Analysts See $0.81 EPS for National Fuel Gas Company (NFG); Auburn National Bancorp (AUBN) Shorts Increased By 1000%

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) to report $0.81 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 22.12% from last quarter’s $1.04 EPS. NFG’s profit would be $69.33 million giving it 17.33 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct. After having $0.53 EPS previously, National Fuel Gas Company’s analysts see 52.83% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 370,555 shares traded or 3.43% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) has risen 5.11% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

Auburn National Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:AUBN) had an increase of 1000% in short interest. AUBN’s SI was 1,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 1000% from 100 shares previously. With 900 avg volume, 1 days are for Auburn National Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:AUBN)’s short sellers to cover AUBN’s short positions. The SI to Auburn National Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 0.05%. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $37.71. About 4,526 shares traded or 217.61% up from the average. Auburn National Bancorporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUBN) has risen 26.06% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.36% the S&P500.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. The company has market cap of $4.81 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. It has a 17.01 P/E ratio. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California in the Appalachian region of the United States.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 21 investors sold National Fuel Gas Company shares while 90 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 60.55 million shares or 0.71% less from 60.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James And Assoc reported 804,781 shares stake. Gabelli Funds Limited Liability has invested 1.09% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Vident Inv Advisory Lc holds 4,159 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Retirement System Of Alabama holds 275,429 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Hbk Invs L P invested in 0.01% or 12,100 shares. Convergence Inv Prtn Ltd reported 58,043 shares. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Com reported 788 shares. Alexandria Capital Lc accumulated 374 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Glenmede Trust Com Na reported 0% in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG). Cwm Llc holds 195 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cutler Investment Counsel Limited Liability Company holds 1.36% or 102,794 shares. 11,300 were accumulated by Moody Bank & Trust Tru Division. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability Corporation, a California-based fund reported 251 shares. James Invest Research stated it has 2,541 shares. Aull And Monroe Invest Mgmt invested 0.78% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG).

Among 5 analysts covering National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. National Fuel Gas Co. had 15 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Howard Weil maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) rating on Tuesday, November 17. Howard Weil has “Sector Perform” rating and $56 target. The stock of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13. Jefferies maintained National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $58.0 target. Sidoti initiated National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) on Thursday, October 12 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 31 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, April 18. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was upgraded by Sidoti. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 10. Jefferies upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $68 target in Thursday, July 23 report. Jefferies upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, April 19 report.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $64,024 activity. WRIGHT EMIL F JR had sold 1,000 shares worth $36,000 on Tuesday, August 1.

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