$1.47 EPS Expected for Casey’s General Stores (CASY); Helmerich & Payne (HP) Has 1.08 Sentiment

August 18, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. is engaged in contract drilling of gas and oil wells for others. The company has market cap of $4.69 billion. The Firm operates in the contract drilling industry. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s contract drilling business consists of three divisions: U.S.

Analysts expect Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) to report $1.47 EPS on September, 5.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 13.53% from last quarter’s $1.7 EPS. CASY’s profit would be $56.16 million giving it 17.72 P/E if the $1.47 EPS is correct. After having $0.76 EPS previously, Casey’s General Stores Inc’s analysts see 93.42% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.61% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $104.18. About shares traded. Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) has risen 0.79% since August 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.91% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Casey’s General Stores (NASDAQ:CASY), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Casey’s General Stores had 38 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Deutsche Bank. As per Wednesday, September 9, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 12 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) earned “Hold” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, June 6. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 8 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) rating on Monday, May 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $12100 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 8 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 11 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, December 8 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.14, from 0.81 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 48 investors sold Casey’s General Stores Inc shares while 109 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 105 raised stakes. 33.28 million shares or 1.01% more from 32.94 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The Florida-based Raymond James Finance Ser Advsr has invested 0% in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Moreover, Investment Advsr has 0.52% invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Centers Of America stated it has 0.13% in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Sei Investments Co holds 62,961 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. First Eagle Mngmt Ltd Company invested 0.03% in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). New York-based Vontobel Asset has invested 1.28% in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Kcg Holding Incorporated, a New Jersey-based fund reported 12,579 shares. Great West Life Assurance Com Can has 115,057 shares. Hap Trading Lc owns 21,053 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. 23,000 were reported by Skylands Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company. Tfs Lc invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Wellington Mgmt Group Llp owns 0.01% invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) for 246,761 shares. Invesco Limited stated it has 0% in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Alexandria Limited Co has 0% invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) for 100 shares. Penobscot Inv owns 0.8% invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) for 19,525 shares.

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. and its subsidiaries, operate convenience stores under the name Casey’s General Store in approximately 10 Midwestern states, in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. The company has market cap of $3.98 billion. The Firm also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. It has a 23.24 P/E ratio. The stores carry a range of food, including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches, beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive products and other nonfood items.

Since March 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $522,284 activity. The insider DANOS JOHNNY sold 600 shares worth $65,076. 2,200 shares valued at $239,228 were sold by Walljasper William J on Wednesday, March 15. KIMBALL WILLIAM C also sold $217,980 worth of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $133,675 activity.

Oppenheimer & Close Llc holds 6.73% of its portfolio in Helmerich & Payne, Inc. for 96,595 shares. Energy Opportunities Capital Management Llc owns 221,050 shares or 4.52% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Beddow Capital Management Inc has 3.94% invested in the company for 128,026 shares. The Florida-based Fidelity National Financial Inc. has invested 3.03% in the stock. Goodman Financial Corp, a Texas-based fund reported 66,039 shares.

The stock decreased 1.42% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $43.15. About shares traded. Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) has risen 4.51% since August 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 29% of Helmerich & Payne’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Helmerich & Payne, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $77.0 while the high is $94.0. The stock’s average target of $85.50 is 98.15% above today’s ($43.15) share price. HP was included in 7 notes of analysts from September 6, 2016. On Thursday, December 1 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities to “Neutral”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 15 by Argus Research. Bernstein initiated the stock with “Mkt Perform” rating in Friday, December 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, September 6. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 18 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, December 8 by Bank of America.

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