Analysts See $0.70 EPS for Brinker International, Inc. (EAT); Webster Financial (WBS) Sentiment Is 0.96

January 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Webster Financial Corporation operates as the holding firm for Webster Bank, National Association that provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.90 billion. It operates through four divisions: Commercial Banking, Community Banking, HSA Bank, and Private Banking. It has a 23.46 P/E ratio. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, deposit, and cash management services to middle market companies; and asset lending, commercial real estate, and equipment finance, as well as treasury and payment services, which include government and institutional banking.

Analysts expect Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) to report $0.70 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.41% from last quarter’s $0.71 EPS. EAT’s profit would be $32.40M giving it 13.56 P/E if the $0.70 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, Brinker International, Inc.’s analysts see 66.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.06% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $37.98. About 1.27 million shares traded. Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) has declined 7.85% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.55% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.92 million activity.

Polaris Capital Management Llc holds 1.91% of its portfolio in Webster Financial Corporation for 648,741 shares. Penn Capital Management Co Inc owns 370,830 shares or 1.44% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Hood River Capital Management Llc has 1.25% invested in the company for 375,237 shares. The Connecticut-based Hartford Financial Management Inc. has invested 1.04% in the stock. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp, a Texas-based fund reported 182,690 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Webster Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Webster Financial, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. WBS was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 24, 2016. Piper Jaffray downgraded Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) on Wednesday, November 16 to “Underweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, November 14 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, October 24 by FBR Capital.

The stock increased 0.98% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $59.58. About 446,408 shares traded. Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) has risen 33.32% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Analysts await Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $0.66 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.6 per share. WBS’s profit will be $65.40M for 22.57 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual EPS reported by Webster Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.49% negative EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Brinker (NYSE:EAT), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Brinker has $94 highest and $34 lowest target. $48.19’s average target is 26.88% above currents $37.98 stock price. Brinker had 63 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of EAT in report on Thursday, October 19 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Thursday, January 26. The stock of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Stephens on Wednesday, June 1. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. Argus Research downgraded Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) on Friday, October 30 to “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, March 14 with “Overweight”. The stock of Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Bank of America. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by Barclays Capital. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”.

Brinker International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, develops, operates, and franchises casual dining restaurants worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. As of June 28, 2017, it owned, operated, or franchised 1,674 restaurants comprising 1,622 restaurants under the Chili's Grill & Bar brand name; and 52 restaurants under the Maggiano's Little Italy brand name. It has a 13.73 P/E ratio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.26, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 35 investors sold Brinker International, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 52.96 million shares or 0.25% less from 53.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has invested 0% in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Alpine Woods Cap Investors Ltd holds 196,600 shares. Putnam Investments Ltd Liability holds 108,900 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. North Carolina-based Atria Ltd Co has invested 0.02% in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Cambiar Limited Liability Company invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Charter Tru Co accumulated 7,438 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Art Limited Liability Com reported 0.09% stake. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage stated it has 163,600 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Farmers & Merchants Invs Inc holds 0% in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) or 550 shares. Moreover, North Star Invest Mgmt Corporation has 0.01% invested in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Assetmark stated it has 0% in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT). Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EAT) for 247,904 shares. Koch holds 12,870 shares. Davidson Kempner Cap L P holds 0.14% or 150,000 shares.

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