$0.25 EPS Expected for Financial Engines (FNGN); Egerton Capital Uk Llp Has Trimmed Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) to report $0.25 EPS on August, 1.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 31.58% from last quarter’s $0.19 EPS. FNGN’s profit would be $16.09M giving it 37.90 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.25 EPS previously, Financial Engines Inc’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. About 44,100 shares traded. Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) has risen 53.10% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.40% the S&P500.

Egerton Capital Uk Llp decreased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 1.96% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Egerton Capital Uk Llp sold 72,293 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Egerton Capital Uk Llp holds 3.61M shares with $224.60 million value, down from 3.69M last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $571.92B valuation. The stock rose 0.37% or $0.27 reaching $73.05. About 9.19M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Financial Engines, Inc. is a provider of independent, technology-enabled financial advisory services, discretionary portfolio management, personalized investment advice, financial and retirement income planning, and financial education and guidance. The company has market cap of $2.44 billion. The Firm offers personalized plans for saving, investing, and generating retirement income, as well as by providing assessments of retirement income needs and readiness. It has a 64.37 P/E ratio. The Company’s advice and planning services cover employer-sponsored defined contribution accounts (401(k), 457, and 403(b) plans), individual retirement account (IRA) accounts, and taxable accounts.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.21, from 1.34 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 19 investors sold Financial Engines Inc shares while 51 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 67.95 million shares or 0.06% more from 67.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Arizona State Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). Moreover, Fmr Lc has 0% invested in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) for 108,854 shares. Susquehanna Intl Group Inc Llp has invested 0% in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). Metropolitan Life Insur Ny holds 36,933 shares. Renaissance Technology Lc owns 297,200 shares. Finemark Natl National Bank holds 0% or 1,558 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement has 0.04% invested in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). Legal & General Public Ltd Company invested in 0% or 94,545 shares. Ls Investment Advisors Lc reported 1,988 shares. Pinebridge Invs L P accumulated 6,906 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Loomis Sayles & Communication Limited Partnership invested in 0.06% or 616,068 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). Ameriprise reported 343,696 shares. Janus Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.08% in Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). First Republic Inv Mgmt reported 5,696 shares.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 36 insider sales for $552.24 million activity. $385,946 worth of Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) was sold by Sims Raymond J. on Thursday, May 4. Another trade for 788 shares valued at $32,308 was made by Antone Lewis JR on Tuesday, May 16. O’Donnell Kelly sold 3,333 shares worth $151,652. SHOVEN JOHN B sold 7,500 shares worth $339,000. On Tuesday, May 2 the insider Bunch John sold $847,892. $113,667 worth of stock was sold by GRACE JEFFREY C on Friday, February 10. $78,800 worth of Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) was sold by Campbell Michael Jerome.

Among 5 analysts covering Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Financial Engines had 7 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 9 by Jefferies. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Raymond James given on Thursday, August 6. TheStreet downgraded the shares of FNGN in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, February 16. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, May 17. Northland Capital initiated Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN) on Tuesday, March 15 with “Outperform” rating.

Among 30 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Monday, November 23. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, November 10 by Atlantic Securities. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 23 with “Overweight”. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with “Neutral” on Tuesday, April 26. Wunderlich maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 29 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 6. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, November 30.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on July, 20 after the close. They expect $0.71 earnings per share, up 2.90% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.69 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $5.56 billion for 25.72 P/E if the $0.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.73 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.74% negative EPS growth.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 sales for $2.55 billion activity. GATES WILLIAM H III also sold $130.22M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709 worth of stock. The insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.81 million. Morfit G Mason sold $481.95 million worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Wednesday, May 3. BROD FRANK H sold 7,500 shares worth $490,125.

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