Analysts See $-0.30 EPS for ConforMIS, Inc. (CFMS); Shorts at Kirby (KEX) Lowered By 9.95%

February 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Analysts expect ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS) to report $-0.30 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 18.92% from last quarter’s $-0.37 EPS. After having $-0.29 EPS previously, ConforMIS, Inc.’s analysts see 3.45% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.01% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $1.46. About 351,586 shares traded. ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS) has declined 24.03% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.73% the S&P500.

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) had a decrease of 9.95% in short interest. KEX’s SI was 6.70 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 9.95% from 7.44 million shares previously. With 412,700 avg volume, 16 days are for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)’s short sellers to cover KEX’s short positions. The SI to Kirby Corporation’s float is 12.64%. The stock increased 1.77% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $74.6. About 446,232 shares traded. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has declined 0.86% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.56% the S&P500.

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.45 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It has a 13.27 P/E ratio. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges.

Among 15 analysts covering Kirby (NYSE:KEX), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Kirby had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8500 target in Monday, August 7 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $85.0 target in Monday, October 16 report. The rating was downgraded by Evercore on Thursday, April 28 to “Hold”. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, May 30. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Macquarie Research. Stephens maintained it with “Hold” rating and $78.0 target in Friday, February 2 report. Cowen & Co maintained Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) on Thursday, January 28 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) earned “Buy” rating by BB&T Capital on Monday, May 2. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, June 21.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.22, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 23 investors sold Kirby Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 56.43 million shares or 1.78% more from 55.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameriprise Inc reported 158,831 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wellington Gp Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.02% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Neuberger Berman Group Inc Limited Company reported 0.08% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Credit Suisse Ag holds 61,878 shares. 4.42M are owned by Vanguard Gp. Advantus Cap Management stated it has 0.01% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt accumulated 259,255 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 484 shares. 34,050 were accumulated by Prudential Financial. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Company owns 167 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Hightower Advisors Lc has 20,217 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 2,400 shares. S&T Bancorp Pa has invested 1.67% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership invested in 0.06% or 2.17 million shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 89,000 shares.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $312,851 activity. STRAHAN DORMAN LYNN also sold $132,745 worth of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) on Wednesday, February 7. 2,336 Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares with value of $180,106 were sold by Miller Monte J.

Among 10 analysts covering ConforMIS Inc (NASDAQ:CFMS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. ConforMIS Inc had 28 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was initiated by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. BTIG Research upgraded ConforMIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFMS) on Wednesday, December 20 to “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 4 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, May 13 by Wells Fargo. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, July 27. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, August 9. The rating was initiated by SunTrust on Monday, September 19 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 8 by Canaccord Genuity. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 14 report.

ConforMIS, Inc., a medical technology company, develops, makes, and sells customized joint replacement implants. The company has market cap of $85.94 million. The firm offers customized knee replacement products, including iTotal CR, a cruciate-retaining product; iTotal PS, a posterior cruciate ligament substituting product; iDuo, a customized bicompartmental knee replacement system; and iUni, a customized unicompartmental knee replacement product for treatment of the medial or lateral compartment of the knee, as well as provides iJigs, customized single-use patient-specific instruments. It currently has negative earnings. It is also developing iTotal Hip, a customized total hip replacement implant.

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