EPS for SCANA (SCG) Expected At $0.98; IRIDE SPA (IRDEF) Sellers Increased By 225.89% Their Shorts

January 23, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

IRIDE SPA (OTCMKTS:IRDEF) had an increase of 225.89% in short interest. IRDEF’s SI was 569,000 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 225.89% from 174,600 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 5690 days are for IRIDE SPA (OTCMKTS:IRDEF)’s short sellers to cover IRDEF’s short positions. It closed at $3.21 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 23, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts expect SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) to report $0.98 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 12.64% from last quarter’s $0.87 EPS. SCG’s profit would be $140.07 million giving it 11.13 P/E if the $0.98 EPS is correct. After having $1.16 EPS previously, SCANA Corporation’s analysts see -15.52% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.2564 during the last trading session, reaching $43.6164. About 669,548 shares traded. SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has declined 4.13% since January 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.83% the S&P500.

Iren SpA operates as a multi-utility firm in Italy. The company has market cap of $4.06 billion. The firm produces and distributes electricity primarily from hydro and thermos electric sources; and district heat, as well as distributes and sells natural gas. It has a 14.66 P/E ratio. It distributes electrical energy through its 7,715 kilometers of low, medium, and high voltage networks to approximately 713,000 clients in Turin, Parma, and Vercelli; and natural gas through its approximately 7,973 kilometers network to 742,000 customers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold SCANA Corporation shares while 128 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 93.06 million shares or 0.20% less from 93.24 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Salem Investment Counselors reported 1,700 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 0.01% or 55,224 shares. Lazard Asset Ltd reported 54,341 shares. Toronto Dominion Financial Bank accumulated 53,910 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv has 157,735 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Davenport & Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% or 28,761 shares. Hightower Limited accumulated 0.01% or 18,943 shares. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia accumulated 21,291 shares. Hancock has 0.04% invested in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Ls Invest Advsrs Lc reported 0.03% stake. First Personal Fin holds 0.01% or 713 shares in its portfolio. Uss Mngmt has invested 0.04% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Lpl Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0% or 14,127 shares. Old Republic Int holds 0.53% in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) or 329,800 shares. Jolley Asset Lc accumulated 1,995 shares or 0.07% of the stock.

Among 12 analysts covering SCANA (NYSE:SCG), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. SCANA had 32 analyst reports since August 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Guggenheim upgraded the shares of SCG in report on Thursday, November 16 to “Neutral” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Underweight” rating in Thursday, August 10 report. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by CFRA on Wednesday, January 3 with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) on Tuesday, July 11 with “Underweight” rating. On Friday, September 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Williams Capital Group to “Sell”. The stock of SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) earned “Buy” rating by Edward Jones on Monday, November 13. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. The stock has “Sell” rating by Guggenheim on Friday, July 28. Bank of America initiated it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Tuesday, October 24 report.

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