Analysts See $1.43 EPS for Hubbell (HUBB), First Financial Bankshares (FFIN)’s Sentiment Is 1.34

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB) to report $1.43 EPS on July, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 6.54% from last quarter’s $1.53 EPS. HUBB’s profit would be $79.20M giving it 20.23 P/E if the $1.43 EPS is correct. After having $1.23 EPS previously, Hubbell Incorporated’s analysts see 16.26% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.66 on July 14, reaching $115.74. About shares traded. Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB) has risen 10.26% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.44% the S&P500.

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company. The company has market cap of $2.81 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, conducts commercial banking business. It has a 26.9 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s subsidiaries included First Financial Bank, National Association, Abilene, Texas; First Technology Services, Inc., Abilene, Texas; First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, National Association, Abilene, Texas; First Financial Investments, Inc., Abilene, Texas, and First Financial Insurance Agency, Inc., Abilene, Texas.

Hubbell Incorporated is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of electrical and electronic products for a range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The company has market cap of $6.41 billion. The Company’s divisions include Electrical and the Power. It has a 21.86 P/E ratio. The Electrical segment consists of businesses that sell stock and custom products, including standard and special application wiring device products, rough-in electrical products, lighting fixtures and controls, components and assemblies for the natural gas distribution market, as well as other electrical equipment.

Among 6 analysts covering Hubbell Inc (NYSE:HUBB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Hubbell Inc had 12 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Monday, June 19. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Tuesday, December 20. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 13 by Barrington Research. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 7 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, March 7 by JP Morgan.

The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.4 on July 14, reaching $42.85. About shares traded. First Financial Bankshares Inc (FFIN) has risen 20.42% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.72% the S&P500.

Hancock Holding Co holds 0.51% of its portfolio in First Financial Bankshares Inc for 301,340 shares. Champlain Investment Partners Llc owns 772,205 shares or 0.48% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc has 0.44% invested in the company for 811,801 shares. The Texas-based University Of Texas Investment Managment Co has invested 0.3% in the stock. Neuberger Berman Group Llc, a New York-based fund reported 4.07 million shares.

Analysts await First Financial Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:FFIN) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $0.41 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.41 per share. FFIN’s profit will be $26.89 million for 26.13 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.40 actual EPS reported by First Financial Bankshares Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.50% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 10 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $2.02 million activity.

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