$0.40 EPS Expected for Federated National Holding Company (FNHC); Shorts at Copart (CPRT) Raised By 16.17%

April 17, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Analysts expect Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) to report $0.40 EPS on May, 7 after the close.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 73.91% from last quarter’s $0.23 EPS. FNHC’s profit would be $5.25M giving it 10.63 P/E if the $0.40 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, Federated National Holding Company’s analysts see -16.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $17.01. About 2,780 shares traded. Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) has declined 6.84% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.39% the S&P500.

Copart Inc (NASDAQ:CPRT) had an increase of 16.17% in short interest. CPRT’s SI was 10.57 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 16.17% from 9.09 million shares previously. With 1.23 million avg volume, 9 days are for Copart Inc (NASDAQ:CPRT)’s short sellers to cover CPRT’s short positions. The SI to Copart Inc’s float is 5.25%. The stock increased 2.60% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $51.64. About 482,916 shares traded. Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) has risen 61.05% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 49.50% the S&P500.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $81,378 activity. 700 shares were sold by DORF CARL, worth $10,159 on Friday, December 15. $71,219 worth of stock was sold by Kimbrough Jenifer G on Friday, March 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.85 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 12 investors sold Federated National Holding Company shares while 27 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 7.98 million shares or 0.92% less from 8.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Bank Of Ny Mellon Corp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC). New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has invested 0% in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC). Federated Investors Pa holds 26 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Millennium Management Limited Liability Company invested in 204,053 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 61,385 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Menta Cap Lc owns 0.05% invested in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) for 15,506 shares. 11,057 are owned by Susquehanna Interest Group Inc Limited Liability Partnership. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P holds 0% of its portfolio in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) for 1,932 shares. Cap Returns Mgmt Lc owns 1.01M shares for 5.19% of their portfolio. Tower Rech Limited Liability (Trc) invested in 1,148 shares or 0% of the stock. Legal General Gru Public Limited Company holds 0% in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) or 2,910 shares. State Street holds 213,986 shares. Qs Limited Co holds 0% or 377 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC). Invesco Ltd invested in 17,850 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Federated National Holding Company had 6 analyst reports since October 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ:FNHC) rating on Wednesday, December 20. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $22.0 target. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Neutral” on Thursday, November 3. On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Janney Capital to “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.0 target in Thursday, August 17 report. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, March 8 by Raymond James.

Federated National Holding Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in insurance underwriting, distribution, and claims processing in the United States. The company has market cap of $223.28 million. The firm underwrites homeowners' multi-peril, commercial general liability, federal flood, personal automobile, and other lines of insurance. It has a 28.35 P/E ratio. It markets and distributes its own and third-party insurers' products, and other services through a network of independent agents.

Copart, Inc. provides online auctions and vehicle remarketing services. The company has market cap of $11.98 billion. It offers a range of services for processing and selling vehicles over the Internet through its Virtual Bidding Third Generation Internet auction-style sales technology to vehicle sellers, insurance companies, banks and finance companies, charities, and fleet operators and dealers, as well as for individual owners. It has a 36.34 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s services include online seller access, salvage estimation, estimating, end-of-life vehicle processing, virtual insured exchange, transportation, vehicle inspection stations, on-demand reporting, motor vehicle regulatory agency processing, flexible vehicle processing programs, buy it now, member network, sales process, and dealer services.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $3.63 million activity. 13,333 shares were sold by Blunt Matt, worth $676,522. Another trade for 68,004 shares valued at $2.95 million was made by Englander Daniel J on Tuesday, January 2.

Among 13 analysts covering Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Copart had 30 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 25, the company rating was upgraded by CL King. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, March 21. Jefferies maintained the shares of CPRT in report on Monday, February 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Neutral” on Friday, August 26. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $46.0 target in Friday, December 22 report. The stock of Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) earned “Overweight” rating by Stephens on Monday, February 12. Barrington maintained the shares of CPRT in report on Wednesday, April 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, May 27. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, January 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 23 investors sold Copart, Inc. shares while 120 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 170.87 million shares or 2.48% more from 166.73 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ngam L P holds 0.02% or 41,663 shares in its portfolio. Snyder Cap Mgmt Lp reported 2.44M shares or 5.24% of all its holdings. Ubs Asset Americas reported 218,720 shares. Regions Corp invested in 0.03% or 65,933 shares. Horizon Kinetics accumulated 72,000 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Nomura holds 0% or 24,283 shares. Schwartz Invest Counsel holds 0.98% or 385,000 shares in its portfolio. Wellington Mngmt Gp Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Midas holds 98,526 shares or 1.69% of its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Fcm Invs Tx holds 5.71% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) or 92,676 shares. Caprock Grp Inc Inc has 0.06% invested in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) for 6,302 shares. Tower Research Capital Ltd Co (Trc) has invested 0% in Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT). Gradient Limited Liability Corporation, Minnesota-based fund reported 2 shares. Legacy Private Trust Co, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 41,417 shares.

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