Analysts See $-0.17 EPS for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST); First Financial Northwest (FFNW) Sentiment Is 0.93

April 23, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Analysts expect Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) to report $-0.17 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 21.43% from last quarter’s $-0.14 EPS. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.’s analysts see -312.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.075 during the last trading session, reaching $10.725. About 48,638 shares traded. Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) has declined 18.84% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.39% the S&P500.

First Financial Northwest Inc (FFNW) investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.27, from 0.66 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 25 investment professionals opened new and increased stock positions, while 27 sold and reduced stakes in First Financial Northwest Inc. The investment professionals in our database reported: 4.27 million shares, down from 4.33 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding First Financial Northwest Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 16 Increased: 18 New Position: 7.

First Financial Northwest, Inc. operates as the holding firm for First Savings Bank Northwest that provides commercial banking services in Washington. The company has market cap of $181.43 million. The firm offers a range of deposit products, including noninterest bearing accounts, interest-bearing demand accounts, money market deposit accounts, statement savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 20.84 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan products comprise one-to-four family residential loans; multifamily and commercial real estate loans; construction/land loans for the construction of single-family residences, condominiums, townhouses, multifamily properties, and residential developments; business loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans and savings account loans.

The stock increased 0.78% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $16.88. About 1,250 shares traded. First Financial Northwest, Inc. (FFNW) has declined 8.76% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.31% the S&P500.

Analysts await First Financial Northwest, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFNW) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.26 EPS, up 18.18% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.22 per share. FFNW’s profit will be $2.79M for 16.23 P/E if the $0.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual EPS reported by First Financial Northwest, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.13% negative EPS growth.

Glacier Peak Capital Llc holds 0.77% of its portfolio in First Financial Northwest, Inc. for 35,561 shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc owns 285,205 shares or 0.58% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Prospector Partners Llc has 0.08% invested in the company for 35,682 shares. The California-based Menta Capital Llc has invested 0.07% in the stock. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc., a Ohio-based fund reported 13,360 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Carrols Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:TAST), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Carrols Restaurant Group had 5 analyst reports since January 29, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, March 5, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Tuesday, September 26. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, November 20 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.11 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 12 investors sold Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. shares while 30 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 30.34 million shares or 0.45% less from 30.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. California-based California Public Employees Retirement has invested 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Utd Advisers Ltd Liability Com reported 33,688 shares. Silvercrest Asset Grp Limited Liability Corp has 11,575 shares. Cove Street Cap Ltd Llc invested in 2.16% or 1.65 million shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 35,400 shares. Monarch Ptnrs Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) for 43,580 shares. Vanguard Grp Inc accumulated 0% or 1.50M shares. 8,442 were accumulated by Legal & General Gp Public Limited Co. Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P has invested 0.01% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). The Massachusetts-based Numeric Invsts Lc has invested 0.04% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Victory Capital Management Incorporated owns 186,438 shares. Aqr Capital Management Lc has invested 0% in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST). Great West Life Assurance Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 9,026 shares. Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd invested in 0% or 2,500 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag reported 0% of its portfolio in Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST).

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