LifePoint Health (LPNT) EPS Estimated At $0.96; Transocean LTD (RIG) Has 1.25 Sentiment

October 12, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Analysts expect LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) to report $0.96 EPS on October, 27.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 2.13% from last quarter’s $0.94 EPS. LPNT’s profit would be $38.58 million giving it 14.19 P/E if the $0.96 EPS is correct. After having $0.96 EPS previously, LifePoint Health Inc’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. It is down 5.01% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.71% the S&P500.

Transocean Ltd. is an international well-known provider of offshore contract drilling services for gas and oil wells. The company has market cap of $4.15 billion. The Company’s primary business is to contract its drilling rigs, related equipment and work crews on a dayrate basis to drill gas and oil wells. It currently has negative earnings. As of February 9, 2017, it owned or had partial ownership interests in and operated 56 mobile offshore drilling units.

Contrarius Investment Management Ltd holds 5.37% of its portfolio in Transocean LTD for 9.74 million shares. Sheffield Asset Management L.L.C. owns 1.04 million shares or 2.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tensile Capital Management Llc has 1.29% invested in the company for 775,000 shares. The New York-based Midas Management Corp has invested 1.09% in the stock. Marshall Wace Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 2.37 million shares.

Analysts await Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $-0.06 EPS, down 124.00% or $0.31 from last year’s $0.25 per share.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Transocean’s analysts are positive. Out of 9 Wall Street analysts rating Transocean, 3 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $21.0. The stock’s average target of $17.33 is 67.44% above today’s ($10.35) share price. RIG was included in 9 notes of analysts from August 25, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Credit Suisse. The rating was initiated by Bernstein on Friday, December 2 with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, October 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, August 25. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 25 to “Neutral”. The rating was upgraded by CapitalOne on Tuesday, December 13 to “Equal Weight”. The rating was initiated by R. F. Lafferty on Thursday, February 9 with “Buy”. The stock of Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) has “Underperform” rating given on Friday, December 16 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 4, the company rating was upgraded by Howard Weil.

About 7.94M shares traded. Transocean LTD (RIG) has risen 15.86% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.08, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold LifePoint Health Inc shares while 67 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 40.28 million shares or 2.03% more from 39.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Liability stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). 309,900 were accumulated by Pembroke Ltd. Retirement Of Alabama stated it has 0.04% in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). 13,547 are owned by Meeder Asset. Piermont Capital Mgmt holds 0.6% or 31,023 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems accumulated 17,000 shares. Legal & General Gru Public Ltd Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT). Guggenheim Capital Llc holds 0.01% or 67,793 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp accumulated 1.72M shares or 0.09% of the stock. Ls Inv Advsrs Limited Company has 1,785 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems accumulated 81,885 shares. Sei Invs invested in 53,611 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md holds 0.01% of its portfolio in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) for 784,599 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt accumulated 0.04% or 14,861 shares. Moreover, Ftb Advsrs has 0% invested in LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT).

LifePoint Health, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities. The company has market cap of $2.19 billion. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 72 hospital campuses in 22 states, having a total of 9,424 licensed beds. It has a 12.2 P/E ratio. It offers a range of general and specialized healthcare services to patients through a network of hospitals and outpatient facilities.

Among 18 analysts covering Lifepoint Hospitals (NASDAQ:LPNT), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Lifepoint Hospitals had 41 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Avondale maintained the stock with “Market Outperform” rating in Tuesday, February 16 report. The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, May 2. RBC Capital Markets maintained LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) on Tuesday, May 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 9 to “Underperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. Raymond James maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $65 target in Tuesday, August 2 report. The stock of LifePoint Health Inc (NASDAQ:LPNT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $107 target in Monday, August 3 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 6 by Raymond James.

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