Cousins Properties (CUZ) EPS Estimated At $0.15; Lgi Homes (LGIH)’s Sentiment Is 1.11

October 13, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

LGI Homes, Inc. is a homebuilder and land developer. The company has market cap of $1.17 billion. The Firm is engaged in the design, construction, marketing and sale of new homes in markets in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington and Tennessee. It has a 14.34 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through five divisions: the Texas division, the Southwest division, the Southeast division, the Florida division and the Northwest division.

Analysts expect Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) to report $0.15 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 31.82% from last quarter’s $0.22 EPS. CUZ’s profit would be $62.99M giving it 15.72 P/E if the $0.15 EPS is correct. After having $0.16 EPS previously, Cousins Properties Inc’s analysts see -6.25% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.27% or $0.03 on October 13, reaching $9.43. About 1.23M shares traded. Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) has risen 17.13% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.43% the S&P500.

Gratia Capital Llc holds 9.04% of its portfolio in LGI Homes Inc for 769,200 shares. D.C. Capital Advisors Ltd owns 300,000 shares or 8.34% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Covalent Partners Llc has 5.61% invested in the company for 295,109 shares. The Florida-based Zpr Investment Management has invested 3.74% in the stock. Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc, a California-based fund reported 759,450 shares.

The stock increased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $53.99. About 188,306 shares traded. LGI Homes Inc (LGIH) has risen 30.68% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.98% the S&P500.

Analysts await LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) to report earnings on November, 14. They expect $1.22 earnings per share, up 41.86% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.86 per share. LGIH’s profit will be $26.44 million for 11.06 P/E if the $1.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.39 actual earnings per share reported by LGI Homes Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.23% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of LGI Homes’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating LGI Homes, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. LGIH was included in 2 notes of analysts from September 29, 2016. Wells Fargo initiated LGI Homes Inc (NASDAQ:LGIH) on Thursday, September 29 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Wedbush on Tuesday, December 6 with “Neutral”.

Cousins Properties Incorporated is a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $3.96 billion. The Company’s divisions include Office, Mixed-Use, Other, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Other. It has a 16.59 P/E ratio. It develops, acquires, leases, manages and owns primarily Class A office properties and opportunistic mixed-use developments in Sunbelt markets with a focus on Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.

Since May 2, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $46,563 activity. GIORNELLI LILLIAN C sold 541 shares worth $4,599.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.64 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.11, from 1.75 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 22 investors sold Cousins Properties Inc shares while 51 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 446.43 million shares or 4.60% more from 426.79 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag holds 1.25M shares. Credit Agricole S A invested in 268,931 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees owns 236,117 shares or 0.26% of their US portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement, a Louisiana-based fund reported 109,300 shares. Basswood Cap Mngmt Limited Liability holds 14,659 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Fincl Bank Of America Corporation De holds 0% of its portfolio in Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) for 2.06M shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al, Virginia-based fund reported 600,000 shares. Capstone Asset Mngmt reported 26,062 shares. Cipher Capital L P holds 262,075 shares. Swiss Bancorporation invested 0.01% in Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ). 147,989 were accumulated by Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability. State Treasurer State Of Michigan, a Michigan-based fund reported 172,700 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr invested in 1.39M shares. Advisors Asset holds 111,926 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Hsbc Public Llc invested in 0% or 35,514 shares.

Among 5 analysts covering Cousins Properties (NYSE:CUZ), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Cousins Properties had 11 analyst reports since November 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, July 5. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Bank of America. As per Tuesday, May 16, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of CUZ in report on Thursday, January 7 to “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of CUZ in report on Thursday, September 29 to “Sell” rating. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the shares of CUZ in report on Tuesday, August 1 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Cousins Properties Inc (NYSE:CUZ) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by SunTrust.

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