EPS for MPLX LP (MPLX) Expected At $0.46; Capital City Bank Group Has 1.48 Sentiment

April 26, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Capital City Bank Group Inc (CCBG) investors sentiment decreased to 1.48 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.68, from 2.16 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 37 hedge funds opened new and increased stock positions, while 25 reduced and sold stakes in Capital City Bank Group Inc. The hedge funds in our database now have: 5.34 million shares, up from 5.24 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Capital City Bank Group Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 19 Increased: 27 New Position: 10.

Analysts expect MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) to report $0.46 EPS on May, 1 before the open.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 142.11% from last quarter’s $0.19 EPS. MPLX’s profit would be $370.02 million giving it 18.42 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. After having $0.31 EPS previously, MPLX LP’s analysts see 48.39% EPS growth. It closed at $33.89 lastly. It is down 6.29% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.84% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 3.21% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $23.53. About 28,471 shares traded or 23.12% up from the average. Capital City Bank Group, Inc. (CCBG) has risen 21.10% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.55% the S&P500.

Capital City Bank Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Capital City Bank that provides a range of banking and banking-related services to individual and corporate clients in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. The company has market cap of $400.93 million. It offers financing for commercial business properties, equipment, inventories, and accounts receivable, as well as commercial leasing and letters of credit; treasury management services; and merchant credit card transaction processing services. It has a 36.77 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial and residential real estate lending products, as well as fixed-rate and adjustable rate residential mortgage loans; retail credit products, such as personal loans, automobile loans, boat/RV loans, home equity loans, and credit card programs; and institutional banking services, including customized checking and savings accounts, cash management systems, tax-exempt loans, lines of credit, and term loans to meet the needs of state and local governments, public schools and colleges, charities, membership, and not-for-profit associations.

Heartland Advisors Inc holds 0.8% of its portfolio in Capital City Bank Group, Inc. for 544,326 shares. Capital City Trust Co Fl owns 37,385 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. has 0.2% invested in the company for 53,450 shares. The Georgia-based Tnb Financial has invested 0.16% in the stock. Smithfield Trust Co, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 27,142 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. MPLX LP had 66 analyst reports since October 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 8 by Evercore. Goldman Sachs initiated it with “Buy” rating and $30 target in Friday, February 19 report. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, March 23 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 4. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, February 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Raymond James. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Mitsubishi UFJ given on Wednesday, March 1. Barclays Capital maintained MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $37 target. Guggenheim upgraded MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) on Monday, April 16 to “Buy” rating.

MPLX LP owns, operates, develops, and acquires midstream energy infrastructure assets. The company has market cap of $27.26 billion. It operates through Logistics and Storage; and Gathering and Processing divisions. It has a 31.97 P/E ratio. The firm engages in gathering, processing, and transportation of natural gas; the gathering, transportation, fractionation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids; and the gathering, transportation, and storage of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

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