June 12, 2018.

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