EPS for Illumina, Inc. (ILMN) Expected At $1.02; Navigant Consulting Has 0.87 Sentiment

April 23, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

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Navigant Consulting Inc (NCI) investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.44, from 1.31 in 2017Q3. The ratio dropped, as 67 institutional investors increased or opened new holdings, while 77 decreased and sold stock positions in Navigant Consulting Inc. The institutional investors in our database now hold: 38.52 million shares, down from 40.29 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Navigant Consulting Inc in top ten holdings increased from 0 to 1 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 31 Reduced: 46 Increased: 46 New Position: 21.

Analysts expect Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) to report $1.02 EPS on April, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.38 EPS change or 59.38% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. ILMN’s profit would be $149.68 million giving it 59.95 P/E if the $1.02 EPS is correct. After having $1.44 EPS previously, Illumina, Inc.’s analysts see -29.17% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.50% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $244.6. About 955,153 shares traded or 14.11% up from the average. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has risen 37.77% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.22% the S&P500.

Navigant Consulting, Inc. provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. The company has market cap of $970.30 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics & Legal Technology. It has a 13.89 P/E ratio. The Healthcare segment provides consulting and business process management services to healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences companies.

Tieton Capital Management Llc holds 3.91% of its portfolio in Navigant Consulting, Inc. for 234,444 shares. Tributary Capital Management Llc owns 1.04 million shares or 1.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Northwest Investment Counselors Llc has 0.32% invested in the company for 41,072 shares. The Minnesota-based Foundry Partners Llc has invested 0.18% in the stock. Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc, a Oregon-based fund reported 30,520 shares.

Analysts await Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.30 EPS, up 11.11% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.27 per share. NCI’s profit will be $13.52 million for 17.94 P/E if the $0.30 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.29 actual EPS reported by Navigant Consulting, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.45% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $21.53. About 94,943 shares traded. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) has declined 15.58% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.13% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Illumina Inc (NASDAQ:ILMN), 19 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Illumina Inc has $277.0 highest and $100 lowest target. $225.32’s average target is -7.88% below currents $244.6 stock price. Illumina Inc had 96 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was downgraded by William Blair. Canaccord Genuity maintained Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) rating on Wednesday, January 3. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $255.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 18 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has “Neutral” rating by CItigroup given on Tuesday, October 11. Mizuho downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, October 6 report. As per Tuesday, September 12, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 19.

Illumina, Inc. provides sequencing and array solutions for genetic analysis. The company has market cap of $35.89 billion. The companyÂ’s sequencing by synthesis technology provides researchers with various applications and the ability to sequence mammalian genomes. It has a 49.72 P/E ratio. It also offers arrays for a range of deoxyribonucleic acid and RNA analysis applications, including single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping, copy number variations analysis, gene expression analysis, and methylation analysis, as well as allow for the detection of known genetic markers on a single array.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.29, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 29 investors sold Illumina, Inc. shares while 161 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 179 raised stakes. 130.72 million shares or 0.63% less from 131.54 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blair William And Com Il, a Illinois-based fund reported 74,525 shares. Earnest Partners Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 68 shares. Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.06% or 43,349 shares. Moreover, Mackenzie Fin Corporation has 0% invested in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) for 3,152 shares. Delaware-based Ashford Capital Management Inc has invested 0.05% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). 6,100 are held by Meiji Yasuda Life Ins Co. Norinchukin Fincl Bank The stated it has 11,672 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Hall Laurie J Trustee has 150 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Advisory Services Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.01% or 704 shares. Reilly Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). Hbk Sorce Advisory has invested 0.05% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). 12,625 were reported by Philadelphia. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Bk Corp holds 0.38% in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) or 996,117 shares. Moreover, Hemenway Tru Company Ltd Limited Liability Company has 1.58% invested in Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) for 37,895 shares. Warren Averett Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 40 shares.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 selling transactions for $13.90 million activity. On Thursday, March 1 the insider BOWMAN A BLAINE sold $681,028. $32,940 worth of stock was sold by Dadswell Charles on Monday, March 5. On Thursday, March 15 the insider ARNOLD FRANCES sold $63,065. Shares for $3.66 million were sold by FLATLEY JAY T. On Tuesday, March 6 Stapley Marc sold $467,288 worth of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) or 2,000 shares. Another trade for 250 shares valued at $57,813 was sold by EPSTEIN ROBERT S. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $458,735 was sold by EASTHAM KARIN.

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