Analysts See $0.29 EPS for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF); Gmt Capital Has Lifted Its Now (DNOW) Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Analysts expect Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) to report $0.29 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 26.09% from last quarter’s $0.23 EPS. BUFF’s profit would be $56.74M giving it 34.47 P/E if the $0.29 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc.’s analysts see 20.83% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.005 during the last trading session, reaching $39.985. About 423,992 shares traded. Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has risen 71.47% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.92% the S&P500.

Gmt Capital Corp increased Now Inc (DNOW) stake by 871.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Gmt Capital Corp acquired 2.28 million shares as Now Inc (DNOW)’s stock declined 9.82%. The Gmt Capital Corp holds 2.54 million shares with $28.01 million value, up from 261,400 last quarter. Now Inc now has $1.32 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.66% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $11.98. About 730,559 shares traded. NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) has declined 37.02% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 48.57% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had 41 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. On Tuesday, October 25 the stock rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Positive”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, May 11. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, September 9. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, September 27. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Monday, August 17 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Wells Fargo.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc., through its subsidiary, Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., operates as a pet food firm in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $7.82 billion. The firm develops, produces, markets, and sells dog and cat food under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, and BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet lines. It has a 41.22 P/E ratio. It also produces and sells cat litter under the BLUE Naturally Fresh line.

Among 11 analysts covering Now Inc (NYSE:DNOW), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Now Inc had 44 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Positive”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 15. The rating was initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Sector Weight” on Friday, December 18. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Wednesday, February 14. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy”. The stock of NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) earned “Hold” rating by Susquehanna on Friday, April 13. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, September 15, the company rating was initiated by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.13, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 27 investors sold DNOW shares while 74 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 117.25 million shares or 6.86% more from 109.72 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. First Republic Investment Mgmt Inc reported 10,298 shares. Aqr Capital Management Limited Company holds 0% or 10,692 shares. Peak6 Investments LP invested in 11,745 shares or 0% of the stock. Black Creek Mngmt invested 1.51% of its portfolio in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corp invested 0.05% in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW). Greenwich Wealth Mgmt Limited Co holds 0.02% or 11,308 shares. 5.53M are held by Massachusetts Finance Ma. Brandywine Glob Investment Mgmt Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 225,184 shares. Profund Advsrs Lc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW). Verition Fund Mgmt Lc stated it has 27,147 shares. Peoples Serv Corporation has invested 0% in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW). Us Financial Bank De holds 0% in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW) or 1,982 shares. Parametric Associates Limited Liability reported 147,016 shares stake. Arizona State Retirement System accumulated 77,497 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in NOW Inc. (NYSE:DNOW).

Since March 6, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 0 selling transactions for $300,061 activity. WORKMAN ROBERT R bought 28,550 shares worth $300,061.

Gmt Capital Corp decreased Ftd Cos Inc (NASDAQ:FTD) stake by 128,658 shares to 1.76 million valued at $12.68M in 2017Q4. It also reduced China Lodging Group Ltd (NASDAQ:HTHT) stake by 39,900 shares and now owns 188,519 shares. Tutor Perini Corp (NYSE:TPC) was reduced too.

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