$0.28 EPS Expected for Big 5 Sporting Goods (BGFV); 6 Analysts Are Bullish Atmos Energy (ATO) Last Week

October 13, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Analysts expect Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) to report $0.28 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 31.71% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. BGFV’s profit would be $6.12 million giving it 6.38 P/E if the $0.28 EPS is correct. After having $0.13 EPS previously, Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation’s analysts see 115.38% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.69% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $7.15. About 596,883 shares traded. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) has risen 57.96% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.26% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Atmos Energy (NYSE:ATO), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Atmos Energy had 14 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, March 18 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, September 22. The stock of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 5. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 11. Argus Research maintained the shares of ATO in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Buy” rating. Argus Research upgraded Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) on Monday, October 31 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by BB&T Capital. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 27. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, January 4 by JP Morgan. The stock of Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12. See Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) latest ratings:

12/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $91 New Target: $94 Maintain
23/08/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $92 New Target: $97 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Sell New Target: $84.0000

Among 3 analysts covering Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp (NASDAQ:BGFV), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp had 9 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) earned “Hold” rating by Forward View Consulting on Sunday, September 3. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, February 8 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 28. The stock of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 2. Forward View Consulting maintained Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) rating on Thursday, May 25. Forward View Consulting has “Hold” rating and $1400 target.

Since May 5, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $279,516 activity. Shares for $165,900 were sold by HONEYCUTT VAN B on Thursday, May 25. MEADE GARY S sold $27,173 worth of Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) on Tuesday, May 9. FRALEY JEFFREY L sold $21,012 worth of stock. Shares for $21,001 were sold by Starr Shane O. On Friday, May 5 the insider DUNBAR JENNIFER HOLDEN sold $44,430.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation is a sporting goods retailer in the western United States. The company has market cap of $156.39 million. The Firm offers a range of products in a sporting goods store format. It has a 6.51 P/E ratio. The Firm also offers products online through its e-commerce platform.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.57 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.83 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 20 investors sold Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation shares while 40 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 62 raised stakes. 26.05 million shares or 0.70% more from 25.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 13,102 shares. Chicago Equity Partners Ltd Llc stated it has 294,035 shares. Wells Fargo & Company Mn reported 196,400 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citadel Advisors Limited Com stated it has 164,827 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0% of its portfolio in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) for 29,238 shares. 119,593 are held by Voya Mgmt Llc. Renaissance Ltd Co accumulated 16,493 shares. Moreover, Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0% invested in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV) for 10,200 shares. Wedge Capital Mgmt L Limited Partnership Nc invested 0% of its portfolio in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV). Los Angeles Management And Equity Rech, a California-based fund reported 57,585 shares. North Carolina-based Sterling Mngmt Limited Com has invested 0.01% in Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation (NASDAQ:BGFV). Bessemer Group reported 0% stake. 40,839 were accumulated by Wellington Mgmt Gru Llp. 420 were accumulated by Smithfield Com. 106,722 were accumulated by Millennium Mngmt Lc.

The stock decreased 0.58% or $0.5 on October 13, reaching $86.29. About 123,081 shares traded. Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO) has risen 12.78% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.92% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.20, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 24 investors sold Atmos Energy Corporation shares while 116 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 73.62 million shares or 0.87% less from 74.27 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.12% or 85,117 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement accumulated 27,500 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt Incorporated invested in 39,393 shares or 0.13% of the stock. The Ohio-based Parkwood Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). 500 were reported by Fin Services. Fmr Ltd reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Marshall Wace Llp holds 14,202 shares. Hancock Holding Company accumulated 162,043 shares or 0.57% of the stock. The Pennsylvania-based Bryn Mawr Tru has invested 0.45% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Energy Income Partners Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.44% of its portfolio in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Luminus Limited Liability Co reported 397,912 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Natixis Asset Management has 0.03% invested in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Moreover, Motco has 0.01% invested in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO). Wfg Advsr Limited Partnership reported 656 shares. First Trust L P invested 0.11% in Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO).

Atmos Energy Corporation is a fully-regulated, natural-gas-only distributor engaged primarily in the regulated natural gas distribution and pipeline businesses, as well as other nonregulated natural gas businesses. The company has market cap of $9.15 billion. It operates through three divisions: regulated distribution segment, which includes its regulated distribution and related sales operations; regulated pipeline segment, which includes pipeline and storage activities of its Atmos Pipeline-Texas Division, and nonregulated segment, which includes its nonregulated natural gas management, nonregulated natural gas transmission, storage and other services. It has a 23.96 P/E ratio. The Company’s nonregulated businesses provide natural gas management, transportation and storage services to local gas distribution companies, including certain of its natural gas distribution divisions and industrial clients in the Midwest and Southeast.

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