First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) At $18.77 Forms Top; BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE ORDINARY SHA (BCAUF) Shorts Raised By 5.98%

BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE ORDINARY SHA (OTCMKTS:BCAUF) had an increase of 5.98% in short interest. BCAUF’s SI was 18.10M shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 5.98% from 17.08 million shares previously. With 9,800 avg volume, 1847 days are for BRILLIANCE CHINA AUTOMOTIVE ORDINARY SHA (OTCMKTS:BCAUF)’s short sellers to cover BCAUF’s short positions. It closed at $2.62 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 6, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) formed multiple top with $19.71 target or 5.00% above today’s $18.77 share price. First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) has $717.16 million valuation. The stock increased 1.51% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $18.77. About 186,256 shares traded or 20.27% up from the average. First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) has risen 43.47% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.77% 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 has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 1. As per Tuesday, December 19, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. On Friday, July 1 the stock rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. As per Thursday, June 22, the company rating was upgraded by FBR Capital. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2100 target in Monday, July 17 report. FBR Capital downgraded First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) rating on Tuesday, December 20. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $31 target.

Analysts await First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM) to report earnings on April, 23. They expect $0.26 earnings per share, up 44.44% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.18 per share. FFWM’s profit will be $9.93M for 18.05 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by First Foundation Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.00% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 3.13 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.61, from 1.52 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. 815,564 were accumulated by Deutsche Financial Bank Ag. Victory Capital Mngmt Inc holds 0% or 66,485 shares in its portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% or 2,798 shares. Castine Capital Mgmt Limited Com holds 394,289 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Company owns 195,343 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Kennedy Cap Mgmt holds 300,961 shares. Meeder Asset Management has 163 shares. Gsa Cap Prtn Llp stated it has 0.01% in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Morgan Stanley owns 50,560 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance The stated it has 22,430 shares. Hollencrest Securities Ltd Liability Corp reported 12,725 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Amer Money invested 0.18% of its portfolio in First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ:FFWM). Trexquant Inv Ltd Partnership reported 11,529 shares. Northpointe Cap Limited Company, Michigan-based fund reported 357,861 shares. Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited Co owns 11,755 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

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