$0.39 EPS Expected for Vitamin Shoppe (VSI), Capital Planning Advisors Decreased Its General Electric Co (GE) Stake

July 17, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Capital Planning Advisors Llc decreased General Electric Co (GE) stake by 15.87% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Capital Planning Advisors Llc sold 28,062 shares as General Electric Co (GE)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Capital Planning Advisors Llc holds 148,787 shares with $4.70M value, down from 176,849 last quarter. General Electric Co now has $232.86B valuation. The stock rose 0.17% or $0.05 reaching $26.83. About 12.75M shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) to report $0.39 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 29.09% from last quarter’s $0.55 EPS. VSI’s profit would be $9.30 million giving it 7.15 P/E if the $0.39 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Vitamin Shoppe Inc’s analysts see 5.41% EPS growth. About 398,845 shares traded. Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) has declined 57.70% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 74.40% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Vitamin Shoppe (NYSE:VSI), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Vitamin Shoppe had 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 17 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 6. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 17. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, April 21 by Wedbush. On Thursday, May 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Gabelli to “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Saturday, August 8. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, May 11 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Deutsche Bank. Barclays Capital initiated the shares of VSI in report on Friday, September 23 with “Equal Weight” rating.

Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. is a multi-channel specialty retailer and contract maker of vitamins, minerals, herbs, specialty supplements, sports nutrition, and other health and wellness products. The company has market cap of $265.88 million. The Firm operates through three divisions: retail, direct and manufacturing. It has a 14.56 P/E ratio. The retail segment includes Vitamin Shoppe, Super Supplements and Vitapath retail store formats.

Since January 23, 2017, it had 5 buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.20 million activity. 100,000 General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares with value of $2.81 million were bought by IMMELT JEFFREY R. On Wednesday, May 17 the insider Beattie William G bought $110,800. Joyce David Leon had sold 159,662 shares worth $4.72M on Friday, February 3. DIMITRIEF ALEXANDER had bought 231 shares worth $7,046. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $148,150 was made by Bornstein Jeffrey S on Tuesday, January 31.

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on July, 21 before the open. They expect $0.25 earnings per share, down 50.98% or $0.26 from last year’s $0.51 per share. GE’s profit will be $2.17 billion for 26.83 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.05% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. General Electric Company had 49 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. S&P Research maintained the shares of GE in report on Monday, August 17 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by given on Monday, October 10. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, June 12 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by TheStreet. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, July 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $39.0 target. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Wednesday, April 12 report. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $36.0 target in Wednesday, December 23 report. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Positive” rating given on Thursday, March 23 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Standpoint Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.07, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 68 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 609 raised stakes. 4.64 billion shares or 0.15% more from 4.63 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Greylin Inv Mangement reported 49,630 shares. Evercore Comm Na stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Lord Abbett And Lc has 6.30 million shares. First Citizens Savings Bank And Tru holds 0.94% or 271,616 shares in its portfolio. 695,464 are owned by Destination Wealth Mngmt. Davidson Invest Advsr accumulated 2.85% or 633,493 shares. Ci Invests owns 6.04M shares for 2.09% of their portfolio. Qci Asset Inc Ny holds 2.1% or 497,340 shares in its portfolio. Blue Edge Cap Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% or 57,572 shares in its portfolio. Hermes Investment Mgmt reported 2.20 million shares or 1.19% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.84% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 9.40M shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has 2.66% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 477,137 shares. Sei Investments reported 1.06M shares. King Wealth Mgmt Gru Ltd Liability invested in 0.82% or 57,854 shares. 16,739 are held by Finance Advisory Service.

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