BCE Inc. (BCE) Analysts See $0.58 EPS; Blackrock Cut Carter (CRI) Stake By $12.94 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Blackrock Inc decreased Carter Inc (CRI) stake by 3.21% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Blackrock Inc sold 131,998 shares as Carter Inc (CRI)’s stock declined 1.16%. The Blackrock Inc holds 3.98M shares with $392.86 million value, down from 4.11 million last quarter. Carter Inc now has $5.62B valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $118.79. About 1.06 million shares traded or 71.17% up from the average. Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) has declined 16.63% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Analysts expect BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) to report $0.58 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.75% from last quarter’s $0.57 EPS. BCE’s profit would be $514.55 million giving it 20.02 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.70 EPS previously, BCE Inc.’s analysts see -17.14% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.49% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $46.45. About 727,419 shares traded or 3.82% up from the average. BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE) has declined 2.36% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.06% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 38 investors sold CRI shares while 95 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 97 raised stakes. 45.69 million shares or 0.34% more from 45.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancshares Of Mellon Corporation holds 804,286 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Swiss State Bank invested in 0.01% or 80,900 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 3,997 shares. Chilton Invest Lc holds 0.58% or 152,085 shares in its portfolio. Point72 Asset Management Lp owns 22,900 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI). 4,555 are held by Hsbc Holdings Pcl. The Japan-based Nomura has invested 0.01% in Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI). Denali Advisors Limited Co reported 3,700 shares. Visionary Asset Management owns 2,447 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI). Texas Permanent School Fund holds 34,921 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI). Schroder Mngmt Group Incorporated has 284,100 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Bancorpsouth Incorporated owns 3,274 shares.

Among 16 analysts covering Carter’s (NYSE:CRI), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Carter’s had 31 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo downgraded Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) on Tuesday, September 27 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 16 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 19 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, June 13, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The company was initiated on Thursday, October 22 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) earned “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, July 11. On Thursday, December 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, September 29 by CLSA. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Monness Crespi with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, February 14.

Analysts await Carter's, Inc. (NYSE:CRI) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $2.20 EPS, up 22.91% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.79 per share. CRI’s profit will be $104.12 million for 13.50 P/E if the $2.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.70 actual EPS reported by Carter's, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.41% EPS growth.

Blackrock Inc increased Credicorp Ltd (NYSE:BAP) stake by 116,468 shares to 3.76M valued at $771.30M in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 21.58M shares and now owns 22.33 million shares. Amgen Inc (NASDAQ:AMGN) was raised too.

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