Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) At $62.08 Forms Top; Shorts at Encore Capita; Group (ECPG) Raised By 11.53%

Encore Capita; Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ECPG) had an increase of 11.53% in short interest. ECPG’s SI was 4.25M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 11.53% from 3.81M shares previously. With 367,900 avg volume, 12 days are for Encore Capita; Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ECPG)’s short sellers to cover ECPG’s short positions. The SI to Encore Capita; Group Incorporated’s float is 18.16%. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $43.425. About 28,167 shares traded. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has risen 51.28% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.58% the S&P500.

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) formed multiple top with $67.05 target or 8.00% above today’s $62.08 share price. Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT) has $610.49M valuation. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $62.08. About 1,870 shares traded. Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) has risen 84.07% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 67.37% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Johnson Outdoors (NASDAQ:JOUT), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Johnson Outdoors has $72.0 highest and $28.0 lowest target. $56.67’s average target is -8.71% below currents $62.08 stock price. Johnson Outdoors had 7 analyst reports since December 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 30 by Barrington Research. The rating was initiated by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, August 24 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Forward View Consulting on Sunday, September 3 with “Buy”. Forward View Consulting upgraded Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) rating on Monday, August 7. Forward View Consulting has “Buy” rating and $6000 target. Imperial Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Wednesday, December 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.51 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.09, from 1.42 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 5 investors sold Johnson Outdoors Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 5.95 million shares or 2.67% more from 5.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Limited accumulated 11,931 shares. Balyasny Asset Ltd Liability Corporation reported 4,582 shares stake. Nationwide Fund Advisors reported 25,406 shares stake. Cornercap Invest Counsel, a Georgia-based fund reported 41,565 shares. Ameritas Invest Prtn has 405 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cypress Management Lc (Wy) holds 3,470 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Morgan Dempsey Capital Mgmt Ltd accumulated 0.84% or 34,943 shares. Invesco holds 35,625 shares. American Gru holds 0% in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) or 3,243 shares. State Common Retirement Fund owns 11,000 shares. Spark Management Ltd stated it has 32,700 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Teton Advsrs holds 0.07% or 10,000 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Limited Company owns 11,696 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. State Street holds 0% or 109,674 shares.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $842,173 activity. 1,000 shares were sold by Johnson David W, worth $62,310 on Monday, January 8. $183,655 worth of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) was sold by PYLE THOMAS F JR. LONDON TERRY E sold $67,406 worth of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) on Thursday, August 10. On Wednesday, December 13 Sheahan Richard Case sold $273,369 worth of Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) or 4,434 shares.

Analysts await Johnson Outdoors Inc. (NASDAQ:JOUT) to report earnings on February, 2. They expect $0.04 EPS, up 233.33% or $0.07 from last year’s $-0.03 per share. JOUT’s profit will be $393,360 for 388.00 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual EPS reported by Johnson Outdoors Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 10 investors sold Encore Capital Group, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 25.44 million shares or 1.45% less from 25.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sheets Smith Wealth Mngmt owns 0.16% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 14,730 shares. Td Asset reported 33,800 shares. Moreover, Vanguard Grp has 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 2.20 million shares. Granahan Invest Mgmt Inc Ma has 0.19% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0% or 215,678 shares. Central Secs Corp holds 1.52% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 200,000 shares. 31,489 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Can. Brandywine Global Inv has invested 0.02% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Metropolitan Life Ins Commerce holds 0% or 16,613 shares. Lsv Asset Mgmt reported 19,000 shares. Ameriprise Fincl has 838,709 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Mason Street Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 5,998 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 38,431 shares. 26,824 were accumulated by Pnc Financial Svcs. Jefferies Gp Limited Co reported 23 shares stake.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc had 15 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, January 8. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, November 2 report. Northland Capital maintained Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) on Friday, November 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Suntrust Robinson. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. On Friday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Hold”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 20. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Tuesday, August 11.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for clients across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.12 billion. The firm purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It has a 12.22 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the debt management of portfolios consisting of higher balance and semi-performing accounts; and the management of non-performing loans.