Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (PDM) EPS Estimated At $0.42; 2 Bullish Analysts Covering Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l (ADR) (SMI)

October 13, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Among 3 analysts covering Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l (NYSE:SMI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l had 5 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Monday, February 22. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 27 by Bernstein. As per Wednesday, August 12, the company rating was upgraded by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein on Thursday, August 10 to “Underperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 12 by Citigroup. See Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l (ADR) (NYSE:SMI) latest ratings:

10/08/2017 Broker: Bernstein Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade

Analysts expect Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) to report $0.42 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. PDM’s profit would be $61.12M giving it 12.11 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.46 EPS previously, Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc.’s analysts see -8.70% EPS growth. It closed at $20.34 lastly. It is up 9.82% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.88% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE:PDM), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Piedmont Office Realty Trust had 11 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, January 23, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, September 3 report. The firm has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, May 10. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. DA Davidson maintained Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) rating on Tuesday, May 3. DA Davidson has “Neutral” rating and $22 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, January 7. The stock has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, December 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of PDM in report on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.16, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 13 investors sold Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. shares while 66 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 120.14 million shares or 1.23% less from 121.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Alpha Windward Ltd Liability Corporation holds 22,483 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Creative Planning reported 205 shares stake. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0% or 4,556 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 0% or 52,039 shares. Comm National Bank & Trust reported 25,000 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 262,277 shares. Ngam Advsrs L P has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM). Goldman Sachs Grp reported 990,847 shares. Parametric Associates Limited Liability Company, a Washington-based fund reported 448,355 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Llc has 0.01% invested in Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) for 1.41M shares. Lsv Asset Management holds 0.26% or 6.80M shares. Hsbc Pcl reported 0% of its portfolio in Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM). Koch stated it has 0.13% in Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM). Century Cos holds 0.11% or 5.27 million shares in its portfolio. 10,444 were reported by Jane Street Group Ltd Com.

Since May 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $168,758 activity. 7,800 Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) shares with value of $168,758 were sold by Moon Laura P.

Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. is an integrated self-managed real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $2.96 billion. The Company’s business consists primarily of owning, managing, operating, leasing, acquiring, developing, investing in, and disposing of office real estate assets. It has a 52.71 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 65 in-service office properties, one redevelopment asset, two development assets and one office building through an unconsolidated joint venture.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation is an investment holding firm principally engaged in the computer-aided design, manufacture, packaging and trading of integrated circuits , as well as the provision of other semiconductor services. The company has market cap of $6.07 billion. The Firm is also involved in the design and manufacture of semiconductor masks. It has a 19 P/E ratio. The Company’s main products are various types of wafers.

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