$1.84 EPS Expected for PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (PTR); Fleetcor Tech (FLT) Shorts Raised By 7.63%

August 4, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE:PTR) to report $1.84 EPS on August, 23.They anticipate $0.59 EPS change or 47.20% from last quarter’s $1.25 EPS. PTR’s profit would be $5.99B giving it 8.73 P/E if the $1.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.44 EPS previously, PetroChina Company Limited (ADR)’s analysts see 318.18% EPS growth. It closed at $64.26 lastly. It is down 2.18% since August 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.52% the S&P500.

Fleetcor Tech Incorporated (NYSE:FLT) had an increase of 7.63% in short interest. FLT’s SI was 3.64M shares in August as released by FINRA. Its up 7.63% from 3.39M shares previously. With 1.13 million avg volume, 3 days are for Fleetcor Tech Incorporated (NYSE:FLT)’s short sellers to cover FLT’s short positions. The SI to Fleetcor Tech Incorporated’s float is 4.3%. It closed at $154.18 lastly. It is down 6.67% since August 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.37% the S&P500.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. is a provider of workforce payment products. The company has market cap of $14.22 billion. The Firm offers fuel card payments product solutions, corporate payments products, toll products, lodging cards and gift cards. It has a 30.47 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: North America and International.

Among 15 analysts covering Fleetcor Technologies (NYSE:FLT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Fleetcor Technologies had 35 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore downgraded FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) on Wednesday, September 30 to “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of FLT in report on Friday, August 5 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, May 25. The rating was upgraded by Evercore on Friday, March 18 to “Buy”. Oppenheimer upgraded FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) on Friday, August 5 to “Outperform” rating. As per Monday, September 14, the company rating was initiated by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Friday, June 24, the company rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson. The company was maintained on Friday, May 5 by JP Morgan. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 11 report. Jefferies maintained FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) rating on Wednesday, April 5. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $197 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.23, from 1.07 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 52 investors sold FleetCor Technologies, Inc. shares while 125 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. 85.90 million shares or 1.20% more from 84.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Osterweis holds 3.01% in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT) or 295,608 shares. Commonwealth Equity Ser invested in 0% or 2,043 shares. Hillman invested 11.78% of its portfolio in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT). 266 are owned by Kanaly Trust Communication. Eagle Asset, a Florida-based fund reported 76,854 shares. Apg Asset Nv stated it has 84,842 shares. Bankshares Of New York Mellon stated it has 326,688 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Moreover, Blue Ridge Ltd Liability Com has 2.81% invested in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.03% in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT). Los Angeles Cap Mngmt And Equity Inc accumulated 0.01% or 9,558 shares. Qs Limited reported 642 shares. Gam Hldg Ag holds 0.01% or 2,781 shares. Thornburg Invest Mgmt Inc owns 106,882 shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0.01% invested in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT). The New York-based Soroban Capital Prtnrs L P has invested 0.68% in FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FLT).

Among 9 analysts covering PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. PetroChina Company Limited had 16 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, October 21. Mizuho upgraded PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE:PTR) on Monday, March 21 to “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was upgraded by Societe Generale. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Underperform” on Monday, April 10. Credit Suisse downgraded PetroChina Company Limited (ADR) (NYSE:PTR) on Wednesday, January 20 to “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Bank of America. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, May 23. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, January 10 report. The rating was downgraded by HSBC to “Reduce” on Thursday, March 10.

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