EPS for Box, Inc. (BOX) Expected At $-0.25; Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)’s Sentiment Is 1.06

February 16, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Hospitality Properties Trust is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $4.47 billion. It invests in the real estate markets across United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. It has a 19.39 P/E ratio. The firm primarily invests in hotel and travel centers.

Analysts expect Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) to report $-0.25 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 10.71% from last quarter’s $-0.28 EPS. After having $-0.32 EPS previously, Box, Inc.’s analysts see -21.88% EPS growth. The stock increased 4.53% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $22.16. About 1.46M shares traded. Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) has risen 49.74% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Box, Inc. provides cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage their enterprise content from anywhere. The company has market cap of $3.02 billion. The company's platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. It currently has negative earnings. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 22 languages.

Among 17 analysts covering Box Inc (NYSE:BOX), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Box Inc had 38 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by Drexel Hamilton. Raymond James upgraded Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) on Monday, September 25 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 21 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 22 by JMP Securities. The rating was initiated by Mitsubishi UFJ with “Neutral” on Friday, September 16. Canaccord Genuity maintained Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) rating on Thursday, September 10. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $18 target. DA Davidson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. As per Monday, April 3, the company rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, August 31. The rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 25 to “Buy”.

Community Bank Of Raymore holds 15.34% of its portfolio in Hospitality Properties Trust for 1.26 million shares. Hourglass Capital Llc owns 349,085 shares or 2.37% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Garland Capital Management Inc has 2.17% invested in the company for 119,005 shares. The Illinois-based Graybill Bartz & Assoc Ltd has invested 2.15% in the stock. Capital Management Corp Va, a Virginia-based fund reported 249,314 shares.

Analysts await Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.58 earnings per share, up 1.75% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.57 per share. HPT’s profit will be $95.32 million for 11.73 P/E if the $0.58 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual earnings per share reported by Hospitality Properties Trust for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -45.79% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Hospitality Props’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Hospitality Props, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $27.0 while the high is $34.0. The stock’s average target of $30 is 10.25% above today’s ($27.21) share price. HPT was included in 3 notes of analysts from November 20, 2015. The stock has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, November 11. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, December 22 report. FBR Capital initiated Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) on Friday, November 20 with “Outperform” rating.

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