$1.51 EPS Expected for Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH) as of May, 3

Marco Green
April 21, 2018

Dreman Value Management Llc sold 11,643 shares as the company's stock declined 2.03% with the market. The hedge fund run by Richard Driehaus held 13,900 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.05 million, down from 70,825 at the end of the previous reported quarter. This segment also operates nuclear pharmacies and cyclotron facilities; provides pharmacy management services to hospitals, as well as medication therapy management and patient outcomes services to hospitals, other healthcare providers and payers, and provides services to healthcare companies. National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSEMKT:VISI) has declined 60.00% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.37% the S&P500.

William Leland Edwards decreased its stake in Cardinal Health Inc (CAH) by 46.95% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NYSE:CAH) rating. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $80.0 target. The institutional investor held 7,785 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $477,000, down from 13,663 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NYSE:CAH). Brown Brothers Harriman And Company holds 0% of its capital in Cardinal Health, Inc. The stock increased 0.95% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $12.76. About 111,134 shares traded. (NYSE:CAH). Captrust Fincl Advsr has invested 0.03% in Cardinal Health, Inc. CAH underperformed by 37.12% the S&P500.

Cardinal Health Inc (CAH) investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2017 Q4. That's change of 0.15, from 2017Q3's 0.9. It is negative, as 82 investors sold CAH shares while 236 reduced holdings. 65 funds acquired stakes and 173 increased stakes. Funds hold 276.20 million shares thus 0.42% more from 2017Q3's 275.05 million shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board raised its stake in shares of Cardinal Health by 3.7% during the 4th quarter. (NYSE:CAH). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd holds 22,562 shares. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19. Putnam Invests Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Cardinal Health, Inc. The company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.17. Cardinal Health had 52 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 211,849 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,655,641.10. (NYSE:CAH). Rr Prns L P reported 770,100 shs stake. Crawford Investment Counsel reported 548,098 shares. Gideon Cap stated it has 5,803 shares.

Kestrel Investment Management Corp, which manages about $836.08 million and $287.03 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Michaels Companies Inc (NASDAQ:MIK) by 15,600 shares to 409,675 shares, valued at $9.91 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Vantage Investment Partners Llc who had been investing in Cardinal Health Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $19.28 billion market cap company. (NYSE:CAH) for 591 shares.

Arete Wealth Advsrs Ltd holds 3,973 shs. Mizuho set a $73.00 target price on Cardinal Health and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on CAH shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt stated it has 378,953 shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cardinal Health from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $84.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Therefore 44% are positive. "Buy" rating has 1, "Sell" are 2, while 7 are "Hold". The company rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, October 24. Cardinal Health has a 12-month low of $62.70 and a 12-month high of $85.52. (NYSE:LUV) earned "Outperform" rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, September 20. TH Capital downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, August 25 report.

In related news, insider Patricia Morrison sold 28,532 shares of Cardinal Health stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 14th. On Monday, April 2 the firm has "Buy" rating given by Argus Research. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, March 8 by Roth Capital. The company rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, February 9. (NASDAQ:PCMI) on Tuesday, November 7 with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock of Cardinal Health, Inc. They expect $1.51 EPS, down 1.31% or $0.02 from last year's $1.53 per share. In case of $1.51 EPS CAH's profit could be $475.21M.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $3.82 million activity. 18,586 shares were sold by Kaufmann Michael C, worth $1.37M on Monday, January 22. (NYSE:LUV) shares. Wells Gregory D also sold $490,066 worth of Southwest Airlines Co. Geode Cap Ltd Liability accumulated 2.88M shares or 0.07% of the stock. Dnb Asset As reported 185,083 shares stake. EPS of $1.51 is 1.31 % down from 2017's $1.53 EPS. Its down 0.15, from 0.9 in 2017Q3.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ameritas Invest Prtn stated it has 0.01% in National Health Investors, Inc. San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp Inc (Ca) reported 1,041 shares. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $135,140 was sold by GOEBEL BRIAN A. 4,500 shares were sold by Collins Tomago, worth $305,770. Welch And Forbes Ltd Com holds 0.03% or 16,567 shares. Daiwa Sb Invests Ltd owns 0% invested in National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:LUV) for 47,666 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0% or 2,815 shares in its portfolio. Schroder Investment Mgmt Group Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Republic Services, Inc.

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