$0.38 EPS Expected for Old Republic International (ORI); PDC Energy (PDCE) Has 1.6 Sentiment

January 18, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) to report $0.38 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 11.63% from last quarter’s $0.43 EPS. ORI’s profit would be $98.17M giving it 13.34 P/E if the $0.38 EPS is correct. After having $0.09 EPS previously, Old Republic International Corporation’s analysts see 322.22% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.30% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $20.28. About 5.16M shares traded or 183.21% up from the average. Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) has risen 3.53% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.17% the S&P500.

PDC Energy, Inc., an independent exploration and production company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.51 billion. It operates through two divisions, Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, and Gas Marketing. It currently has negative earnings. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment produces and sells natural gas and natural gas liquids to midstream service providers and marketers; and crude oil.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.24 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 30 investors sold Old Republic International Corporation shares while 96 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 107 raised stakes. 181.64 million shares or 1.48% less from 184.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brookstone Cap, a Illinois-based fund reported 16,783 shares. Profund Advisors Limited Liability has 26,734 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Mgmt has invested 0.08% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). National Bank & Trust Of America De stated it has 0% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Canada Pension Plan Board has 0% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 57,000 shares. Century Cos reported 0% stake. Utd Automobile Association owns 47,650 shares. Koch Industries, Kansas-based fund reported 19,514 shares. Moreover, Knightsbridge Asset Mngmt Limited Co has 5.49% invested in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 401,187 shares. Alexandria Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 1,382 shares. Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI) for 145,751 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 100,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Kahn Brothers Incorporated De has 48,000 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Jefferies Gru Limited has invested 0.01% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI). Security State Bank Of So Dak stated it has 0.31% in Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE:ORI).

Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance underwriting and related services business primarily in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $5.24 billion. It operates through three divisions: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group, and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-off Business. It has a 14.85 P/E ratio. The General Insurance Group segment offers automobile extended warranty, aviation, commercial automobile, commercial multi-peril, general liability, home warranty, inland marine, travel accident, and workers' compensation insurance products; and financial indemnity products for specialty coverages, including errors and omissions, directors and officers, fidelity, guaranteed asset protection, and surety.

The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $53.68. About 1.54 million shares traded or 58.92% up from the average. PDC Energy, Inc. (PDCE) has declined 13.25% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.95% the S&P500.

Caymus Capital Partners L.P. holds 9.42% of its portfolio in PDC Energy, Inc. for 1.53 million shares. Oslo Asset Management As owns 237,819 shares or 4.8% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Nokomis Capital L.L.C. has 4.13% invested in the company for 312,183 shares. The California-based Causeway Capital Management Llc has invested 2.68% in the stock. Cambrian Capital Limited Partnership, a California-based fund reported 38,809 shares.

Analysts await PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $0.14 EPS, down 22.22% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.18 per share. PDCE’s profit will be $9.15 million for 95.86 P/E if the $0.14 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.08 actual EPS reported by PDC Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 75.00% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $129,740 activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 71% of PDC Energy’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating PDC Energy, 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $69.0 while the high is $84.0. The stock’s average target of $77.75 is 44.84% above today’s ($53.68) share price. PDCE was included in 7 notes of analysts from August 25, 2016. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 6 by Mizuho. Seaport Global Securities upgraded PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) on Tuesday, August 30 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, August 25, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. The stock of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, December 16 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDCE) has “Accumulate” rating given on Monday, December 5 by KLR Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 29 by Williams Capital Group.

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