On May, 1 BP plc (BP) Analysts See $0.66 EPS

Marco Green
April 16, 2018

If the current earnings per share of $0.66 is accurate, BP's profit could hit $2.15B. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on shares of BP plc from GBX 400 ($4.98) to GBX 430 ($5.36) and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. BP outperformed the S&P500 by 6.88%.

Shaker Financial Services Llc decreased its stake in General Amern Invs Inc (GAM) by 44.17% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc bought 1,293 shares as the company's stock declined 12.63% with the market. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $42.96. About 900,391 shares traded. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its position in BP by 15.3% during the fourth quarter. It has underperformed by 35.55% the S&P500.

Riggs Asset Managment Company, which manages about $300.44 million and $248.05 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) by 55,259 shares to 36,113 shares, valued at $2.07 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. For a total of 60,535 shares it reduced its holding in Union Pacfic Corp (NYSE:UNP) by 25,390 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in At & T Inc Com (NYSE:T). Since October 19, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc BP plc has 12 analyst reports.

In other news, insider Brian Gilvary bought 65 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, April 10th. On Thursday, October 19 the stock of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 23 by Macquarie Research. JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 560 ($7.92) target price on BP and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Liberum Capital.

On May, 1 WallStreet expected BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP)'s earnings release, Zacks reports. earnings per share of $0.66 is 43.48 % up from 2017's $0.46 EPS. HSIC's profit will be $141.96 million for 18.74 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality. Previous year: $0.46; Analysts forcast: $0.66.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.05 in Q4 2017. It dived, as 72 investors sold HSIC shares while 170 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 146.17 million shares or 47.74% less from 279.70 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Bbva Compass Natl Bank Inc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Henry Schein, Inc. 152,101 were reported by Andra Ap. Stevens First Principles Inv Advsr accumulated 0.02% or 880 shares. Gp One Trading Ltd Partnership owns 20,123 shares. Glenmede Trust Company Na has invested 0% in Henry Schein, Inc. Stratos Wealth Ptnrs Limited owns 13,297 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. The Quebec - Canada-based Fiera Cap Corporation has invested 0.06% in Henry Schein, Inc. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $51.0 target. Therefore 50% are positive. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $40.92.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, July 11 by Jefferies. The firm has "Overweight" rating by PiperJaffray given on Monday, August 7. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BP from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $44.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. On Tuesday, October 24 the company was maintained by Cowen & Co.

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