$1.92 EPS Expected for NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) This Quarter

Equities research analysts forecast that NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) will report earnings of $1.92 per share for the current fiscal quarter, …

NXP Semiconductors logoEquities research analysts forecast that NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) will report earnings of $1.92 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have issued estimates for NXP Semiconductors’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $1.80 and the highest estimate coming in at $2.04. NXP Semiconductors reported earnings per share of $1.40 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 37.1%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, October 31st.

On average, analysts expect that NXP Semiconductors will report full year earnings of $6.97 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.72 to $7.32. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $8.17 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.30 to $9.38. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow NXP Semiconductors.

NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The semiconductor provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.43 by ($0.33). NXP Semiconductors had a net margin of 10.35% and a return on equity of 16.24%. The company had revenue of $2.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors from $105.00 to $100.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Bank of America raised shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $110.00 to $120.00 in a report on Monday, September 17th. Cowen upped their target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors from $111.00 to $114.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 13th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of NXP Semiconductors in a report on Wednesday, September 12th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of NXP Semiconductors from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $99.00 to $84.00 in a report on Wednesday, September 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NXP Semiconductors presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $110.65.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Optimum Investment Advisors increased its stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 48.2% during the third quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 7,484 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $640,000 after acquiring an additional 2,434 shares during the period. Benson Investment Management Company Inc. acquired a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the third quarter worth about $2,601,000. Intl Fcstone Inc. acquired a new position in NXP Semiconductors during the third quarter worth about $230,000. Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. grew its position in NXP Semiconductors by 15.3% during the third quarter. Verde Servicos Internacionais S.A. now owns 68,117 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $7,423,000 after buying an additional 9,018 shares during the period. Finally, Private Asset Management Inc. grew its position in NXP Semiconductors by 562.0% during the third quarter. Private Asset Management Inc. now owns 31,280 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock worth $2,674,000 after buying an additional 26,555 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.53% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:NXPI traded down $1.06 on Monday, reaching $82.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,219,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,652,434. NXP Semiconductors has a 52-week low of $80.71 and a 52-week high of $125.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a current ratio of 2.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.43, a PEG ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 0.85.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 25th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 24th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.22%. NXP Semiconductors’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 11.84%.

About NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a semiconductor company, provides high performance mixed signal solutions for radio frequency (RF), analog, power management, interface, security, and digital processing products worldwide. The company offers products for audio and visual head-end unit applications, such as single-chip radio solutions, multi-standard radios, audio amplifiers and power analog products, and i.MX applications processors; in-vehicle networking products; two-way secure entry products; various sensors and microcontrollers; power management solutions; and solutions for radar, vision, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.

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Altman Advisors Inc. Purchases 183406 Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

Altman Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3,276.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent …

BlackRock logoAltman Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 3,276.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 189,004 shares of the asset manager’s stock after purchasing an additional 183,406 shares during the quarter. BlackRock makes up 2.0% of Altman Advisors Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Altman Advisors Inc. owned approximately 0.12% of BlackRock worth $2,140,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BLK. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 53,902.3% during the first quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 1,274,454 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $1,274,000 after purchasing an additional 1,272,094 shares in the last quarter. FIL Ltd boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 386.0% during the first quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 322,223 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $174,555,000 after purchasing an additional 255,927 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 2.6% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,447,936 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $4,034,698,000 after purchasing an additional 192,139 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of BlackRock during the second quarter valued at about $377,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BlackRock by 6,346.5% during the second quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 183,724 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $91,685,000 after purchasing an additional 180,874 shares in the last quarter. 84.12% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “focus list” rating and set a $547.00 price target on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised BlackRock from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $590.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Goldman Sachs Group cut their price target on BlackRock to $570.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. ValuEngine lowered BlackRock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on BlackRock from $570.00 to $561.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $594.25.

BlackRock stock opened at $474.15 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.87, a quick ratio of 3.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The company has a market capitalization of $76.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 1.61. BlackRock, Inc. has a one year low of $408.62 and a one year high of $594.52.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 16th. The asset manager reported $6.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.55 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $3.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.58 billion. BlackRock had a return on equity of 13.20% and a net margin of 38.97%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $5.24 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that BlackRock, Inc. will post 27.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 24th. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a $3.13 dividend. This is a positive change from BlackRock’s previous quarterly dividend of $2.88. This represents a $12.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. BlackRock’s payout ratio is currently 50.97%.

In other BlackRock news, insider Jeff A. Smith sold 166 shares of BlackRock stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $546.13, for a total value of $90,657.58. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director William E. Ford bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $467.92 per share, with a total value of $467,920.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 5,400 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,526,768. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.75% of the stock is owned by insiders.

BlackRock Company Profile

BlackRock, Inc is a publicly owned investment manager. The firm primarily provides its services to institutional, intermediary, and individual investors including corporate, public, union, and industry pension plans, insurance companies, third-party mutual funds, endowments, public institutions, governments, foundations, charities, sovereign wealth funds, corporations, official institutions, and banks.

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BlackRock Inc. Purchases New Holdings in Cardlytics Inc (NASDAQ:CDLX)

BlackRock Inc. acquired a new position in Cardlytics Inc (NASDAQ:CDLX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities …

Cardlytics logoBlackRock Inc. acquired a new position in Cardlytics Inc (NASDAQ:CDLX) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 233,836 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,420,000. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 1.17% of Cardlytics at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of CDLX. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC purchased a new position in Cardlytics during the first quarter valued at approximately $148,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN acquired a new stake in shares of Cardlytics during the first quarter worth $305,000. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cardlytics during the first quarter worth $438,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Cardlytics during the first quarter worth $840,000. Finally, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS acquired a new stake in shares of Cardlytics during the first quarter worth $892,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 49.41% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America restated a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Cardlytics in a research report on Friday. KeyCorp decreased their price objective on shares of Cardlytics from $30.00 to $28.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Gabelli reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Cardlytics in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.00.

NASDAQ CDLX opened at $20.62 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $401.64 million and a P/E ratio of -2.57. Cardlytics Inc has a 12 month low of $11.10 and a 12 month high of $25.71.

Cardlytics (NASDAQ:CDLX) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 14th. The company reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.32. The company had revenue of $35.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.89 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Cardlytics Inc will post -1.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Cardlytics

Cardlytics, Inc operates a purchase intelligence platform in the United States and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Cardlytics Direct and Other Platform Solutions. The company’s platform is the Cardlytics Direct solution, a proprietary native bank advertising channel that enables marketers to reach consumers through their trusted and frequently visited online and mobile banking channels.

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BlackRock Inc. Invests $3.41 Million in WillScot Corp (NASDAQ:WSC)

BlackRock Inc. acquired a new position in WillScot Corp (NASDAQ:WSC) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities …

WillScot logoBlackRock Inc. acquired a new position in WillScot Corp (NASDAQ:WSC) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 249,946 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,412,000. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.30% of WillScot at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northern Trust Corp purchased a new position in WillScot in the first quarter valued at $567,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN acquired a new position in WillScot in the 4th quarter valued at about $600,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in WillScot in the 1st quarter valued at about $1,520,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 37.15% of the company’s stock.

WSC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of WillScot from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of WillScot from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 5th. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of WillScot in a research note on Monday, July 9th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of WillScot in a research report on Friday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price objective on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.50.

Shares of WSC opened at $16.00 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.50 billion and a PE ratio of -4.13. WillScot Corp has a 52-week low of $9.45 and a 52-week high of $17.70.

WillScot (NASDAQ:WSC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $140.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $144.55 million. equities research analysts forecast that WillScot Corp will post 0.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

WillScot Profile

WillScot Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various specialty rental services in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It is involved in the leasing and sale of mobile offices, modular buildings, and storage products. The company offers various modular space units, including panelized and stackable offices, single-wide modular space units, section modulars and redi-plex complexes, classrooms, container offices, and other modular spaces; and portable storage units, such as shipping containers with swing doors.

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Allianz Asset Management GmbH Has $1.14 Million Holdings in Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII)

WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its stake in Lennox International by 8.7% during the first quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 30,531 shares of the …

Lennox International logoAllianz Asset Management GmbH grew its position in Lennox International Inc. (NYSE:LII) by 18.6% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,555 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 871 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH’s holdings in Lennox International were worth $1,135,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Amalgamated Bank grew its holdings in Lennox International by 6.0% in the first quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 8,506 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,738,000 after purchasing an additional 479 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its stake in Lennox International by 2.6% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 164,222 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $33,562,000 after buying an additional 4,147 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd grew its stake in Lennox International by 8.7% during the first quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd now owns 30,531 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $6,240,000 after buying an additional 2,445 shares during the period. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Lennox International during the first quarter worth $981,000. Finally, Wesbanco Bank Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Lennox International during the first quarter worth $3,089,000. 70.44% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NYSE:LII traded up $1.39 on Friday, reaching $222.66. 181,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 326,047. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.32, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.86. Lennox International Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $160.18 and a fifty-two week high of $224.59.

Lennox International (NYSE:LII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 23rd. The construction company reported $3.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.56 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. Lennox International had a net margin of 8.15% and a negative return on equity of 750.65%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.83 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Lennox International Inc. will post 10.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays boosted their target price on shares of Lennox International from $233.00 to $239.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. TheStreet cut shares of Lennox International from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, April 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co upped their price target on shares of Lennox International from $220.00 to $230.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, July 9th. Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Lennox International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $210.00 price target (down from $218.00) on shares of Lennox International in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Lennox International has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $210.13.

In other news, Chairman Todd M. Bluedorn sold 8,435 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $216.64, for a total transaction of $1,827,358.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 139,228 shares in the company, valued at approximately $30,162,353.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Todd M. Bluedorn sold 48,340 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $204.71, for a total transaction of $9,895,681.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 125,320 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,654,257.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 62,836 shares of company stock valued at $12,989,876 in the last quarter. 3.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Lennox International

Lennox International Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides climate control solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It designs, manufactures, and markets a range of products for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. The company operates in three segments: Residential Heating & Cooling, Commercial Heating & Cooling, and Refrigeration.

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