EPS for Great-West Lifeco Inc. (GWO) Expected At $0.73; Ugi (UGI) Sentiment Is 1.02

April 24, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Ugi Corp (UGI) investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.02, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 154 institutional investors increased and opened new stock positions, while 151 sold and trimmed stakes in Ugi Corp. The institutional investors in our database reported: 131.09 million shares, down from 131.63 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Ugi Corp in top ten stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 24 Reduced: 127 Increased: 101 New Position: 53.

Analysts expect Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO) to report $0.73 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 15.87% from last quarter’s $0.63 EPS. T_GWO’s profit would be $721.76M giving it 11.56 P/E if the $0.73 EPS is correct. After having $0.75 EPS previously, Great-West Lifeco Inc.’s analysts see -2.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $33.76. About 3,673 shares traded. Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO) has 0.00% since April 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

UGI Corporation distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $8.10 billion. It distributes propane to approximately 1.9 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale clients in 50 states through 1,900 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems. It has a 14.5 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes liquid petroleum gas to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale, and automobile fuel clients for heating, cooking, motor fuel, leisure, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation, and irrigation activities; and provides logistic, storage, and other services to third-party LPG distributors.

The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.065 during the last trading session, reaching $46.835. About 25,114 shares traded. UGI Corporation (UGI) has declined 12.69% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.24% the S&P500.

Analysts await UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) to report earnings on May, 2 after the close. They expect $1.46 EPS, up 11.45% or $0.15 from last year’s $1.31 per share. UGI’s profit will be $252.60M for 8.02 P/E if the $1.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.01 actual EPS reported by UGI Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 44.55% EPS growth.

Snyder Capital Management L P holds 3.5% of its portfolio in UGI Corporation for 1.50 million shares. Reinhart Partners Inc. owns 441,600 shares or 2.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Howland Capital Management Llc has 1.85% invested in the company for 491,725 shares. The Australia-based Commonwealth Bank Of Australia has invested 1.59% in the stock. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc Id, a Idaho-based fund reported 316,795 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 buys, and 1 sale for $996,060 activity.

Great-West Lifeco Inc., a financial services holding company, engages in life and health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings, and reinsurance businesses in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company has market cap of $33.38 billion. The firm offers a portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations; life, disability, critical illness, health, and creditor insurance products; and accumulation and annuity products. It has a 15.56 P/E ratio. It also provides employer-sponsored retirement savings plans, individual retirement accounts, enrollment services, communication materials, investment options, and education services; and fund management, investment, and advisory services.

Among 4 analysts covering Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Great-West Lifeco had 45 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was downgraded by TD Securities to “Buy”. On Friday, October 16 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “”. The rating was maintained by Dundee Securities with “Neutral” on Wednesday, September 21. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, February 10 by RBC Capital Markets. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 4 report. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $38 target in Wednesday, June 8 report. The stock of Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, June 8 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by TD Securities to “Buy”.

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