Analysts See $-0.03 EPS for Research Frontiers (REFR); Shorts at Forterra (FRTA) Lowered By 9.95%

February 13, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR) to report $-0.03 EPS on March, 12.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 50.00% from last quarter’s $-0.06 EPS. After having $-0.01 EPS previously, Research Frontiers Incorporated’s analysts see 200.00% EPS growth. It closed at $0.9 lastly. It is down 72.08% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 88.78% the S&P500.

Forterra Incorporated (NASDAQ:FRTA) had a decrease of 9.95% in short interest. FRTA’s SI was 4.86 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 9.95% from 5.40 million shares previously. With 826,000 avg volume, 6 days are for Forterra Incorporated (NASDAQ:FRTA)’s short sellers to cover FRTA’s short positions. The SI to Forterra Incorporated’s float is 25.78%. The stock increased 1.24% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $7.36. About 210,726 shares traded. Forterra, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRTA) has 0.00% since February 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Forterra, Inc. manufactures water and drainage pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada. The company has market cap of $473.09 million. It also makes structural and specialty precast products, and precast concrete bridge girders; and prestressed concrete, welded steel, and bar-wrapped concrete pipes. It currently has negative earnings. The firm serves water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution, and drainage; and contractors, distributors, and municipalities.

Among 8 analysts covering Forterra (NASDAQ:FRTA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Forterra had 15 analyst reports since November 14, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Forterra, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRTA) on Tuesday, May 16 to “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, November 14 with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 14. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 14 report. On Monday, November 14 the stock rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. Deutsche Bank initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 14 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 11. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. As per Monday, November 14, the company rating was initiated by SunTrust. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $15 target in Monday, July 24 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.14 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 3 investors sold Research Frontiers Incorporated shares while 7 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 4.22 million shares or 0.40% more from 4.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Blackrock holds 0% or 708,569 shares in its portfolio. Utd Capital Advisers Ltd Liability Co stated it has 29,077 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Connors Investor Svcs Inc invested in 0.02% or 99,307 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System stated it has 62,841 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 10,000 were accumulated by Homrich & Berg. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md, Maryland-based fund reported 31,600 shares. Renaissance Ltd Llc reported 10,400 shares. Vanguard Gru holds 0% of its portfolio in Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR) for 525,520 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth accumulated 93 shares. Quebec – Canada-based Fiera Corp has invested 0% in Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR). Moreover, Grp One Trading Lp has 0% invested in Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR) for 8,375 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Royal Retail Bank Of Canada has invested 0% in Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR). Shufro Rose Co Ltd Company accumulated 164,950 shares. National Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 700 shares in its portfolio. Susquehanna Int Group Llp holds 0% or 20,426 shares.

Research Frontiers Incorporated develops and markets technology and devices to control the flow of light in the United States. The company has market cap of $21.64 million. The firm develops and licenses suspended particle device light-control technology to companies that manufacture and market the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, the light-control panels made by laminating the film, lamination services, and electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, as well as the end-products, such as windows, skylights, and sunroofs. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s SPD-Smart light-control technology is used in various product applications, including windows, sunshades, skylights, and interior partitions for homes and buildings; automotive windows, sunroofs, sun-visors, sunshades, rear-view mirrors, instrument panels, and navigation systems; aircraft windows; eyewear products; and flat panel displays for electronic products.

Among 3 analysts covering Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Research Frontiers had 4 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Craig Hallum on Friday, August 5. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12 to “Hold”. The rating was initiated by WestPark Capital on Wednesday, September 28 with “Outperform”.

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