$1.01 EPS Expected for Kraton (KRA); Pimco Income Opportunity Fund (PKO) Sentiment Is 0.59

October 14, 2017 - By Richard Conner

PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $398.81 million. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek current income as a primary focus and also capital appreciation. It has a 5.12 P/E ratio. The Fund invests a substantial portion of assets in a variety of mortgage-related securities and may hold common stocks, including those received from conversion of other portfolio securities.

Analysts expect Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) to report $1.01 EPS on October, 25.They anticipate $0.38 EPS change or 60.32% from last quarter’s $0.63 EPS. KRA’s profit would be $31.48 million giving it 10.40 P/E if the $1.01 EPS is correct. After having $0.82 EPS previously, Kraton Corp’s analysts see 23.17% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.26% or $0.93 on October 13, reaching $42.03. About 272,999 shares traded. Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) has risen 32.40% since October 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.26% or $0.07 on October 13, reaching $26.56. About 49,867 shares traded. PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund (PKO) has risen 20.08% since October 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.38% the S&P500.

Seabridge Investment Advisors Llc holds 0.4% of its portfolio in PIMCO Income Opportunity Fund for 61,330 shares. Founders Financial Securities Llc owns 35,140 shares or 0.36% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Horizon Kinetics Llc has 0.15% invested in the company for 170,847 shares. The Alabama-based Rfg Advisory Group Llc has invested 0.05% in the stock. Cohen & Steers Inc, a New York-based fund reported 606,360 shares.

Kraton Corporation, formerly Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc., is a specialty chemicals company. The company has market cap of $1.31 billion. The Firm makes styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers. It has a 30.34 P/E ratio. The Firm also produces specialty products primarily derived from pine wood pulping co-products.

Among 4 analysts covering Kraton Performance Polymers (NYSE:KRA), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Kraton Performance Polymers had 4 analyst reports since October 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, September 1. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, October 27 by UBS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.2 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 17 investors sold Kraton Corp shares while 50 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 29.53 million shares or 2.35% less from 30.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wells Fargo Mn has 0% invested in Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) for 29,738 shares. Howe Rusling holds 0% of its portfolio in Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) for 97 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) has 0.15% invested in Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA). Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Ltd Company invested in 172,317 shares. Foundry Ltd invested in 0.24% or 168,071 shares. Redwood Lc holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA) for 54,878 shares. Tci Wealth Advisors has invested 0% in Kraton Corp (NYSE:KRA). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 27,203 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can reported 46,398 shares stake. Weiss Multi invested in 0.21% or 143,276 shares. Mackenzie Corporation reported 0.05% stake. Wilen Inv Mngmt reported 76,842 shares or 1.58% of all its holdings. Corsair Cap L P reported 165,577 shares. Berson & Corrado Advisors Limited Company owns 47,260 shares or 0.89% of their US portfolio. 2,960 are held by Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio.

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