EPS for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) Expected At $0.32; Abercrombie & Fitch Co Has 1.24 Sentiment

January 13, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Analysts expect Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) to report $0.32 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 14.29% from last quarter’s $0.28 EPS. AXTA’s profit would be $77.96 million giving it 25.34 P/E if the $0.32 EPS is correct. After having $0.26 EPS previously, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.’s analysts see 23.08% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.86% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $32.44. About 1.48 million shares traded. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) has risen 13.74% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.96% the S&P500.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co., through its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer. The company has market cap of $1.30 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions, Abercrombie and Hollister. It currently has negative earnings. It offers knit tops, woven shirts, graphic T-shirts, fleece, sweaters, jeans, woven pants, shorts, outerwear, dresses, intimates, and swimwear; and personal care products and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, and Gilly Hicks brand names.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, makes, markets, and distributes coatings primarily for the transportation industry. The company has market cap of $7.90 billion. It operates through two divisions, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. It has a 123.82 P/E ratio. The Performance Coatings segment offers various water and solvent borne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment maker dealership body shops.

Among 21 analysts covering Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Axalta Coating Systems had 65 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, December 14. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AXTA in report on Monday, December 7 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Nomura. The stock of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 30. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $3600 target in Tuesday, May 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 7 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, July 4 report. Citigroup upgraded Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) on Monday, October 30 to “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Seaport Global to “Buy”. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 29 report.

Sls Management Llc holds 13.09% of its portfolio in Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for 695,714 shares. Lesa Sroufe & Co owns 369,324 shares or 4.67% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Quinn Opportunity Partners Llc has 3.04% invested in the company for 1.34 million shares. The Colorado-based Paradice Investment Management Llc has invested 2.75% in the stock. Lorber David A, a Connecticut-based fund reported 8,708 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 9% of Abercrombie & Fitch’s analysts are positive. Out of 11 Wall Street analysts rating Abercrombie & Fitch, 1 give it “Buy”, 3 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $13.0 while the high is $21.0. The stock’s average target of $17.60 is -7.85% below today’s ($19.1) share price. ANF was included in 12 notes of analysts from August 30, 2016. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, August 31. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, November 15 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to “Underperform”. The company was downgraded on Monday, November 14 by Wolfe Research. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of ANF in report on Thursday, October 6 to “Sector Weight” rating. As per Wednesday, November 23, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 30 by Standpoint Research. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 3 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, August 30, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho.

Analysts await Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) to report earnings on March, 1. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 19.72% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.71 per share. ANF’s profit will be $57.90M for 5.62 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 183.33% EPS growth.

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