EPS for Ebix, Inc. (EBIX) Expected At $0.86; Chemical Financial (CHFC)’s Sentiment Is 1.19

May 2, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Analysts expect Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) to report $0.86 EPS on May, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 3.61% from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. EBIX’s profit would be $27.07 million giving it 22.76 P/E if the $0.86 EPS is correct. After having $0.84 EPS previously, Ebix, Inc.’s analysts see 2.38% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.03% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $78.3. About 141,347 shares traded. Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) has risen 20.38% since May 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.83% the S&P500.

Chemical Financial Corp (CHFC) investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.32, from 1.51 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 105 hedge funds increased and opened new equity positions, while 88 cut down and sold positions in Chemical Financial Corp. The hedge funds in our database now have: 55.76 million shares, up from 55.30 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Chemical Financial Corp in top ten equity positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 17 Reduced: 71 Increased: 72 New Position: 33.

Ebix, Inc. provides software and e-commerce solutions to insurance, finance, and healthcare industries. The company has market cap of $2.47 billion. It offers software development, customization, and consulting services to various entities in the insurance industry, including carriers, brokers, exchanges, and standard making bodies. It has a 24.7 P/E ratio. The firm operates data exchanges in the areas of life insurance, annuities, employee health benefits, risk management, workers compensation, insurance underwriting, and property and casualty insurance.

Among 2 analysts covering Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Ebix had 5 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $110.0 target in Monday, March 5 report. William Blair initiated the shares of EBIX in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. Craig Hallum maintained Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) on Thursday, November 9 with “Buy” rating. Zacks upgraded Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 1.23 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold Ebix, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 19.76 million shares or 2.52% more from 19.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ashford Cap Management reported 498,225 shares. Georgia-based Invesco has invested 0% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Barclays Plc has 0% invested in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) or 7,438 shares. Riverhead Management Ltd Liability Com reported 2,434 shares. Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 29,626 shares. Hanseatic Service owns 15 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can owns 11,855 shares. First Tru Advsr Lp holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX) for 787,289 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al owns 23,500 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Hancock Holdings reported 137,030 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada holds 7,482 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Millennium Mngmt Ltd has invested 0% in Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX). Art Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 0.04% or 10,700 shares.

Chemical Financial Corporation operates as a financial holding firm of Chemical Bank that offers banking and fiduciary services and products to residents and business clients in Michigan. The company has market cap of $3.95 billion. The Company’s services and products include business and personal checking accounts, savings and individual retirement accounts, time deposit instruments, electronically accessed banking products, residential and commercial real estate financing, commercial lending, consumer financing, debit cards, safe deposit box services, money transfer services, automated teller machines, access to insurance and investment products, corporate and personal wealth management services, and mortgage banking and other banking services. It has a 26.6 P/E ratio. The firm also offers mutual funds, annuity products, and market securities; trust, investment management, and custodial services; financial and estate planning; and retirement and employee benefit programs.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 insider sales for $3.74 million activity.

Chemical Bank holds 6.79% of its portfolio in Chemical Financial Corporation for 1.18 million shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 153,639 shares or 2.79% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mesirow Financial Investment Management has 1.53% invested in the company for 405,212 shares. The Texas-based Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. has invested 1.45% in the stock. Snyder Capital Management L P, a California-based fund reported 532,273 shares.

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