JMP Group (JMP) At $5.60 Forms Bottom; Escalade (ESCA) Sentiment Is 1.54

JMP Group LLC (JMP) formed multiple bottom with $5.43 target or 3.00% below today’s $5.60 share price. JMP Group LLC (JMP) has $120.32 million valuation. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $5.6. About 35,498 shares traded or 21.19% up from the average. JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) has risen 2.86% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.84% the S&P500.

Escalade, Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells sporting goods to retailers, dealers, and wholesalers in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $176.76 million. The firm makes, imports, and distributes various sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation, and fitness products. It has a 17.57 P/E ratio. It offers archery products under the Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge, Whisker Biscuit, and Cajun Bowfishing brands; table tennis products under the STIGA, Ping-Pong, and Prince brands; basketball goals under the Goalrilla, Goaliath, Silverback, Hoopstar, and Goalsetter brands; play systems under the Woodplay and Childlife brands; fitness products under the USWeight, The STEP, Lifeline, Kettleworx, Natural Fitness, and PER4M brands; hockey and soccer game tables under the Atomic, American Legend, Redline, and Triumph brands; billiard accessories under the Mizerak, Minnesota Fats, Lucasi, PureX, Rage, and Players brands; darting products under the Unicorn, Accudart, Arachnid, Nodor, and Winmau brands; and outdoor game products under the Zume Games, Pickleball Now, Onix, Viva Sol, and Triumph brands.

Analysts await Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.28 earnings per share, up 16.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.24 per share. ESCA’s profit will be $4.02 million for 10.98 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by Escalade, Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 27.27% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $112,020 activity.

The stock decreased 2.38% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $12.3. About 15,626 shares traded or 62.13% up from the average. Escalade, Incorporated (ESCA) has risen 14.05% since December 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Minerva Advisors Llc holds 3.05% of its portfolio in Escalade, Incorporated for 424,798 shares. North Star Investment Management Corp. owns 401,463 shares or 0.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Northstar Group Inc. has 0.62% invested in the company for 79,000 shares. The Kentucky-based Parthenon Llc has invested 0.55% in the stock. Beddow Capital Management Inc, a California-based fund reported 25,238 shares.

Analysts await JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 253.85% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.13 per share. JMP’s profit will be $9.88 million for 3.04 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.10 actual EPS reported by JMP Group LLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 360.00% EPS growth.

Among 4 analysts covering JMP Group (NYSE:JMP), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. JMP Group had 6 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Monday, October 26 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, December 11 report. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by TheStreet. On Wednesday, October 7 the stock rating was maintained by Wood with “Outperform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.41, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 4 investors sold JMP Group LLC shares while 3 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 2.77 million shares or 0.39% more from 2.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bridgeway Cap Management Inc owns 116,451 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 78,733 shares. The Massachusetts-based Essex Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability has invested 0.04% in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP). Us National Bank & Trust De accumulated 10,000 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 77,626 shares. Brown Advisory reported 15,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Continental Advsr Ltd Llc, Illinois-based fund reported 295,326 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys owns 57,700 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Llc owns 0% invested in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP) for 78,733 shares. Hilltop Incorporated owns 50,100 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life The holds 0% or 189 shares. Arbiter Partners Cap Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP). Wells Fargo Mn invested in 0% or 1 shares. Zpr Invest Mngmt holds 0.14% or 16,517 shares. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada invested 0% in JMP Group LLC (NYSE:JMP).