Essent Group Ltd (ESNT) EPS Estimated At $0.69; Blackrock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEMKT:BLE)’s Sentiment Is 1.78

April 21, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II is a diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $351.98 million. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. It currently has negative earnings. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in municipal bonds exempt from federal income taxes .

Analysts expect Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) to report $0.69 EPS on May, 4.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 32.69% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. ESNT’s profit would be $65.71M giving it 14.00 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, Essent Group Ltd’s analysts see 1.47% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $38.64. About 1,645 shares traded. Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) has risen 49.48% since September 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.65% the S&P500.

Since November 10, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 insider sales for $79.04 million activity. The insider PBRA (CAYMAN) Co sold $66.13 million. Bhasin Vijay sold $330,000 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. $220,615 worth of Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) was sold by MCALEE LAWRENCE E JR. On Monday, December 12 GLANVILLE ROBERT sold $101,190 worth of Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) or 3,000 shares. Shares for $8.15 million were sold by CASALE MARK on Sunday, January 1. Gibbons Mary Lourdes sold $72,600 worth of Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) on Thursday, November 10.

Among 8 analysts covering Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Essent Group had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) earned “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research on Tuesday, December 6. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, October 27. On Wednesday, September 28 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”. Compass Point maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 6 report. Compass Point maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $22 target in Tuesday, February 16 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 7 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Neutral” on Monday, May 2. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $27 target in Friday, August 5 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, August 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Neutral”.

Essent Group Ltd. is a private mortgage insurance company. The company has market cap of $3.68 billion. The Firm is engaged in offering private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. It has a 16.02 P/E ratio. The Company’s services and products include mortgage insurance, contract underwriting, and Bermuda insurance and reinsurance.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.65 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.33, from 1.98 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 11 investors sold Essent Group Ltd shares while 60 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 77.25 million shares or 10.51% more from 69.90 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Zacks Inv Mgmt, a Illinois-based fund reported 115,457 shares. Paloma stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT). Susquehanna Interest Gp Llp reported 0% in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT). 53,597 are owned by Clarivest Asset Management Limited Liability. Tudor Invest Et Al has 0.01% invested in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) for 10,406 shares. Gareth Morgan Invs L P reported 54,847 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 2,564 shares or 0% of the stock. Raymond James Assoc holds 16,517 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Cantab Capital Partners Llp owns 34,664 shares. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Ltd Liability Com accumulated 67,290 shares. Clark Mgmt Grp Incorporated invested in 249,350 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Bancshares Of Mellon Corporation, a New York-based fund reported 442,566 shares. Blackrock Japan invested 0% in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT). Stanley stated it has 18,818 shares. Palisade Lc Nj has 0.03% invested in Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT).

Robinson Capital Management Llc holds 2.57% of its portfolio in BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II for 325,545 shares. Fiduciary Financial Services Of The Southwest Inc Tx owns 18,125 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc has 0.09% invested in the company for 1,280 shares. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Capital Llc has invested 0.03% in the stock. Burt Wealth Advisors, a Maryland-based fund reported 1,000 shares.

The stock decreased 0.66% or $0.1 on April 20, reaching $15.01. About shares traded. BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEMKT:BLE) has declined 6.77% since September 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.59% the S&P500.

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