First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF)’s President and CEO Donald Hileman Unloaded 250 Shares; Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) Shorts Up By 44.18%

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Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) had an increase of 44.18% in short interest. MCF’s SI was 1.21 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 44.18% from 841,500 shares previously. With 254,900 avg volume, 5 days are for Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF)’s short sellers to cover MCF’s short positions. The SI to Contango Oil & Gas Company’s float is 4.97%. The stock decreased 0.65% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $4.62. About 269,496 shares traded. Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) has declined 49.50% since May 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 61.05% the S&P500.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp has $6700 highest and $37 lowest target. $50.50’s average target is -18.44% below currents $61.92 stock price. First Defiance Financial Corp had 14 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sandler O’Neill maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 23 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Wednesday, July 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $61.0 target in Monday, February 26 report. The stock of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, June 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $56.0 target in Wednesday, December 6 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Monday, June 26. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Market Perform” on Monday, August 29.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 6 investors sold First Defiance Financial Corp. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 6.42 million shares or 0.94% less from 6.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 1,512 were reported by Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp. Manufacturers Life Ins Company The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 426,528 shares. Tower Limited Liability (Trc) invested in 348 shares or 0% of the stock. Fifth Third Commercial Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). 52,749 are owned by Deutsche Savings Bank Ag. State Street invested 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Franklin Resources holds 100,800 shares. 53,800 are owned by Nordea Management Ab. Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Glob Invest Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Vanguard Grp holds 0% or 434,220 shares. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Co has 0% invested in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.02% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Amer Group invested in 0% or 6,686 shares. D E Shaw Com Incorporated accumulated 8,203 shares. New York-based Indexiq Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF).

250 shares of First Defiance Financial Corp were unloaded by Donald Hileman, the corporation’s President and CEO. The unloaded shares are valued at about $15,729 which has been calculated on the basis of the average transactions stock price ($62.9 of a share). It seems he is very active lately as in the last 30 days, he sold additional 500 shares of the company, worth $30,676 USD. This sudden sale occurred on May 24, 2018 and was that was filed with the Washington-based Security and Exchange Commission. The public report is accessible online here. he today owns 0.34% of the total market cap of the company.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 5 insider sales for $482,665 activity. 6,300 shares valued at $378,189 were sold by Beach Robert E on Wednesday, April 25. Robison Mark Andrew bought $59,655 worth of stock or 1,071 shares. On Friday, March 9 ALLEN GREGORY R sold $124,036 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) or 2,193 shares. Another trade for 850 shares valued at $49,445 was made by Reisner John R. on Monday, March 12. $19,782 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) shares were sold by Hubbard Jean A. Hileman Donald P. also sold $30,676 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) shares.

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates a unitary thrift holding firm that provides communities based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. The company has market cap of $631.40 million. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, and certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans. It has a 19.23 P/E ratio. The firm also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as online banking services.

Analysts await First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) to report earnings on July, 16. They expect $1.01 EPS, up 23.17% or $0.19 from last year’s $0.82 per share. FDEF’s profit will be $10.30 million for 15.33 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.15 actual EPS reported by First Defiance Financial Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.17% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $61.92. About 7,136 shares traded. First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 18.89% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.34% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.49 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.84, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 29 investors sold Contango Oil & Gas Company shares while 36 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 14.79 million shares or 24.01% less from 19.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc owns 0% invested in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) for 56,159 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com invested in 0% or 9,146 shares. Usca Ria Ltd has 100,000 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Royal State Bank Of Canada holds 3,481 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Barclays Public Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF). 224,375 were accumulated by Arrowstreet Cap Partnership. Paloma Prns Management Company holds 16,000 shares. Los Angeles And Equity Research accumulated 11,880 shares. Wells Fargo & Co Mn reported 0% stake. Jefferies Gp Lc accumulated 11,039 shares or 0% of the stock. Macquarie Group stated it has 21,555 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein L P invested 0% of its portfolio in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF). Moreover, Glenmede Tru Na has 0% invested in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 0% of its portfolio in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF) for 7,369 shares. Mraz Amerine And Assoc invested 0.04% in Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MCF).

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