Analysts See $0.20 EPS for Equity Commonwealth (EQC); Stealthgas (GASS) Shorts Increased By 165.4%

January 18, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Stealthgas Incorporated (NASDAQ:GASS) had an increase of 165.4% in short interest. GASS’s SI was 62,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 165.4% from 23,700 shares previously. With 119,200 avg volume, 1 days are for Stealthgas Incorporated (NASDAQ:GASS)’s short sellers to cover GASS’s short positions. The SI to Stealthgas Incorporated’s float is 0.21%. The stock decreased 2.61% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $4.1. About 24,026 shares traded. StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) has declined 34.45% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.15% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) to report $0.20 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 13.04% from last quarter’s $0.23 EPS. EQC’s profit would be $24.82 million giving it 37.16 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.22 EPS previously, Equity Commonwealth’s analysts see -9.09% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.78% or $0.235 during the last trading session, reaching $29.725. About 368,247 shares traded. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has risen 13.35% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.35% the S&P500.

Equity Commonwealth is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties throughout the United States. The company has market cap of $3.69 billion.

Among 3 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, August 10 by Zacks. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 14 by Citigroup. Bank of America upgraded Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) on Monday, August 15 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 11 by Citigroup. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, September 1. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 9. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18.

Among 4 analysts covering Stealthgas (NASDAQ:GASS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Stealthgas had 8 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 11. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Monday, December 18 with “Buy”. The stock of StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, January 4. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7.0 target in Wednesday, November 22 report. The rating was initiated by Singular Research on Friday, April 29 with “Buy”. Jefferies maintained StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $7 target.

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