$0.69 EPS Expected for Great-West Lifeco (GWO), Libbey SC (NYSEMKT:LBY) Shorts Increased By 21.78%

July 25, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSE:GWO) to report $0.69 EPS on August, 2 after the close.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 2.99% from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. T_GWO’s profit would be $684.34 million giving it 12.81 P/E if the $0.69 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Great-West Lifeco Inc’s analysts see 9.52% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.08% or $0.03 on July 24, reaching $35.36. About 187,160 shares traded. Great-West Lifeco Inc (TSE:GWO) has 0.00% since July 25, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Libbey Incorporated SC (NYSEMKT:LBY) had an increase of 21.78% in short interest. LBY’s SI was 910,800 shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 21.78% from 747,900 shares previously. With 151,300 avg volume, 6 days are for Libbey Incorporated SC (NYSEMKT:LBY)’s short sellers to cover LBY’s short positions. The SI to Libbey Incorporated SC’s float is 4.24%. The stock increased 2.94% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $7.71. About shares traded. Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY) has declined 48.72% since July 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 65.42% the S&P500.

Great-West Lifeco Inc. is a financial services holding company. The company has market cap of $35.07 billion. The Firm has interests in the life insurance, health insurance, asset management, investment and retirement savings, and reinsurance businesses. It has a 13.41 P/E ratio. It operates through four operating divisions: Canada, United States, Europe and Lifeco Corporate.

Among 3 analysts covering Great-West Lifeco (TSE:GWO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Great-West Lifeco had 43 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of GWO in report on Friday, February 10 with “Sector Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 8 by Scotia Capital. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was maintained by TD Securities with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Wednesday, June 8 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Dundee Securities. On Friday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by TD Securities to “Buy”. TD Securities downgraded the shares of GWO in report on Thursday, August 6 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “” rating on Friday, October 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.36 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.18, from 1.18 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold Libbey Inc. shares while 32 reduced holdings. 14 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 18.19 million shares or 1.16% less from 18.40 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Rbf Limited Liability Corp accumulated 10,000 shares. Deprince Race And Zollo, Florida-based fund reported 415,767 shares. Mesirow Fincl Investment holds 12,735 shares. Credit Suisse Ag, a Switzerland-based fund reported 40,680 shares. Swiss State Bank owns 0% invested in Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY) for 33,037 shares. Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY). Petrus Tru Communications Lta invested in 0.07% or 14,522 shares. The Massachusetts-based Cubic Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0.23% in Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY). Albion Fin Group Ut reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY). Ancora Limited Liability Corp holds 0.05% or 33,623 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 0% or 24,492 shares in its portfolio. American Intl Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in Libbey Inc. (NYSEMKT:LBY) for 12,623 shares. Barclays Public Ltd stated it has 307 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Art Advsrs Lc owns 12,500 shares. 172,821 were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company.

Libbey Inc. is engaged in the design, production and sale of tableware and other products. The company has market cap of $168.97 million. The Company’s divisions are U.S. & Canada; Latin America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Other. It has a 61.75 P/E ratio. The U.S. & Canada segment includes sales of manufactured and sourced tableware having an end market destination in the United States and Canada, excluding glass products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which remain in the Latin America segment.

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