Casey’s General Stores (CASY) Analysts See $1.35 EPS; Littelfuse (LFUS) Shorts Up By 2.85%

November 15, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

Analysts expect Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) to report $1.35 EPS on December, 6.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 6.25% from last quarter’s $1.44 EPS. CASY’s profit would be $51.22 million giving it 21.48 P/E if the $1.35 EPS is correct. After having $1.46 EPS previously, Casey’s General Stores Inc’s analysts see -7.53% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.31% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $115.98. About shares traded. Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) has risen 0.79% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.91% the S&P500.

Littelfuse Incorporated (NASDAQ:LFUS) had an increase of 2.85% in short interest. LFUS’s SI was 1.33M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 2.85% from 1.29M shares previously. With 120,800 avg volume, 11 days are for Littelfuse Incorporated (NASDAQ:LFUS)’s short sellers to cover LFUS’s short positions. The SI to Littelfuse Incorporated’s float is 5.92%. The stock increased 1.86% or $3.64 during the last trading session, reaching $198.89. About shares traded. Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) has risen 46.71% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 19 investors sold Littelfuse, Inc. shares while 75 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 21.88 million shares or 2.12% more from 21.43 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). Gotham Asset Management Ltd Company, New York-based fund reported 4,775 shares. Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Public Ltd Uk has invested 0.21% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). Ameriprise Financial Inc, Minnesota-based fund reported 96,116 shares. 7,162 are owned by Usca Ria Limited Liability. California-based Eam Investors Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.49% in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0% or 6,468 shares in its portfolio. Tygh reported 35,292 shares. 2,769 are owned by Capstone Asset Mgmt. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 21,919 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0.02% invested in Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) for 46,880 shares. Tributary Limited Company accumulated 1.5% or 103,161 shares. State Of Wisconsin Investment Board has 44,527 shares. Goldman Sachs Group owns 56,760 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, a Oregon-based fund reported 8,242 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Littelfuse (NASDAQ:LFUS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Littelfuse had 16 analyst reports since September 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by Longbow. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of LFUS in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) on Tuesday, September 13 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 26. Zacks upgraded the shares of LFUS in report on Monday, September 7 to “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock of Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ:LFUS) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, August 28. On Sunday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. As per Monday, November 21, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti.

Littelfuse, Inc. is a supplier of circuit protection products for the electronics, automotive and industrial markets. The company has market cap of $4.52 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions. It has a 28.99 P/E ratio. The Electronics segment provides circuit protection components for overcurrent and overvoltage protection, as well as sensor components and modules to manufacturers of a range of electronic products.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 insider sales for $1.41 million activity. Roeder Dieter sold $1.38 million worth of stock or 8,490 shares. 150 shares were sold by Cole Matthew, worth $25,385 on Friday, June 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.35, from 0.77 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 28 investors sold Casey’s General Stores Inc shares while 90 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 37.22 million shares or 0.04% more from 37.20 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Aberdeen Asset Pcl Uk owns 330,042 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Tci Wealth Advsr Inc has 0.01% invested in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) for 161 shares. Voya Investment Ltd Co accumulated 10,923 shares. Prudential stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% stake. Eulav Asset reported 134,000 shares stake. Alliancebernstein L P holds 49,439 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Agricole S A invested in 1,602 shares or 0% of the stock. Jlb & Associates Incorporated reported 8,591 shares. Financial Svcs Corporation stated it has 70 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Limited holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) for 31,820 shares. Arete Wealth Advisors Limited Company accumulated 10,011 shares. First Manhattan holds 0% or 800 shares. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY). Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Com invested in 186,531 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 $4.40 billion. The Firm also operates approximately two stores selling primarily tobacco products. It has a 27.34 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 June 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $65,076 activity. On Wednesday, June 14 the insider DANOS JOHNNY sold $65,076.

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 44 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 25 by Jefferies. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 8 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Thursday, September 3 to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7 with “Hold”. Goldman Sachs upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $145 target in Wednesday, June 29 report. The stock of Casey’s General Stores Inc (NASDAQ:CASY) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sidoti on Tuesday, June 6. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $120 target in Wednesday, December 9 report. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by RBC Capital Markets.

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