BCE Inc. (BCE) EPS Estimated At $0.66; Azz (AZZ)’s Sentiment Is 1.28

April 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Analysts expect BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) to report $0.66 EPS on April, 25.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.66 EPS. BCE’s profit would be $580.06M giving it 16.19 P/E if the $0.66 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, BCE Inc.’s analysts see 10.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.95% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $42.75. About 1.08M shares traded or 5.47% up from the average. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has declined 3.54% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.09% the S&P500.

Azz Inc (AZZ) investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.09, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 69 investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 54 reduced and sold their equity positions in Azz Inc. The investment managers in our database reported: 23.59 million shares, up from 22.73 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Azz Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 39 Increased: 50 New Position: 19.

BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television services to residential, business, and wholesale clients in Canada. The company has market cap of $37.57 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. It has a 17.6 P/E ratio. The Bell Wireless segment offers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications services and products.

Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. BCE Inc. had 23 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs initiated the shares of BCE in report on Friday, December 4 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy” on Friday, November 6. The company was upgraded on Thursday, April 6 by Citigroup. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, October 27 report. National Bank Canada maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $43 target in Friday, November 6 report. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, February 9. Canaccord Genuity maintained BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) on Friday, August 7 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await AZZ Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.39 earnings per share, down 11.36% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.44 per share. AZZ’s profit will be $10.13 million for 29.01 P/E if the $0.39 EPS becomes a reality.

The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $45.25. About 74,924 shares traded. AZZ Inc. (AZZ) has declined 25.72% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.27% the S&P500.

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