EPS for Plug Power Inc. (PLUG) Expected At $-0.06; 4 Analysts Are Bullish Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) Last Week

February 13, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) to report $-0.06 EPS on March, 8.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $-0.08 EPS. After having $-0.04 EPS previously, Plug Power Inc.’s analysts see 50.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $1.74. About 801,828 shares traded. Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has risen 11.11% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.59% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc had 23 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Friday, September 4. Atlantic Securities upgraded Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) on Wednesday, August 10 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 4. Vertical Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $18 target in Monday, May 29 report. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 27 by Bank of America. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Bank of America. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Vertical Research to “Hold”. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Vertical Research to “Buy”. See Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $24.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $20.0 Maintain
25/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0 Maintain
20/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0 Maintain
17/08/2017 Broker: Sidoti Rating: Buy New Target: $19.0 Initiate

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $17.91. About 97,167 shares traded. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500.

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. manufactures and sells cellulose specialty products in the United States, China, Japan, Canada, Europe, Latin America, other Asian countries, and internationally. The company has market cap of $775.09 million. The Company’s products include cellulose specialties, such as cellulose acetate and cellulose ethers, which are natural polymers that are used as raw materials to manufacture a range of consumer-oriented products, such as cigarette filters, liquid crystal displays, impact-resistant plastics, thickeners for food products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, high-tenacity rayon yarn for tires and industrial hoses, food casings, paints, and lacquers. It has a 27.47 P/E ratio. The firm also offers commodity products, including commodity viscose used in the manufacture of textiles for clothing and other fabrics, and in non-woven applications, such as baby wipes, cosmetic and personal wipes, industrial wipes, and mattress ticking; and absorbent materials comprising fluff fibers that are used as an absorbent medium in products, such as disposable baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, incontinence pads, convalescent bed pads, industrial towels and wipes, and non-woven fabrics.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.72 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.90, from 3.62 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 10 investors sold Plug Power Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 54.72 million shares or 48.18% less from 105.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Raymond James & Associates invested in 12,384 shares or 0% of the stock. Us State Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 8,002 shares. Cetera Lc accumulated 26,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Ltd has 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 16,103 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc holds 500 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). American Rech And Mgmt Co invested in 660 shares or 0% of the stock. Symmetry Peak Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.06% or 205,000 shares. Moreover, Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) for 227,810 shares. Shine Advisory Svcs Inc has invested 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Sigma Planning reported 11,876 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bluestein R H And Co stated it has 0.02% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited owns 10,700 shares. Valley Advisers owns 10 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Barclays Public Limited Company stated it has 0% in Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG).

Among 7 analysts covering Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Plug Power had 22 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 16, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. FBR Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3.5 target in Thursday, November 9 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. The stock of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, December 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 2 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, February 9. The stock of Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by H.C. Wainwright.

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