Sarah Grise, an Insider in Citizens First (CZFC), Acquired 206 shares of the Company; Brookfield Asset Management Cut Kraton (KRA) Position

February 12, 2018 - By Jerrie Dane

Brookfield Asset Management Inc decreased Kraton Corporation (KRA) stake by 9.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Brookfield Asset Management Inc sold 43,330 shares as Kraton Corporation (KRA)’s stock rose 27.98%. The Brookfield Asset Management Inc holds 431,670 shares with $17.46 million value, down from 475,000 last quarter. Kraton Corporation now has $1.49 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.46% or $1.1468 during the last trading session, reaching $47.7368. About 76,409 shares traded. Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) has risen 32.40% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

Sarah Grise, the director of Citizens First Corp made a sudden purchase of 206 shares with an average price-per-share of $23.9 in the Pinksheet-listed company, that are having a value of $4,919 USD. Sarah Grise now holds 6,506 shares of the Company. The transaction of shares was made on 12/02/2018 and this act was unveiled in a 4F filing which was filed with the DC-based SEC. This 4F filing is freely available for public review here.

Among 4 analysts covering Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kraton Performance Polymers had 6 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by UBS. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 1 report. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 11.

Analysts await Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.79 earnings per share, up 172.41% or $0.50 from last year’s $0.29 per share. KRA’s profit will be $24.72 million for 15.11 P/E if the $0.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.51 actual earnings per share reported by Kraton Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -47.68% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 14 investors sold KRA shares while 46 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 28.89 million shares or 2.16% less from 29.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 0.01% or 86,700 shares. Bankshares Of Mellon owns 382,923 shares. 55,784 are owned by Prudential Inc. Corsair Cap Mngmt Ltd Partnership owns 195,577 shares. Barclays Pcl, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 29,506 shares. Geode Ltd Liability has 0% invested in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). Citadel Limited Liability Corp holds 38,956 shares or 0% of its portfolio. New York-based Weber Alan W has invested 9.85% in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). 23,886 were accumulated by Intll Gru. Globeflex Cap Limited Partnership holds 0% in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) or 35 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 21,106 shares. Glenmede Na invested in 0% or 80 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt reported 0.01% in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). Lsv Asset Mgmt holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) for 417,287 shares. Rothschild Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0.46% of its portfolio in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) for 1.03 million shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.22 million activity. Shares for $840,374 were sold by Jung Holger R.. The insider Fogarty Kevin Michael sold $52,100. $329,360 worth of Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) shares were sold by Simmons James Leo.

Brookfield Asset Management Inc increased Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) stake by 18,400 shares to 74,400 valued at $6.10M in 2017Q3. It also upped Companhia De Saneamento Basi (NYSE:SBS) stake by 2.25M shares and now owns 8.44 million shares. Enbridge Energy Partners LP (NYSE:EEP) was raised too.

Since January 25, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 sales for $109,024 activity. Furlong Kent E. had bought 1,000 shares worth $24,250. $18,061 worth of Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) was bought by Iverson Mark on Tuesday, February 6. Perkins Jeff had bought 2,725 shares worth $66,713.

The stock increased 0.63% or $0.1499 during the last trading session, reaching $23.9999. About 5,061 shares traded or 47.47% up from the average. Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) has risen 55.80% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 39.10% the S&P500.

Citizens First Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Citizens First Bank, Inc. that provides various banking services and products primarily to small and medium-sized businesses, and retail consumers. The company has market cap of $60.63 million. The firm offers a range of deposit services and products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, fixed and variable rate IRA accounts, Christmas Club accounts, and certificate of deposit accounts. It has a 15 P/E ratio. It also provides various loan products, including secured and unsecured commercial loans; commercial real estate loans, such as loans secured by multi-family residential units, income-producing properties, and owner-occupied commercial properties; construction loans; and consumer loans comprising personal loans and lines of credit to clients for various purposes, including the purchase of automobiles, boats, and other recreational vehicles, as well as for home improvements and personal investments.