6.94% to Target, KBW Keeps “Hold” Rating for Washington Federal (WAFD) Stock; Superior Energy Services (SPN) Shorts Decreased By 5.17%

Among 3 analysts covering Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Washington Federal has $3500 highest and $23 lowest target. $31.75’s average target is -8.24% below currents $34.6 stock price. Washington Federal had 8 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray maintained Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, July 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, October 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, September 7. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Piper Jaffray. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

Superior Energy Services Incorporated (NYSE:SPN) had a decrease of 5.17% in short interest. SPN’s SI was 17.97M shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 5.17% from 18.95 million shares previously. With 2.53M avg volume, 7 days are for Superior Energy Services Incorporated (NYSE:SPN)’s short sellers to cover SPN’s short positions. The SI to Superior Energy Services Incorporated’s float is 11.89%. The stock decreased 1.14% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $9.54. About 1.87M shares traded. Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) has declined 25.14% since December 23, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.32, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 12 investors sold Washington Federal, Inc. shares while 81 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 71.05 million shares or 2.76% less from 73.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tudor Et Al accumulated 12,815 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pnc Financial Serv Gp accumulated 0% or 11,181 shares. California Public Employees Retirement, a California-based fund reported 289,831 shares. Moreover, Genesee Valley Tru has 0.08% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 6,146 shares. Assetmark Inc accumulated 31 shares. Moreover, Ameritas Invest Ptnrs has 0.05% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) for 34,170 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Company invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Parkside Fincl Bank Trust owns 1,176 shares. Tower Capital Limited Liability (Trc) has 0.04% invested in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Kennedy Cap owns 208,090 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc invested in 0.06% or 98,519 shares. Sterling Capital Management Ltd Liability, a North Carolina-based fund reported 45,859 shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD). Colony Grp Inc Ltd Llc holds 0.15% in Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) or 64,642 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 23,700 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $34.6. About 235,264 shares traded. Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) has risen 33.59% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.51 earnings per share, up 10.87% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.46 per share. WAFD’s profit will be $44.26M for 16.96 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual earnings per share reported by Washington Federal, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.92% negative EPS growth.

Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Washington Federal, National Association that provides financial services in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.00 billion. The firm accepts deposit products, such as business and personal checking accounts, and term certificates of deposit, as well as money market accounts and passbook savings accounts. It has a 17.84 P/E ratio. It also offers single-family residential, construction, land development, multi-family residential, commercial and industrial, consumer, and home equity loans.

Superior Energy Services, Inc. provides specialized oilfield services and equipment to natural gas and crude oil exploration and production companies in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.46 billion. It operates through four divisions: Drilling Products and Services; Onshore Completion and Workover Services; Production Services; and Technical Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Drilling Products and Services segment rents tubulars, including primary drill pipe strings, tubing landing strings, completion tubulars, and associated accessories; and makes and rents bottom hole tools, such as stabilizers, non-magnetic drill collars, and hole openers, as well as rents temporary onshore and offshore accommodation modules and accessories.

Among 29 analysts covering Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Superior Energy Services had 117 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 24 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, October 2 by Imperial Capital. The stock of Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, April 13. BMO Capital Markets maintained Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Friday, December 11. Cowen & Co maintained Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:SPN) rating on Friday, October 30. Cowen & Co has “Outperform” rating and $17 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by iBERIA Capital Partner.