Vector Group Ltd. (VGR) EPS Estimated At $0.14; Shorts at Abb Ltd (ABB) Raised By 10.03%

April 16, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Abb Ltd (NYSE:ABB) had an increase of 10.03% in short interest. ABB’s SI was 5.14M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 10.03% from 4.67 million shares previously. With 1.73 million avg volume, 3 days are for Abb Ltd (NYSE:ABB)’s short sellers to cover ABB’s short positions. The SI to Abb Ltd’s float is 0.29%. The stock increased 0.35% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $22.94. About 1.54M shares traded. ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) has declined 0.51% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.06% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) to report $0.14 EPS on May, 4.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter’s $0.13 EPS. VGR’s profit would be $18.81M giving it 36.91 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.09 EPS previously, Vector Group Ltd.’s analysts see 55.56% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $20.67. About 138,017 shares traded. Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) has risen 5.73% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.82% the S&P500.

Vector Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, makes and sells cigarettes in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.78 billion. It operates through Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, and Real Estate divisions. It has a 35.03 P/E ratio. The firm produces cigarettes in 116 combinations under the EAGLE 20's, PYRAMID, GRAND PRIX, LIGGETT SELECT, and EVE brand names, as well as USA and various partner brands, and private label brands.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.71, from 2.94 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 15 investors sold Vector Group Ltd. shares while 58 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 65.02 million shares or 3.66% more from 62.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Sei Investments stated it has 34,029 shares. Hutchin Hill Lp reported 16,400 shares stake. Principal Inc accumulated 14,123 shares. Martingale Asset Management Lp invested in 0.07% or 243,017 shares. Naples Advsr Llc invested in 0.07% or 11,025 shares. Asset Mngmt One Ltd owns 0% invested in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) for 71,866 shares. Pnc Financial Services has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). Parametric Associate Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 391,343 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Solaris Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 24,385 shares. Ameriprise owns 38,811 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moors Cabot, Massachusetts-based fund reported 11,146 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt owns 662,958 shares. Moreover, Rothschild Investment Corp Il has 0.1% invested in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR). 22,854 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa.

ABB Ltd manufactures and sells electrification, robotics and motion, power grid, and industrial automation products for utilities, transportation, infrastructure, and industrial clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $49.73 billion. The firm provides modular substation packages, distribution automation products, circuit breakers, measuring and sensing devices, control products, wiring accessories, enclosures and cabling systems, low- and medium-voltage switchgears, switches, DIN rail components, and installation materials for building, data center, rail, wind and solar, food and beverage, marine, and gas and oil industries. It has a 22.34 P/E ratio. It also offers motors, generators, variable speed drives, robots and robotics, solar inverters, wind converters, rectifiers, and excitation systems, as well as power quality and protection solutions, electric vehicle fast charging infrastructure solutions, and components and subsystems for railways, and related services for discrete automation, process industries, transportation, and utilities.

Among 15 analysts covering ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. ABB Ltd had 38 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 12. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 11 to “Outperform”. Jefferies maintained ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) on Wednesday, April 5 with “Sell” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, March 28. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, November 27 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of ABB Ltd (NYSE:ABB) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 9. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, April 6 by RBC Capital Markets. Nordea upgraded the shares of ABB in report on Thursday, January 26 to “Buy” rating.

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