$-0.06 EPS Expected for Vertex Energy, Inc. (VTNR); Apple Inc. (AAPL) Covered By 35 Bulls

May 3, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Analysts expect Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR) to report $-0.06 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 50.00% from last quarter’s $-0.12 EPS. After having $-0.04 EPS previously, Vertex Energy, Inc.’s analysts see 50.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.92% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $1.16. About 99,168 shares traded or 26.44% up from the average. Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR) has risen 25.47% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.92% the S&P500.

Among 54 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 35 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Apple Inc. had 404 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 13 by BMO Capital Markets. Pacific Crest downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” rating in Monday, June 5 report. Guggenheim maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, April 13 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, March 5 with “Buy”. Macquarie Research maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, January 20 report. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, October 28 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, February 13 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 12. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by UBS. See Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) latest ratings:

30/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $168 New Target: $157 Maintain
30/04/2018 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold
24/04/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Buy New Target: $190.0000 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $195.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $203.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $200.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $203 New Target: $200 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Longbow Rating: Hold
19/04/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Hold New Target: $175.0000

Among 3 analysts covering Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Vertex Energy had 4 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum upgraded the shares of VTNR in report on Friday, May 20 to “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital downgraded the stock to “In-Line” rating in Wednesday, July 22 report. On Wednesday, October 5 the stock rating was initiated by Roth Capital with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold”.

Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in 13 states, primarily in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest Region of the United States. The company has market cap of $38.46 million. It operates in three divisions: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery. It currently has negative earnings. The Black Oil division collects and purchases used motor oil directly from third-party generators; aggregates used motor oil from a network of local and regional collectors; and sells used motor oil to clients for use as a feedstock or replacement fuel for industrial burners.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.73 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.7 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 50 investors sold Apple Inc. shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes. 2.98 billion shares or 0.18% more from 2.97 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bokf Na holds 1.57% or 336,683 shares. Glenmede Tru Na holds 1.68% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 2.38 million shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Inc reported 3.41% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Boston Family Office Limited Liability holds 2.89% or 155,466 shares in its portfolio. Diversified Trust, a Tennessee-based fund reported 15,037 shares. Vaughan David Il accumulated 10,202 shares. Estabrook Capital Mgmt holds 96,418 shares. Hemenway Tru Com Ltd Liability holds 4.06% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 126,072 shares. Grandfield And Dodd Lc holds 29,202 shares or 0.53% of its portfolio. Wisconsin-based Johnson Grp Inc has invested 1.73% in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Beacon holds 0.01% or 1,023 shares in its portfolio. Raab Moskowitz Asset Mgmt Limited Co reported 28,566 shares. Bristol John W & Ny reported 1.4% stake. Natl Mutual Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Millennium Management Limited, New York-based fund reported 624,432 shares.

The stock increased 4.42% or $7.47 during the last trading session, reaching $176.57. About 63.68M shares traded or 69.34% up from the average. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 19.49% since May 3, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.94% the S&P500.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $26.72 million activity. $6.83 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sold by Maestri Luca on Thursday, April 12. Riccio Daniel J. sold 15,641 shares worth $2.73 million. On Tuesday, April 3 SCHILLER PHILIP W sold $11.56 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 69,491 shares.

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players to consumers, small and mid-sized businesses, and education, enterprise, and government clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $895.92 billion. The firm also sells related software, services, accessories, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. It has a 18.2 P/E ratio. It offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and Mac, a line of desktop and portable personal computers.

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