$0.52 EPS Expected for Hennessy Capital Acquisition (BLBD); Lowes Companies (LOW) Shorts Down By 41.66%

November 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Analysts expect Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) to report $0.52 EPS on December, 12.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 6.12% from last quarter’s $0.49 EPS. BLBD’s profit would be $12.77

million giving it 8.97 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp’s analysts see -23.53% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.32% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $18.65. About shares traded. Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) has risen 78.78% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 62.08% the S&P500.

Lowes Companies Incorporated (NYSE:LOW) had a decrease of 41.66% in short interest. LOW’s SI was 5.67M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 41.66% from 9.71M shares previously. With 5.32 million avg volume, 1 days are for Lowes Companies Incorporated (NYSE:LOW)’s short sellers to cover LOW’s short positions. About 21,563 shares traded. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) has risen 5.92% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.78% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ:BLBD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Blue Bird Corporation had 8 analyst reports since September 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained the shares of BLBD in report on Monday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The company was initiated on Friday, December 16 by Roth Capital. Craig Hallum maintained Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, March 7, the company rating was initiated by Craig Hallum. BMO Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, September 16 report. The stock of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:BLBD) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 11 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 79 investors sold Lowe’s Companies, Inc. shares while 402 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 386 raised stakes. 606.01 million shares or 2.56% less from 621.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Sandy Spring Bankshares has 0.41% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 8,300 shares. Eventide Asset Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 2.73% or 565,000 shares. Fca Corporation Tx has invested 1.42% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Iowa-based Iowa Bank has invested 1.06% in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Shell Asset Mgmt invested in 81,456 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Eagle Lc accumulated 64,740 shares. Nomura Holdings Incorporated stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). 48,684 are owned by Greenwood Gearhart. Moreover, M&T State Bank Corporation has 0.28% invested in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW). Janney Montgomery Scott Lc holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 90,621 shares. 4,254 are held by Doheny Asset Management Ca. Stoneridge Invest Prns Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 63,770 shares or 0.74% of their US portfolio. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc accumulated 3,444 shares. Apriem Advsr invested in 0.17% or 8,224 shares.

Among 27 analysts covering Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Lowe’s Companies Inc. had 61 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bernstein initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Monday, February 6 report. On Thursday, November 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 20. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $81.0 target in Friday, November 10 report. The stock of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, October 26. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Cleveland to “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Friday, May 20.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a home improvement company. The company has market cap of $65.98 billion. The Firm operates approximately 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores. It has a 22.33 P/E ratio. The Firm offers a range of products for maintenance, repair, remodeling and decorating.


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