EPS for Spire Inc. (SR) Expected At $2.46; Knowles (KN) Shorts Decreased By 4.59%

April 18, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Analysts expect Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) to report $2.46 EPS on May, 2 before the open.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 3.36% from last quarter’s $2.38 EPS. SR’s profit would be $118.94 million giving it 7.33 P/E if the $2.46 EPS is correct. After having $1.19 EPS previously, Spire Inc.’s analysts see 106.72% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $72.1. About 14,504 shares traded. Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) has risen 5.48% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.07% the S&P500.

Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) had a decrease of 4.59% in short interest. KN’s SI was 12.74 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 4.59% from 13.35 million shares previously. With 1.07 million avg volume, 12 days are for Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)’s short sellers to cover KN’s short positions. The SI to Knowles Corporation’s float is 14.35%. The stock increased 1.41% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $12.19. About 83,830 shares traded. Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN) has declined 33.21% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.76% the S&P500.

Spire Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the purchase, retail distribution, and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and other end-users of natural gas clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.49 billion. It operates through two divisions, Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. It has a 14.84 P/E ratio. The firm is also involved in marketing natural gas and provides energy services on non-regulated basis to on-system utility transportation customers, as well as to retail and wholesale customers.

Among 6 analysts covering Spire (NYSE:SR), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Spire had 8 analyst reports since August 19, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley maintained Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) rating on Monday, November 13. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $75 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Friday, August 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 16. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Neutral”. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, September 6 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, September 8.

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