Lincoln Educational Services (LINC) EPS Estimated At $-0.39; Dave & Busters Entertainment (PLAY) Shorts Raised By 23.31%

April 15, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Dave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY) had an increase of 23.31% in short interest. PLAY’s SI was 7.43 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 23.31% from 6.02M shares previously. With 1.56M avg volume, 5 days are for Dave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY)’s short sellers to cover PLAY’s short positions. The SI to Dave & Busters Entertainment Inc’s float is 18.58%. The stock increased 2.06% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $42.51. About 1.26M shares traded. Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) has declined 32.19% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.74% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) to report $-0.39 EPS on May, 10.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 15.22% from last quarter’s $-0.46 EPS. After having $0.31 EPS previously, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s analysts see -225.81% EPS growth. The stock increased 3.19% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $1.94. About 70,511 shares traded or 202.38% up from the average. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) has declined 36.61% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.16% the S&P500.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services in the United States. The company has market cap of $47.93 million. It offers bachelor's degree, associate's degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology, skilled trades, healthcare services, hospitality services, and business and information technology areas to recent high school graduates and working adults. It currently has negative earnings. The firm operates 28 schools in 15 states under the Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln College of New England, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and associated brand names.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.19, from 0.73 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 6 investors sold Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares while 6 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 14.42 million shares or 1.63% more from 14.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Vanguard Gp reported 0% in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). California Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0% in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). Heartland Advisors invested in 0.47% or 3.63M shares. State Street stated it has 13,674 shares. Deutsche Bancorp Ag holds 69,831 shares. Auxier Asset stated it has 231,857 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). Ancora Ltd Liability Corporation owns 83,343 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Alyeska Gp Lp invested 0.03% in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). Renaissance Technology Ltd Liability Corporation has 679,800 shares. Prescott Grp Cap Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.15% or 346,734 shares. Paradice Inv Ltd Liability reported 0.39% of its portfolio in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). The Ontario – Canada-based Financial Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC). Spark Invest Limited Liability Company reported 10,600 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Lincoln Educational Services Corp (NASDAQ:LINC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lincoln Educational Services Corp had 7 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) on Tuesday, September 22 to “Sell” rating. Barrington maintained Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) on Wednesday, February 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, August 17 by Zacks. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. Zacks upgraded the shares of LINC in report on Monday, August 31 to “Sell” rating. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, August 25 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, September 7 by Zacks.

Dave & BusterÂ’s Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates entertainment and dining venues for adults and families in North America. The company has market cap of $1.69 billion. The Company’s venues offer a menu of ‘Fun American New GourmetÂ’ entrées and appetizers, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; and an assortment of entertainment attractions centered on playing games and watching live sports, and other televised events. It has a 14.97 P/E ratio. The firm operates its venues under the Dave & BusterÂ’s name.

Among 10 analysts covering Dave & Buster's Entertainment (NASDAQ:PLAY), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Dave & Buster's Entertainment had 44 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Buy” on Wednesday, December 6. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5 with “Buy”. The stock of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Wednesday, March 7. The stock of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, January 10. As per Wednesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.45, from 1.41 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 42 investors sold Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. shares while 79 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 44.03 million shares or 1.02% less from 44.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can has 54,515 shares. State Street, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.02M shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership has 1.04 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Wellington Mgmt Gp Limited Liability Partnership, Massachusetts-based fund reported 3.64M shares. 15,600 were reported by Globeflex Lp. The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Hap Trading Ltd Liability reported 0.13% in Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY). Sarasin & Prns Ltd Liability Partnership holds 95,000 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. 10,690 were accumulated by Mason Street Limited Liability Co. 3,110 were accumulated by Kbc Nv. Comml Bank Of America Corp De holds 387,189 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Regions Fin Corp holds 9,294 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bowling Port Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 24,647 shares stake. Piedmont Investment Advsr Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAY) for 8,448 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 1,695 shares.

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