CV Holdings Inc (NYSE:CBF) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “Capital Bank Financial Corp. is a bank holding company focused on creating a regional banking franchise in the southeastern region of the United States through organic growth and acquisitions of other banks, including failed, underperforming and undercapitalized banks. The Bank’s products and services include commercial bank business, consumer bank business, Mortgage Banking, and Private Banking. Its deposit products include non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company’s commercial loans products comprise owner occupied commercial real estate construction and term loans; working capital loans and lines of credit; demand, term, and time loans; and equipment, inventory, and accounts receivable financing. Capital Bank Financial Corp. is based in Coral Gables, Florida. “

Separately, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CV Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. CV Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.00.

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Shares of CV Holdings (NYSE:CBF) traded up 0.13% during trading on Thursday, reaching $31.62. 109,055 shares of the company traded hands. CV Holdings has a 12-month low of $27.12 and a 12-month high of $35.95. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $31.46 and its 200-day moving average is $30.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion and a PE ratio of 24.44.

CV Holdings (NYSE:CBF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.04. On average, equities analysts predict that CV Holdings will post $1.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Martha M. Bachman sold 39,369 shares of CV Holdings stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.03, for a total value of $1,142,882.07. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,183 shares in the company, valued at $614,942.49. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CBF. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of CV Holdings by 6.9% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 47,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,378,000 after buying an additional 3,108 shares in the last quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of CV Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $180,000. Finally, Banc Funds Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of CV Holdings by 1.7% in the second quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC now owns 605,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,439,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter.

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