$-0.05 EPS Expected for Espial Group Inc. (ESP); Carters (CRI) Has 1.09 Sentiment

February 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Espial Group Inc. (TSE:ESP) to report $-0.05 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 162.50% from last quarter’s $0.08 EPS. After having $-0.09 EPS previously, Espial Group Inc.’s analysts see -44.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.54% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.98. About 44,250 shares traded. Espial Group Inc. (TSE:ESP) has 0.00% since February 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

CarterÂ’s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, sources, and markets branded childrenswear under the CarterÂ’s, Child of Mine, Just One You, Precious Firsts, OshKosh, and other brands. The company has market cap of $5.66 billion. The firm operates through five divisions: CarterÂ’s Retail, CarterÂ’s Wholesale, OshKosh Retail, OshKosh Wholesale, and International. It has a 23.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s CarterÂ’s products include baby products, such as bodysuits, pants, dresses, multi-piece sets, blankets, layette essentials, bibs, and booties; play clothes products comprising knit and woven cotton apparel; sleepwear products consisting of pajamas in cotton, fleece, and ploy-jersey; and other products, including bedding, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, socks, diaper bags, gift sets, toys, and hair accessories.

Analysts await Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $2.20 EPS, up 22.91% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.79 per share. CRI’s profit will be $104.11M for 13.59 P/E if the $2.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Carter's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth.

Pivot Point Capital Partners Llc holds 14.17% of its portfolio in Carter's, Inc. for 180,100 shares. Darsana Capital Partners Lp owns 1.60 million shares or 6.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hahn Capital Management Llc has 3% invested in the company for 307,170 shares. The New York-based Valinor Management L.P. has invested 2.91% in the stock. White Elm Capital Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 140,299 shares.

The stock increased 0.58% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $119.61. About 476,452 shares traded. Carter's, Inc. (CRI) has declined 16.63% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of Carter Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Carter Holdings, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $88.28 while the high is $95.0. The stock’s average target of $91.64 is -23.38% below today’s ($119.61) share price. CRI was included in 6 notes of analysts from September 27, 2016. The stock of Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, September 27. On Thursday, September 29 the stock rating was initiated by CLSA with “Underperform”. Piper Jaffray upgraded the shares of CRI in report on Tuesday, February 14 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 19.

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