$0.93 EPS Expected for Pentair plc (PNR); Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) Sentiment Is 1.42

January 18, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Analysts expect Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) to report $0.93 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 19.23% from last quarter’s $0.78 EPS. PNR’s profit would be $168.89M giving it 19.78 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Pentair plc’s analysts see -2.11% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $73.58. About 851,783 shares traded. Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) has risen 14.99% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.71% the S&P500.

Monro, Inc. provides automotive undercar repair, and tire sales and services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.95 billion. The firm offers range of services on passenger cars, light trucks, and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems; and steering, drive train, suspension, and wheel alignment. It has a 31.96 P/E ratio. It also provides other services and products, including tires and routine maintenance services, including state inspections.

Analysts await Monro, Inc. (NASDAQ:MNRO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.48 EPS, down 9.43% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.53 per share. MNRO’s profit will be $15.73M for 31.04 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Monro, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.73% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $59.6. About 263,886 shares traded. Monro, Inc. (MNRO) has declined 18.88% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.58% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Monro Muffler’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Monro Muffler, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $66.0 while the high is $69.0. The stock’s average target of $67.50 is 13.26% above today’s ($59.6) share price. MNRO was included in 3 notes of analysts from August 26, 2016. The rating was initiated by Susquehanna on Friday, August 26 with “Positive”. Gabelli upgraded the shares of MNRO in report on Tuesday, January 31 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 27 by Northcoast.

Pivot Point Capital Partners Llc holds 15.93% of its portfolio in Monro, Inc. for 356,700 shares. Arlington Value Capital Llc owns 1.56 million shares or 8.73% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Summit Creek Advisors Llc has 2.56% invested in the company for 232,071 shares. The Utah-based Wasatch Advisors Inc has invested 2.2% in the stock. Diker Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 81,774 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $3.15 million activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold Pentair plc shares while 147 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 151.12 million shares or 1.77% less from 153.84 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wellington Mngmt Group Llp owns 3.17M shares. First Interstate Comml Bank stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Neuberger Berman Gru invested in 0.05% or 644,196 shares. Southernsun Asset Mngmt Lc owns 1.81% invested in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 1.09M shares. Carnegie Cap Asset Limited Co reported 10,860 shares. First Tru Advsr L P holds 157,749 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 13D Management Llc invested 3.07% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) holds 0% in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) or 136 shares. Franklin holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 6.86 million shares. Live Your Vision Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0% invested in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) for 1 shares. Carroll Finance, North Carolina-based fund reported 189 shares. Tower Bridge Advsrs invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR). Fmr Lc holds 3.04 million shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Jane Street Group Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0% or 18,055 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.05% or 101,737 shares.

Since September 28, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $348,400 activity. Another trade for 5,200 shares valued at $348,400 was sold by MERRIMAN RONALD.

Among 23 analysts covering Pentair Inc. (NYSE:PNR), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Pentair Inc. had 73 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 14. Cowen & Co maintained Pentair plc (NYSE:PNR) rating on Thursday, July 20. Cowen & Co has “Sell” rating and $5900 target. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, July 13. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, January 13 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Vertical Research on Monday, January 23 to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 18. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 18 by Canaccord Genuity.

Pentair plc operates as a diversified industrial manufacturing firm in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $13.36 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Water and Electrical. It has a 22.23 P/E ratio. The Water segment designs, makes, and services products and solutions to meet filtration, separation, flow, and water management challenges in agriculture, aquaculture, foodservice, food and beverage processing, swimming pools, water supply and disposal, and various industrial applications.

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