Analysts See $0.55 EPS for Aaron's, Inc. (AAN); 27 Analysts Bullish Energen (EGN)

February 15, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to report $0.55 EPS on February, 16.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 10.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. AAN’s profit would be $38.92M giving it 18.33 P/E if the $0.55 EPS is correct. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Aaron's, Inc.’s analysts see 27.91% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.08% or $0.82 during the last trading session, reaching $40.33. About 1.05 million shares traded or 27.41% up from the average. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN), 27 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Energen Corporation has $85 highest and $30 lowest target. $61.09’s average target is 15.42% above currents $52.93 stock price. Energen Corporation had 117 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, August 10. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus. JP Morgan maintained Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) rating on Tuesday, March 15. JP Morgan has “Neutral” rating and $32 target. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 11. Wunderlich maintained Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) on Thursday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 14 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 2. The stock has “Sell” rating by J.P. Morgan on Friday, December 15. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. See Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) latest ratings:

07/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $75 New Target: $73 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $70 Initiates Coverage On
29/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0 Maintain
26/01/2018 Broker: Seaport Global Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
24/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Upgrade
21/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $70.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $69.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $72.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Sell New Target: $57.0 Downgrade
15/12/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $53 Downgrade

Aaron's, Inc. operates an omnichannel well-known provider of lease-purchase solutions. The company has market cap of $2.85 billion. It operates through five divisions: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, DAMI, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It has a 21.26 P/E ratio. The firm engages in the sale, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 26 investors sold Aaron's, Inc. shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aperio Group Inc Incorporated Lc invested in 0.06% or 250,958 shares. Whittier Tru Com holds 142 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Kbc Nv owns 4,392 shares. 502,221 are held by Stephens Invest Mngmt Group. Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Ftb Incorporated holds 0% or 70 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Prtnrs Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 115,099 shares. Usa Finance Portformulas holds 0.11% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) or 11,055 shares. Hap Trading Limited Liability Corporation owns 10,933 shares. Lpl Finance Ltd Liability Corp has 11,934 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Northern Corporation holds 0.02% or 1.56 million shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Incorporated accumulated 8.22 million shares. 389,500 are held by Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Company. Numeric Investors has 8,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 11,922 shares.

Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $1.82 million activity. 6,776 shares were sold by Woodley Ryan K, worth $300,177. SINCLAIR ROBERT P JR had sold 1,000 shares worth $45,000. Doman Curtis Linn sold 30,000 shares worth $1.30 million.

Among 13 analysts covering Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Aaron’s Inc has $61.0 highest and $30 lowest target. $47.94’s average target is 18.87% above currents $40.33 stock price. Aaron’s Inc had 33 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the shares of AAN in report on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. Raymond James downgraded the shares of AAN in report on Thursday, January 19 to “Mkt Perform” rating. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Friday, December 1 the stock rating was maintained by Northcoast with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13 with “Buy”. SunTrust upgraded Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Friday, January 20 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 23 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 27. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

The stock increased 4.92% or $2.48 during the last trading session, reaching $52.93. About 913,258 shares traded or 7.41% up from the average. Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) has risen 35.21% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.51% the S&P500.

Energen Corporation, through its subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company has market cap of $5.15 billion. It has activities within the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin, and the Central Basin Platform areas of the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico. It currently has negative earnings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold Energen Corporation shares while 86 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 89.38 million shares or 7.87% less from 97.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price Michael F, a New York-based fund reported 62,500 shares. Leavell Inv Mgmt stated it has 4,335 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Us Bancshares De reported 0% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). The California-based Hanson Mcclain Inc has invested 0% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Alliancebernstein L P holds 0% or 55,455 shares. Susquehanna Intll Gp Limited Liability Partnership has 115,286 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Regions Fincl invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 36,600 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt has 4,450 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.05% invested in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN) for 70,958 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.11% in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Campbell And Co Investment Adviser Ltd Liability Co stated it has 6,924 shares. Fdx Advsr Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN). Clinton Gp Inc invested in 0.06% or 9,239 shares. Duncker Streett And reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN).

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