EPS for Briggs & Stratton (BGG) Expected At $0.23; ERSTE GROUP BANK ORD (EBKOF) Shorts Raised By 22.1%

January 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

ERSTE GROUP BANK ORD (OTCMKTS:EBKOF) had an increase of 22.1% in short interest. EBKOF’s SI was 780,600 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 22.1% from 639,300 shares previously. With 700 avg volume, 1115 days are for ERSTE GROUP BANK ORD (OTCMKTS:EBKOF)’s short sellers to cover EBKOF’s short positions. It closed at $46.6 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 15, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) to report $0.23 EPS on January, 24.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 34.29% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. BGG’s profit would be $9.86M giving it 27.75 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. After having $-0.27 EPS previously, Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s analysts see -185.19% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $25.53. About 192,116 shares traded. Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) has risen 11.23% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.47% the S&P500.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $748,550 activity. TESKE TODD J sold $120,559 worth of stock or 5,830 shares. $483,146 worth of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) shares were sold by Golvach Andrea L. REITMAN WILLIAM H sold $144,845 worth of stock or 7,000 shares.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation designs, makes, markets, sells, and services gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment to the original equipment manufacturers in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.09 billion. It operates in two divisions, Engines and Products. It has a 19.73 P/E ratio. The Engines segment offers four-cycle aluminum alloy gasoline engines that are used primarily by the lawn and garden equipment industry.

Among 3 analysts covering Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Briggs & Stratton Corporation has $24.0 highest and $22.0 lowest target. $24’s average target is -5.99% below currents $25.53 stock price. Briggs & Stratton Corporation had 6 analyst reports since April 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Northcoast to “Buy”. The stock of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, April 15. Raymond James downgraded Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) on Wednesday, June 1 to “Market Perform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $22.0 target in Friday, October 20 report. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.31, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 15 investors sold Briggs & Stratton Corporation shares while 42 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 59 raised stakes. 34.69 million shares or 1.10% less from 35.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica Savings Bank, Michigan-based fund reported 45,553 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department stated it has 0% in Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG). Ellington Mgmt Grp Llc reported 31,600 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. State Street Corporation stated it has 1.20 million shares or 0% of all its holdings. Spark Inv Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 124,600 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Clearbridge Invs Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG). Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 10,127 shares. South Dakota Inv Council owns 0.02% invested in Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) for 51,000 shares. 100,284 were reported by Silvercrest Asset Management. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can invested in 14,246 shares. Moreover, Parametric Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG). Howe Rusling invested in 108 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) for 1,423 shares. Covington Mgmt accumulated 165 shares or 0% of the stock. Trexquant Invest L P holds 13,608 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio.

Erste Group Bank AG provides a range of banking and other financial services to the retail and corporate clients in Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $18.59 billion. The firm operates through Retail, Corporates, Intragroup Elimination, Asset/Liability Management and Local Corporate Center, Savings Banks, Group Markets, and Group Corporate Center divisions. It has a 15.74 P/E ratio. It offers savings accounts, mortgage and consumer loans, and supply chain finance services; loan syndication and cash management services; letters of credit, guarantees, equity finance, and revolving export credit lines; and investment, and acquisition and leveraged finance services.

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