Analysts See $-0.59 EPS for Splunk Inc. (SPLK); Aerovironment (AVAV) Sentiment Is 1.26

April 20, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Analysts expect Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) to report $-0.59 EPS on May, 24.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 15.71% from last quarter’s $-0.7 EPS. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Splunk Inc.’s analysts see 436.36% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.34% or $1.42 during the last trading session, reaching $104.49. About 957,758 shares traded. Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) has risen 63.75% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.20% the S&P500.

Aerovironment Inc (AVAV) investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.61, from 1.87 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 82 institutional investors opened new or increased equity positions, while 65 decreased and sold their stakes in Aerovironment Inc. The institutional investors in our database now own: 17.40 million shares, up from 17.13 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Aerovironment Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 15 Reduced: 50 Increased: 48 New Position: 34.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $2.69 million activity.

The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $56.69. About 128,547 shares traded. AeroVironment, Inc. (AVAV) has risen 65.98% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 54.43% the S&P500.

AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports, and operates unmanned aircraft systems and efficient energy systems (EES) in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.33 billion. The firm offers small UAS products to deliver intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and communications, such as real-time tactical reconnaissance, tracking, combat assessment, and geographic data to the small tactical unit or individual operator. It has a 41.99 P/E ratio. The Company’s small UAS wirelessly transmit critical live video and other information to a hand-held ground control unit enabling the operator to view and capture images; ground control systems allow the operator to control the aircraft; and tactical missile systems designed to be reusable for various flights and to be recovered through an autonomous landing feature that enables a controlled descent to a designated location.

American Capital Management Inc holds 4.86% of its portfolio in AeroVironment, Inc. for 1.44 million shares. Vident Investment Advisory Llc owns 581,600 shares or 1.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Wellington Shields & Co. Llc has 1.09% invested in the company for 36,000 shares. The South Carolina-based Canal Insurance Co has invested 1% in the stock. Granite Investment Partners Llc, a California-based fund reported 186,275 shares.

Analysts await AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) to report earnings on June, 26. They expect $0.43 EPS, down 66.92% or $0.87 from last year’s $1.3 per share. AVAV’s profit will be $10.10M for 32.96 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.09 actual EPS reported by AeroVironment, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 377.78% EPS growth.

Since December 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 15 sales for $19.16 million activity. 10,126 shares valued at $810,586 were sold by Merritt Douglas on Wednesday, December 13. $598,350 worth of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) was sold by Campione Richard on Wednesday, December 13. 12,969 shares valued at $1.40 million were sold by CONTE DAVID F on Tuesday, March 13. The insider SMITH GRAHAM sold 10,000 shares worth $1.07 million. The insider STEIN LEONARD R sold $1.08 million. St. Ledger Susan sold 21,084 shares worth $2.05 million. 8,750 shares were sold by SULLIVAN GODFREY, worth $711,303 on Monday, December 11.

Splunk Inc. provides software solutions that enable organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $15.05 billion. The company's products enable users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor, and analyze data regardless of format or source. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Splunk Enterprise, a machine data platform with collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, monitoring, and data management capabilities; and Splunk Cloud service.

Among 46 analysts covering Splunk Inc (NASDAQ:SPLK), 38 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Splunk Inc had 186 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was maintained by Rosenblatt. On Friday, December 11 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral”. As per Wednesday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, March 2 by Stephens. The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 27 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7500 target in Sunday, July 30 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, August 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Northland Capital.

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