EPS for CNO Financial Group, Inc. (CNO) Expected At $0.41; Powell Industries (POWL)’s Sentiment Is 1.47

January 14, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Powell Industries, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, makes, sells, and services custom-engineered equipment and systems for the distribution, control, and monitoring of electrical energy. The company has market cap of $351.54 million. The companyÂ’s principal products include integrated power control room substations, custom-engineered modules, electrical houses, medium-voltage circuit breakers, monitoring and control communications systems, motor control centers, and bus duct systems, as well as traditional and arc-resistant distribution switchgears and control gears. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s products have application in voltages ranging from 480 volts to 38,000 volts; and are used in gas and oil refining, offshore gas and oil production, petrochemical, pipeline, terminal, mining and metals, light rail traction power, electric utility, pulp and paper, and other heavy industrial markets.

Analysts expect CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO) to report $0.41 EPS on February, 6.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 17.14% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. CNO’s profit would be $68.78 million giving it 15.91 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct. After having $0.45 EPS previously, CNO Financial Group, Inc.’s analysts see -8.89% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $26.09. About 715,278 shares traded. CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO) has risen 4.81% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.89% the S&P500.

CNO Financial Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.38 billion. It operates through Bankers Life, Washington National, Colonial Penn, and Long-Term Care in Run Off divisions. It has a 9.39 P/E ratio. The Bankers Life segment markets and distributes Medicare supplement insurance, interest-sensitive and traditional life insurance, fixed annuities, and long-term care insurance products; and Medicare advantage and prescription drug plan products through various distribution and marketing agreements.

Among 10 analysts covering CNO Financial Group (NYSE:CNO), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. CNO Financial Group had 22 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 22 by Raymond James. On Tuesday, November 17 the stock rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Buy”. The stock of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CNO) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 30 by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, May 2. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, June 20. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Tuesday, December 13. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Monday, June 5 with “Hold”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 4 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $11,412 activity.

The stock increased 2.95% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $30.76. About 52,547 shares traded or 2.70% up from the average. Powell Industries, Inc. (POWL) has declined 1.56% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.26% the S&P500.

Beddow Capital Management Inc holds 4.53% of its portfolio in Powell Industries, Inc. for 252,470 shares. Heartland Advisors Inc owns 379,385 shares or 0.74% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Van Den Berg Management I Inc has 0.59% invested in the company for 174,830 shares. The Wisconsin-based Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc has invested 0.4% in the stock. Prospector Partners Llc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 60,900 shares.

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