$0.79 EPS Expected for Kraton (KRA); Cs Mckee LP Increased Marathon Petro (MPC) Position

February 19, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Analysts expect Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) to report $0.79 EPS on February, 26.They anticipate $0.50 EPS change or 172.41% from last quarter’s $0.29 EPS. KRA’s profit would be $24.72 million giving it 15.78 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $1.51 EPS previously, Kraton Corporation’s analysts see -47.68% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $49.85. About 327,118 shares traded or 37.85% up from the average. Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) has risen 32.40% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

Cs Mckee Lp increased Marathon Petro (MPC) stake by 10.09% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cs Mckee Lp acquired 35,985 shares as Marathon Petro (MPC)’s stock rose 5.52%. The Cs Mckee Lp holds 392,610 shares with $22.02 million value, up from 356,625 last quarter. Marathon Petro now has $33.01B valuation. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $67.93. About 3.30 million shares traded. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has risen 46.20% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.50% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kraton Performance Polymers had 6 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Tuesday, October 27 to “Sell”. The stock of Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by UBS. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, September 1. SunTrust maintained Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating.

Kraton Corporation produces and sells styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $1.56 billion. The firm offers performance products comprising unhydrogenated SBCs, which are primarily used in paving, roofing, adhesives, sealants, coatings, and footwear applications; and specialty polymers consisting of hydrogenated SBCs that are used in polymer modification, lubricant additives, personal care, adhesives and coatings, and cable gels, as well as in medical, industrial, consumer, and other applications. It has a 64.91 P/E ratio. It also provides isoprene rubber products that have applications in medical products, paints, coatings, and specialized footwear; and isoprene rubber latex products primarily for use in medical, healthcare, and personal care products, such as synthetic surgical gloves and condoms, as well as in food contact operations.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 14 investors sold Kraton Corporation shares while 46 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 28.89 million shares or 2.16% less from 29.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Macquarie Grp invested in 2,200 shares. Bancorporation Of Montreal Can holds 114,205 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Limited Com invested 0% of its portfolio in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). National Bank & Trust Of America De reported 116,125 shares. Arizona State Retirement System, a Arizona-based fund reported 16,206 shares. Bridgeway Capital Inc accumulated 0.14% or 311,650 shares. Moreover, Citadel Advsr Limited Co has 0% invested in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc reported 0% stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, a Tennessee-based fund reported 27,173 shares. South Dakota Inv Council accumulated 0.01% or 14,100 shares. Globeflex Capital Ltd Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA). Great West Life Assurance Can owns 58,142 shares. First Tru Advsr L P owns 0.01% invested in Kraton Corporation (NYSE:KRA) for 70,440 shares. Parkside Retail Bank Tru holds 24 shares. Ameriprise Finance Inc accumulated 0.01% or 345,356 shares.

Since September 29, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $1.22 million activity. Simmons James Leo had sold 6,950 shares worth $329,360. Shares for $52,100 were sold by Fogarty Kevin Michael. On Friday, September 29 the insider Jung Holger R. sold $840,374.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $7.73 million activity. 6,374 shares valued at $413,864 were sold by Nichols Rodney P. on Thursday, December 14. On Thursday, December 14 Kelley Thomas M. sold $2.31M worth of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) or 35,604 shares. Palmer C. Michael sold $607,079 worth of stock or 11,450 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Marathon Petroleum Corp had 75 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, October 7 report. As per Tuesday, November 14, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 17 by Vetr. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by Jefferies. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, August 22 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, October 3 by Goldman Sachs. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 15 by UBS. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Sunday, January 21. The stock of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5.

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