$0.41 EPS Expected for Exponent, Inc. (EXPO), Leavell Investment Management Trimmed By $385,940 Its Apple (AAPL) Position

July 17, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Analysts expect Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) to report $0.41 EPS on July, 18 after the close.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 7.89% from last quarter’s $0.38 EPS. EXPO’s profit would be $10.67M giving it 35.61 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct. After having $0.39 EPS previously, Exponent, Inc.’s analysts see 5.13% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.2 on July 14, reaching $58.4. About shares traded. Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) has risen 21.10% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.40% the S&P500.

Leavell Investment Management Inc decreased Apple Inc (AAPL) stake by 3.25% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 3,356 shares as Apple Inc (AAPL)’s stock rose 12.78%. The Leavell Investment Management Inc holds 99,784 shares with $11.56M value, down from 103,140 last quarter. Apple Inc now has $783.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.86% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $149.04. About 788 shares traded. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has risen 62.48% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500.

Since January 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 28 selling transactions for $157.18 million activity. 25,377 Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares with value of $3.91M were sold by AHRENDTS ANGELA J. $9.91M worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by FEDERIGHI CRAIG. COOK TIMOTHY D also sold $1.10 million worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares. Another trade for 10,942 shares valued at $1.31 million was sold by Riccio Daniel J.. On Wednesday, February 1 the insider GORE ALBERT JR sold $8.98M. Srouji Johny sold 13,207 shares worth $1.80 million. $735,898 worth of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares were sold by Maestri Luca.

Among 45 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), 36 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Apple Inc. has $20200 highest and $11 lowest target. $149.40’s average target is 0.24% above currents $149.04 stock price. Apple Inc. had 243 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, January 27. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Monday, June 19. The stock of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) earned “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Wednesday, July 27. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of AAPL in report on Wednesday, October 26 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Wells Fargo. As per Wednesday, July 27, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. S&P Research maintained Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Tuesday, July 21 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, September 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, September 11 by Piper Jaffray.

Analysts await Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to report earnings on August, 1 after the close. They expect $1.56 EPS, up 9.86% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.42 per share. AAPL’s profit will be $8.20 billion for 23.88 P/E if the $1.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.10 actual EPS reported by Apple Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.71% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 90 investors sold AAPL shares while 975 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 723 raised stakes. 3.04 billion shares or 1.85% more from 2.98 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Nichols & Pratt Advisers Llp Ma has 225,874 shares. Of Toledo Na Oh reported 54,248 shares. Cim Mangement Inc holds 1.7% or 40,347 shares. Summit Strategies Incorporated owns 6,227 shares. Anchor Capital Advsr Ltd reported 165,424 shares stake. Northern Capital Management Ltd Llc holds 2.4% or 49,730 shares in its portfolio. United Amer Secs (D B A Uas Asset Management) reported 5,093 shares. Moreover, Holderness has 0.67% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). First Amer Bank has invested 1.95% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Greenwich Wealth Management Limited Liability Company owns 71,772 shares or 1.05% of their US portfolio. Stevens First Principles Invest Advsr holds 8,470 shares. Riggs Asset Managment holds 2.16% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) for 37,450 shares. Leisure invested in 2.34% or 22,484 shares. Wealthtrust Fairport Lc holds 70,398 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 158,774 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio.

Leavell Investment Management Inc increased Vanguard Ftse Developed Market (VEA) stake by 20,485 shares to 46,599 valued at $1.70M in 2016Q4. It also upped Vanguard World Fd Mega Cap Val (MGV) stake by 13,597 shares and now owns 131,294 shares. Schwab Strategic Tr Us Lrg Cap (SCHX) was raised too.

Exponent, Inc. , along with its subsidiaries, is a science and engineering consulting company. The company has market cap of $1.52 billion. Exponent provides engineering and scientific consulting services to clients around the world. It has a 32.47 P/E ratio. The Company’s service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.20, from 1.06 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 10 investors sold Exponent, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 23.19 million shares or 1.53% less from 23.55 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock Advisors Ltd Com, Delaware-based fund reported 13,558 shares. Df Dent & Comm invested 0.85% in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com stated it has 182 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System holds 80,500 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase &, New York-based fund reported 60,757 shares. Blackrock Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.01% or 129,138 shares in its portfolio. Rk Cap Mngmt Ltd Company invested 1.73% of its portfolio in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). Citadel Advsrs Limited Com holds 3,934 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd holds 0.2% or 2.43M shares in its portfolio. Aviance Cap Prns Lc has 0.08% invested in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) for 4,000 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 0% invested in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) for 27,100 shares. American Interest has invested 0% in Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO). Bancshares Of America Corp De holds 0% or 186,464 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 28,731 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Conestoga Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.35% stake.

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