Analysts See $0.25 EPS for Whitestone REIT (WSR); EQUATORIAL ENERGIA S.A. SPONSORED ADR B (EQUEY) Shorts Increased By 753.85%

April 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) to report $0.25 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 21.88% from last quarter’s $0.32 EPS. WSR’s profit would be $10.08 million giving it 10.53 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.30 EPS previously, Whitestone REIT’s analysts see -16.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $10.53. About 194,155 shares traded. Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has declined 24.22% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.77% the S&P500.

EQUATORIAL ENERGIA S.A. SPONSORED ADR B (OTCMKTS:EQUEY) had an increase of 753.85% in short interest. EQUEY’s SI was 11,100 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 753.85% from 1,300 shares previously. With 6,700 avg volume, 2 days are for EQUATORIAL ENERGIA S.A. SPONSORED ADR B (OTCMKTS:EQUEY)’s short sellers to cover EQUEY’s short positions. The SI to EQUATORIAL ENERGIA S.A. SPONSORED ADR B’s float is 0.01%. The stock decreased 3.11% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $20.25. About 517 shares traded. Equatorial Energia S.A. (OTCMKTS:EQUEY) has 0.00% since April 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Whitestone is a pure-play community-centered retail REIT that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality “e-commerce resistant” neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers principally located in the largest, fastest-growing and most affluent markets in the Sunbelt. The company has market cap of $424.62 million. Whitestone's optimal mix of national, regional and local tenants provides daily necessities, needed services and entertainment to the community which are not readily available on the internet. It has a 47.86 P/E ratio. Whitestone's properties are primarily located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest-growing U.S. population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth.

Among 7 analysts covering Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Whitestone REIT had 18 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, December 14. The firm earned “Market Outperform” rating on Thursday, March 29 by JMP Securities. The stock of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 22 by SunTrust. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, August 18 by Ladenburg. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Buy” on Monday, March 5. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Monday, March 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 30 by Ladenburg. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, March 2 by SunTrust. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, August 19.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 2 buys, and 0 sales for $53,250 activity. Mastandrea Christine J bought $26,625 worth of Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) on Monday, March 5. Shares for $26,625 were bought by MASTANDREA JAMES C on Monday, March 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.46 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.91 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 11 investors sold Whitestone REIT shares while 28 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 20.22 million shares or 11.89% more from 18.07 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Delta Asset Limited Com Tn holds 1,770 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 91,169 shares in its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag reported 59,356 shares. 13 were reported by Assetmark Inc. Moreover, Indexiq Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) for 41,127 shares. Legal And General Grp Pcl reported 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Cap Investment Advisors Ltd holds 12,300 shares. State Street Corporation has 945,562 shares. Ls Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) for 1,101 shares. California-based California Public Employees Retirement Sys has invested 0% in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Nomura Asset Management Limited holds 0% or 21,100 shares. 28,689 are owned by Hl Financial Serv Limited Liability Corp. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp owns 5,754 shares. Schroder Mngmt Gp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR). Comerica Savings Bank invested in 0% or 39,431 shares.

Equatorial Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Brazil. The company has market cap of $4.06 billion. It primarily distributes electric energy in the 217 municipalities of Maranhão state with a concession area of approximately 333,000 square kilometers serving approximately 2.4 million clients. It has a 13.34 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes electric in a concession area covering 1,248 square kilometers serving approximately 2.2 million clients in 144 municipalities of Pará state.

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