Analysts See $1.21 EPS for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG); 6 Analysts Covering Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY)

May 20, 2018 - By Ash

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Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $1.21 EPS on May, 25.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 5.22% from last quarter’s $1.15 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $51.03 million giving it 8.60 P/E if the $1.21 EPS is correct. After having $2.57 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -52.92% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.32% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $41.64. About 1.22 million shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Balfour Beatty PLC (LON:BBY), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Balfour Beatty PLC had 99 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 14 by Liberum Capital. JP Morgan maintained Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) rating on Thursday, August 18. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and GBX 280 target. Liberum Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 350 target in Thursday, January 18 report. As per Tuesday, December 12, the company rating was maintained by Numis Securities. The stock has “Buy” rating by Peel Hunt on Thursday, March 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Wednesday, February 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 9 by Berenberg. Peel Hunt maintained Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) rating on Thursday, May 18. Peel Hunt has “Add” rating and GBX 300 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 18 by Liberum Capital. See Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) latest ratings:

17/05/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
16/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
14/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
12/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
08/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
06/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
20/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 350.00 New Target: GBX 350.00 Maintain

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 30 insider sales for $53.96 million activity. The insider MOHAN RAJENDRA M sold $125,768. On Thursday, March 15 the insider Joly Hubert sold $16.74M. Another trade for 2,901 shares valued at $201,428 was made by Scarlett Kathleen on Thursday, March 15. $651,911 worth of Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) was sold by Walker Patricia H on Tuesday, April 24. Shares for $108,070 were sold by Saksena Asheesh on Wednesday, March 14. Ballard Shari L sold $6.21M worth of stock or 89,524 shares. 399 shares valued at $28,906 were sold by Barry Corie S on Monday, March 12.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.86 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.76 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 34 investors sold Balfour Beatty plc shares while 198 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 124 raised stakes. 233.61 million shares or 5.15% less from 246.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Jensen Inv Mgmt has invested 0.01% in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY). Boston Advisors Ltd Liability reported 242,605 shares stake. Citigroup holds 0.02% or 281,656 shares in its portfolio. Natl Pension Ser invested 0.11% in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY). Deutsche National Bank Ag stated it has 2.24M shares. Veritable Limited Partnership accumulated 0.01% or 5,097 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt accumulated 4,628 shares. Kemnay Advisory invested in 19,454 shares. California State Teachers Retirement stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY). Prudential Public Limited Liability Corp reported 1.58M shares. Whitnell And reported 3,375 shares. Moneta Gru Invest Ltd Liability Co invested in 4 shares. Sns Fincl Group Inc Ltd Liability Com has 12,100 shares. Trustmark Commercial Bank Trust Department reported 9,224 shares stake. Interest Gru owns 0.03% invested in Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) for 131,103 shares.

Balfour Beatty plc finances, develops, builds, and maintains infrastructure in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of 2.06 billion GBP. It operates through Construction Services, Support Services, and Infrastructure Investments divisions. It has a 12.46 P/E ratio. The Construction Services segment offers building, civil and ground engineering, mechanical and electrical services, rail engineering, and refurbishment and fit-out services.

The stock increased 0.26% or GBX 0.8 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 302.8. About 1.83 million shares traded. Balfour Beatty plc (LON:BBY) has 0.00% since May 20, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 27 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Martingale Asset Lp reported 0.07% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 2,961 were reported by Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corp. First Manhattan Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Schroder Investment Mgmt Grp Inc Inc holds 353,400 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 261,951 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt Lc holds 0.03% or 34,569 shares in its portfolio. Bancshares Of America Corp De owns 887,376 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Arrowstreet Cap Partnership has invested 0.06% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 2.65 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). California Public Employees Retirement System owns 209,450 shares. 1.07 million were reported by Sasco Capital Inc Ct. Winslow Asset accumulated 108,093 shares. Washington Cap Mngmt Incorporated has 5,500 shares. Congress Asset Mngmt Com Ma has 0.05% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 55,209 shares.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.35 million activity. Another trade for 6,000 shares valued at $348,000 was sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul. CAMPISI DAVID J sold $903,341 worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Wednesday, April 4. JOHNSON TIMOTHY A sold $1.10 million worth of stock.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 9.51 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

Among 17 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Big Lots has $69.0 highest and $39 lowest target. $55.53’s average target is 33.36% above currents $41.64 stock price. Big Lots had 51 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Monday, December 5. M Partners maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Tuesday, May 31 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, August 25. The stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, August 28 by Telsey Advisory Group. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) earned “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, April 26. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 16 by Raymond James. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Monday, December 7.

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