Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) Analysts See $0.87 EPS; First Trust Specialty Finance & Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB)’s Sentiment Is 1.5

April 18, 2018 - By Lawrence Diaz

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Analysts expect Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) to report $0.87 EPS on April, 24 before the open.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 16.00% from last quarter’s $0.75 EPS. PII’s profit would be $54.88 million giving it 35.93 P/E if the $0.87 EPS is correct. After having $1.47 EPS previously, Polaris Industries Inc.’s analysts see -40.82% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.78% or $2.19 during the last trading session, reaching $125.04. About 414,223 shares traded. Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) has risen 35.44% since April 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.89% the S&P500.

First Trust Specialty Finance & Financial Opportunities Fund (FGB) investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.28, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 12 active investment managers increased or started new positions, while 8 reduced and sold their holdings in First Trust Specialty Finance & Financial Opportunities Fund. The active investment managers in our database now own: 998,812 shares, down from 1.32 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding First Trust Specialty Finance & Financial Opportunities Fund in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 3 Increased: 6 New Position: 6.

Among 22 analysts covering Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 18% are positive. Polaris Industries had 100 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by Wedbush. The firm has “Neutral” rating by UBS given on Friday, September 15. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich on Monday, September 12 with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $84 target in Tuesday, September 13 report. The stock of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 21. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Wedbush maintained Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) on Wednesday, January 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, June 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 25.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.72 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 35 investors sold Polaris Industries Inc. shares while 140 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 52.32 million shares or 6.62% less from 56.03 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Engineers Gate Manager Lp invested 0.27% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Franklin Resources reported 6,995 shares. Com Bankshares has invested 0.01% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Howe And Rusling Incorporated has invested 0.08% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). First Interstate Commercial Bank stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). 1,103 were accumulated by Tru Com Of Vermont. State Street Corp owns 3.75 million shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Millennium Ltd Liability Company reported 282,058 shares. Community Bancorporation Na holds 0% or 141 shares. First Tru Advsr Lp invested in 54,322 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Cap Invest Svcs Of America Incorporated reported 1.51% of its portfolio in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Autus Asset Ltd Liability Corp owns 46,173 shares for 1.04% of their portfolio. 114 are held by Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc. Gradient Invs Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII). Bluefin Trading Limited Liability Co has invested 0.04% in Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $8.83 million activity. Williams James P sold $1.46M worth of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) on Thursday, October 26. 20,000 shares were sold by BOGART STACY L, worth $2.44M. Shares for $977,840 were sold by Dougherty Michael D.. Eastman Stephen L. sold $1.01 million worth of stock. Shares for $2.93M were sold by Homan Matthew J. on Thursday, October 26.

Polaris Industries Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and markets power sports vehicles worldwide. The company has market cap of $7.89 billion. It operates through four divisions: Off-Road Vehicles /Snowmobiles, Motorcycles, Global Adjacent Markets, and Other. It has a 46.48 P/E ratio. The firm provides ORVs, including all-terrain vehicles and side-by-side vehicles for recreational, military, and utility use; snowmobiles and technical riding gears; three-wheel motorcycles; and low emission, light duty hauling, passenger, commercial, and industrial vehicles.

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