$0.28 EPS Expected for NCI Building Systems (NCS); Luna Innovations (LUNA) Sellers Decreased By 46.37% Their Shorts

November 15, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Analysts expect NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) to report $0.28 EPS on December, 14.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.28 EPS. NCS’s profit would be $19.79 million giving

it 14.15 P/E if the $0.28 EPS is correct. After having $0.27 EPS previously, NCI Building Systems Inc’s analysts see 3.70% EPS growth. It closed at $15.85 lastly. It is down 17.08% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.38% the S&P500.

Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA) had a decrease of 46.37% in short interest. LUNA’s SI was 15,500 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 46.37% from 28,900 shares previously. With 65,100 avg volume, 0 days are for Luna Innovations (NASDAQ:LUNA)’s short sellers to cover LUNA’s short positions. The SI to Luna Innovations’s float is 0.07%. It closed at $1.77 lastly. It is down 41.64% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.94% the S&P500.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The company has market cap of $1.12 billion. The Company’s operating divisions include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. It has a 20.18 P/E ratio. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting.

Among 10 analysts covering NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. NCI Building Systems had 20 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, September 8 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 8 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2000 target in Monday, July 17 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, September 4 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, August 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, September 3. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $14 target in Thursday, March 10 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5. The stock of NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.72 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.74, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 10 investors sold NCI Building Systems Inc shares while 33 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 61.47 million shares or 1.28% more from 60.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs holds 0% or 3,510 shares. Us Commercial Bank De owns 2,666 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Principal Gru invested in 624,500 shares. 15,037 are held by Wedge Capital Mgmt L Limited Partnership Nc. Wells Fargo Mn stated it has 0% in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS). Citadel Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 218,862 shares. Bank Of America De invested 0% of its portfolio in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS). 753,274 are held by Kennedy Capital Mngmt. Moreover, Moneta Group Inv Advsrs Ltd Co has 0.06% invested in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS). Polaris Capital Ltd stated it has 0.14% of its portfolio in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS). 250,000 were accumulated by Rbf Capital Limited Liability. Prelude Capital Mngmt Lc reported 47,800 shares. State Street has 0% invested in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS). Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership invested in 41,400 shares. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag accumulated 0% or 129,037 shares.

Luna Innovations Incorporated develops, makes and markets fiber optic sensing and test, and measurement products. The company has market cap of $49.96 million. The Firm is focused on bringing technology solutions to measure and monitor processes in the aerospace, automotive, energy, composite, telecommunications and defense industries. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates in two business divisions: Products and Licensing, and Technology Development.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.67, from 2 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 3 investors sold Luna Innovations Incorporated shares while 3 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 2.81 million shares or 1.75% more from 2.76 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Renaissance Tech Ltd Company accumulated 465,905 shares or 0% of the stock. Blackrock holds 286,992 shares. Geode Cap Limited Company invested in 148,929 shares or 0% of the stock. Citadel Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 16,574 shares. First Wilshire Securities accumulated 438,221 shares. Northern has 0% invested in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Salem Inv Counselors reported 0% in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Thompson Davis And holds 0.37% of its portfolio in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA) for 152,669 shares. Minnesota-based Us Bankshares De has invested 0% in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Citigroup holds 2,000 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys invested in 84,238 shares or 0% of the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott invested 0% in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Spark Investment Lc invested in 0% or 37,600 shares. Raymond James & Associate has invested 0% in Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ:LUNA). Yakira Capital Mgmt Inc holds 34,483 shares.

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