EPS for General Finance (GFN) Expected At $-0.05; Hni (HNI) Sentiment Is 1.37

April 18, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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Hni Corp (HNI) investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.22, from 1.15 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 81 investment managers opened new or increased positions, while 59 sold and reduced their stock positions in Hni Corp. The investment managers in our database now hold: 30.16 million shares, down from 30.37 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Hni Corp in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 12 Reduced: 47 Increased: 49 New Position: 32.

Analysts expect General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) to report $-0.05 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 37.50% from last quarter’s $-0.08 EPS. After having $0.08 EPS previously, General Finance Corporation’s analysts see -162.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $8.55. About 20,775 shares traded. General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) has risen 46.53% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.98% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of HNI’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating HNI, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. HNI was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 20, 2016. The stock of HNI Corporation (NYSE:HNI) earned “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global Securities on Friday, November 4. On Tuesday, September 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 16 selling transactions for $5.01 million activity.

Merriman Wealth Management Llc holds 0.94% of its portfolio in HNI Corporation for 100,000 shares. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc owns 964,371 shares or 0.83% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Parametrica Management Ltd has 0.4% invested in the company for 16,561 shares. The Illinois-based State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co has invested 0.36% in the stock. Zebra Capital Management Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 27,375 shares.

The stock increased 0.83% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $36.43. About 56,080 shares traded. HNI Corporation (HNI) has declined 22.88% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.43% the S&P500.

HNI Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of office furniture and hearth products primarily in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, and Taiwan. The company has market cap of $1.58 billion. The companyÂ’s Office Furniture segment offers a range of metal and wood commercial and home office furniture, which include storage products, desks, credenzas, chairs, tables, bookcases, freestanding office partitions and panel systems, and other related products under the HON, Allsteel, Maxon, Gunlocke, Paoli, HBF, OFM, basyx by HON, ERGOTM, and Lamex brands, as well as under private labels. It has a 18.22 P/E ratio. This segment sells its products through independent and local office products dealers; national office product distributors; selling relationships with the end-users; wholesalers; and direct sales to federal, state, and local government offices.

Analysts await HNI Corporation (NYSE:HNI) to report earnings on April, 30 after the close. They expect $0.03 earnings per share, down 88.46% or $0.23 from last year’s $0.26 per share. HNI’s profit will be $1.30 million for 303.58 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by HNI Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -93.62% negative EPS growth.

Since February 12, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 17 insider sales for $4.55 million activity. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider GAGNON NEIL sold $128,927. Valenta Ronald bought $13,304 worth of stock or 1,765 shares. Wilson Christopher A sold $45,970 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.57 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.10, from 1.67 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 4 investors sold General Finance Corporation shares while 3 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 5.35 million shares or 4.67% more from 5.11 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Germany-based Deutsche State Bank Ag has invested 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN). Litman Gregory Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.07% or 34,827 shares. Blackrock holds 0% or 29,015 shares in its portfolio. Gagnon Securities Limited Liability reported 5.01% stake. First Wilshire Securities Mngmt has invested 0.08% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN). Natl Bank Of America De holds 0% of its portfolio in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) for 495 shares. Caprock Grp accumulated 11,000 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) or 13,475 shares. Gagnon Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 1.86M shares. Alpine Global Management Llc reported 11,433 shares. Vanguard has invested 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN). Bard Assocs holds 0.57% or 176,000 shares. Tower Limited Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 0% or 4,581 shares. 10,000 were accumulated by Stifel Financial. New York-based M&T Financial Bank has invested 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN).

Among 3 analysts covering General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. General Finance Corporation had 4 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by Singular Research. The stock of General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, September 21.

General Finance Corporation, a specialty rental services company, provides portable storage, modular space, and liquid containment solutions in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company has market cap of $228.47 million. The Company’s portable storage products include storage containers used in classroom equipment storage, construction equipment and tool storage, disaster shelters, landscaping sheds, recreational equipment storage, and retail inventory storage applications; and freight containers used in freight transportation by road and rail. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s modular space products comprise office container products, modular buildings, and mobile offices used in various applications, such as general administrative office space, military installations, workforce living accommodations, bank branches, classrooms/education, construction offices, daycare facilities, dormitories, healthcare facilities, rental facilities, retail space, and shelters.

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