$0.99 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG); Dow Chemical Company (DOW) Shorts Decreased By 3.54%

May 12, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $0.99 EPS on May, 26.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 20.73% from last quarter’s $0.82 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $44.66M giving it 12.43 P/E if the $0.99 EPS is correct. After having $2.26 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -56.19% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.73% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $49.21. About shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has risen 5.78% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.09% the S&P500.

Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) had a decrease of 3.54% in short interest. DOW’s SI was 21.02M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 3.54% from 21.80M shares previously. With 7.25M avg volume, 3 days are for Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW)’s short sellers to cover DOW’s short positions. The SI to Dow Chemical Company’s float is 1.74%. About 200 shares traded. Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) has risen 17.38% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.51% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 1.34 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 53 investors sold Dow Chemical Co shares while 333 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 459 raised stakes. 790.77 million shares or 7.17% more from 737.86 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Carroll Fincl Assoc Incorporated owns 127,750 shares for 1.04% of their portfolio. Cadinha Ltd Llc, Hawaii-based fund reported 14,714 shares. Lakeview Capital Prtnrs Ltd Co has invested 0.28% in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). Ny Life Tru holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) for 472 shares. Essex Svcs reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). The Wisconsin-based State Of Wisconsin Board has invested 0.26% in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW). Fisher Asset Management Limited Liability, a Washington-based fund reported 4,376 shares. Davidson Advsr has 0% invested in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) for 500 shares. One Trading Lp invested in 0% or 539 shares. Jane Street Group Inc Lc holds 0.02% or 74,701 shares. Mai Mgmt has 37,934 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Dubuque Comml Bank And Tru reported 35,031 shares stake. Ig Inv Management Ltd owns 0.68% invested in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) for 2.26 million shares. Eagle Asset Management accumulated 45,235 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Maryland Capital invested in 0.29% or 32,585 shares.

The Dow Chemical Company manufactures and supplies products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer services and products. The company has market cap of $75.43 billion.

Among 14 analysts covering The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. The Dow Chemical Company had 37 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) rating on Monday, May 2. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $58 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, April 18 by Citigroup. UBS downgraded Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) on Tuesday, December 15 to “Neutral” rating. Susquehanna upgraded the shares of DOW in report on Monday, February 8 to “Positive” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of DOW in report on Monday, May 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, July 6 by CLSA. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, November 4. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, October 23. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Thursday, August 20. As per Wednesday, April 26, the company rating was initiated by Erste Group.

Since November 14, 2016, it had 0 buys, and 18 insider sales for $8.41 million activity. 12,798 Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares with value of $666,041 were sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A. CAMPISI DAVID J sold 15,000 shares worth $780,000. Schlonsky Michael Allen sold 2,496 shares worth $128,319. The insider Stein Andrew D sold $265,000. 3,000 shares were sold by SOLT RUSSELL, worth $154,500 on Monday, November 14. Robins Ronald A Jr had sold 1,000 shares worth $51,410 on Wednesday, March 8. $530,000 worth of stock was sold by MALLOTT PHILIP E on Thursday, February 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.16, from 0.93 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 44 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 93 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 53.31 million shares or 0.28% less from 53.46 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Hancock has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 1,603 shares. Susquehanna Interest Grp Limited Liability Partnership owns 0% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 128,670 shares. Legacy Private Tru reported 20,581 shares stake. Art Advsr Lc holds 0.07% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 24,900 shares. Automobile Association reported 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Clinton Group Incorporated stated it has 6,483 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Nomura accumulated 5,888 shares or 0% of the stock. Ajo L P holds 1.39 million shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. Century Capital Mgmt Limited Liability owns 148,531 shares or 0.97% of their US portfolio. Qs Invsts Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 110,357 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Limited Liability accumulated 34,175 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Prudential Financial Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 149,940 shares. Pnc Fincl Gru holds 0% or 802 shares. Quantbot Technology Limited Partnership reported 10,617 shares.

Big Lots, Inc. is a non-traditional, discount retailer operating in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.22 billion. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated a total of 1,432 stores. It has a 14.82 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the discount retailing segment.

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