EPS for Legg Mason, Inc. (LM) Expected At $0.82; National Fuel Gas Co (NFG)’s Sentiment Is 1.22

January 13, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Analysts expect Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) to report $0.82 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 64.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. LM’s profit would be $70.83 million giving it 13.34 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.79 EPS previously, Legg Mason, Inc.’s analysts see 3.80% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $43.74. About 740,174 shares traded. Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) has risen 21.07% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.37% the S&P500.

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. The company has market cap of $4.81 billion. The firm operates in five divisions: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. It has a 17.01 P/E ratio. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil reserves in California in the Appalachian region of the United States.

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $56.14. About 370,555 shares traded or 3.52% up from the average. National Fuel Gas Company (NFG) has risen 5.11% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.81 earnings per share, down 22.12% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.04 per share. NFG’s profit will be $69.33 million for 17.33 P/E if the $0.81 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by National Fuel Gas Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 52.83% EPS growth.

Private Capital Management Llc holds 3.55% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Company for 411,405 shares. Jolley Asset Management Llc owns 60,323 shares or 2.32% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Aristotle Capital Management Llc has 2.03% invested in the company for 4.61 million shares. The Kentucky-based River Road Asset Management Llc has invested 1.9% in the stock. Rodgers Brothers Inc., a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 70,483 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 34 investors sold Legg Mason, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 74.95 million shares or 1.72% less from 76.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Legal And General Gp Public Ltd Company, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 142,072 shares. Kbc Gp Nv owns 186,922 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Diligent Limited Liability Corp accumulated 6,519 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 72,986 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Arrowstreet Capital Lp owns 0.02% invested in Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) for 170,859 shares. First Pacific Ltd, a California-based fund reported 3.99M shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt stated it has 3,221 shares. 6,413 are owned by Envestnet Asset Mgmt. Parkside Bank And Trust holds 0% or 63 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Lc accumulated 200 shares. Comerica Securities has 73,238 shares. Barclays Public Limited Com reported 0% in Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM). Moreover, Gsa Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.02% invested in Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM). Contravisory Inv invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM). Raymond James And Associate holds 0.06% or 716,948 shares.

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