This is what analysts have to say about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) after last week.

February 24, 2018 - By Jan Rainey

 This is what analysts have to say about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) after last week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 2.18 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 2.32 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. 9.28 million shares or 10.37% more from 8.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Basswood Cap Limited reported 0.43% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Moreover, Dimensional Fund Ltd Partnership has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) for 462,071 shares. Ameritas Invest Ptnrs has invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Northern Tru reported 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has invested 0.68% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Deprince Race And Zollo Inc invested 0.08% of its portfolio in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Hilton Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Vanguard Gp holds 505,567 shares. Bancshares Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Barclays Public Lc reported 0% stake. Rhumbline Advisers holds 10,173 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schneider Mngmt Corporation has invested 0.19% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Manufacturers Life Insur The invested 0% in MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL). Renaissance Technology Lc owns 310,198 shares. Blackrock accumulated 0% or 664,510 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 9 insider sales for $724,397 activity. MCLEMORE JAMES R JR had bought 1,000 shares worth $13,150. On Wednesday, February 21 the insider HILLIARD CLAYTON PAUL sold $64,550. Hargroder Andrew G had sold 3,000 shares worth $42,000 on Monday, February 5.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MidSouth Bancorp had 18 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Hovde Group. Sandler O’Neill maintained the shares of MSL in report on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MSL in report on Tuesday, October 3 with “Hold” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Hovde Group. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, December 16. The firm has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, August 1 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Stephens. Below is a list of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) latest ratings and price target changes.

01/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $16.0 Maintain
31/01/2018 Broker: Hovde Group Rating: Hold Downgrade
21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $14.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy New Target: $14.0

The stock increased 0.78% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.95. About 166,790 shares traded or 198.80% up from the average. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) has risen 37.43% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.73% the S&P500.

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiary MidSouth Bank, N.A., provides various community banking services and products to commercial and retail clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $214.31 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including interest-bearing money market and savings deposits accounts, interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking accounts, investment accounts, and NOW account deposits, as well as time deposits, such as certificates of deposits; and commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, and consumer loans, as well as other loans secured by real estate. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides cash management services; and electronic banking services comprising remote deposit capturing services, Internet banking, and debit and credit cards.

More notable recent MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock” on June 07, 2017, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Leadership Transition” published on April 27, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock” on June 13, 2017. More interesting news about MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) were released by: Theadvocate.com and their article: “MidSouth loses $6.2 million in second quarter” published on July 26, 2017 as well as Theadvocate.com‘s news article titled: “Branch closures lower MidSouth earnings” with publication date: October 24, 2017.

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