$0.52 EPS Expected for Flowserve (FLS); Comcast Class A (CMCSA) Shorts Decreased By 7.54%

January 14, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) to report $0.52 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 27.78% from last quarter’s $0.72 EPS. FLS’s profit would be $67.93M giving it 21.15 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Flowserve Corporation’s analysts see 40.54% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.22% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $44. About 1.43 million shares traded or 3.36% up from the average. Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) has risen 9.35% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.35% the S&P500.

Comcast Corporation Class A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) had a decrease of 7.54% in short interest. CMCSA’s SI was 62.35 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 7.54% from 67.44 million shares previously. With 26.65 million avg volume, 2 days are for Comcast Corporation Class A (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s short sellers to cover CMCSA’s short positions. The SI to Comcast Corporation Class A’s float is 1.32%. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $42.44. About 18.97M shares traded. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has risen 28.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500.

Comcast Corporation operates as a media and technology firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $198.36 billion. It operates through Cable Communications, Cable Networks, Broadcast Television, Filmed Entertainment, and Theme Parks divisions. It has a 20.35 P/E ratio. The Cable Communications segment offers video, high-speed Internet, and voice services to residential and business clients under the XFINITY brand.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $23.18 million activity. 2,232 Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) shares with value of $83,175 were sold by BACON KENNETH J. Shares for $22.57M were sold by ROBERTS BRIAN L. BLOCK ARTHUR R sold $156,931 worth of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) on Thursday, September 28. 3,659 shares were sold by Murdock Daniel C., worth $144,915.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold Comcast Corporation shares while 517 reduced holdings. 115 funds opened positions while 470 raised stakes. 3.65 billion shares or 1.23% less from 3.69 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pennsylvania Trust holds 1.12% or 604,250 shares. Horan Ltd Liability stated it has 85,660 shares. 357,788 were accumulated by Cohen Klingenstein Lc. Wasatch Advsr Inc invested in 162,644 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 10,900 are owned by Intact Invest. Gw Henssler & Assoc Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 6,486 shares. Weitz Inv, Nebraska-based fund reported 612,920 shares. Nationwide Fund has 3.80M shares. Qci Asset New York holds 0.04% or 8,212 shares in its portfolio. Covington Mngmt stated it has 0.03% in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Private Ocean Limited Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). 92,426 are owned by Amer Trust Invest Advsr Ltd Co. 316,687 were accumulated by Haverford Service Inc. Axa accumulated 2.46 million shares. Heritage Investors Mngmt holds 0.37% or 148,204 shares in its portfolio.

Among 29 analysts covering Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Comcast Corporation had 68 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Pivotal Research with “Buy” on Thursday, July 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by Nomura. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6. Moffett Nathanson upgraded the shares of CMCSA in report on Tuesday, September 12 to “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Wednesday, February 22. The firm has “Neutral” rating by MoffettNathanson given on Wednesday, August 19. Nomura maintained it with “Buy” rating and $73 target in Monday, June 27 report. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, September 29. As per Thursday, April 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform” on Monday, October 24.

Flowserve Corporation designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial flow management equipment worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.75 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Engineered Product Division , Industrial Product Division (IPD), and Flow Control Division (FCD). It has a 34.13 P/E ratio. The EPD segment offers custom and other engineered pumps and pump systems, mechanical seals, auxiliary systems, replacement parts, and related services, as well as makes gas-lubricated mechanical seal that is used in high-speed compressors.

Among 24 analysts covering Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Flowserve Corporation had 77 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, September 18. RBC Capital Markets maintained Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) on Monday, November 2 with “Underperform” rating. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, April 19 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, July 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, March 15 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was downgraded by Maxim Group on Monday, February 22 to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Monday, February 22 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, November 3 by BMO Capital Markets.

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