United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) EPS Estimated At $1.54; First Financial Bankshares (FFIN) Sentiment Is 1.11

April 25, 2018 - By mmahotstuff

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First Financial Bankshares Inc (FFIN) investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.46, from 1.57 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 68 hedge funds increased or opened new stock positions, while 61 sold and decreased their stakes in First Financial Bankshares Inc. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 34.46 million shares, up from 33.92 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding First Financial Bankshares Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 48 Increased: 45 New Position: 23.

Analysts expect United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) to report $1.54 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.22 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $1.32 EPS. UPS’s profit would be $1.33 billion giving it 17.57 P/E if the $1.54 EPS is correct. After having $1.67 EPS previously, United Parcel Service, Inc.’s analysts see -7.78% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $108.22. About 3.63M shares traded. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has declined 2.49% since April 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 14.04% the S&P500.

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $93.22 billion. It operates in three divisions: U.S. It has a 19.29 P/E ratio. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight.

Since February 26, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $480,600 activity. Another trade for 4,500 shares valued at $480,600 was made by McClure Teri P on Monday, February 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold United Parcel Service, Inc. shares while 372 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 422 raised stakes. 448.80 million shares or 0.57% less from 451.38 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mechanics Bancshares Tru Department owns 17,409 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio. Bingham Osborn And Scarborough Ltd reported 103,051 shares stake. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt reported 0.07% stake. Hm Payson And owns 0.02% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 4,310 shares. Farr Miller & Washington Ltd Dc reported 0.17% stake. Sigma Invest Counselors has invested 1.63% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Tompkins Financial reported 0.64% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Sumitomo Mitsui Hldg Incorporated holds 0.31% in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) or 2.00M shares. Redmond Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested in 0.19% or 3,734 shares. Aviva Pcl holds 399,495 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Sawgrass Asset Management Ltd Liability Co reported 13,060 shares. Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct reported 2,168 shares. Stephens Investment Mngmt Grp Inc Ltd Liability has 0% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Rench Wealth Mgmt holds 19,752 shares. Walleye Trading Lc invested in 0.03% or 51,230 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. United Parcel Service had 74 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Monday, April 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, February 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, February 1. Zacks downgraded the shares of UPS in report on Friday, August 14 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, December 11. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, March 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 2 by Argus Research. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of UPS in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, February 1, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking services primarily in Texas. The company has market cap of $3.41 billion. The Company’s services include accepting and holding checking, savings, and time deposits; automated teller machine services; drive-in and night deposit services; safe deposit facilities; remote deposit capture, payroll cards, funds transmitting, Internet banking, and mobile banking services; and other customary commercial banking services. It has a 27.85 P/E ratio. It also provides various loans, such as real estate, commercial, agricultural, and consumer loans to businesses, professionals, individuals, and farm and ranch operations.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $206,897 activity.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc holds 0.52% of its portfolio in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. for 1.43 million shares. Champlain Investment Partners Llc owns 771,585 shares or 0.39% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Eulav Asset Management has 0.22% invested in the company for 104,548 shares. The New York-based Neuberger Berman Group Llc has invested 0.19% in the stock. Terril Brothers Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 8,000 shares.

The stock increased 1.31% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $50.4. About 222,736 shares traded or 1.30% up from the average. First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN) has risen 19.22% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.67% the S&P500.

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