Analysts See $-0.04 EPS for Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (BKEP), Pra Group (PRAA) Sellers Increased By 1.29% Their Shorts

July 17, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP) to report $-0.04 EPS on August, 1.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 33.33% from last quarter’s $-0.03 EPS. After having $-0.08 EPS previously, Blueknight Energy Partners L.P.’s analysts see -50.00% EPS growth. About 14,352 shares traded. Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP) has risen 36.27% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.57% the S&P500.

Pra Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:PRAA) had an increase of 1.29% in short interest. PRAA’s SI was 7.38 million shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 1.29% from 7.28 million shares previously. With 380,800 avg volume, 19 days are for Pra Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:PRAA)’s short sellers to cover PRAA’s short positions. The SI to Pra Group Incorporated’s float is 16.32%. About 118,882 shares traded. Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) has risen 44.62% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.92% the S&P500.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $9.50 million activity. The insider Olsen Geir bought 143,000 shares worth $4.98 million. Roberts Steven C sold $390,735 worth of stock.

PRA Group, Inc. is a financial and business services firm with activities in the Americas and Europe. The company has market cap of $1.84 billion. The Company’s primary business is the purchase, collection and management of portfolios of nonperforming loans. It has a 18.12 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the account receivables management segment.

Among 4 analysts covering Portfolio Recovery Associates (NASDAQ:PRAA), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Portfolio Recovery Associates had 8 analyst reports since October 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by First Analysis on Tuesday, June 7. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 8 by Raymond James. The firm has “Strong Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Raymond James. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, May 10 to “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Friday, February 26 to “Mkt Perform”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 13 investors sold Pra Group Inc shares while 77 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 45.65 million shares or 1.29% less from 46.24 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Northern Corporation holds 755,415 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 33,803 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). Arizona State Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). Hsbc Public Limited Co invested in 0% or 10,909 shares. Sterling Capital Limited Liability Co holds 34,924 shares. Thornburg Invest Management reported 0.01% in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). Pinebridge Lp has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). First Bancshares Of Omaha holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) for 61,562 shares. 1St Global Advsrs reported 12,954 shares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested in 0.03% or 188,300 shares. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% stake. Atria Invests Ltd Liability Com owns 7,598 shares. Bessemer Group Incorporated stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA). Etrade Capital Mngmt Lc holds 0.06% or 33,025 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Blueknight Energy (NASDAQ:BKEP), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Blueknight Energy had 9 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $6.0 target in Tuesday, August 11 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 22 by SunTrust. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, November 6. As per Friday, July 22, the company rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson. On Thursday, May 19 the stock rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “Neutral”. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson on Friday, October 7 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 1.36 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 4 investors sold Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 21.06 million shares or 8.40% less from 22.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Toronto Dominion Bancshares accumulated 1,580 shares. California Employees Retirement invested 0% of its portfolio in Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP). Sei Invests invested in 0% or 6,000 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0% or 85,926 shares. Moreover, Neuberger Berman Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP). Renaissance Technologies Ltd Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP) for 107,439 shares. 6,600 were reported by Walleye Trading Limited Liability. Wells Fargo And Com Mn invested 0% of its portfolio in Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP). Royal Bancshares Of Canada invested in 293,250 shares. Prescott Group Inc Mgmt stated it has 97,489 shares. Terril Brothers accumulated 55,900 shares. Citigroup accumulated 0% or 519,125 shares. Morgan Stanley has 434,001 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp has invested 0% in Blueknight Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BKEP). National Bank Of America De holds 0% or 1.15M shares in its portfolio.

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