Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) is scheduled to post its Q416 quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 17th. Analysts expect Hancock Holding Company to post earnings of $0.61 per share and revenue of $233.66 million for the quarter.

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.01. Hancock Holding Company had a return on equity of 4.74% and a net margin of 11.62%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. On average, analysts expect Hancock Holding Company to post $1.89 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.55 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Earnings History for Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC)

Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ:HBHC) traded up 1.96% during trading on Friday, reaching $44.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 474,011 shares. The stock has a market cap of $3.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.23 and a beta of 0.88. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $42.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $33.89. Hancock Holding Company has a 1-year low of $20.01 and a 1-year high of $45.50.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 5th were given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.21%. Hancock Holding Company’s payout ratio is 67.61%.

HBHC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hancock Holding Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 11th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lowered Hancock Holding Company from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, September 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Hancock Holding Company in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Hancock Holding Company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.17.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Hancock Holding Company during the third quarter worth $218,000. Raymond James & Associates bought a new position in Hancock Holding Company during the second quarter worth approximately $269,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Hancock Holding Company by 18.1% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 10,360 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 1,586 shares during the period. Barclays PLC raised its position in Hancock Holding Company by 1,490.5% in the second quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 13,726 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $358,000 after buying an additional 12,863 shares during the period. Finally, Summit Securities Group LLC bought a new position in Hancock Holding Company during the second quarter worth approximately $453,000. Institutional investors own 72.81% of the company’s stock.

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About Hancock Holding Company

Hancock Holding Company (Hancock) is a financial services company that provides a network of service financial choices to the Gulf South region through its bank subsidiary, Whitney Bank, a Mississippi state bank. The Company operates through overall banking operations segment. Whitney Bank operates under brands, such as Hancock Bank in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida and Whitney Bank in Louisiana and Texas.

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