EPS for Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI) Expected At $2.00; Oge Energy (OGE) Shorts Down By 7.99%

July 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Analysts expect Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) to report $2.00 EPS on July, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 7.41% from last quarter’s $2.16 EPS. GPI’s profit would be $41.35M giving it 7.86 P/E if the $2.00 EPS is correct. After having $1.53 EPS previously, Group 1 Automotive, Inc.’s analysts see 30.72% EPS growth. It closed at $62.88 lastly. It is down 10.14% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.56% the S&P500.

Oge Energy Corporation (NYSE:OGE) had a decrease of 7.99% in short interest. OGE’s SI was 3.62M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 7.99% from 3.94M shares previously. With 969,300 avg volume, 4 days are for Oge Energy Corporation (NYSE:OGE)’s short sellers to cover OGE’s short positions. The SI to Oge Energy Corporation’s float is 1.82%. It closed at $34.57 lastly. It is down 12.79% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.91% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.16, from 0.68 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 25 investors sold Group 1 Automotive, Inc. shares while 60 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 20.81 million shares or 0.54% more from 20.70 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 178,278 were accumulated by Schwab Charles Invest Mgmt. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested in 553,580 shares. First Interstate Bank has 0.01% invested in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) for 892 shares. Northern invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Glenmede Na invested 0% of its portfolio in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Ny State Common Retirement Fund reported 22,300 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 638 shares or 0% of the stock. California Pub Employees Retirement Systems owns 0.01% invested in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) for 56,100 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & owns 105,422 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI). Smith Asset Mgmt Gp L P accumulated 360 shares. 37,694 are owned by Alliancebernstein Lp. 1,600 were reported by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary). Capstone Asset Communication, Texas-based fund reported 7,331 shares. Blackrock Inv Lc, New Jersey-based fund reported 109,178 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering Group 1 Automotive (NYSE:GPI), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Group 1 Automotive had 11 analyst reports since September 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna with “Neutral” on Thursday, February 2. On Tuesday, January 10 the stock rating was downgraded by CL King to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Buckingham Research. Seaport Global initiated Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) on Tuesday, August 9 with “Neutral” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of GPI in report on Wednesday, April 13 with “Underweight” rating. Goldman Sachs downgraded the shares of GPI in report on Tuesday, November 22 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Friday, February 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Wednesday, March 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Evercore to “Hold”. Stephens maintained Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE:GPI) on Wednesday, October 28 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Sidoti given on Thursday, September 17.

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. is an operator in the automotive retail industry. The company has market cap of $1.30 billion. The Company, through its dealerships, sells new and used cars and light trucks; arranges related vehicle financing; sells service and insurance contracts; provides automotive maintenance and repair services, and sells vehicle parts. It has a 9.26 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: the U.S., which includes the activities of its corporate office, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.13, from 1.09 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 28 investors sold OGE Energy Corp. shares while 111 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 126.59 million shares or 0.92% less from 127.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Raymond James Tru Na has invested 0.03% in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Regions Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Viking Fund Management Llc accumulated 1.1% or 260,000 shares. South Dakota Inv Council invested in 0.02% or 29,400 shares. Paloma Prtn Mngmt Communications accumulated 38,431 shares. Washington Savings Bank holds 0% in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) or 29 shares. Moreover, Torch Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.2% invested in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp has invested 0.02% in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Com Bank holds 28,797 shares. Moreover, Intrust Bancorporation Na has 0.46% invested in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) for 36,095 shares. Jefferies Grp Ltd Com holds 0% or 15,088 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa owns 69,628 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P has invested 0.01% in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Price T Rowe Assoc Md reported 186,935 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Lp invested in 0.04% or 11,193 shares.

OGE Energy Corp. is an energy and energy services well-known provider offering physical delivery and related services for both electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. The company has market cap of $6.93 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: electric utility and natural gas midstream operations. It has a 19.8 P/E ratio. The electric utility segment generates, transmits, distributes and sells electric energy in Oklahoma and western Arkansas.

Among 4 analysts covering OGE Energy (NYSE:OGE), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. OGE Energy had 10 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $3500 target in Friday, June 9 report. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Monday, April 11 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 6 by Wunderlich. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 14 by Jefferies. The stock of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Thursday, December 3. The stock of OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 18.

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