EPS for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Expected At $0.67

August 13, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 33 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 103 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 49.86 million shares or 0.84% less from 50.28 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Dimensional Fund Advisors Limited Partnership holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 1.46M shares. 6,489 are held by Mckinley Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Delaware. Bowling Management Ltd Company reported 33,677 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Blackrock Incorporated reported 5.02M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Leuthold Group Ltd Liability has 121,896 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Millennium Management Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Moreover, State Treasurer State Of Michigan has 0.01% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 15,300 shares. Mississippi-based Hancock Hldg has invested 0.04% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Wellington Group Llp holds 51,504 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Com Ny invested in 0% or 13,958 shares. Price T Rowe Inc Md reported 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Regions Finance, a Alabama-based fund reported 523 shares. Hbk Investments Limited Partnership invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 21,069 were reported by Synovus Fin. 68,868 are owned by California State Teachers Retirement.

Since April 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $903,341 activity.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $0.67 EPS on August, 24.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00 % from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $27.02 million giving it 17.66 P/E if the $0.67 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -29.47 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $47.33. About 695,485 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 13.64% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.21% the S&P500.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Big Lots had 15 analyst reports since March 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of BIG in report on Friday, March 9 with “Buy” rating. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $44 target in Tuesday, May 22 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Monday, June 4 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, June 4 by JP Morgan. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of BIG in report on Friday, March 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 13 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, March 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Loop Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $60 target in Monday, March 12 report. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform” on Monday, April 16. Loop Capital Markets downgraded the shares of BIG in report on Monday, June 4 to “Hold” rating.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.91 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 11.92 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.

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