Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA) Analysts See $0.16 EPS, Fifth Third Bancorp Decreased Agrium (AGU) Holding By $579,200

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) to report $0.16 EPS on August, 3 after the close.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. MWA’s profit would be $25.64M giving it 17.94 P/E if the $0.16 EPS is correct. After having $0.09 EPS previously, Mueller Water Products, Inc.’s analysts see 77.78% EPS growth. About 282,774 shares traded. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) has risen 8.65% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.05% the S&P500.

Fifth Third Bancorp decreased Agrium Inc (AGU) stake by 90.13% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Fifth Third Bancorp sold 5,792 shares as Agrium Inc (AGU)’s stock declined 10.74%. The Fifth Third Bancorp holds 634 shares with $64,000 value, down from 6,426 last quarter. Agrium Inc now has $13.83 billion valuation. The stock declined 0.07% or $0.07 reaching $98.48 per share. About 240,571 shares traded. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) has risen 5.50% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.08, from 1.34 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 17 investors sold Mueller Water Products, Inc. shares while 73 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 133.73 million shares or 1.67% less from 136.01 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Inv Counselors Of Maryland Limited Liability Corp reported 0.72% stake. Tfs Capital Ltd Liability Co, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 17,994 shares. Calvert Inv Mngmt Inc owns 396,886 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Thompson Investment Management accumulated 0.07% or 27,850 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). Price T Rowe Assoc Md accumulated 6.89M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Dana Investment Advisors Inc holds 0.1% or 157,580 shares. First Interstate Natl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) for 1,771 shares. Blackrock Institutional Trust Na owns 4.21M shares. Citigroup owns 164,757 shares. Wexford Cap Lp has invested 0.04% in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). Pnc Finance Svcs Grp Inc invested in 0% or 40,792 shares. Blackrock Investment Management Ltd owns 0.01% invested in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) for 578,934 shares. Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.01% invested in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) for 66,041 shares. P2 Limited Liability Corp invested in 6.55% or 3.75M shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Mueller Water Products had 14 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, March 15 by Cowen & Co. RBC Capital Markets maintained Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) rating on Thursday, June 1. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $1400 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by DA Davidson. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, March 8 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Northcoast to “Buy” on Wednesday, October 12. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. IBC maintained the shares of MWA in report on Thursday, May 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, March 24 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Thursday, April 28.

Mueller Water Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of services and products used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America. The company has market cap of $1.84 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Mueller Co., Anvil and Mueller Technologies. It has a 36.08 P/E ratio. The Mueller Co. segment makes valves for water and gas systems, and dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants.

Among 22 analysts covering Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Agrium Inc. had 57 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Credit Agricole on Thursday, June 9 to “Sell”. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, January 5. Standpoint Research downgraded the shares of AGU in report on Monday, November 21 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “” rating by Howard Weil given on Monday, August 10. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) on Tuesday, May 31 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) on Tuesday, June 27 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 7 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil on Friday, August 7 to “Outperform”. Barclays Capital maintained Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) on Thursday, August 18 with “Overweight” rating.

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