Trending Stock Buzzer: Finish Line Cl A (FINL)

Ivan Schwartz
August 19, 2017

LBA raised its stake in The Finish Line by 277.7% in the first quarter. LBA owned approximately 0.42% of The Finish Line worth $2,385,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. 33 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes.

Analysts expect Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ:FINL) to report $0.39 EPS on September, 22.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 29.09% from last quarter's $0.55 EPS. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 602,745 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $8,541,000 after buying an additional 569,823 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of The Finish Line by 0.8% in the first quarter. The stock now has Weekly Volatility of 4.14% and Monthly Volatility of 3.46%. Jefferies Group LLC set a $19.00 target price on shares of The Finish Line and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Saturday, May 6th. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which owns 3,416,355 shares of the stock are valued at $45.57 million. Public Employees Retirement System of OH increased its stake in shares of The Finish Line by 7.4% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 7,964 shares of the specialty retailer's stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 3,464 shares during the last quarter. The Finish Line, Inc. The shares were last seen trading -6% lower, taking the closing price at $12.54 on August 15, 2017. Pacific Ridge Cap Partners Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0.19% or 28,270 shares. The analysts estimated sales for the higher end at 401.9 million and lower end at 369 million while the year ago reported sale was 423.57 million. The company trades on average around 149000 shares per market session.

Shares of the company are trading at $11.99 which is quite a bit below the 50 day moving average of $13.79 and significantly below the 200 day moving average of $14.94.

The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, June 23rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.23. The Finish Line had a negative net margin of 1.05% and a positive return on equity of 8.97%. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 13 with "Hold".

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The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.71 reported by 13 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Aug2017). Additionally The Finish Line, Inc. announced a dividend for shareholders that will be paid on Monday the 11th of September 2017. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. (NASDAQ:FINL)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 3 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 11, respectively. (FINL) in trading session dated January 30, 2017.

From another technical standpoint, The Finish Line, Inc.

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Several analysts have issued reports on FINL shares. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upped their target price on The Finish Line from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised The Finish Line from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and boosted their target price for the company from $14.09 to $17.00 in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. (NASDAQ:FINL) marched up 2.37% compared to a 52-week low price of $12.25. As of the end of the quarter Tower Research Capital LLC (trc) had disposed of 480 shares trimming its position 35.5%. Nineteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $18.11. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.67, for a total value of $88,348.59. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Deutsche Bank maintained Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ:FINL) on Friday, July 15 with "Buy" rating. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.71, for a total transaction of $170,892.75.

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