EPS for Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI) Expected At $0.57; Quanex Has 1.55 Sentiment

April 2, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Analysts expect Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) to report $0.57 EPS on April, 23.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 6.56% from last quarter’s $0.61 EPS. WRI’s profit would be $74.17 million giving it 12.32 P/E if the $0.57 EPS is correct. After having $0.61 EPS previously, Weingarten Realty Investors’s analysts see -6.56% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.53% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $28.08. About 648,060 shares traded. Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has declined 13.91% since April 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.46% the S&P500.

Quanex Corp (NX) investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.39, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 65 active investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 42 sold and reduced their stakes in Quanex Corp. The active investment managers in our database reported: 34.33 million shares, down from 34.69 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Quanex Corp in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 7 Reduced: 35 Increased: 45 New Position: 20.

Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides components for the window and door industry worldwide. The company has market cap of $610.43 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Engineered Products and International Extrusion. It has a 22.25 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.

Analysts await Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) to report earnings on May, 29. They expect $0.14 EPS, up 27.27% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.11 per share. NX’s profit will be $4.91 million for 31.07 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.04 actual EPS reported by Quanex Building Products Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -450.00% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Quanex’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Quanex, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. NX was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 8, 2016. Imperial Capital maintained Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) on Thursday, September 8 with “Outperform” rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Tuesday, October 18 report.

Praesidium Investment Management Company Llc holds 6.19% of its portfolio in Quanex Building Products Corporation for 3.42 million shares. Millrace Asset Group Inc. owns 84,500 shares or 1.9% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Investment Counselors Of Maryland Llc has 1.13% invested in the company for 974,563 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Cooke & Bieler Lp has invested 0.99% in the stock. Silvercrest Asset Management Group Llc, a New York-based fund reported 1.67 million shares.

It closed at $17.4 lastly. It is down 11.76% since April 2, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.31% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Weingarten Realty Investors had 25 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 20 by Robert W. Baird. UBS upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, July 1 report. Robert W. Baird maintained Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) rating on Tuesday, August 22. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $37.0 target. The stock of Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, April 27, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Zacks upgraded the shares of WRI in report on Wednesday, August 19 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, April 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 27. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 19 report.

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