First Quantum Minerals Limited (FM) EPS Estimated At $-0.68; Merit Medical Systems (MMSI) Shorts Increased By 3.92%

October 12, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Analysts expect First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSE:FM) to report $-0.68 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.75 EPS change or 1,071.43% from last quarter’s $0.07 EPS. After having $0.12 EPS previously, First Quantum Minerals Limited’s analysts see -666.67% EPS growth. About 369,140 shares traded. First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSE:FM) has 0.00% since October 12, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Merit Medical Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:MMSI) had an increase of 3.92% in short interest. MMSI’s SI was 1.74M shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 3.92% from 1.67M shares previously. With 210,000 avg volume, 8 days are for Merit Medical Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:MMSI)’s short sellers to cover MMSI’s short positions. The SI to Merit Medical Systems Incorporated’s float is 4.04%. About 182,707 shares traded. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) has risen 81.84% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.14% the S&P500.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is engaged in the production of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid, and related activities, including exploration and development. The company has market cap of $10.75 billion. The Company’s divisions include individual mine development projects or mine activities and the Corporate & other segment. It currently has negative earnings. The Corporate & other segment is responsible for the evaluation and acquisition of mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance and corporate administration.

Among 16 analysts covering First Quantum Minerals (TSE:FM), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. First Quantum Minerals had 90 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by National Bank Canada. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares of FM in report on Thursday, February 18 to “Market Perform (Speculative)” rating. The rating was downgraded by Dundee Securities to “Neutral” on Friday, October 14. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, October 7, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by TD Securities on Friday, February 17 with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, August 17 the stock rating was maintained by Eight Capital with “Buy”. TD Securities upgraded First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSE:FM) rating on Wednesday, July 20. TD Securities has “Buy” rating and $13.50 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 27 by TD Securities.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.67 million activity. EDELMAN RICHARD W had sold 16,000 shares worth $551,315. $576,799 worth of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) was sold by STILLABOWER MICHAEL E on Friday, May 19. On Monday, May 15 the insider Miller Franklin J sold $546,289.

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of disposable medical devices used in a range of interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic medical procedures. The company has market cap of $2.17 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: cardiovascular and endoscopy. It has a 62.23 P/E ratio. The cardiovascular segment consists of cardiology and radiology devices, which assist in diagnosing and treating coronary arterial disease, peripheral vascular disease and other non-vascular diseases, and includes embolotherapeutic, cardiac rhythm management , electrophysiology (EP), and interventional oncology and spine devices.

Investors sentiment is 1.49 in 2017 Q2. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 19 investors sold Merit Medical Systems, Inc. shares while 52 reduced holdings. only 38 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 44.02 million shares or 2.45% more from 42.97 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) for 793 shares. Aqr Mgmt holds 64,008 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Raymond James Service Advsr Incorporated stated it has 15,387 shares. Aristotle Cap Boston Limited Liability owns 2.38% invested in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) for 559,400 shares. Pier Capital Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.03% in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI). Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% stake. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI). Fiera Cap Corp invested in 0.05% or 261,038 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Ltd holds 0.09% in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) or 185,435 shares. Amalgamated Savings Bank reported 6,520 shares. Nuveen Asset Management Lc accumulated 32,040 shares. Atria has invested 0.02% in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI). Jefferies Group Llc owns 13,753 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Driehaus Mngmt Ltd Com stated it has 110,433 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Blair William And Il has invested 0% of its portfolio in Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI).

Among 8 analysts covering Merit Medical (NASDAQ:MMSI), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Merit Medical had 13 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity initiated Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) on Tuesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, September 4. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, August 28. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, July 10. The rating was downgraded by Barrington Research to “Mkt Perform” on Friday, October 23. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, July 20. The stock of Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 27. The rating was upgraded by Barrington Research to “Outperform” on Monday, October 26. Craig Hallum maintained the shares of MMSI in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 8 report.

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