EPS for Johnson Controls International plc (JCI) Expected At $0.52; Big Lots (BIG) SI Decreased By 1.82%

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Big Lots Incorporated (NYSE:BIG) had a decrease of 1.82% in short interest. BIG’s SI was 12.47M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 1.82% from 12.70M shares previously. With 892,100 avg volume, 14 days are for Big Lots Incorporated (NYSE:BIG)’s short sellers to cover BIG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $57.37. About 1.37 million shares traded or 43.77% up from the average. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has risen 10.65% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.05% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) to report $0.52 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.89% from last quarter’s $0.53 EPS. JCI’s profit would be $481.22M giving it 19.13 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.87 EPS previously, Johnson Controls International plc’s analysts see -40.23% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.61% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $39.8. About 5.94M shares traded or 4.47% up from the average. Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) has risen 13.24% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.75 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.25, from 0.5 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 5 investors sold Johnson Controls International plc shares while 3 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. 999,054 shares or 44.59% less from 1.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cleararc Capital has invested 0.14% in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI). Alphamark Ltd Liability Com invested in 95 shares or 0% of the stock. Vantage Advsrs Limited Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI). Farmers Fincl Bank reported 0.08% in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI). 346 were reported by Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Amer Rech And Mgmt reported 501 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts Corp reported 135,808 shares stake. Cullinan Assocs has 0.35% invested in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) for 111,400 shares. Altfest L J And holds 6,252 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Schwartz Counsel reported 1.74% in Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI). Cutler Capital Mngmt Llc reported 19,000 shares. Edge Wealth Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 270 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE:JCI), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Johnson Controls Inc. had 76 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Normua to “Buy” on Friday, October 2. Cowen & Co initiated the shares of JCI in report on Wednesday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Atlantic Securities on Friday, September 9 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 5 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, April 28. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of JCI in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 13 report. Atlantic Securities downgraded the shares of JCI in report on Friday, July 28 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Johnson Controls International plc (NYSE:JCI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 21 by Cowen & Co.

Johnson Controls International plc operates as a diversified technology and multi industrial firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $36.83 billion. The firm operates through Buildings and Power Solutions divisions. It has a 23.36 P/E ratio. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 41 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 95 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 51.55 million shares or 5.84% less from 54.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Glenmede Trust Company Na invested in 0% or 12,170 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Liability Company reported 85,567 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Amer holds 120,603 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A reported 4,796 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 232,006 are owned by Principal Grp Inc Incorporated. Dreman Value Management L L C owns 672 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Quantbot Technology L P accumulated 2,110 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Northcoast Asset Mngmt Limited Com holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 30,732 shares. Eqis Mngmt Inc accumulated 18,929 shares. First Manhattan, a New York-based fund reported 300 shares. Next Financial Grp stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Schroder Invest Management Group has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Federated Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 287,454 shares.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.41 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 décor, 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 14.43 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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