$0.19 EPS Expected for AES (AES); Guardian Capital Advisors LP Has Boosted Its Bce (BCE) Position

Analysts expect AES Corp (NYSE:AES) to report $0.19 EPS on May, 8 before the open.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 46.15% from last quarter’s $0.13 EPS. AES’s profit would be $123.31 million giving it 14.88 P/E if the $0.19 EPS is correct. After having $0.35 EPS previously, AES Corp’s analysts see -45.71% EPS growth. About 10.52 million shares traded or 78.61% up from the average. AES Corp (NYSE:AES) has declined 10.41% since September 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.98% the S&P500.

Guardian Capital Advisors Lp increased Bce Inc (BCE) stake by 3.21% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Guardian Capital Advisors Lp acquired 11,274 shares as Bce Inc (BCE)’s stock declined 6.31%. The Guardian Capital Advisors Lp holds 362,196 shares with $21.34M value, up from 350,922 last quarter. Bce Inc now has $41.46 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.54% or $0.71 reaching $45.54 on the news. About 2.53M shares traded or 125.89% up from the average. BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) has risen 1.29% since September 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.28% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.23 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold AES Corp shares while 134 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes. 614.95 million shares or 1.12% more from 608.13 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Wealthtrust, Alabama-based fund reported 106 shares. Pub Sector Pension Inv Board accumulated 144,837 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees has 0.04% invested in AES Corp (NYSE:AES). Douglass Winthrop Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.05% in AES Corp (NYSE:AES) or 69,300 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.04% in AES Corp (NYSE:AES). Fairfield Bush And Co holds 41,045 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Norinchukin Natl Bank The owns 39,987 shares. Hudson Valley Investment Advisors Adv stated it has 0.05% in AES Corp (NYSE:AES). Apg Asset Management Nv has invested 0.02% in AES Corp (NYSE:AES). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 70,472 shares or 0.04% of the stock. 419,475 are owned by Panagora Asset Inc. Laurion Mgmt L P stated it has 0.01% in AES Corp (NYSE:AES). Parkside Bank & Trust & holds 0% of its portfolio in AES Corp (NYSE:AES) for 180 shares. Amp Ltd reported 1.04 million shares stake. Td Asset Mgmt holds 316,543 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. AES Corporation had 11 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, March 23 the stock rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Hold”. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 4. The stock has “Peer Perform” rating by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, November 4. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 19 by Argus Research. UBS downgraded the shares of AES in report on Monday, October 3 to “Sel” rating. The firm has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, October 4 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, November 22, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

The AES Corporation is a holding company. The company has market cap of $7.34 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. It has a 996.04 P/E ratio. It is organized into six strategic business units : the United States; Andes; Brazil; Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (MCAC); Europe, and Asia.

Among 8 analysts covering BCE Inc. (NYSE:BCE), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. BCE Inc. had 16 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, November 6 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 26 by Citigroup. The stock of BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, July 19. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Tuesday, October 27. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, January 9. The stock of BCE Inc. (USA) (NYSE:BCE) earned “Sector Perform” rating by National Bank Canada on Friday, November 6. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 21 by Barclays Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Friday, December 4.

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