$0.31 EPS Expected for Astronics (ATRO); Callidus Software (CALD) SI Increased By 13.77%

April 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Callidus Software Inc (NASDAQ:CALD) had an increase of 13.77% in short interest. CALD’s SI was 2.85M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 13.77% from 2.50 million shares previously. With 1.60 million avg volume, 2 days are for Callidus Software Inc (NASDAQ:CALD)’s short sellers to cover CALD’s short positions. The SI to Callidus Software Inc’s float is 4.25%. It closed at $36 lastly. It is up 72.84% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.29% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) to report $0.31 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 18.42% from last quarter’s $0.38 EPS. ATRO’s profit would be $8.70 million giving it 30.68 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Astronics Corporation’s analysts see -24.39% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $38.04. About 14,681 shares traded. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has risen 25.05% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.50% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astronics Corporation had 21 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 26 by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. SunTrust initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. CL King initiated it with “Buy” rating and $60 target in Thursday, August 27 report. The stock of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. On Wednesday, June 29 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight”. The stock of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 19 by Suntrust Robinson. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, February 27 with “Buy”. The stock of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 12.

Astronics Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates and makes products for the aerospace, defense, electronics, and semiconductor industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.07 billion. It operates in two divisions, Aerospace and Test Systems. It has a 56.78 P/E ratio. The Aerospace segment offers lighting and safety systems; electrical power generation, distribution, and motions systems; aircraft structures; avionics products; and system certification and other products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold Astronics Corporation shares while 45 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 19.21 million shares or 5.67% more from 18.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brown Advisory Securities Ltd Company holds 18,246 shares. Aqr Management Ltd Llc accumulated 8,102 shares. Swiss Financial Bank invested in 36,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability stated it has 300,096 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Ltd Partnership stated it has 3,318 shares. Savings Bank Of America Corp De invested in 24,376 shares. D E Shaw Communications Inc holds 37,531 shares or 0% of its portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% or 18,900 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Limited Liability Corp reported 97,625 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Reinhart Prns stated it has 0.3% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). The New York-based Interest Value Advisers Ltd has invested 0.49% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Wilen Inv Management Corporation reported 0.54% in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Oberweis Asset owns 11,900 shares. Envestnet Asset Management reported 0% of its portfolio in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO). Minerva Ltd Liability Company has 2.99% invested in Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO).

Since January 19, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 insider sales for $1.19 million activity. $81,220 worth of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) was sold by GUNDERMANN PETER J. $86,960 worth of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) was sold by PEABODY MARK.

Callidus Software Inc. provides cloud sales, marketing, learning, and customer experience solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.39 billion. The firm enables its clients to sell Lead to Money suite of solutions that identify leads, train personnel, implement territory and quota plans, enable sales forces, automate configuration pricing and quoting, manage contracts, streamline sales compensation, capture customer feedback, and provide predictive analytics for competitive advantage. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Lead to Money suite and technology solutions, which include sales performance management solutions, such as Commissions, Incentive Compensation Management, Producer Pro, Telco Dealer Pro, MySalesGame , and Badgeville (Gamification); and sales enablement solutions, including Sales Performance Manager, Litmos Learning Management System, Litmos Content, and Litmos Marketplace.

Among 14 analysts covering Callidus Software (NASDAQ:CALD), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Callidus Software had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Wednesday, February 8. Craig Hallum downgraded Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) rating on Wednesday, January 31. Craig Hallum has “Hold” rating and $36.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Buy” rating and $2600 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by Roth Capital. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Thursday, June 22 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, September 18. Piper Jaffray initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $21.0 target in Wednesday, August 26 report. Dougherty & Company downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Monday, September 19 report. Lake Street downgraded the shares of CALD in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Hold” rating.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $434,979 activity. Stretch Leslie also sold $434,979 worth of Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) shares.

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