$0.45 EPS Expected for Portland General Electric Company (POR); Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT) Sentiment Is 1.25

July 10, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Central Garden & Pet Company is a marketer and producer of branded products and distributor of third party products in the pet and lawn and garden supplies industries in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.64 billion. The Firm operates in two divisions: Pet segment and the Garden segment. It has a 26.03 P/E ratio. It is a marketer and producer of pet supplies in the United States.

Analysts expect Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) to report $0.45 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 7.14% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. POR’s profit would be $40.25M giving it 24.84 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.82 EPS previously, Portland General Electric Company’s analysts see -45.12% EPS growth. About 361,210 shares traded. Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) has risen 12.10% since July 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.60% the S&P500.

About 21,872 shares traded. Central Garden & Pet Co (CENT) has risen 76.19% since July 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 59.49% the S&P500.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc holds 0.69% of its portfolio in Central Garden & Pet Co for 73,354 shares. Timpani Capital Management Llc owns 47,446 shares or 0.65% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Martin & Co Inc Tn has 0.56% invested in the company for 52,380 shares. The Missouri-based Piermont Capital Management Inc. has invested 0.5% in the stock. Eam Investors Llc, a California-based fund reported 109,433 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $5.32 million activity.

Analysts await Central Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ:CENT) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.51 earnings per share, up 6.25% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.48 per share. CENT’s profit will be $26.54 million for 15.45 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Central Garden & Pet Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.88% negative EPS growth.

Portland General Electric Company is an electric utility that is engaged in the wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution and retail sale of electricity in the State of Oregon. The company has market cap of $4.00 billion. The Company’s service area allocation of approximately 4,000 square miles is located entirely within Oregon and includes approximately 51 incorporated cities, of which Portland and Salem. It has a 19.44 P/E ratio. It has five natural gas-fired generating facilities, which include Port Westward Unit 1 , Port Westward Unit 2 (PW2), Beaver natural gas-fired generating plant (Beaver), Coyote Springs Unit 1 (Coyote Springs) and Carty natural gas-fired generating plant (Carty).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.50, from 0.72 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 21 investors sold Portland General Electric Company shares while 78 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 82.17 million shares or 0.22% more from 81.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Board has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR). 13,360 were accumulated by Jacobs Levy Equity Inc. Macquarie Grp Inc Ltd holds 25,200 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0.01% or 70,803 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsr reported 0.02% in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR). Huntington Savings Bank stated it has 2,775 shares. Moreover, Plante Moran Financial Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR). West Coast Financial Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 79,673 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt Incorporated, a Ohio-based fund reported 53,182 shares. Walleye Trading Limited Liability accumulated 1,930 shares. Paloma Prns Management invested in 22,931 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Td Asset Management Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR). Geode Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR). Robeco Institutional Asset Bv reported 71,751 shares. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR).

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