Analysts See $1.58 EPS for Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM); Shorts at Egain (EGAN) Lowered By 28.48%

January 18, 2018 - By Richard Conner

Egain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) had a decrease of 28.48% in short interest. EGAN’s SI was 32,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 28.48% from 46,000 shares previously. With 62,200 avg volume, 1 days are for Egain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN)’s short sellers to cover EGAN’s short positions. The SI to Egain Corporation’s float is 0.35%. The stock increased 1.75% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $5.8. About 4,330 shares traded. eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) has declined 47.54% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 64.24% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) to report $1.58 EPS on February, 13.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 1.94% from last quarter’s $1.55 EPS. MLM’s profit would be $99.32M giving it 36.07 P/E if the $1.58 EPS is correct. After having $2.39 EPS previously, Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.’s analysts see -33.89% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $227.98. About 20,224 shares traded. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. shares while 130 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 59.73 million shares or 1.72% more from 58.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Suntrust Banks invested in 2,144 shares or 0% of the stock. 2,840 were reported by Huntington State Bank. Raymond James Fin Svcs Advsrs Inc owns 3,087 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Financial Counselors Inc owns 1,159 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Aristotle Limited Liability Co invested in 1.62M shares. Cambridge Communications invested in 0.03% or 1,845 shares. Axa reported 0.01% stake. Jefferies Gp Limited Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 41,216 shares. Moreover, Bokf Na has 0.01% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 2,257 shares. Winch Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability Corp, Wisconsin-based fund reported 27 shares. Brown Advisory Inc has invested 0.01% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). First Foundation Advsr holds 73,463 shares or 0.86% of its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 13,194 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Comerica Commercial Bank has 0.04% invested in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) for 22,670 shares. First Eagle Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp, New York-based fund reported 519,735 shares.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $14.33 billion. The firm mines, processes, and sells granite, limestone, sand, gravel, and other aggregate products for use in the public infrastructure, and nonresidential and residential construction industries, as well as in the agriculture, railroad ballast, chemical, and other applications. It has a 33.29 P/E ratio. It also offers asphalt products, ready mixed concrete, and road paving construction services; and produces Portland and specialty cements for use in infrastructure projects, and nonresidential and residential construction, as well as in the railroad, agricultural, utility, and environmental industries.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) rating on Thursday, October 26. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $228.0 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, March 29 by Citigroup. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 19 by Bank of America. The stock of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 3 by Stephens. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 16 by Bank of America.

Among 5 analysts covering eGain Comm. (NASDAQ:EGAN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. eGain Comm. had 9 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 9 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Ladenburg Thalmann on Monday, May 9. The rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum to “Buy” on Monday, October 2. Benchmark maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3.50 target in Friday, September 9 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 13 by Benchmark. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Craig Hallum. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 11 report. Roth Capital maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8.0 target in Tuesday, January 16 report. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the shares of EGAN in report on Thursday, November 10 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.4 in 2017 Q3. Its up 2.04, from 0.36 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 3 investors sold eGain Corporation shares while 2 reduced holdings. 7 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 13.95 million shares or 9.06% more from 12.79 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 8.41M are held by Bancshares Of Montreal Can. Virtu Fin Ltd Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) for 28,199 shares. 382,671 are held by Laurion Capital Mngmt L P. Nokomis Lc reported 1.54 million shares. Vanguard Inc invested in 320,031 shares. Renaissance Technology holds 0% or 263,230 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN). Citigroup Inc holds 30,256 shares. California Employees Retirement Sys reported 35,800 shares. Australia-based Macquarie Group Incorporated Ltd has invested 0% in eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN). 2,118 were accumulated by Acadian Asset Mgmt Llc. Northern invested in 0% or 40,327 shares. 72,309 are held by Geode Limited Liability Corporation. Spark Investment Mgmt Limited Liability reported 23,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada reported 17 shares.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $62,401 activity. SMIT ERIC also sold $23,251 worth of eGain Corporation (NASDAQ:EGAN) on Friday, December 8.

eGain Corporation provides cloud-based customer engagement software solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $157.95 million. The firm offers eGain software suite, including eGain Mobile for businesses to offer engagement options in the eGain suite to mobile users. It currently has negative earnings. It also provides Web applications comprising eGain Offers that helps businesses engage visitors on the firm Website and Facebook fan pages; eGain Virtual Assistant that enables conversational automation to engage clients across digital touch points; eGain Cobrowse that enables phone and chat reps to show clients around the Website, help locate information, and hand-hold them during complex tasks; eGain Super Chat for Website visitors to conduct chats with agents; eGain ClickToCall provides Website visitors the ability to request a callback; and eGain SelfService to support customer self-service options.

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