EPS for Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) Expected At $0.56; La-z-boy Has 0.85 Sentiment

January 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) to report $0.56 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 12.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. NVO’s profit would be $1.35B giving it 25.18 P/E if the $0.56 EPS is correct. After having $0.62 EPS previously, Novo Nordisk A/S’s analysts see -9.68% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.99% or $1.1 during the last trading session, reaching $56.41. About 1.16 million shares traded. Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) has declined 23.93% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.63% the S&P500.

La-Z-Boy Incorporated manufactures, markets, imports, exports, distributes, and retails upholstery furniture products, accessories, and casegoods furniture products in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.50 billion. It operates through Upholstery, Casegoods, and Retail divisions. It has a 18.16 P/E ratio. The Upholstery segment makes and imports upholstered furniture, such as recliners and motion furniture, sofas, loveseats, chairs, sectionals, modulars, ottomans, and sleeper sofas.

Novo Nordisk A/S, a healthcare company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of pharmaceutical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $135.80 billion. It operates in two divisions, Diabetes and Obesity Care, and Biopharmaceuticals. It has a 22.13 P/E ratio. The Diabetes and Obesity Care segment provides insulins, GLP-1 analog, and oral anti-diabetic drugs, as well as other protein related products comprising glucagon, protein related delivery systems, and needles.

Among 15 analysts covering Novo Nordisk (ADR) (NYSE:NVO), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Novo Nordisk (ADR) had 20 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jyske Bank upgraded Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) on Monday, October 19 to “Strong Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 6 by Bank of America. The stock has “Hold” rating by HSBC on Wednesday, August 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Tuesday, December 6. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 29 by JP Morgan. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 6 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 9 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Sell” on Monday, February 8. DNB Markets downgraded the shares of NVO in report on Monday, October 31 to “Hold” rating.

The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $31.65. About 336,733 shares traded. La-Z-Boy Incorporated (LZB) has risen 10.10% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.60% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of La-Z-Boy’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating La-Z-Boy, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. LZB was included in 2 notes of analysts from January 5, 2017. The stock of La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, January 5. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 23.

Botty Investors Llc holds 4.65% of its portfolio in La-Z-Boy Incorporated for 542,726 shares. Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors Lp owns 352,702 shares or 0.99% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Monroe Bank & Trust Mi has 0.97% invested in the company for 91,820 shares. The Illinois-based Skyline Asset Management Lp has invested 0.91% in the stock. Regal Investment Advisors Llc, a Michigan-based fund reported 116,451 shares.

Analysts await La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, down 4.26% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.47 per share. LZB’s profit will be $21.30M for 17.58 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by La-Z-Boy Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.26% negative EPS growth.

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