Potlatch Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 0.86

July 17, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 Potlatch Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) Institutional Investor Sentiment Is 0.86

Sentiment for Potlatch Corp (NASDAQ:PCH)

Potlatch Corp (NASDAQ:PCH) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2016. Its down -0.25, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. The ratio fall, as 79 hedge funds opened new and increased positions, while 92 cut down and sold their holdings in Potlatch Corp. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 31.69 million shares, down from 32.57 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Potlatch Corp in their top 10 positions was flat from 3 to 3 for the same number . Sold All: 17 Reduced: 75 Increased: 57 New Position: 22.

Potlatch Corporation is a real estate investment trust , which is primarily engaged in activities associated with timberland management, including the sale of timber, management of timberlands, and purchase and sale of timberlands. The company has market cap of $1.88 billion. The Firm is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of wood products. It has a 69.25 P/E ratio. It operates through three divisions: Resource, Wood Products and Real Estate.

About 191,778 shares traded. Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) has risen 31.76% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.06% the S&P500.

Investors wait Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) to report on July, 25. its quarterly earnings Wall Street analysts expect $0.32 earnings per share, up $0.19 or 146.15 % from last year’s $0.13 same quarter earnings. This translates into $13.04 million profit for PCH giving the stock a 36.03 P/E. This is assuming the current $0.32 EPS is accurate. Potlatch Corporation’s Wall Street analysts see -21.95 % negative EPS growth, taking into account the $0.41 EPS reproted in the previous quarter,

Fiduciary Counselling Inc holds 13.79% of its portfolio in Potlatch Corporation for 85,319 shares. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors owns 123,768 shares or 3.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cwh Capital Management Inc. has 3.33% invested in the company for 131,319 shares. The Massachusetts-based Capital Growth Management Lp has invested 2.03% in the stock. Kestrel Investment Management Corp, a California-based fund reported 124,275 shares.#img1#

Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Potlatch’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Potlatch, 0 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $37 while the high is $47. The stock’s average target of $42.67 is -7.48% below today’s ($46.12) share price. PCH was included in 13 notes of analysts from September 7, 2015. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, April 19 to “Sector Perform”. DA Davidson downgraded Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, June 17. DA Davidson downgraded Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) rating on Tuesday, April 11. DA Davidson has “Underperform” rating and $44 target. Raymond James downgraded the shares of PCH in report on Tuesday, June 27 to “Hold” rating. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, November 22 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, October 17 by Buckingham Research. The stock of Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, September 7. The stock of Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by Vertical Research. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, October 3.

More recent Potlatch Corporation (NASDAQ:PCH) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Potlatch Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call …” on July 06, 2017. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Potlatch Corporation’s (PCH) CEO Michael Covey on Q4 2016 Results – Earnings …” on January 31, 2017. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Potlatch Corporation’s (PCH) CEO Michael Covey on Q1 2017 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: April 30, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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