Analysts See $0.49 EPS for Conn's, Inc. (CONN); Guardian Capital LP Decreased Republic Svcs (RSG) Position

March 20, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) to report $0.49 EPS on April, 3.They anticipate $0.44 EPS change or 880.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. CONN’s profit would be $15.37M giving it 16.79 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.18 EPS previously, Conn's, Inc.’s analysts see 172.22% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $32.9. About 325,675 shares traded. Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) has risen 45.89% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.19% the S&P500.

Guardian Capital Lp decreased Republic Svcs Inc (RSG) stake by 5.85% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Guardian Capital Lp sold 11,917 shares as Republic Svcs Inc (RSG)’s stock rose 1.04%. The Guardian Capital Lp holds 191,790 shares with $12.67M value, down from 203,707 last quarter. Republic Svcs Inc now has $22.73B valuation. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $68.61. About 1.33 million shares traded. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) has risen 28.68% since March 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.98% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.40, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 13 investors sold Conn's, Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 20.50 million shares or 1.07% less from 20.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability owns 1,300 shares. State Street stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). Federated Invsts Pa has 439 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited accumulated 1,853 shares. Morgan Stanley has 188,887 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Portolan Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Co has 0.42% invested in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). Clarivest Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 0% stake. Sei Investments reported 0% in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). 4.55M were reported by Anchorage Cap Grp. D E Shaw Inc holds 0.02% or 387,472 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Incorporated accumulated 85,287 shares or 0% of the stock. Pacad Inv has invested 0.02% in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). Quantitative Investment Mgmt Lc owns 47,200 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Prudential has invested 0.01% in Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 2,760 shares.

Conn's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of durable consumer goods and related services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion. It operates through two divisions, Retail and Credit. It has a 332.32 P/E ratio. The company's stores provide furniture and mattress, including furniture and related accessories for the living room, dining room, and bedroom, as well as traditional and specialty mattresses; home appliances comprising refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers, and ranges; and home office products consisting of computers, printers, and accessories.

Since October 16, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 1 insider sale for $53.27 million activity. Anchorage Capital Group – L.L.C. also sold $54.48M worth of Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) on Monday, December 18. 1,000 Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) shares with value of $32,198 were bought by Schofman David. On Monday, October 16 the insider STEPHENS HARRIET C bought $586,475. $586,475 worth of stock was bought by STEPHENS WARREN A on Monday, October 16.

Among 6 analysts covering CONN’S (NASDAQ:CONN), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CONN’S had 18 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. Oppenheimer upgraded Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) on Friday, September 29 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stephens on Tuesday, March 15 to “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 18 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, June 3 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, June 7. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 21. SunTrust maintained the shares of CONN in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Conn's, Inc. (NASDAQ:CONN) earned “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, September 7.

Analysts await Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 27.27% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.55 per share. RSG’s profit will be $231.85 million for 24.50 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by Republic Services, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.75% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Republic Services has $78 highest and $44 lowest target. $62.91’s average target is -8.31% below currents $68.61 stock price. Republic Services had 41 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained the shares of RSG in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. The stock of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 28. The stock of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, October 4. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 24. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, May 18 by Argus Research. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 25 report. Barclays Capital downgraded Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on Wednesday, March 1 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 7.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $3.72 million activity. 4,500 shares valued at $305,770 were sold by Collins Tomago on Thursday, March 8. 22,608 shares were sold by SLAGER DONALD W, worth $1.49 million on Friday, September 29. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $135,760 was sold by GOEBEL BRIAN A. RODRIGUEZ RAMON A also sold $540,836 worth of Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) shares. 14,250 Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) shares with value of $940,762 were sold by Ellingsen Catharine D.

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