Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (APAM) Analysts See $0.72 EPS; Beazer Homes USA (BZH) Has 1.33 Sentiment

April 19, 2018 - By Pete Kolinski

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Beazer Homes USA Inc (BZH) investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.24, from 1.09 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 76 investment professionals increased or opened new stock positions, while 57 sold and decreased their equity positions in Beazer Homes USA Inc. The investment professionals in our database now own: 29.20 million shares, up from 27.58 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Beazer Homes USA Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 14 Reduced: 43 Increased: 42 New Position: 34.

Analysts expect Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) to report $0.72 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 38.46% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. APAM’s profit would be $56.11 million giving it 11.60 P/E if the $0.72 EPS is correct. After having $0.66 EPS previously, Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc.’s analysts see 9.09% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.45% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $33.4. About 345,174 shares traded. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has risen 25.21% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.66% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc (NYSE:APAM), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc had 52 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report. As per Wednesday, August 2, the company rating was downgraded by Wood. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, August 17 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. As per Monday, January 11, the company rating was downgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Citigroup. The stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 11. On Tuesday, August 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.66 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.65, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 18 investors sold Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 48.16 million shares or 1.64% more from 47.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Advisory Svcs Network Ltd Liability Corporation, a Georgia-based fund reported 27,070 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt holds 77,928 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Stone Ridge Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co owns 22,852 shares. Wellington Mgmt Group Llp has 0% invested in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) for 136,720 shares. 643,111 were accumulated by Bernzott Capital Advsrs. Atlantic Tru Gp Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Shine Advisory Serv invested 0% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Epoch Invest Partners Inc has invested 0.07% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Envestnet Asset Management has 24,882 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Ohio reported 0.02% in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM). Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. (NYSE:APAM) for 1.05M shares. Brinker Cap accumulated 0.02% or 13,996 shares. Ironwood Invest Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 22,709 shares. Manufacturers Life The, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 35,311 shares. Comerica Fincl Bank reported 0% stake.

Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. is publicly owned investment manager. The company has market cap of $2.60 billion. It provides its services to pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, government entities, private funds and non-U.S. funds, as well as mutual funds, non-U.S. funds and collective trusts. It has a 44.41 P/E ratio. It manages separate client-focused equity and fixed income portfolios.

Winslow Asset Management Inc holds 1.81% of its portfolio in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. for 513,012 shares. Vertex One Asset Management Inc. owns 368,555 shares or 1.21% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Matarin Capital Management Llc has 0.9% invested in the company for 601,832 shares. The Missouri-based Piermont Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.8% in the stock. Hancock Holding Co, a Mississippi-based fund reported 643,482 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Beazer Homes’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Beazer Homes, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $11.5 while the high is $15.0. The stock’s average target of $13.25 is -19.79% below today’s ($16.52) share price. BZH was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 10, 2016. FBN Securities downgraded Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) on Monday, October 10 to “Sector Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, December 6.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company has market cap of $530.95 million. The firm designs, constructs, and sells single-family and multi-family homes for entry-level, move-up, or retirement-oriented home buyers under the Beazer Homes brand name. It currently has negative earnings. It sells its homes through commissioned new home sales counselors and independent brokers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Analysts await Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $0.17 earnings per share, up 112.50% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.08 per share. BZH’s profit will be $5.46M for 24.29 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.23 actual earnings per share reported by Beazer Homes USA, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.09% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.85% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $16.52. About 269,847 shares traded. Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) has risen 35.02% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.47% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $99,727 activity.

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