$0.69 EPS Expected for HealthSouth (HLS); Argi Investment Services Has Boosted Microsoft Com (MSFT) Stake By $330,150

July 17, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) to report $0.69 EPS on July, 31 after the close.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.69 EPS. HLS’s profit would be $61.87M giving it 16.49 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.70 EPS previously, HealthSouth Corp’s analysts see -1.43% EPS growth. About 110,617 shares traded. HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) has risen 15.04% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.66% the S&P500.

Argi Investment Services Llc increased Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT) stake by 39.91% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Argi Investment Services Llc acquired 5,325 shares as Microsoft Corp Com (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Argi Investment Services Llc holds 18,669 shares with $1.16 million value, up from 13,344 last quarter. Microsoft Corp Com now has $571.57B valuation. The stock rose 0.31% or $0.22 reaching $73 per share. About 6.62M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering Healthsouth (NYSE:HLS), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Healthsouth had 21 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5300 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, October 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Monday, July 10. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 31 report. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, June 27 by Barclays Capital. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. The stock of HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 27. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, November 9. Mizuho maintained HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) rating on Wednesday, February 22. Mizuho has “Neutral” rating and $44.50 target.

HealthSouth Corporation is a well-known provider of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility and home post-acute services in 35 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. The company has market cap of $4.08 billion. The Firm manages its activities through divisions, including inpatient rehabilitation, and home health and hospice. It has a 17.31 P/E ratio. It is an owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.02 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.87, from 1.15 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 21 investors sold HealthSouth Corp shares while 67 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 112 raised stakes. 88.03 million shares or 7.03% more from 82.25 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Capstone Asset Management holds 0.01% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) or 10,195 shares. Renaissance Gru Ltd Liability Com stated it has 7,602 shares. Lpl Limited Liability Corp has invested 0% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has invested 0.01% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). American Century has invested 0.01% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Eaton Vance Mgmt has 17,889 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.02% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Profund Advisors Limited Liability holds 16,436 shares. Huntington Bancorporation has invested 0.01% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Aqr Capital Mngmt Ltd owns 68,721 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Lsv Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Morgan Stanley invested 0.01% in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS). Us Bankshares De holds 0% of its portfolio in HealthSouth Corp (NYSE:HLS) for 18,140 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 70,767 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Redwood Ltd Liability, Massachusetts-based fund reported 162,242 shares.

Among 30 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 87 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, July 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of MSFT in report on Wednesday, January 11 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, June 19 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65 target in Wednesday, December 16 report. Atlantic Securities upgraded the shares of MSFT in report on Thursday, November 10 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Friday, January 27 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Monday, November 23, the company rating was maintained by UBS.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 14 selling transactions for $2.55 billion activity. On Monday, January 30 BROD FRANK H sold $490,125 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 7,500 shares. $696.54M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was sold by Morfit G Mason on Wednesday, February 1. GATES WILLIAM H III sold 2.50 million shares worth $173.51 million. Capossela Christopher C also sold $338,709 worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares. The insider COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold $1.84M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.84 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold MSFT shares while 897 reduced holdings. 155 funds opened positions while 739 raised stakes. 5.51 billion shares or 2.12% more from 5.39 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gateway Investment Advisers reported 4.43M shares. Addison Cap stated it has 19,653 shares or 1.08% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Invest Partners accumulated 2.91 million shares. 1.25M are owned by Avalon Advsrs Limited Liability Corp. Barry Advsr Ltd Company has 2.25% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 103,260 shares. Cleararc Capital holds 2.52% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or 226,119 shares. Botty Investors Ltd reported 40,300 shares or 1.47% of all its holdings. Regis Llc stated it has 0.07% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Huntington Steele Ltd Company invested in 408,815 shares or 8.46% of the stock. Stock Yards Bank & Trust And Tru owns 124,727 shares. Trust Communication Of Oklahoma holds 39,856 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Ltd, Massachusetts-based fund reported 14.11 million shares. Chatham Capital Group Inc Inc holds 7,593 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. Waldron Limited Partnership invested in 0.44% or 20,432 shares. Artisan Prtn Ltd Partnership has invested 1.12% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

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