$-0.45 EPS Expected for Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP); Versar (NYSEMKT:VSR) Shorts Raised By 17.39%

September 7, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Versar Incorporated (NYSEMKT:VSR) had an increase of 17.39% in short interest. VSR’s SI was 121,500 shares in September as released by FINRA. Its up 17.39% from 103,500 shares previously. With 43,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Versar Incorporated (NYSEMKT:VSR)’s short sellers to cover VSR’s short positions. The SI to Versar Incorporated’s float is 1.44%. The stock decreased 12.75% or $0.095 on September 6, reaching $0.65. About 103,035 shares traded or 173.26% up from the average. Versar Inc. (NYSEMKT:VSR) has risen 30.42% since September 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.72% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) to report $-0.45 EPS on September, 27.They anticipate $2.06 EPS change or 82.07% from last quarter’s $-2.51 EPS. After having $0.07 EPS previously, Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.’s analysts see -742.86% EPS growth. The stock increased 3.62% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $5.15. About shares traded. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) has declined 71.41% since September 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 88.11% the S&P500.

Versar, Inc. is a global project management firm providing solutions to government and commercial clients primarily in three business divisions: Engineering and Construction Management , Environmental Services (ESG), and Professional Services (PSG). The company has market cap of $6.47 million. The Firm also provides tailored solutions in harsh environments and offers specialized abilities for classified projects and hazardous materials management. It currently has negative earnings. ECM performs Title I Design Services, Title II Construction Management Services and Title III Construction Services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.47, from 0.67 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 0 investors sold Versar Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 4.09 million shares or 1.30% more from 4.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Bankshares Of America Corporation De accumulated 0% or 1,782 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The stated it has 1,039 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Company owns 13 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock Fund, a California-based fund reported 2,304 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada accumulated 43 shares. 18,049 are owned by Rbf Cap Lc. Vanguard Gp holds 229,148 shares. Northern Trust Corp accumulated 0% or 15,715 shares. Geode Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Versar Inc. (NYSEMKT:VSR). Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P owns 0% invested in Versar Inc. (NYSEMKT:VSR) for 293,345 shares. Lsv Asset Management holds 9,525 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Retail Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation invested in 15,777 shares or 0% of the stock. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has 0% invested in Versar Inc. (NYSEMKT:VSR). Nationwide Fund, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,487 shares. Ariel Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.03% in Versar Inc. (NYSEMKT:VSR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.29, from 1.08 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 28 investors sold Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 5.85 million shares or 14.06% less from 6.80 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Rmb Capital Limited Com reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Huntington Financial Bank reported 0% stake. Morgan Stanley holds 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) or 306,379 shares. Barclays Pcl stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Plante Moran Financial Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 6,489 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Kornitzer Mgmt Ks owns 11,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Inv Centers Of America owns 26,699 shares. Services Corporation has invested 0% in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP). Reilly Fincl Llc invested in 0% or 100 shares. Private Bancorporation Trust holds 0.16% or 163,535 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru invested in 543,838 shares or 0% of the stock. Susquehanna Intl Grp Inc Llp owns 425,145 shares. Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership accumulated 12,951 shares or 0% of the stock. Peak6 Investments Limited Partnership accumulated 28,142 shares. Ameritas Incorporated, a Nebraska-based fund reported 4,000 shares.

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. is engaged in the retail distribution of propane and related equipment sales, and midstream operations, which include crude oil logistics. The company has market cap of $500.34 million. The Company’s divisions include propane and related equipment sales, midstream operations-crude oil logistics, and corporate and other. It currently has negative earnings. The propane and related equipment sales segment consists of the distribution of propane and related equipment and supplies.

Since March 23, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $104,758 activity. Breuckmann Pamela A also bought $104,758 worth of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) on Thursday, March 23.

Among 10 analysts covering Ferrellgas Partners L.P. (NYSE:FGP), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 10% are positive. Ferrellgas Partners L.P. had 29 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Wednesday, August 24 by Janney Capital. On Thursday, December 8 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The stock of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) earned “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray on Monday, December 5. The rating was initiated by Janney Capital with “Neutral” on Tuesday, March 22. The stock of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) earned “Sell” rating by UBS on Friday, June 10. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, September 29 report. The stock of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Monday, December 5. The stock of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, November 2. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, August 22 by Piperjaffray. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, December 5.

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