Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) Reaches $32.40 1 Year Low; Exterran (EXTN) Shorts Increased By 11.93%

November 14, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Exterran Corporation (NYSE:EXTN) had an increase of 11.93% in short interest. EXTN’s SI was 323,700 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 11.93% from 289,200 shares previously. With 115,300

avg volume, 3 days are for Exterran Corporation (NYSE:EXTN)’s short sellers to cover EXTN’s short positions. The SI to Exterran Corporation’s float is 1.1%. About 4,827 shares traded. Exterran Corp (NYSE:EXTN) has 0.00% since November 14, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) hit a new 52-week low and has $31.10 target or 4.00% below today’s $32.40 share price. The 8 months bearish chart indicates high risk for the $3.10 billion company. The 1-year low was reported on Nov, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $31.10 price target is reached, the company will be worth $124.00M less. About 142,693 shares traded. Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) has declined 4.97% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.67% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.16, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 34 investors sold Patterson Companies, Inc. shares while 137 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 83.93 million shares or 2.18% less from 85.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 14,190 are owned by Cornerstone Capital Limited Liability. Moreno Evelyn V reported 4,300 shares stake. Aperio Grp Llc reported 0.01% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). 1.28M are held by Gamco Invsts Et Al. Moreover, Employees Retirement Of Texas has 0% invested in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested 0% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Wells Fargo Company Mn stated it has 2.97M shares. 20,182 were accumulated by Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability. Cwm Lc owns 674,623 shares. Pnc Serv Gp Inc holds 79,602 shares. Global X Mgmt Co Limited Co, a New York-based fund reported 780 shares. Duncker Streett And reported 1,100 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Invesco Limited holds 0.02% or 1.10M shares. The Illinois-based Northern Tru has invested 0.01% in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO). Calamos Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) for 69,837 shares.

Analysts await Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) to report earnings on November, 21 before the open. They expect $0.54 earnings per share, down 3.57% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.56 per share. PDCO’s profit will be $51.67 million for 15.00 P/E if the $0.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Patterson Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 22.73% EPS growth.

Among 14 analysts covering Patterson Companies Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Patterson Companies Inc. had 24 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Hold” on Thursday, August 17. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, August 26. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by UBS. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, August 28. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair given on Friday, August 28. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse given on Thursday, July 13. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 25 by UBS. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 24 by Bank of America.

Patterson Companies, Inc. is a value-added distributor focused on providing a customer experience to professionals in the dental and animal health markets. The company has market cap of $3.10 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: dental, animal health and corporate. It has a 18.53 P/E ratio. Dental and Animal health are strategic business units that offer similar services and products to different customer bases.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $500,473 activity. Anderson Scott P also sold $467,600 worth of Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCO) shares. GUGINO ANN B had sold 750 shares worth $32,873 on Tuesday, May 30.

Among 3 analysts covering Exterran Corporation (NYSE:EXTN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Exterran Corporation had 4 analyst reports since November 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, March 23 by Scotia Capital. The company was upgraded on Monday, December 14 by Howard Weil. The firm has “Sector Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, November 4 by Howard Weil.

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