Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL) Analysts See $1.04 EPS; KMG Chemicals (KMG) Has 1.65 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

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Analysts expect Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) to report $1.04 EPS on May, 3 after the close.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 4.59% from last quarter’s $1.09 EPS. SRCL’s profit would be $88.97 million giving it 14.48 P/E if the $1.04 EPS is correct. After having $1.00 EPS previously, Stericycle, Inc.’s analysts see 4.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $60.25. About 192,252 shares traded. Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) has declined 27.78% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.33% the S&P500.

KMG Chemicals Inc (KMG) investors sentiment increased to 1.65 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.70, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 84 active investment managers increased and started new holdings, while 51 sold and reduced stakes in KMG Chemicals Inc. The active investment managers in our database reported: 11.87 million shares, up from 8.47 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding KMG Chemicals Inc in top ten holdings increased from 2 to 4 for an increase of 2. Sold All: 21 Reduced: 30 Increased: 49 New Position: 35.

The stock decreased 1.36% or $0.92 during the last trading session, reaching $66.52. About 40,958 shares traded. KMG Chemicals, Inc. (KMG) has risen 41.92% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.37% the S&P500.

Analysts await KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG) to report earnings on June, 8. They expect $0.87 earnings per share, up 64.15% or $0.34 from last year’s $0.53 per share. KMG’s profit will be $13.48 million for 19.11 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.04 actual earnings per share reported by KMG Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.35% negative EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 sales for $29.20 million activity.

KMG Chemicals, Inc., through its subsidiaries, makes, formulates, and distributes specialty chemicals worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion. The companyÂ’s Electronic Chemicals segment is involved in the sale of high purity and ultra purity wet process chemicals primarily to clean and etch silicon wafers in the production of semiconductors. It has a 20.85 P/E ratio. This segmentÂ’s products include sulfuric, phosphoric, and nitric and hydrofluoric acids; ammonium hydroxide; hydrogen peroxide; isopropyl alcohol; other specialty organic solvents; and various blends of chemicals.

Trigran Investments Inc. holds 8.29% of its portfolio in KMG Chemicals, Inc. for 559,352 shares. Bard Associates Inc owns 57,120 shares or 1.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Redwood Investments Llc has 1.76% invested in the company for 378,242 shares. The Massachusetts-based Ironwood Investment Management Llc has invested 1.31% in the stock. Globeflex Capital L P, a California-based fund reported 47,261 shares.

Stericycle, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides regulated and compliance solutions to the healthcare, retail, and commercial businesses in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.15 billion. The firm collects and processes regulated and specialized waste for disposal services; and collects personal and confidential information for secure destruction, as well as offers training, consulting, recall/return, communication, and compliance services. It has a 223.15 P/E ratio. The Company’s services and products include medical waste management, reusable sharps disposal management, pharmaceutical waste, and hazardous waste management services; integrated waste stream solutions program; sustainability and recycling services for expired or unused inventory; secure information destruction and hard drive destruction services; and regulated recall and returns management communication, logistics, and data management services for expired, withdrawn, or recalled products.

Among 16 analysts covering Stericycle (NASDAQ:SRCL), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Stericycle had 57 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 31 by Jefferies. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, March 7 report. Sterne Agee CRT initiated the shares of SRCL in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $64 target in Friday, February 23 report. Wedbush maintained the shares of SRCL in report on Thursday, September 22 with “Neutral” rating. Northcoast downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, September 20 report. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) earned “Sell” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 10. Jefferies maintained Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRCL) on Friday, November 10 with “Buy” rating.

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