$0.57 EPS Expected for Fortive (FTV); Tor Minerals International (TORM)’s Sentiment Is 0.67

TOR Minerals International, Inc. is a maker and seller of mineral products for use as pigments and extenders, primarily in the manufacture of paints, industrial coatings plastics, and solid surface applications. The company has market cap of $27.32 million. The Company’s specialty mineral products, which include flame retardant and smoke suppressant fillers, engineered fillers, and titanium dioxide -color hybrid pigments, are designed for use in plastics, coatings, paints and catalysts applications, as well as a range of other industrial applications. It has a 54.64 P/E ratio. The Firm and its subsidiaries operate in the business of pigment manufacturing and related products in three geographic divisions, namely, United States, European and Asian.

Analysts expect Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) to report $0.57 EPS on May, 2.FTV’s profit would be $196.47M giving it 26.53 P/E if the $0.57 EPS is correct. After having $0.68 EPS previously, Fortive Corp’s analysts see -16.18% EPS growth. About 1.08 million shares traded. Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) has risen 15.25% since September 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.60% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Fortive (NYSE:FTV), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Fortive had 8 analyst reports since July 6, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, March 30, the company rating was upgraded by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets initiated Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) on Thursday, March 23 with “Sector Perform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Raymond James. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 6 with “Overweight”. On Wednesday, March 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson to “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Friday, January 13. The stock of Fortive Corp (NYSE:FTV) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, March 24. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird with “Neutral”.

Fortive Corporation is a diversified industrial growth company. The company has market cap of $20.85 billion. The Firm designs, develops, makes and markets professional and engineered products, software and services for a range of end markets. It has a 24.07 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Technologies.

First Wilshire Securities Management Inc holds 0.18% of its portfolio in TOR Minerals International Inc for 103,913 shares. Grt Capital Partners L.L.C. owns 31,077 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Acadian Asset Management Llc has 0% invested in the company for 68 shares. The Delaware-based Blackrock Advisors Llc has invested 0% in the stock. Blackrock Fund Advisors, a California-based fund reported 263 shares.

It closed at $7.3 lastly. It is down 23.73% since September 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.08% the S&P500.

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