Autobytel Inc. (ABTL) Analysts See $0.12 EPS, Allianz Asset Management Ag Lowered Its Cedar Fair LP (FUN) Holding

July 17, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Analysts expect Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) to report $0.12 EPS on August, 3.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 29.41% from last quarter’s $0.17 EPS. ABTL’s profit would be $1.32M giving it 25.17 P/E if the $0.12 EPS is correct. After having $0.18 EPS previously, Autobytel Inc.’s analysts see -33.33% EPS growth. It is down 2.76% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.94% the S&P500.

Allianz Asset Management Ag decreased Cedar Fair LP (FUN) stake by 2.22% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Allianz Asset Management Ag sold 10,625 shares as Cedar Fair LP (FUN)’s stock rose 6.08%. The Allianz Asset Management Ag holds 467,855 shares with $30.04 million value, down from 478,480 last quarter. Cedar Fair LP now has $3.94B valuation. It is 0.01% or $0 reaching $70.88 per share. It is down 22.21% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) to report earnings on August, 2 before the open. They expect $1.03 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.03 per share. FUN’s profit will be $57.25M for 17.20 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.13 actual EPS reported by Cedar Fair, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -191.15% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.71, from 1.81 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 24 investors sold FUN shares while 48 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 27.66 million shares or 2.01% more from 27.12 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, Concert Wealth Management Inc has 0.05% invested in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) for 3,725 shares. 39,110 are owned by Glg Prtnrs L P. Ci Invests Inc has 0.44% invested in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) for 283,150 shares. Landscape Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 17,234 shares. Hl Financial Ser Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Century holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) for 115,358 shares. Oppenheimer & Inc has invested 0.1% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Aull & Monroe Invest Management Corporation invested 2.46% of its portfolio in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). 2.92 million were reported by Research Investors. Motco reported 0% stake. Pioneer Inv Management Incorporated accumulated 741,762 shares or 0.17% of the stock. Cannell Peter B & reported 1.17% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Janus Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.03% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Creative Planning stated it has 14,592 shares. Epoch Invest Prns Incorporated has invested 0.1% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN).

Among 9 analysts covering Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cedar Fair had 15 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $74 target in Thursday, February 16 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Thursday, February 18 with “Outperform”. The stock of Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 19 by Goldman Sachs. The company was initiated on Tuesday, April 19 by Stephens. As per Friday, April 21, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus. Macquarie Research initiated Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) on Wednesday, December 9 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Conviction Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, January 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, September 16. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons.

Allianz Asset Management Ag increased Pnc Finl Svcs Group Inc (Put) stake by 358,900 shares to 1.10 million valued at $129.15M in 2016Q4. It also upped Mckesson Corp (Call) stake by 18,200 shares and now owns 63,300 shares. Ford Mtr Co Del (Put) was raised too.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.57 million activity. $146,220 worth of stock was sold by Hoffman David R. on Thursday, June 15. 15,000 shares were sold by Ouimet Matthew A, worth $1.05M on Tuesday, May 16. On Wednesday, March 1 the insider SEMMELROTH KELLEY sold $371,093.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $1.06 million activity. SKOCILIC JOHN J JR sold $60,436 worth of stock. Ozima Wesley sold $33,276 worth of stock or 2,500 shares. $71,282 worth of stock was sold by STEERMAN JOHN on Thursday, June 1. Another trade for 13,907 shares valued at $191,273 was made by Fuller Glenn Evan on Tuesday, May 16. FERRIOLO WILLIAM had sold 36,512 shares worth $467,704. Shares for $51,908 were sold by Stibel Jeffrey M on Friday, May 19.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.52 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 9 investors sold Autobytel Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 6.67 million shares or 1.93% less from 6.81 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag reported 12,061 shares. Ancora Advsr Ltd Com stated it has 0% in Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL). Citigroup Incorporated stated it has 14,438 shares. California State Teachers Retirement has 17,976 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Legal & General Gru Public Ltd Company stated it has 0% in Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL). Jpmorgan Chase And accumulated 6,972 shares. Portolan Cap Mgmt Ltd Company stated it has 365,961 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% of its portfolio in Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL). Barclays Plc holds 1,057 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Lyon Street Cap Lc has 501,002 shares. Moreover, Aqr Cap Limited Liability has 0% invested in Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) for 13,269 shares. 19,402 were accumulated by Highbridge Mgmt. Connor Clark And Lunn Inv Mngmt invested in 0% or 12,600 shares. Oxford Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.07% or 97,861 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL).

Among 4 analysts covering Autobytel (NASDAQ:ABTL), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Autobytel had 4 analyst reports since October 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Lake Street maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 2 report. Ascendiant Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $29 target in Friday, March 11 report. The rating was maintained by with “Outperform” on Monday, October 10.

Autobytel Inc. is an automotive marketing services firm that assists automotive retail dealers and automotive manufacturers market and sell new and used vehicles to clients through the programs for online lead referrals, dealer marketing services and products, and online advertising programs and mobile products. The company has market cap of $133.09 million. The Firm operates through providing automotive marketing services segment. It has a 32.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s consumer-facing automotive Websites, including Website Autobytel.com, provide clients with information and tools to aid them with the automotive purchase decisions and ability to submit inquiries requesting dealers to contact the clients regarding purchasing or leasing vehicles.

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