Spark Energy, Inc. (SPKE) Analysts See $0.31 EPS; Boise Cascade Co (BCC) Has 1.59 Sentiment

February 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Boise Cascade Company manufactures wood products and distributes building materials in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $1.66 billion. The Company’s Wood Products segment makes laminated veneer lumber and laminated beams used in headers and beams; I-joists for residential and commercial flooring and roofing systems, and other structural applications; structural, appearance, and industrial plywood panels; and ponderosa pine lumber, studs, and particleboards. It has a 24.78 P/E ratio. This segmentÂ’s products are used primarily in new residential construction, residential repair-and-remodeling markets, and light commercial construction.

Analysts expect Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) to report $0.31 EPS on March, 1.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 40.38% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. SPKE’s profit would be $10.74M giving it 8.51 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.11 EPS previously, Spark Energy, Inc.’s analysts see 181.82% EPS growth. It closed at $10.55 lastly. It is down 28.31% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.61% the S&P500.

Nwq Investment Management Company Llc holds 0.82% of its portfolio in Boise Cascade Company for 1.93 million shares. Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc owns 209,552 shares or 0.5% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Globeflex Capital L P has 0.47% invested in the company for 47,667 shares. The California-based Menta Capital Llc has invested 0.46% in the stock. Secor Capital Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 94,248 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $557,309 activity.

The stock increased 0.70% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $43.15. About 39,219 shares traded. Boise Cascade Company (BCC) has risen 24.71% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await Boise Cascade Company (NYSE:BCC) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.31 EPS, up 933.33% or $0.28 from last year’s $0.03 per share. BCC’s profit will be $11.95 million for 34.80 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.81 actual EPS reported by Boise Cascade Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -61.73% negative EPS growth.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 7 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.76 million activity. Maxwell W Keith III bought $104,576 worth of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) on Friday, December 15. On Thursday, September 21 the insider Melman Gil sold $63,565. $18,054 worth of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) shares were bought by Jones James G II.

Spark Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent retail energy services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $365.36 million. It operates through two divisions, Retail Natural Gas and Retail Electricity. It has a 12.6 P/E ratio. The firm is involved in the retail distribution of natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Among 7 analysts covering Spark Energy (NASDAQ:SPKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Spark Energy had 20 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, April 7. Guggenheim maintained the shares of SPKE in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 10 by FBR Capital. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, July 7. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Wednesday, November 1 to “Buy”. Wunderlich maintained Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) rating on Friday, May 6. Wunderlich has “Buy” rating and $30 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 18 by Zacks. Janney Capital downgraded the shares of SPKE in report on Thursday, June 22 to “Neutral” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, December 24 by Wunderlich.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.31, from 4.47 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold Spark Energy, Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 11.25 million shares or 52.85% less from 23.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup stated it has 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Bowling Portfolio Management owns 0.16% invested in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 68,972 shares. Heartland Advisors accumulated 244,100 shares. Parametric Port Assocs Limited Liability Corporation holds 95,477 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Illinois-based Ativo Management Limited has invested 0.31% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Bard Assoc Incorporated reported 1.27% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). National Bank & Trust Of Mellon stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Boston Limited Co reported 187,925 shares stake. Trellus Management Lc, New York-based fund reported 27,500 shares. Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability, a Illinois-based fund reported 15,496 shares. Gsa Capital Prtn Llp holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) for 129,300 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE) or 19,004 shares. Aqr Mgmt Llc reported 282,107 shares. Tower Rech Cap Limited Company (Trc) invested 0.02% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE). Barclays Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPKE).

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