Quanex Building Products (NX) Analysts See $-0.03 EPS; Herc Holdings (HRI) Shorts Decreased By 3.12%

February 17, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Herc Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:HRI) had a decrease of 3.12% in short interest. HRI’s SI was 1.15M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.12% from 1.18 million shares previously. With 207,000 avg volume, 6 days are for Herc Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:HRI)’s short sellers to cover HRI’s short positions. The stock increased 1.87% or $1.14 during the last trading session, reaching $62.05. About 140,015 shares traded. Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) has risen 37.78% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.08% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) to report $-0.03 EPS on March, 5.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $-0.04 EPS. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Quanex Building Products Corporation’s analysts see -108.11% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.54% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $18.6. About 95,512 shares traded. Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) has risen 12.06% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.64% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Quanex Building Products (NYSE:NX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Quanex Building Products had 15 analyst reports since August 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Wedbush. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, June 10. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Monday, December 18. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of NX in report on Tuesday, September 19 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Saturday, August 22 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, March 14 by Wedbush. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, September 22. The stock of Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) has “Sector Weight” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Friday, September 25 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Thursday, September 8 with “Outperform”.

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the window and door industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $652.31 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Engineered Products and International Extrusion. It has a 34.44 P/E ratio. It offers flexible insulating glass spacers; extruded vinyl profiles; window and door screens; and precision-formed metal and wood products, as well as solar panel sealants, wood flooring, trim moldings, vinyl decking, fencing, water retention barriers, hardware, conservatory roof components, kitchen and bath cabinet doors and components, solar edge tapes, and other products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.37, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 3 investors sold Quanex Building Products Corporation shares while 40 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 34.69 million shares or 1.46% more from 34.19 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Segall Bryant & Hamill Limited Co holds 0.23% or 436,424 shares. Qs Investors Limited Liability Co, a New York-based fund reported 23 shares. Millrace Asset Group Inc holds 82,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) for 1,850 shares. Lapides Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp stated it has 65,900 shares or 0.31% of all its holdings. Riverhead Cap Mngmt reported 0% in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX). Ativo Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 50,011 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Clarivest Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability reported 22,200 shares. Goodnow Investment Lc reported 114,370 shares stake. Wealthtrust Fairport Limited Liability invested 0.12% in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX). Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 12,025 shares or 0% of the stock. Illinois-based Northern has invested 0% in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX). Moreover, Ameritas Ptnrs has 0% invested in Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX). Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com owns 276,900 shares. Trexquant Ltd Partnership accumulated 0.07% or 11,801 shares.

Herc Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an equipment rental supplier. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. It rents aerial, earthmoving, material handling, trucks and trailers, air compressors, compaction, and lighting equipment, as well as generators, and safety supplies and expendables; and provides ProSolutions, an industry specific solution based service that supports specialty equipment, such as pumping solutions, power generation, climate control, remediation, and studio and production equipment. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also sells used equipment and contractor supplies, such as construction consumables, tools, small equipment, and safety supplies; provides repair, maintenance, and equipment management services, as well as offers ancillary services, such as equipment transport, rental protection, cleaning, refueling, and labor.

Among 5 analysts covering Herc Holdings Inc. Common Stock (NYSE:HRI), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Herc Holdings Inc. Common Stock had 11 analyst reports since July 6, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 9 by Goldman Sachs. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded Herc Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRI) on Monday, April 10 to “Overweight” rating. On Tuesday, February 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Neutral”. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Northcoast on Monday, December 5 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast on Friday, April 7 to “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 19 by Northcoast. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 29 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Wednesday, July 6 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

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