Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO) Reaches $26.43 52-Week High; Profile of 6 Analysts Covering Lamar Advertising Company (LAMR)

November 21, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Among 12 analysts covering Lamar Advertising (NASDAQ:LAMR), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Lamar Advertising had 18 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, September 18. On Tuesday, September 13 the stock rating was initiated by Loop Capital with “Buy”. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) rating on Thursday, November 5. Topeka Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $60 target. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Hold”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 9 by M Partners. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) rating on Thursday, August 6. Topeka Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $60 target. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Wednesday, February 24 with “Neutral”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Tuesday, December 8. On Wednesday, February 24 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Friday, January 8 with “Neutral”. See Lamar Advertising Company (NASDAQ:LAMR) latest ratings:

18/09/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $75 New Target: $68 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $69 New Target: $66 Maintain
09/08/2017 Broker: M Partners Rating: Neutral Old Target: $72 New Target: $64 Maintain
26/07/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $76.0000 Downgrade
13/07/2017 Broker: Loop Capital Markets Rating: Buy

The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) hit a new 52-week high and has $28.28 target or 7.00% above today’s $26.43 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $875.80M company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 21 by Barchart.com. If the $28.28 price target is reached, the company will be worth $61.31 million more. About 460,071 shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since November 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.06 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.62, from 1.44 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 9 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 22 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 22.57 million shares or 0.41% less from 22.67 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Commerce Can has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% or 10,400 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 25,330 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Federated Pa holds 618 shares. Ancora Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.12% or 218,501 shares. State Street Corporation owns 595,910 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Illinois-based Guggenheim Limited Com has invested 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO). Prudential Fincl Inc accumulated 75,562 shares. Voya Inv Ltd Liability invested in 11,882 shares. Arizona State Retirement System holds 0% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 17,365 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 59,281 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc accumulated 56,478 shares. 61,869 are held by Rhumbline Advisers. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0% in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO).

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply laser manufacturing solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. The company has market cap of $875.80 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Component Processing and Micromachining. It currently has negative earnings. The Component Processing segment includes interconnect products, semiconductor products and component products.

Among 3 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 9 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Lake Street on Monday, September 18. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 31. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Wednesday, May 11. Needham upgraded Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) on Thursday, August 3 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Needham. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 27 by Lake Street. Needham maintained it with “Buy” rating and $27.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report.

Analysts await Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.50 EPS, up 272.41% or $0.79 from last year’s $-0.29 per share. ESIO’s profit will be $16.57 million for 13.22 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 316.67% EPS growth.

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