Analysts See $0.36 EPS for Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP); U S Global Investors Cut Rayonier Advanced Matls (RYAM) Holding

February 15, 2018 - By Richard Conner

U S Global Investors Inc decreased Rayonier Advanced Matls Inc (RYAM) stake by 59.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. U S Global Investors Inc sold 95,915 shares as Rayonier Advanced Matls Inc (RYAM)’s stock rose 2.81%. The U S Global Investors Inc holds 66,600 shares with $912,000 value, down from 162,515 last quarter. Rayonier Advanced Matls Inc now has $801.05 million valuation. The stock increased 2.32% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $18.51. About 896,035 shares traded or 26.41% up from the average. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.81% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) to report $0.36 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 26.53% from last quarter’s $0.49 EPS. MMLP’s profit would be $13.84M giving it 10.80 P/E if the $0.36 EPS is correct. After having $-0.18 EPS previously, Martin Midstream Partners L.P.’s analysts see -300.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.97% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $15.55. About 119,719 shares traded. Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) has declined 14.95% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.65% the S&P500.

U S Global Investors Inc increased Wheaton Precious Metals Corp stake by 20,472 shares to 132,188 valued at $2.52 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Sandstorm Gold Ltd (NYSEMKT:SAND) stake by 593,900 shares and now owns 600,000 shares. Spdr Gold Trust (Put) (GLD) was raised too.

Among 6 analysts covering Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc had 23 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 29 by Bank of America. The stock of Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (NYSE:RYAM) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 4. The rating was initiated by Sidoti with “Buy” on Thursday, August 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, January 27. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, December 4 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Vertical Research on Monday, May 29. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 13. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $22,877 activity. The insider MARTIN RUBEN S bought 1,090 shares worth $16,362. 434 shares valued at $6,515 were bought by BONDURANT ROBERT D on Thursday, January 11.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 7 investors sold Martin Midstream Partners L.P. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 8 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 11.75 million shares or 1.97% less from 11.99 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Commonwealth Equity Ser Incorporated reported 0% in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP). Envestnet Asset Incorporated reported 0% stake. 2,000 were reported by Bessemer Gru. Morgan Stanley holds 114,274 shares. Arrow Investment Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 41,684 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. 33,850 were accumulated by Texas Yale Cap Corp. Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 0% of its portfolio in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) for 29,959 shares. Huntington Bancorporation, Ohio-based fund reported 18,128 shares. Global X Mgmt Communication Ltd Liability Com stated it has 2,334 shares. Salient Capital Limited Liability Company holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) for 172,877 shares. Peak6 Investments L P holds 3,650 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Endurance Wealth Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP). California Pub Employees Retirement reported 0% of its portfolio in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP). Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 18,746 shares. Bankshares Of America De has 0% invested in Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP).

Martin Midstream Partners L.P. collects, transports, stores, and markets petroleum products and by-products in the United States Gulf Coast region. The company has market cap of $597.85 million. The company's Terminalling and Storage segment owns or operates 26 marine shore terminal facilities and 14 specialty terminal facilities that provide storage, refining, blending, packaging, and handling services for producers and suppliers of petroleum products and by-products. It has a 36.76 P/E ratio. This segment also offers land rental services to gas and oil companies, as well as storage and handling services for lubricants and fuels.

Among 6 analysts covering Martin Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:MMLP), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Martin Midstream Partners LP had 17 analyst reports since September 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, August 10. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 9 by FBR Capital. Janney Capital initiated Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) rating on Friday, September 16. Janney Capital has “Neutral” rating and $22 target. The stock of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 18 by FBR Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:MMLP) rating on Friday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $2200 target. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $20.0 target in Tuesday, September 26 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Thursday, September 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 6 report.

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