$1.58 EPS Expected for Assurant, Inc. (AIZ), Vale SA (ADR) (VALE) Had 9 Bulls

July 27, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Among 23 analysts covering Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE), 9 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 39% are positive. Vale S.A. had 53 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, June 28 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 20 by HSBC. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 19 by UBS. Nomura downgraded Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) on Thursday, March 17 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) earned “Outperform” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, January 25. Vetr downgraded the shares of VALE in report on Friday, August 28 to “Strong-Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) on Monday, July 10 with “Hold” rating. See Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) latest ratings:

13/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0000 Maintain
14/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $11.0000
10/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $7.5000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $8.0000 Maintain
27/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $8.0000 Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $7.5000 Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0000 Maintain
31/05/2017 Broker: HSBC Rating: Buy Upgrade
26/05/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $8.0000 Maintain

Analysts expect Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to report $1.58 EPS on August, 1 after the close.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 11.27% from last quarter’s $1.42 EPS. AIZ’s profit would be $87.76 million giving it 16.64 P/E if the $1.58 EPS is correct. After having $1.87 EPS previously, Assurant, Inc.’s analysts see -15.51% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.06% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $105.14. About shares traded. Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) has risen 14.19% since July 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.51% the S&P500.

Vale S.A. is a global producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, key raw materials for steelmaking, and producer of nickel. The company has market cap of $50.43 billion. The Firm also produces copper, metallurgical and thermal coal, potash, phosphates and other fertilizer nutrients, manganese ore, ferroalloys, platinum group metals, gold, silver and cobalt. It has a 7.95 P/E ratio.

The stock decreased 1.88% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $9.39. About 3,501 shares traded. Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE:VALE) has risen 111.11% since July 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 94.41% the S&P500.

Since March 10, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.51 million activity. Pagano Christopher J sold $597,196 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.78 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.6 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 42 investors sold Assurant, Inc. shares while 136 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 50.37 million shares or 3.48% less from 52.19 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 43 are held by Huntington Commercial Bank. Price T Rowe Associates Inc Md holds 118,895 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Los Angeles Capital Mgmt And Equity Rech holds 396,552 shares or 0.29% of its portfolio. 5,404 were accumulated by Ghp Advsr. New York Life Company has 0.39% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) invested in 0.05% or 3,100 shares. Barclays Pcl holds 44,933 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Blackrock Management Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 133,551 shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 3,818 shares. Intl Grp Inc owns 26,487 shares. 3,860 were accumulated by Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance. Voya Invest Management stated it has 0.01% in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0% or 4,082 shares in its portfolio. Pacad Invest Limited holds 0.12% or 10,300 shares. Srb has 0.03% invested in Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) for 2,003 shares.

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