Citigroup Cuts ExlService Holdings (EXLS) To Neutral, Yulong Eco Materials Limited Ord (YECO) Sellers Increased By 850% Their Shorts

July 18, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Yulong Eco Materials Limited Ord (OTCMKTS:YECO) had an increase of 850% in short interest. YECO’s SI was 7,600 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 850% from 800 shares previously. With 4,200 avg volume, 2 days are for Yulong Eco Materials Limited Ord (OTCMKTS:YECO)’s short sellers to cover YECO’s short positions. The SI to Yulong Eco Materials Limited Ord’s float is 0.14%. The stock increased 12.00% or $0.03 on July 17, reaching $0.28. About 1,766 shares traded. Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (OTCMKTS:YECOF) has 0.00% since July 18, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. ExlService Holdings has $6000 highest and $41 lowest target. $53.29’s average target is -3.41% below currents $55.17 stock price. ExlService Holdings had 11 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 24 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) rating on Wednesday, June 21. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $6000 target. Cowen & Co initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $52 target in Friday, February 19 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, October 16 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of EXLS in report on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, November 17. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Friday, May 27 with “Buy”. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”.

ExlService Holdings, Inc. is an operations management and analytics company. The company has market cap of $1.86 billion. The Firm divisions include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting ; Analytics, and All Other. It has a 29.63 P/E ratio. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

Since March 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 18 selling transactions for $8.24 million activity. The insider BAGAI PAVAN sold 7,000 shares worth $342,160. The insider Kapoor Rohit sold 22,764 shares worth $1.13 million. $100,872 worth of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) shares were sold by Chhibbar Vishal. Saltzman Nancy also sold $190,373 worth of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) on Wednesday, May 10. Another trade for 3,863 shares valued at $174,646 was sold by Miglani Nalin Kumar.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold ExlService Holdings, Inc. shares while 47 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 31.54 million shares or 0.37% more from 31.42 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Tributary Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Company reported 221,653 shares. Comm Bank holds 0.01% or 7,685 shares in its portfolio. 74,195 are held by Blackrock Grp Limited. Legal & General Grp Public Limited Co holds 0% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) for 57,990 shares. Capital Impact Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.34% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) for 16,098 shares. 1,250 were reported by Finemark Savings Bank & Tru. Kornitzer Mgmt Ks holds 0.1% or 105,685 shares in its portfolio. Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.04% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Moreover, Comerica State Bank has 0.01% invested in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) for 35,949 shares. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% or 21,911 shares in its portfolio. 14,600 are held by Paradigm Asset Communication Limited Liability Company. Victory reported 0% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 26,705 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Voya Invest Management Lc, Georgia-based fund reported 14,432 shares. Glenmede Trust Communications Na holds 13,486 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

It closed at $55.17 lastly. It is down 4.24% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.46% the S&P500.

Analysts await ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) to report earnings on July, 27 before the open. They expect $0.46 EPS, down 2.13% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.47 per share. EXLS’s profit will be $15.51 million for 29.98 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by ExlService Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -16.36% negative EPS growth.

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