B2Gold Corp. (BTO) EPS Estimated At $0.08; First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) Sentiment Is 1.52

April 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Analysts expect B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) to report $0.08 EPS on May, 10 before the open.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 300.00% from last quarter’s $0.02 EPS. T_BTO’s profit would be $78.66 million giving it 11.56 P/E if the $0.08 EPS is correct. After having $0.01 EPS previously, B2Gold Corp.’s analysts see 700.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.37% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $3.7. About 3.56M shares traded or 20.65% up from the average. B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) has 0.00% since April 18, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.16, from 1.36 in 2017Q3. The ratio improved, as 85 active investment managers started new or increased holdings, while 56 cut down and sold holdings in First Financial Bancorp. The active investment managers in our database now have: 48.03 million shares, up from 47.49 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding First Financial Bancorp in top ten holdings was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 45 Increased: 57 New Position: 28.

Among 8 analysts covering B2gold Corp. (TSE:BTO), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. B2gold Corp. had 30 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, June 16 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital on Friday, October 21. Scotia Capital maintained B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) rating on Friday, November 10. Scotia Capital has “Outperform” rating and $4.75 target. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by TD Securities with “Buy”. Dundee Securities upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 20 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “” rating in Monday, April 3 report. JP Morgan initiated the shares of BTO in report on Thursday, February 4 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital given on Friday, April 21. B2Gold Corp. maintained B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) on Wednesday, October 19 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Dundee Securities with “Buy” on Thursday, February 4.

B2Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, and Finland. The company has market cap of $3.64 billion. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. It has a 63.79 P/E ratio. The company's production properties include the La Libertad mine with an exploitation concession covering an area of 10,950 hectares and the El Limon mine covering an area of 12,000 hectares located in Nicaragua; the Masbate mine covering an area of approximately 15,209 hectares located in the Philippines; and the Otjikoto mine covering an area of 6,933.99 hectares located in Namibia.

Analysts await First Financial Bancorp. (NASDAQ:FFBC) to report earnings on April, 19 after the close. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 17.95% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.39 per share. FFBC’s profit will be $45.26 million for 15.63 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by First Financial Bancorp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.22% EPS growth.

First Financial Bancorp. operates as the bank holding firm for First Financial Bank that provides commercial banking and other banking, and banking-related services to individuals and businesses in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The company has market cap of $2.83 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing accounts, time deposits, and cash management services for commercial customers. It has a 18.43 P/E ratio. It also provides real estate loans secured by residential property or commercial property; commercial and industrial loans for various purposes, including inventory, receivables, and equipment; consumer loans comprising new and used vehicle loans, second mortgages on residential real estate, and unsecured loans; and home equity lines of credit.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 11 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $71,603 activity.

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