K12 Inc. (LRN) Analysts See $0.34 EPS; California Water Service Group (CWT) Has 1.12 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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California Water Service Group (CWT) investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.03, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 75 hedge funds opened new or increased holdings, while 67 decreased and sold their stakes in California Water Service Group. The hedge funds in our database now hold: 32.84 million shares, up from 32.77 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding California Water Service Group in top ten holdings decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 13 Reduced: 54 Increased: 45 New Position: 30.

Analysts expect K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) to report $0.34 EPS on April, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 19.05% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. LRN’s profit would be $14.08 million giving it 9.94 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, K12 Inc.’s analysts see 3.03% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.46% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $13.52. About 644,520 shares traded or 179.27% up from the average. K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) has declined 21.53% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.08% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of California Water’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating California Water, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $31.0 while the high is $33.0. The stock’s average target of $32 is -16.56% below today’s ($38.35) share price. CWT was included in 4 notes of analysts from September 6, 2016. The stock of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) earned “Underperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, February 24. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 18 by Macquarie Research. The stock of California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 14. Barclays Capital maintained California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) on Tuesday, September 6 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Analysts await California Water Service Group (NYSE:CWT) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. They expect $0.04 EPS, up 100.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.02 per share. CWT’s profit will be $1.92M for 239.69 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by California Water Service Group for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -86.21% negative EPS growth.

California Water Service Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility and other related services in California, Washington, New Mexico, and Hawaii. The company has market cap of $1.84 billion. The firm engages in the production, purchase, storage, treatment, testing, distribution, and sale of water for domestic, industrial, public, and irrigation uses, as well as for fire protection. It has a 27.41 P/E ratio. It offers its services to approximately 482,400 clients in 100 California communities; approximately 4,400 water and wastewater clients on the islands of Maui and Hawaii; approximately 16,700 clients in the Tacoma and Olympia areas in Washington; and approximately 8,000 water and wastewater clients in the Belen, Los Lunas, and Elephant Butte areas in New Mexico.

The stock increased 1.86% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $38.35. About 327,217 shares traded. California Water Service Group (CWT) has risen 6.05% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.50% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 5 buys, and 2 insider sales for $82,725 activity.

Water Asset Management Llc holds 2.43% of its portfolio in California Water Service Group for 111,378 shares. Impax Asset Management Ltd owns 1.74 million shares or 2.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc has 0.74% invested in the company for 86,988 shares. The Tennessee-based Aldebaran Financial Inc. has invested 0.67% in the stock. American Investment Services Inc., a Massachusetts-based fund reported 33,874 shares.

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $738,333 activity. $270,000 worth of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) was sold by Rhyu James Jeaho on Friday, October 20. 20,000 shares were sold by DAVIS NATHANIEL A, worth $361,600. $106,733 worth of K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) was sold by Polsky Howard D..

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, together with its subsidiaries, provides online curriculum, software systems, and educational services to facilitate individualized learning for students primarily in kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $559.93 million. It manages virtual and blended public schools. It has a 69.33 P/E ratio. The firm also offers curriculum and technology solutions; full-time virtual and blended programs, semester courses, and supplemental educational products; teacher training, teaching, and other support services to public schools, school districts, private schools, charter schools, early childhood learning centers, and corporate partners.

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