EPS for Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP) Expected At $0.25; Legal & General Group Plc Cut Its Walmart (WMT) Holding

May 30, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Analysts expect Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) to report $0.25 EPS on June, 8.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 257.14% from last quarter’s $0.07 EPS. FGP’s profit would be $24.54M giving it 3.67 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.49 EPS previously, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.’s analysts see -48.98% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.91% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $3.67. About 125,912 shares traded. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) has declined 32.14% since May 30, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.71% the S&P500.

Legal & General Group Plc decreased Walmart Inc (WMT) stake by 9.85% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Legal & General Group Plc sold 822,371 shares as Walmart Inc (WMT)’s stock declined 11.45%. The Legal & General Group Plc holds 7.53 million shares with $669.82 million value, down from 8.35M last quarter. Walmart Inc now has $243.28B valuation. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $82.4. About 8.43 million shares traded. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 5.30% since May 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.27% the S&P500.

More notable recent Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Ferrellgas Partners Announces New $575 Million Senior Secured Credit Facility” on May 07, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Ferrellgas Partners Announces Extension of Upsized Accounts Receivable Securitization Facility” published on May 14, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Ferrellgas Partners, LP Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date” on May 18, 2018. More interesting news about Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Brandywine Realty Trust, Dolby Laboratories, International Speedway …” published on May 23, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Ferrellgas Partners, LP vs. AmeriGas Partners” with publication date: May 04, 2018.

Among 11 analysts covering Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP), 0 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Ferrellgas Partners L.P. had 35 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, November 2 by Citigroup. The company was initiated on Monday, August 22 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 29. PiperJaffray initiated Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) on Monday, August 22 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Sell” on Thursday, March 29. On Tuesday, January 16 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Wednesday, September 28. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, December 5. The stock has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, September 29. As per Thursday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.30, from 0.74 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 9 investors sold Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. shares while 15 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 20 raised stakes. 5.14 million shares or 11.21% more from 4.62 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Tci Wealth Advisors Inc reported 2,100 shares. Prescott Gru Capital Management Llc owns 0.17% invested in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) for 246,871 shares. Patten Gru invested 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Gsa Prns Llp has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Goldman Sachs Grp stated it has 150,929 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag holds 65,488 shares. Tortoise Investment Mgmt Llc reported 3,000 shares. Moreover, Pnc Financial Gp Incorporated has 0% invested in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) for 31,401 shares. Hm Payson & has invested 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Artisan Ptnrs Partnership reported 90,000 shares. Albert D Mason invested in 0.04% or 15,990 shares. Cetera Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Insur Com The has invested 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Royal Natl Bank Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) for 87,633 shares. Huntington Steele Limited Co has invested 0.02% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP).

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. distributes and sells propane and related equipment and supplies primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $360.18 million. It operates in two divisions: Propane Operations and Related Equipment Sales, and Midstream Operations. It currently has negative earnings. The firm transports propane to propane distribution locations, tanks on customers' premises, or to portable propane tanks delivered to retailers.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 4 insider buys, and 0 sales for $57,688 activity. Clifford Stephen M also bought $12,560 worth of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) shares. $13,808 worth of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) was bought by Schwartz Doran N. Hampton Trenton D bought $20,640 worth of stock.

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 158 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) on Wednesday, February 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 22. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of WMT in report on Wednesday, April 6 with “Neutral” rating. As per Tuesday, August 1, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer. Susquehanna initiated Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, February 10. Susquehanna has “Positive” rating and $80 target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 17 by Wells Fargo. Bank of America maintained it with “Buy” rating and $120 target in Friday, November 17 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Monday, June 19. RBC Capital Markets has “Sell” rating and $7400 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, February 22 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 6 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 100 investors sold WMT shares while 555 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 856.22 million shares or 1.10% less from 865.70 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation reported 38,931 shares. Miller LP has invested 0.43% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited accumulated 0.18% or 4,015 shares. Motco invested in 3,169 shares. Brandywine Global Inv Management Ltd Company holds 0.76% or 1.36M shares. Chilton Llc holds 0.01% or 3,858 shares in its portfolio. Westover Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Delaware-based fund reported 32,327 shares. Athena Advisors Ltd Liability Co invested in 3,864 shares. Cypress Capital Gru stated it has 0.92% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Moreover, Advisor Partners Lc has 0.62% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Ghp Advsr reported 0.25% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Horizon Invests Ltd Co owns 12,511 shares. Foyston Gordon Payne, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 19,950 shares. Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust holds 0.1% or 17,049 shares. Moreover, First Comml Bank has 0.2% invested in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT).

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $200,291 activity. Canney Jacqueline P also sold $200,291 worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares.

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