Gladstone Investment (GAIN) EPS Estimated At $0.18; Veritiv (VRTV)’s Sentiment Is 1.02

April 16, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Veritiv Corp (VRTV) investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.15, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 58 investment professionals increased and opened new positions, while 57 decreased and sold their holdings in Veritiv Corp. The investment professionals in our database reported: 14.38 million shares, up from 13.79 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Veritiv Corp in top ten positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 18 Reduced: 39 Increased: 36 New Position: 22.

Analysts expect Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) to report $0.18 EPS on May, 21.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 5.88% from last quarter’s $0.17 EPS. GAIN’s profit would be $5.85 million giving it 15.04 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $0.23 EPS previously, Gladstone Investment Corporation’s analysts see -21.74% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.33% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $10.83. About 163,780 shares traded. Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) has risen 16.25% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.70% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Gladstone Investment (NASDAQ:GAIN), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Gladstone Investment had 12 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Friday, January 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, February 7 by Ladenburg. The rating was downgraded by Wedbush to “Neutral” on Monday, November 20. As per Friday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Tuesday, March 6. The stock of Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Jefferies. The stock of Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 24. The firm has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital given on Friday, April 29. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $9.0 target in Tuesday, August 15 report.

Gladstone Investment Corporation is a business development firm specializing in buyouts; recapitalizations; refinancing existing debt; senior debt securities such as senior loans, senior term loans, lines of credit, and senior notes; senior subordinated debt securities such as senior subordinated loans and senior subordinated notes; junior subordinated debt securities such as subordinated notes and mezzanine loans; limited liability firm interests, and warrants or options. The company has market cap of $352.13 million. The fund does not invest in start-ups. It has a 8.02 P/E ratio. It seeks to invest in small and mid-sized companies based in the United States.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $47,800 activity. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $47,800 was made by DULLUM DAVID A R on Monday, March 5.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 6 investors sold Gladstone Investment Corporation shares while 15 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 4.82 million shares or 3.70% less from 5.01 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Tudor Corporation Et Al holds 0.01% or 23,067 shares in its portfolio. Virginia-based Davenport And Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.04% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Legal And General Grp Incorporated Public Limited Com owns 0% invested in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 98,280 shares. 17,833 are owned by Raymond James Associate. Winslow Evans And Crocker has invested 0% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Jpmorgan Chase & owns 19,658 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Advsr Asset Mngmt holds 0.1% or 551,805 shares. The Illinois-based Blair William And Company Il has invested 0.01% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Savings Bank Of Montreal Can has 364,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Van Eck Associate Corp holds 0.01% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) or 251,498 shares. Peak6 Invests Lp reported 2,650 shares. Georgia-based Advisory Ltd has invested 0% in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN). Blackrock holds 0% of its portfolio in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 208,736 shares. Susquehanna Group Incorporated Llp holds 25,093 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Eagle Advsr Ltd Llc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:GAIN) for 17,173 shares.

The stock increased 1.39% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $36.35. About 57,075 shares traded. Veritiv Corporation (VRTV) has declined 24.27% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.82% the S&P500.

Analysts await Veritiv Corporation (NYSE:VRTV) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.56 earnings per share, up 47.37% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.38 per share. VRTV’s profit will be $8.81 million for 16.23 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Veritiv Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.27% negative EPS growth.

Bain Capital Investors Llc holds 2.75% of its portfolio in Veritiv Corporation for 4.28 million shares. Baupost Group Llc Ma owns 3.64 million shares or 1.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Weber Alan W has 0.24% invested in the company for 19,000 shares. The New York-based Donald Smith & Co. Inc. has invested 0.18% in the stock. Menta Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 21,603 shares.

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