L Brands, Inc. (LB) Analysts See $0.18 EPS; Sfe Investment Counsel Has Lifted Its Donaldson (DCI) Stake

April 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Analysts expect L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) to report $0.18 EPS on May, 16.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 45.45% from last quarter’s $0.33 EPS. LB’s profit would be $50.19M giving it 50.35 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $2.11 EPS previously, L Brands, Inc.’s analysts see -91.47% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $36.25. About 2.46M shares traded. L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) has declined 20.09% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.64% the S&P500.

Sfe Investment Counsel increased Donaldson Inc (DCI) stake by 8.43% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Sfe Investment Counsel acquired 6,780 shares as Donaldson Inc (DCI)’s stock declined 9.54%. The Sfe Investment Counsel holds 87,212 shares with $4.27M value, up from 80,432 last quarter. Donaldson Inc now has $5.89B valuation. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $45.38. About 215,978 shares traded. Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) has declined 1.72% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.27% the S&P500.

L Brands, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of women's intimate and other apparel, beauty and personal care products, and accessories. The company has market cap of $10.11 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works International. It has a 10.6 P/E ratio. The Company’s products include loungewear, bras, panties, swimwear, athletic attire, fragrances, shower gels and lotions, aromatherapy, soaps and sanitizers, home fragrances, handbags, jewelry, and personal care accessories.

Among 36 analysts covering L Brands (NYSE:LB), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. L Brands had 194 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of LB in report on Friday, May 6 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Thursday, October 22. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 19. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Thursday, November 30. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, August 19 report. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Tuesday, January 2 with “Outperform”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) rating on Friday, August 18. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Underweight” rating and $32 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) on Friday, August 19 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 17 by Piper Jaffray. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.19 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 38 investors sold L Brands, Inc. shares while 139 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 218.87 million shares or 0.80% more from 217.14 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stratos Wealth Prns Ltd invested in 0.08% or 31,300 shares. Moreover, Tiger Mngmt Ltd Liability Company has 0.09% invested in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). Toronto Dominion Bankshares invested 0.02% in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). Hennessy Advsr Inc accumulated 0.06% or 34,500 shares. Brandywine Inv Mgmt Lc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 73,308 shares. First Citizens National Bank & Trust And Trust Com accumulated 9,573 shares. Shell Asset Mgmt Co invested in 48,984 shares. Reilly Fincl Advsr Limited Company has 326 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Llc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). 1.60M are held by Artemis Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership. Nordea Investment Ab reported 0.05% stake. 64,600 were accumulated by Robecosam Ag. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Limited Liability has 0.06% invested in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). Andra Ap has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.05% in L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) or 34,100 shares.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $45,207 activity. $24,915 worth of stock was bought by Milroy Douglas A. on Tuesday, March 13. $70,122 worth of stock was sold by Osland Melissa A. on Thursday, December 14.

Sfe Investment Counsel decreased General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) stake by 78,746 shares to 104,823 valued at $1.83M in 2017Q4. It also reduced Chicago Bridge & Iron Co N V (NYSE:CBI) stake by 125,055 shares and now owns 25,125 shares. Computer Programs & Sys Inc (NASDAQ:CPSI) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 21 investors sold DCI shares while 111 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 94 raised stakes. 100.24 million shares or 0.73% more from 99.52 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Verition Fund Mgmt Ltd Llc accumulated 9,592 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Arrowstreet Ltd Partnership reported 1.23M shares. Azimuth Mngmt Ltd Llc owns 4,300 shares. Balyasny Asset Limited Co owns 0.01% invested in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) for 37,032 shares. Artisan Lp has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Mondrian Prns Limited reported 64,858 shares stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 162,943 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 1.19M are held by Fenimore Asset Management. Waters Parkerson And Com Limited Com, a Louisiana-based fund reported 43,445 shares. Royal Bankshares Of Canada has 0% invested in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Sns Fincl Group Inc Incorporated Lc holds 0.06% or 5,168 shares in its portfolio. Legal And General Group Incorporated Public Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 162,231 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Profund Advisors Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Vident Investment Advisory Ltd has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI). Cibc Asset Management Inc owns 4,386 shares.

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