$-0.01 EPS Expected for Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX); Exela Tech (XELA) Shorts Increased By 10.41%

February 12, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) to report $-0.01 EPS on February, 19.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 80.00% from last quarter’s $-0.05 EPS. After having $0.02 EPS previously, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.’s analysts see -150.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $6.6. About 1.41M shares traded or 6.11% up from the average. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) has declined 16.48% since February 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.18% the S&P500.

Exela Tech Incorporated (NASDAQ:XELA) had an increase of 10.41% in short interest. XELA’s SI was 539,800 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 10.41% from 488,900 shares previously. With 125,200 avg volume, 4 days are for Exela Tech Incorporated (NASDAQ:XELA)’s short sellers to cover XELA’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $5.16. About 33,150 shares traded. Exela Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:XELA) has 0.00% since February 12, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Exela Technologies, Inc. provides transaction processing solutions and enterprise information management services worldwide. The company has market cap of $776.98 million. The firm combines proprietary IP and knowledge platforms to provide integrated, technology-enabled services through an end-to-end delivery model. It currently has negative earnings. It offers financial services and payment solutions, healthcare well-known provider solutions, insurance solutions, legal and litigation services, loss prevention services, unified communication services, business and big data management services, revenue enhancement services, and managed services.

Among 11 analysts covering Helix Energy Solutions (NYSE:HLX), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Helix Energy Solutions had 28 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Clarksons Platou to “Buy” on Tuesday, July 26. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 19 by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Stephens to “Overweight”. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 22. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Thursday, October 6. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was downgraded by TheStreet to “Sell”. The stock of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) earned “Outperform” rating by Iberia Capital Partners on Wednesday, February 24. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 29 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of HLX in report on Tuesday, June 20 with “Outperform” rating.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. The company has market cap of $974.95 million. It operates through three divisions: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. It currently has negative earnings. The firm engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment activities in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles , trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services.

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