$0.05 EPS Expected for TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TOG); Wellington Shields & Company Trimmed Its Illumina (ILMN) Position

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Wellington Shields & Company decreased Illumina Inc (ILMN) stake by 8.06% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Wellington Shields & Company sold 7,117 shares as Illumina Inc (ILMN)’s stock rose 10.04%. The Wellington Shields & Company holds 81,202 shares with $17.74 million value, down from 88,319 last quarter. Illumina Inc now has $36.46 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.34% or $3.29 during the last trading session, reaching $248.48. About 824,895 shares traded or 0.35% up from the average. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 37.77% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.22% the S&P500.

Analysts expect TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSE:TOG) to report $0.05 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 400.00% from last quarter’s $0.01 EPS. T_TOG’s profit would be $9.83 million giving it 34.15 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $0.03 EPS previously, TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.’s analysts see 66.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.49% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $6.83. About 419,926 shares traded. TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSE:TOG) has 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Torc Oil & Gas (TSE:TOG), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Torc Oil & Gas had 24 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 19 by TD Securities. RBC Capital Markets maintained TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSE:TOG) on Tuesday, December 15 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, December 16 with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by TD Securities on Friday, December 16. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital given on Friday, March 3. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 9 report.

TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. engages in the exploration and production of petroleum and natural gas in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The company has market cap of $1.34 billion. The company's principal properties are located in the southeast Saskatchewan area. It currently has negative earnings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.29, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 29 investors sold ILMN shares while 161 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 130.72 million shares or 0.63% less from 131.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Johnson Grp holds 0% or 96 shares in its portfolio. 1,208 are owned by Colony Limited Liability. Financial Bank Of America Corp De holds 686,984 shares. Ameriprise accumulated 2.51M shares. Citadel reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). 1,148 are held by First Allied Advisory Svcs. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Fjarde Ap invested in 40,448 shares or 0.13% of the stock. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 185,000 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Calamos Advsrs Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.05% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale owns 91,378 shares. Rfg Advisory Group Inc Ltd Llc stated it has 2,330 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 0.01% or 6,931 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has invested 0.12% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN).

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 21 sales for $18.11 million activity. 3,000 Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares with value of $692,448 were sold by BOWMAN A BLAINE. 2,000 shares were sold by Stapley Marc, worth $467,288 on Tuesday, March 6. The insider OSTADAN OMEAD sold 1,329 shares worth $295,916. Dadswell Charles sold $32,553 worth of stock or 145 shares. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $4.47M was made by FLATLEY JAY T on Tuesday, January 2. The insider EPSTEIN ROBERT S sold 250 shares worth $57,813. $60,375 worth of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares were sold by ARNOLD FRANCES.

Analysts await Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) to report earnings on April, 24 after the close. They expect $1.02 earnings per share, up 59.38% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.64 per share. ILMN’s profit will be $149.68 million for 60.90 P/E if the $1.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.44 actual earnings per share reported by Illumina, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -29.17% negative EPS growth.

Among 28 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Illumina Inc had 96 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 12 by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 6 by CL King. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ILMN in report on Monday, January 22 with “Buy” rating. First Analysis upgraded Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) rating on Wednesday, August 2. First Analysis has “Hold” rating and $17600 target. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The company was initiated on Wednesday, March 30 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 6 with “Neutral”. On Tuesday, May 3 the stock rating was maintained by Nomura with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 6 by Citigroup.

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