The Cheesecake Factory (CAKE) EPS Estimated At $0.53; Suntrust Banks (STI) Sellers Increased By 4.01% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Suntrust Banks Incorporated (NYSE:STI) had an increase of 4.01% in short interest. STI’s SI was 9.09 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 4.01% from 8.74 million shares previously. With 3.07 million avg volume, 3 days are for Suntrust Banks Incorporated (NYSE:STI)’s short sellers to cover STI’s short positions. The stock increased 3.17% or $2.15 during the last trading session, reaching $70.07. About 3.01 million shares traded. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has risen 26.82% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.12% the S&P500.

Analysts expect The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) to report $0.53 EPS on February, 28.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 20.90% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. CAKE’s profit would be $23.34M giving it 21.87 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.56 EPS previously, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s analysts see -5.36% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.57% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $46.37. About 835,730 shares traded. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) has risen 21.63% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 65 investors sold SunTrust Banks, Inc. shares while 235 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 205 raised stakes. 375.36 million shares or 2.72% less from 385.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Private Advisor Group Ltd Llc reported 0.02% stake. Advsrs Asset Management, a Colorado-based fund reported 4,504 shares. 1.58M are owned by Prudential. American Grp Inc invested in 199,509 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Rampart accumulated 0.12% or 5,940 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Hldg Sa holds 0.06% or 119,057 shares. Prudential Plc accumulated 191,085 shares. Hudson Valley Investment Advsrs Adv owns 61,594 shares or 0.95% of their US portfolio. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation owns 1.35 million shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Salzhauer Michael invested in 24,187 shares. Bb&T Securities Ltd Company accumulated 0.02% or 20,371 shares. Bancshares Of America Corporation De holds 0.06% or 5.82 million shares. California Employees Retirement System, California-based fund reported 1.55M shares. Manchester Capital Management Limited Liability owns 0.02% invested in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) for 2,549 shares. Brandywine Inv Ltd Com invested 0.2% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI).

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $507,911 activity. 29,248 SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) shares with value of $507,911 were sold by Lienhard Jerome T. Johnson Susan S sold $46,331 worth of stock.

Among 34 analysts covering Suntrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Suntrust Banks Inc. had 108 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, November 30, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. Standpoint Research downgraded SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) on Tuesday, November 15 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, June 5. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wood given on Wednesday, December 13. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 16 by Bernstein. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 3. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 12 by UBS. UBS initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $58 target in Wednesday, January 11 report. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, November 18.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding firm for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, firms, and institutions in the United States. The company has market cap of $33.00 billion. It operates through three divisions: Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking, and Mortgage Banking. It has a 15.68 P/E ratio. The Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management segment provides deposits and payments; home equity and personal credit lines; auto, student, and other lending products; credit cards; discount/online and full-service brokerage products; and professional investment management and trust services, as well as family office solutions.

Among 18 analysts covering The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated had 59 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, August 3 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, October 11. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Wedbush maintained the shares of CAKE in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, July 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, July 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, October 27. The stock of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 5. Maxim Group downgraded The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:CAKE) on Tuesday, November 15 to “Hold” rating.

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated operates restaurants primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.04 billion. The firm also produces cheesecakes and other baked products for foodservice operators, retailers, and distributors. It has a 17.05 P/E ratio. As of December 19, 2017, it operated 214 casual dining restaurants, including 199 under The Cheesecake Factory mark, 13 under the Grand Lux Cafe mark, and 2 restaurants under the Rock Sugar Pan Asian Kitchen mark; and 18 The Cheesecake Factory branded restaurants under licensing agreements internationally.

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