Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Analysts See $0.25 EPS; Shorts at Pegasystems (PEGA) Lowered By 3.99%

February 18, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Analysts expect Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) to report $0.25 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 4.17% from last quarter’s $0.24 EPS. LXP’s profit would be $61.07 million giving it 8.38 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.25 EPS previously, Lexington Realty Trust’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.58% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $8.38. About 1.75M shares traded or 66.71% up from the average. Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) has risen 5.44% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.26% the S&P500.

Pegasystems Incorporated (NASDAQ:PEGA) had a decrease of 3.99% in short interest. PEGA’s SI was 1.42 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 3.99% from 1.48M shares previously. With 306,300 avg volume, 5 days are for Pegasystems Incorporated (NASDAQ:PEGA)’s short sellers to cover PEGA’s short positions. The SI to Pegasystems Incorporated’s float is 3.92%. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $51.2. About 117,067 shares traded. Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has risen 126.00% since February 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.30% the S&P500.

Pegasystems, Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and software applications for marketing, sales, service, and activities in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.99 billion. It provides Pega Platform, a platform that enables clients to build enterprise applications. It has a 93.09 P/E ratio. The firm also offers customer relationship management applications, including Pega Marketing that enable enterprises to enhance customer experiences across inbound and outbound channels; Pega sales automation applications to automate and manage the sales process from prospecting to product fulfillment; Pega customer service applications to contact center desktop, case management for customer service, mobile field service, digital, self-service, and industry specific processes and data models; and activities applications to support exceptions and investigations, order fulfillment, claims processing, insurance underwriting, and product development, as well as risk, fraud, and compliance management.

Among 6 analysts covering Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Pegasystems had 17 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by Benchmark. Wedbush maintained the shares of PEGA in report on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy” rating. Wedbush maintained Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 21 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, October 24. The stock of Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) earned “Neutral” rating by Sidoti on Monday, November 14. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Wedbush. Benchmark maintained the shares of PEGA in report on Tuesday, June 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Mitsubishi UFJ given on Thursday, August 10. JMP Securities initiated Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) on Friday, September 11 with “Mkt Outperform” rating.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $1.01 million activity. Another trade for 3,796 shares valued at $195,570 was made by STILLWELL KENNETH on Thursday, February 1. PYLE MICHAEL R had sold 4,000 shares worth $190,440 on Friday, January 5. KOUNINIS EFSTATHIOS A sold $19,789 worth of Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) on Friday, September 15. KRA DOUGLAS I sold $68,241 worth of stock or 1,187 shares. Trefler Leon sold 6,393 shares worth $349,384.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 16 investors sold Pegasystems, Inc. shares while 55 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 33.44 million shares or 0.00% less from 33.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Hutchin Hill Capital L P owns 0.07% invested in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) for 31,200 shares. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership invested in 48,179 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Barclays Public Ltd owns 37,353 shares. Huntington Bancorp reported 0% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). Ironwood Investment Mgmt Limited Co has invested 2.46% in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). American Group Inc holds 0.01% in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) or 24,578 shares. Fifth Third Financial Bank reported 1,911 shares. Strs Ohio invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). Zebra Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 21,304 shares or 0.4% of their US portfolio. Parkside Fincl Commercial Bank stated it has 0% in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA). 106,602 are held by Tcw Grp. Moreover, Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has 0% invested in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) for 4,918 shares. Blackrock holds 0.01% in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) or 2.35 million shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Company Limited holds 0.61% of its portfolio in Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) for 676,590 shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv owns 27,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Among 10 analysts covering Lexington Realty (NYSE:LXP), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Lexington Realty had 23 analyst reports since September 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded the shares of LXP in report on Tuesday, March 29 to “Underperform” rating. On Monday, June 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Evercore to “Hold”. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 22 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, September 18. The rating was maintained by Ladenburg on Thursday, August 17 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Evercore with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 8. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 8 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Lexington Realty Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns a diversified portfolio of real estate assets consisting primarily of equity investments in single-tenant net-leased commercial properties across the United States. The company has market cap of $2.05 billion. Lexington seeks to expand its portfolio through build-to-suit transactions, sale-leaseback transactions and other transactions, including acquisitions. It has a 31.15 P/E ratio.

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