Analysts See $-0.90 EPS for Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (ACRS); Guardian Capital LP Has Cut Its Wells Fargo Co New (WFC) Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Guardian Capital Lp decreased Wells Fargo Co New (WFC) stake by 40.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Guardian Capital Lp sold 173,995 shares as Wells Fargo Co New (WFC)’s stock declined 8.66%. The Guardian Capital Lp holds 255,803 shares with $14.11 million value, down from 429,798 last quarter. Wells Fargo Co New now has $291.30 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.67% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $59.55. About 23.68M shares traded or 3.35% up from the average. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) has risen 9.67% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRS) to report $-0.90 EPS on March, 21.They anticipate $0.41 EPS change or 83.67% from last quarter’s $-0.49 EPS. After having $-0.63 EPS previously, Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.’s analysts see 42.86% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $19.56. About 287,482 shares traded. Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACRS) has risen 25.57% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.87% the S&P500.

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, focuses on identifying, developing, and commercializing topical drugs to address various unmet needs in dermatology. The company has market cap of $603.13 million. The Company’s lead drug candidate is A-101, a hydrogen peroxide topical solution, which is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of seborrheic keratosis , a common non-malignant skin tumor. It currently has negative earnings. The firm is also developing A-101 as a prescription treatment for common warts.

Among 6 analysts covering Aclaris Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ACRS), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Aclaris Therapeutics had 14 analyst reports since November 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies initiated it with “Buy” rating and $20 target in Monday, November 2 report. The rating was initiated by JMP Securities on Friday, September 30 with “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ACRS in report on Tuesday, November 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 31 by Jefferies. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, November 29 by Leerink Swann. As per Friday, June 10, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Monday, September 19. As per Wednesday, August 9, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald.

Among 39 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 15 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Wells Fargo & Company had 131 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Wednesday, July 29. BMO Capital Markets maintained Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) on Sunday, February 4 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 5. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Raymond James. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, September 19. The firm has “Sell” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 14. Credit Suisse downgraded Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) on Thursday, February 16 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Friday, September 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Nomura. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, July 21 by Berenberg.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 92 investors sold WFC shares while 725 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 0.40% less from 3.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sit Invest Assocs Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 30,420 shares. Cahill Fincl Advsrs Inc owns 6,972 shares. Cibc Ww Markets has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Washington Cap Management Incorporated reported 15,700 shares. Santa Barbara Asset Management Limited Liability Com holds 2.95% or 3.35M shares in its portfolio. Green Square Cap Ltd Com holds 0.64% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) for 64,096 shares. Kessler Invest Group Incorporated Ltd holds 29 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno reported 1.04% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Wellington Management Gp Llp holds 0.73% or 58.02M shares in its portfolio. Private Wealth Advsrs Inc reported 21,873 shares. Kepos Lp invested 0.17% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). North Star Asset Incorporated holds 0.16% or 27,309 shares. Wg Shaheen Assoc Dba Whitney Com holds 1.36% or 73,057 shares in its portfolio. Callahan Advisors Ltd reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Timber Creek Capital Mngmt Limited Co has invested 0.04% in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC).

Guardian Capital Lp increased Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) stake by 12,832 shares to 98,065 valued at $8.42M in 2017Q3. It also upped Westpac Bkg Corp (NYSE:WBK) stake by 75,036 shares and now owns 226,418 shares. Texas Instrs Inc (NASDAQ:TXN) was raised too.

Since November 17, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $292,234 activity. 5,393 Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) shares with value of $292,234 were sold by Codel Franklin R.

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