EPS for BP plc (ADR) (BP) Expected At $0.37; Benefitfocus (BNFT) Had 8 Analysts Last Week

October 13, 2017 - By wolcottdaily

Analysts expect BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) to report $0.37 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 23.33% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. BP’s profit would be $1.22B giving it 26.42 P/E if the $0.37 EPS is correct. After having $0.21 EPS previously, BP plc (ADR)’s analysts see 76.19% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.09 on October 13, reaching $39.1. About 3.13 million shares traded. BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) has risen 15.51% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.19% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Benefitfocus had 26 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, August 4. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, October 21. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, August 18 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6 target in Thursday, March 10 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $50 target in Friday, August 12 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, September 10 report. As per Friday, May 6, the company rating was downgraded by William Blair. The rating was downgraded by Chardan Capital Markets on Friday, August 4 to “Neutral”. See Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) latest ratings:

20/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0 Maintain
10/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Maintain
18/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0000 Maintain
03/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0000 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Chardan Capital Markets Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $36 Downgrade
30/07/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0000 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Outperform Old Target: $38 New Target: $43 Maintain
07/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0000 Maintain

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $266,475 activity. The insider DENNERLINE DOUGLAS sold $266,475.

Benefitfocus, Inc. is a well-known provider of cloud benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. The company has market cap of $986.84 million. The Benefitfocus Platform allows how organizations and individuals shop for, enroll in, manage and exchange benefits. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through two business divisions: Employer, which derives its revenue from clients that use the Company’s services for the provision of benefits to their employees, and administrators acting on behalf of employers, Carrier, which derives its revenue from insurance companies that provide coverage at their own risk.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.69 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.61, from 1.08 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 16 investors sold Benefitfocus Inc shares while 16 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 24.56 million shares or 3.95% more from 23.63 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada stated it has 26,117 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameritas Prtn Incorporated, a Nebraska-based fund reported 1,395 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Management Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 42,711 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Pnc Fincl Services Grp Incorporated Inc, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1,200 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd owns 226,745 shares. Frontier Cap Lc has invested 0.44% in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT). Invesco has invested 0% in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 17,382 shares. Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon, New York-based fund reported 70,045 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Holding Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.08% or 185,000 shares. Goldman Sachs Gp, New York-based fund reported 6.27 million shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The accumulated 13,092 shares or 0% of the stock. 9,858 were reported by Amer International Grp. The Pennsylvania-based Hamilton Lane Advsr Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.71% in Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT). Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 7,147 shares.

The stock increased 2.43% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $31.65. About 119,554 shares traded. Benefitfocus Inc (NASDAQ:BNFT) has declined 9.60% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

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