First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) At $18.37 Forms Top; Encompass Health (EHC) Sellers Decreased By 6.65% Their Shorts

First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) formed multiple top with $19.47 target or 6.00% above today’s $18.37 share price. First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) has $701.88 million valuation. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $18.37. About 132,969 shares traded. First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) has risen 43.47% since March 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.77% the S&P500.

Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE:EHC) had a decrease of 6.65% in short interest. EHC’s SI was 2.14 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 6.65% from 2.29M shares previously. With 472,300 avg volume, 5 days are for Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE:EHC)’s short sellers to cover EHC’s short positions. The SI to Encompass Health Corporation’s float is 2.23%. The stock increased 1.00% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $53.79. About 663,257 shares traded or 12.87% up from the average. Encompass Health Corporation (NYSE:EHC) has 0.00% since March 2, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering First Foundation (NASDAQ:FFWM), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. First Foundation had 11 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by FBR Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, July 17 by FBR Capital. FBR Capital initiated First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) rating on Friday, July 1. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $26 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, February 1. The company was upgraded on Thursday, June 22 by FBR Capital. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 20 by FBR Capital. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 29 by FBR Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.61, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 0 investors sold First Foundation Inc. shares while 16 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 37.09 million shares or 113.88% more from 17.34 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 412 are owned by Tower Research Capital (Trc). Stifel Fincl, Missouri-based fund reported 90,000 shares. Swiss Savings Bank invested in 0% or 46,500 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 33,376 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 3,394 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 27,000 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 2,798 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 10,200 are held by Teton. Rhumbline Advisers holds 31,085 shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Aqr Mgmt Ltd Co reported 11,755 shares. Geode Management Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) for 235,665 shares. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc, a Nebraska-based fund reported 2,056 shares. Stieven L P reported 1.2% of its portfolio in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Cornerstone Management Hldg Ltd Company reported 100,210 shares stake.

Analysts await First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 44.44% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.18 per share. FFWM’s profit will be $9.93 million for 17.66 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual EPS reported by First Foundation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.00% EPS growth.

Since September 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 insider sales for $2.20 million activity. FIX WARREN D sold $298,749 worth of stock or 16,254 shares. On Monday, September 11 the insider MICHEL JOHN sold $497,400. $269,616 worth of First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) shares were sold by KELLER ULRICH E. JR. HAKOPIAN JOHN had sold 10,000 shares worth $164,800 on Monday, September 11. Shares for $101,379 were sold by BRIGGS MAX on Friday, February 2.