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Hancock Holding's Earnings Preview


Hancock Holding (NASDAQ: HBHC) announces its next round of earnings Wednesday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q4 earnings announcement.

Earnings And Revenue

Based on management's projections, Hancock Holding analysts model for earnings of 83 cents per share on sales of $283 million.

Hancock Holding reported a profit of 64 cents per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $241 million. If the company were to match the current consensus estimate, earnings would be up 29.69 percent. Sales would be up 17.48 percent from the same quarter last year.

Here's how the Hancock Holding's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.75 0.68 0.56 0.61
EPS Actual 0.76 0.68 0.59 0.64


Q4 EPS Estimate: 83 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $283 million

Stock Performance

Shares of Hancock Holding were trading at $53.75 as of Jan. 17. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 23.8 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The popular rating by analysts on Hancock Holding stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.


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