$0.84 EPS Expected for Greif, Inc. (GEF); Esterline Technologies (ESL)’s Sentiment Is 1.56

August 23, 2017 – By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) to report $0.84 EPS on August, 30.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 7.69% from last quarter’s $0.91 EPS. GEF’s profit would be $41.37M giving it 16.80 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.67 EPS previously, Greif, Inc.’s analysts see 25.37% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.38% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $56.45. About shares traded. Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) has risen 67.37% since August 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500.

Esterline Technologies Corporation is a specialized manufacturing company. The company has market cap of $2.46 billion. The Firm designs, makes and markets engineered products and systems for application within the industries it serves. It has a 17.52 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Esterline Techs’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Esterline Techs, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. ESL was included in 2 notes of analysts from January 12, 2017. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Thursday, January 12 to “Hold”. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy” on Thursday, January 19.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $7.56 million activity.

North Point Portfolio Managers Corp Oh holds 2.6% of its portfolio in Esterline Technologies Corporation for 154,449 shares. First Pacific Advisors Llc owns 3.65 million shares or 2.59% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Snyder Capital Management L P has 2.52% invested in the company for 464,441 shares. The Massachusetts-based Anchor Capital Advisors Llc has invested 0.91% in the stock. Ironwood Investment Management Llc, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 8,980 shares.

The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $82.15. About shares traded. Esterline Technologies Corporation (ESL) has risen 43.50% since August 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.80% the S&P500.

Since June 13, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $935,154 activity. $253,029 worth of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) was bought by WATSON PETER G on Tuesday, June 13. The insider Hilsheimer Lawrence A. bought 7,000 shares worth $409,269. NORTON PATRICK J also bought $272,856 worth of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) on Tuesday, June 13.

Among 7 analysts covering Greif (NYSE:GEF), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Greif had 26 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Underweight” on Tuesday, November 29. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, August 18. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Sell” rating and $4700 target in Thursday, June 8 report. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Friday, January 27 to “Buy”. The stock of Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 9. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, December 22 to “Underperform”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of GEF in report on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, June 9, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. BMO Capital Markets maintained Greif, Inc. (NYSE:GEF) rating on Thursday, June 8. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $5500 target.

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