Gw Henssler & Associates LTD Decreased Robert Half Intl (RHI) Stake; 3 Analysts Bullish Banner (BANR)

December 8, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd decreased Robert Half Intl Inc (RHI) stake by 60.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd sold 7,540 shares as Robert Half Intl Inc (RHI)’s stock declined 4.90%. The Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd holds 4,935 shares with $237,000 value, down from 12,475 last quarter. Robert Half Intl Inc now has $6.59B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $53.53. About 1.31M shares traded or 30.39% up from the average. Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has risen 17.82% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.12% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Banner Corporation had 17 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained it with “Mkt Perform” rating and $48 target in Friday, July 29 report. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, July 7. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, September 1 with “Hold”. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 26 by DA Davidson. FIG Partners downgraded the shares of BANR in report on Friday, November 4 to “Market Perform” rating. Stephens initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, September 13 report. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, September 28. See Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: PiperJaffray Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0 Downgrade
26/10/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
05/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain
13/09/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Initiate
01/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $58.0000 Maintain

Analysts await Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.63 earnings per share, up 3.28% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.61 per share. RHI’s profit will be $77.59M for 21.24 P/E if the $0.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.68 actual earnings per share reported by Robert Half International Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.35% negative EPS growth.

Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd increased Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) stake by 4,438 shares to 71,546 valued at $5.97M in 2017Q2. It also upped Intercontinental Exchange In (NYSE:ICE) stake by 5,223 shares and now owns 224,372 shares. Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJJ) was raised too.

Among 14 analysts covering Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Robert Half International had 33 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Sell”. Barclays Capital downgraded the stock to “Underweight” rating in Tuesday, July 28 report. The rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Sell” on Thursday, September 29. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 18 report. On Wednesday, December 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. Barclays Capital upgraded Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) rating on Tuesday, January 10. Barclays Capital has “Equal Weight” rating and $54 target. The stock of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. The stock of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, July 13. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, February 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 30 investors sold RHI shares while 154 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 108 raised stakes. 102.49 million shares or 4.12% less from 106.90 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wellington Management Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 4.00M shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board reported 350,058 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio owns 1,627 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Hldgs holds 109,565 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Exane Derivatives reported 0% stake. Voya Investment Management Limited Company invested in 81,177 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Nomura Holdg Inc has 13,679 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pacad Invest Ltd has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Credit Agricole S A reported 337,329 shares. Aqr Ltd has invested 0.14% in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI). Utah Retirement System stated it has 22,520 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. First Manhattan Company stated it has 1.49M shares. Globeflex Lp, California-based fund reported 4,102 shares. 178,700 were reported by Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Co. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co invested in 67,025 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Since June 19, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $189,214 activity. SIRMON GARY also sold $189,214 worth of Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) on Monday, June 19.

Banner Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, which provides commercial banking and financial services and products to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. It offers deposit products, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, certificates of deposit, cash management services, and retirement savings plans. It has a 19.33 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial real estate loans, including owner-occupied, investment properties, and multifamily residential real estate; construction, land, and land development loans; residential mortgage loans; commercial business loans; agricultural loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, automobile, and boat and recreational vehicle loans, as well as loans secured by deposit accounts.

The stock increased 0.12% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $56.86. About 96,106 shares traded. Banner Corporation (NASDAQ:BANR) has risen 23.00% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.30% the S&P500.

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