CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (CNP) EPS Estimated At $0.42; Last Week The Western Union Company (WU) Analysts

April 17, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

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Analysts expect CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) to report $0.42 EPS on May, 4 before the open.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 13.51% from last quarter’s $0.37 EPS. CNP’s profit would be $181.22 million giving it 16.15 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, CenterPoint Energy, Inc.’s analysts see 27.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $27.14. About 1.48M shares traded. CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has declined 2.17% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.72% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), 2 have Buy rating, 7 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. The Western Union Company had 37 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by S&P Research. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The stock of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. The rating was upgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral” on Monday, January 8. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Friday, November 3 by Citigroup. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Thursday, September 8 to “Neutral”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, August 4. See The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) latest ratings:

14/02/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0 Maintain
14/02/2018 Broker: Mizuho Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $16 Upgrade
16/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Old Rating: Negative New Rating: Neutral Upgrade
04/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $22.0 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Sell New Target: $17 Reinitiate
02/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $21.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell Old Target: $17 New Target: $17.5 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $18 New Target: $19 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $20.0 Maintain

The stock increased 1.39% or $0.265 during the last trading session, reaching $19.405. About 1.50M shares traded. The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) has declined 5.69% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.24% the S&P500.

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.94 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment facilitates money transfers between two consumers, primarily through a network of third-party agents.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 30 investors sold The Western Union Company shares while 166 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 147 raised stakes. 463.88 million shares or 1.01% more from 459.24 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ngam Advsr Limited Partnership invested in 273,559 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 29,165 are held by Intrust Bank Na. Monetary Mgmt Grp reported 500 shares stake. First Tru Advsrs L P has invested 0.02% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Illinois-based Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Washington Trust Commercial Bank has invested 0% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). 61,328 were accumulated by Centurylink Inv Mgmt Co. Hanson & Doremus Inv owns 72,231 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Qs Investors Limited Liability has 0% invested in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU). Prudential Fincl stated it has 1.07M shares. Financial Architects Incorporated holds 0.02% or 6,956 shares in its portfolio. Envestnet Asset invested in 265,103 shares. Arizona State Retirement has 173,544 shares. Nelson Roberts Invest Advsr Ltd Liability Co accumulated 550 shares or 0% of the stock. Gsa Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.04% in The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) or 32,540 shares.

Since January 8, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $1.44 million activity. Shares for $343,044 were sold by Schenkel Amintore. 50,813 shares were sold by Farah Jean Claude, worth $1.09M on Monday, January 8.

Among 14 analysts covering CenterPoint (NYSE:CNP), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. CenterPoint had 38 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 8 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, October 19. As per Tuesday, October 13, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, May 12, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 19 by SunTrust. On Sunday, September 10 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock has “Sell” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, March 22. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, December 4 by Guggenheim. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, May 9. The stock of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 6 by Macquarie Research.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $1.37 million activity. Prochazka Scott M also sold $26,990 worth of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) on Thursday, March 1. On Wednesday, February 28 CARROLL MILTON sold $1.18 million worth of CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) or 43,363 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 24 investors sold CenterPoint Energy, Inc. shares while 166 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 316.82 million shares or 2.20% less from 323.95 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bessemer Grp Inc Inc Inc holds 0% or 38,436 shares. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 346,535 shares. Moreover, Asset One Co Limited has 0.05% invested in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Everett Harris Company Ca reported 0.12% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP). Canada Pension Plan Board holds 0.04% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) for 733,707 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv holds 0.08% or 17,768 shares in its portfolio. Assetmark reported 373 shares. Amer Gru stated it has 256,991 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Origin Asset Llp accumulated 0.42% or 257,185 shares. United Financial Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company, California-based fund reported 48,691 shares. Pinebridge Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) for 2,626 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc has 0.04% invested in CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP) for 5.61 million shares. E&G Advisors Lp accumulated 0.13% or 11,300 shares. 1.68M were accumulated by Principal Financial Gp. 8,630 are held by Community Fincl Service Grp Ltd.

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