$1.03 EPS Expected for Toro Co (TTC); Ltc Properties (LTC) Shorts Lowered By 17.64%

May 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) to report $1.03 EPS on May, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 9.57% from last quarter’s $0.94 EPS. TTC’s profit would be $109.51 million giving it 16.14 P/E if the $1.03 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Toro Co’s analysts see 151.22% EPS growth. About 13,453 shares traded. Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) has risen 39.15% since October 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.50% the S&P500.

Ltc Properties Incorporated (NYSE:LTC) had a decrease of 17.64% in short interest. LTC’s SI was 1.50 million shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 17.64% from 1.83 million shares previously. With 211,700 avg volume, 7 days are for Ltc Properties Incorporated (NYSE:LTC)’s short sellers to cover LTC’s short positions. The SI to Ltc Properties Incorporated’s float is 3.86%. About 16,651 shares traded. LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC) has declined 2.10% since October 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.75% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. LTC Properties had 12 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Wednesday, June 29 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 11 by Hilliard Lyons. Mizuho downgraded LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC) on Monday, July 18 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, November 4 by Mizuho. Mitsubishi UFJ downgraded the shares of LTC in report on Thursday, January 5 to “Neutral” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of LTC in report on Monday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. The stock of LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Mizuho. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 17. The rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell” on Friday, August 28.

Since March 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $188,062 activity. TRICHE TIMOTHY had sold 4,000 shares worth $188,062.

LTC Properties Inc. is a healthcare real estate investment trust . The company has market cap of $1.94 billion. The Firm invests in senior housing and healthcare properties through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing and structured finance solutions, including mezzanine lending. It has a 22.05 P/E ratio. It invests in various properties, including Skilled nursing facilities (SNF), Assisted living facilities (ALF), Independent living facilities (ILF), Memory care facilities (MC) and Range of care facilities (ROC).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.62 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 1.58 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 8 investors sold LTC Properties Inc shares while 60 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 31.67 million shares or 0.88% less from 31.95 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, M&T Savings Bank has 0% invested in LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC). 15,800 are held by Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Strs Ohio reported 0.02% in LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC). Quantbot Tech L P, a New York-based fund reported 8,244 shares. Eqis Capital Mngmt Incorporated owns 12,054 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 134,156 shares. Voya Inv Mngmt Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC) for 15,511 shares. Pinebridge Invests Lp owns 5,004 shares. Schwab Charles Investment holds 0.02% or 319,603 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advsrs Oh holds 18,400 shares. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Cap Ltd Liability has invested 0% in LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC). Blackrock Japan Limited holds 1,642 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nuveen Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 535,694 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 0.01% or 381,065 shares. Driehaus Mgmt Ltd Com holds 0.14% or 86,621 shares.

The Toro Company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products. The company has market cap of $7.07 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Professional, Residential and Distribution. It has a 31.38 P/E ratio. Under the Professional segment, Toro creates professional turf, landscape and lighting, rental and specialty construction, snow and ice management, and agricultural products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.04 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold Toro Co shares while 138 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 81.92 million shares or 49.41% less from 161.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. World Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC). Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems, New York-based fund reported 192,556 shares. Denali Advsr Lc owns 0.79% invested in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) for 80,800 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Llc holds 0% in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) or 582 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 3,594 shares. Moreover, Secor Capital Advisors L P has 0.14% invested in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC). Moreover, Archford Capital Strategies Limited has 0% invested in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC) for 65 shares. Westpac Corp owns 110,100 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.06% or 79,727 shares. Eaton Vance holds 0% or 30,181 shares. Kanaly owns 28 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc invested in 12,462 shares. Sunbelt Secs has invested 0% in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC). Tiverton Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in Toro Co (NYSE:TTC).

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