Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (BW) Analysts See $0.04 EPS; Splunk (SPLK) Shorts Down By 6.84%

February 15, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

Splunk Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPLK) had a decrease of 6.84% in short interest. SPLK’s SI was 9.91M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 6.84% from 10.64M shares previously. With 3.49M avg volume, 3 days are for Splunk Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPLK)’s short sellers to cover SPLK’s short positions. The SI to Splunk Incorporated’s float is 7.25%. The stock increased 4.02% or $3.57 during the last trading session, reaching $92.35. About 2.35M shares traded or 29.44% up from the average. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 30.53% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.83% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) to report $0.04 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $1.64 EPS change or 102.50% from last quarter’s $-1.6 EPS. BW’s profit would be $1.76M giving it 43.00 P/E if the $0.04 EPS is correct. After having $-0.55 EPS previously, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc.’s analysts see -107.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 7.50% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $6.88. About 1.43 million shares traded or 10.44% up from the average. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) has declined 50.61% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 67.31% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises had 8 analyst reports since December 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) earned “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, August 11. Credit Suisse downgraded the shares of BW in report on Thursday, October 13 to “Underperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Wednesday, March 1. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Tuesday, December 15. UBS downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 14 report.

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. provides fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment for the power and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $303.06 million. The Company’s Power segment offers boiler cleaning and material handling equipment; supercritical, subcritical, fluidized bed, chemical recovery, industrial power, package, and waste heat boilers, as well as heat recovery steam generators; and air pollution control products and related equipment, such as carbon dioxide capture and sequestration technologies, wet and dry flue gas desulfurization systems, catalytic and non-catalytic nitrogen oxides reduction systems, low nitrogen oxides burners and overfire air systems, fabric filter baghouses, wet and dry electrostatic precipitators, mercury control systems, and dry sorbent injection for acid gas mitigation. It currently has negative earnings. This segment also offers replacement parts, retrofit and upgrade projects, fuel switching and repowering projects, and training programs; and field technical, construction and maintenance, start-up and commissioning, and plant activities and maintenance services.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $25.97 million activity. CONTE DAVID F had sold 10,525 shares worth $694,980 on Friday, August 25. $380,665 worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) was sold by St. Ledger Susan. $328,849 worth of stock was sold by STEIN LEONARD R on Sunday, September 10. Neustaetter Thomas M sold $244,668 worth of stock or 3,614 shares. Merritt Douglas also sold $810,586 worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) shares. SULLIVAN GODFREY had sold 8,750 shares worth $711,303. $598,350 worth of stock was sold by Campione Richard on Wednesday, December 13.

Among 43 analysts covering Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Splunk Inc had 152 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs initiated Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral” rating. On Friday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. UBS maintained Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) on Friday, November 17 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, November 17. The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 26. William Blair maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 31 report. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Pacific Crest. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Guggenheim to “Buy” on Thursday, June 22. On Tuesday, November 14 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”.

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