$0.52 EPS Expected for KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR); Profile of 2 Analysts Covering U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (USPH)

January 18, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 5 analysts covering U.S. Physical Therapy (NYSE:USPH), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. U.S. Physical Therapy had 12 analyst reports since November 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by Cantor Fitzgerald. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Thursday, November 2 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. On Friday, November 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Barrington to “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 4. Barrington Research upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) on Friday, November 4 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Barrington to “Buy” on Monday, July 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 29. The stock of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, March 17 by Barrington Research. Barrington Research upgraded U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) on Friday, May 6 to “Outperform” rating. See U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) latest ratings:

03/11/2017 Broker: Barrington Rating: Hold Downgrade
02/11/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $74.0 Maintain
27/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Sidoti Rating: Buy New Target: $74.0 Upgrade
04/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Buy New Target: $72.0000 Initiate

Analysts expect KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) to report $0.52 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 15.56% from last quarter’s $0.45 EPS. KAR’s profit would be $70.33M giving it 25.63 P/E if the $0.52 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, KAR Auction Services, Inc.’s analysts see -8.77% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.06% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $53.32. About 100,653 shares traded. KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) has risen 7.49% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.21% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering KAR Auction Services (NYSE:KAR), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. KAR Auction Services had 24 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stephens given on Thursday, September 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, August 4 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR) on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 11 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 15 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. Gabelli downgraded the shares of KAR in report on Thursday, November 2 to “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy”. On Friday, February 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 1.37 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 25 investors sold KAR Auction Services, Inc. shares while 87 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 129.67 million shares or 1.77% less from 132.02 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Neuberger Berman Grp Ltd Liability accumulated 0% or 4,891 shares. North Carolina-based Piedmont Advsr Limited Com has invested 0.03% in KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR). Envestnet Asset accumulated 3,820 shares. Prudential Fincl reported 7,520 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management holds 0.01% or 96,074 shares. First Mercantile Trust invested in 6,663 shares. Sirios Mgmt L P invested in 1.52% or 607,607 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt holds 0.05% or 43,821 shares in its portfolio. Parametric Associates Ltd invested 0.02% in KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE:KAR). Macquarie Limited, a Australia-based fund reported 42,754 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt, Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 4,913 shares. Blackrock Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 6.19M shares. Tci Wealth Advsrs holds 0.01% or 271 shares. Raymond James Tru Na stated it has 9,705 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd reported 10,074 shares.

KAR Auction Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides vehicle auction services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. The company has market cap of $7.21 billion. It operates in three divisions: ADESA Auctions, IAA, and AFC. It has a 31.38 P/E ratio. The ADESA Auctions segment offers whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry through online auctions and auction facilities.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 insider sales for $1.58 million activity. Trier Clayton sold $305,873 worth of U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) on Tuesday, December 12. 2,598 shares were sold by McDowell Glenn, worth $148,096. Harris Bernard A Jr sold 5,000 shares worth $310,000. MCAFEE LAWRANCE W had sold 3,000 shares worth $186,120.

The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $76. About 6,011 shares traded. U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) has risen 8.86% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.44, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 14 investors sold U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. shares while 42 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 10.90 million shares or 7.08% less from 11.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has 0.01% invested in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) for 3,193 shares. Neuberger Berman Group Incorporated Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1.04 million shares stake. Vanguard Gru Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) for 691,196 shares. Wedge Cap Management L L P Nc reported 26,526 shares stake. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Management Corp has 6,400 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Tech Ltd accumulated 708,674 shares. Ameriprise Financial reported 0% stake. Moreover, Punch Assoc Investment Management has 0.41% invested in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH). Bancorp Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 3,344 shares in its portfolio. Fifth Third Bank & Trust stated it has 0% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH). Manufacturers Life Insur The owns 9,301 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rice Hall James Limited Liability Corp holds 0.12% in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH) or 42,513 shares. Voya Inv Limited Liability Com stated it has 5,220 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 51,084 are owned by Natl Bank Of America Corp De. Tci Wealth Advsrs reported 0% of its portfolio in U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE:USPH).

U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates outpatient physical therapy clinics in the United States. The company has market cap of $956.17 million. The Company’s clinics provide pre-and post-operative care and treatment for orthopedic-related disorders, sports-related injuries, preventative care, rehabilitation of injured workers, and neurological-related injuries. It has a 47.32 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, the firm owned and operated 540 outpatient physical therapy clinics in 42 states; and managed 20 physical therapy facilities for unaffiliated third parties, including hospitals and physician groups.

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