Greene King PLC (LON:GNK) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital; PB Bancorp (PBBI) Sellers Increased By 34.12% Their Shorts

June 28, 2018 - By Martha Paddon

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In an analyst note published on Thursday morning, Greene King PLC (LON:GNK) stock had its Buy Rating restate by stock research analysts at Liberum Capital.

PB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PBBI) had an increase of 34.12% in short interest. PBBI’s SI was 11,400 shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 34.12% from 8,500 shares previously. With 3,600 avg volume, 3 days are for PB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PBBI)’s short sellers to cover PBBI’s short positions. The SI to PB Bancorp Inc’s float is 0.17%. It closed at $11.65 lastly. It is down 1.92% since June 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.65% the S&P500.

PB Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm of Putnam Bank that provides various banking services and products to individuals and small business clients primarily in Connecticut. The company has market cap of $84.06 million. It offers a range of deposits, including checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as negotiable order of withdrawal accounts and fixed-term certificates of deposit. It has a 33.29 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises residential real estate loans, including one-to four-family mortgage loans, residential construction loans, second mortgage loans, and home equity lines of credit; commercial real estate loans comprising multi-family real estate loans; commercial loans, such as term loans and revolving lines of credit; and consumer and other loans, such as loans on new and used automobiles, loans secured by deposit accounts, and unsecured personal loans.

Greene King plc operates as a pub retailer and brewer in the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of 1.79 billion GBP. The firm operates through Pub Company, Pub Partners, and Brewing & Brands divisions. It has a 10.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s retail brands and formats include Greene King Local Pubs, Hungry Horse, Flaming Grill, Farmhouse Inns, and Chef & Brewer.

Analysts await Greene King plc (LON:GNK) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $0.08 EPS, up 122.22% or $0.44 from last year’s $-0.36 per share. GNK’s profit will be $247,850 for 1802.50 P/E if the $0.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.02 actual EPS reported by Greene King plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 300.00% EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Greene King (LON:GNK), 4 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Greene King has GBX 700 highest and GBX 430 lowest target. GBX 564.29’s average target is -2.17% below currents GBX 576.8 stock price. Greene King had 31 analyst reports since January 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, February 26. The stock of Greene King plc (LON:GNK) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Liberum Capital. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Monday, June 25 with “Add”. As per Monday, April 23, the company rating was maintained by Berenberg. Liberum Capital maintained the shares of GNK in report on Tuesday, March 6 with “Buy” rating. Peel Hunt maintained Greene King plc (LON:GNK) on Friday, January 19 with “Add” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Shore Capital. Peel Hunt maintained the stock with “Add” rating in Thursday, April 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital given on Wednesday, February 28. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, March 16 by Morgan Stanley.