EPS for Ebix, Inc. (EBIX) Expected At $0.86; Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST) Covered By 3 Bullish Analysts Last Week

April 22, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Analysts expect Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) to report $0.86 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.61% from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. EBIX’s profit would be $27.08M giving it 22.28 P/E if the $0.86 EPS is correct. After having $0.84 EPS previously, Ebix, Inc.’s analysts see 2.38% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $76.65. About 215,013 shares traded or 1.34% up from the average. Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) has risen 20.38% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.83% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 5 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 26 to “Outperform”. The stock of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 20 by Citigroup. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, March 5. See Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) latest ratings:

05/03/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $16 New Target: $15 Maintain
28/02/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0
20/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $13 New Target: $15 Maintain

Ebix, Inc. provides software and e-commerce solutions to insurance, finance, and healthcare industries. The company has market cap of $2.41 billion. It offers software development, customization, and consulting services to various entities in the insurance industry, including carriers, brokers, exchanges, and standard making bodies. It has a 24.18 P/E ratio. The firm operates data exchanges in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, insurance underwriting, and property and casualty insurance.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 17 investors sold Ebix, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 19.76 million shares or 2.52% more from 19.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Assetmark Incorporated has invested 0% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Ameriprise Fin has 397,384 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt holds 1,214 shares. Pub Sector Pension Investment Board owns 13,798 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has 61,639 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Fred Alger Mngmt owns 633,492 shares. Parkside Bank stated it has 0.01% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Federated Investors Pa stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Shell Asset Mgmt invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Pinebridge Limited Partnership holds 7,791 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Invesco Ltd holds 0% or 135,114 shares in its portfolio. The Kansas-based Creative Planning has invested 0% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Pnc holds 0% or 485 shares in its portfolio. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 0.01% or 207,806 shares. Solaris Asset Mgmt Lc, New York-based fund reported 4,430 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Ebix had 5 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) rating on Thursday, November 9. Craig Hallum has “Buy” rating and $87.0 target. Craig Hallum maintained the shares of EBIX in report on Monday, March 5 with “Buy” rating. William Blair initiated the shares of EBIX in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 11.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $32,000 activity. The insider Flanders Paul R sold 2,500 shares worth $32,000.

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates franchisee restaurants of Burger King. The company has market cap of $382.71 million. As of March 2, 2017, it operated 790 Burger King restaurants in the United States. It has a 68.79 P/E ratio.

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