Bank of Montreal (BMO) Analysts See $2.02 EPS; Xcel Energy (XEL)’s Sentiment Is 1.23

November 13, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) to report $2.02 EPS on December, 5 before the open.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 3.81% from last quarter’s $2.1 EPS. T_BMO’s profit would be $1.31 billion giving it 12.11 P/E if the $2.02 EPS is correct. After having $2.03 EPS previously, Bank of Montreal’s analysts see -0.49% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.76% or $0.75 on November 10, reaching $97.86. About 1.01M shares traded. Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) has 0.00% since November 13, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Xcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The company has market cap of $25.49 billion. The Company’s activities include the activity of four utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas clients in eight states. It has a 21.55 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other.

The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.31 on November 10, reaching $50.2. About shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) has risen 13.18% since November 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Analysts await Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) to report earnings on February, 1. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, down 2.22% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.45 per share. XEL’s profit will be $223.42M for 28.52 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.97 actual earnings per share reported by Xcel Energy Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -54.64% negative EPS growth.

Bruce & Co. Inc. holds 5.05% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc for 481,600 shares. Stewart & Patten Co Llc owns 512,866 shares or 4.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, National Investment Services Inc Wi has 2.81% invested in the company for 58,295 shares. The Australia-based Commonwealth Bank Of Australia has invested 2.67% in the stock. First Dallas Securities Inc., a Texas-based fund reported 57,812 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering Bank Of Montreal (TSE:BMO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bank Of Montreal had 54 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TD Securities upgraded Bank of Montreal (TSE:BMO) rating on Thursday, June 1. TD Securities has “Buy” rating and $105 target. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, May 23 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by TD Securities on Wednesday, March 1 with “Hold”. Dundee Securities maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, September 21 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $84 target in Wednesday, December 2 report.

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