$0.79 EPS Expected for Saul Centers (BFS); Cove Street Capital Has Boosted E.W. Scripps Co (SSP) Stake By $10.09 Million

October 25, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) to report $0.79 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 8.22% from last quarter’s $0.73 EPS. BFS’s profit would be $17.26 million giving it 19.70 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $0.78 EPS previously, Saul Centers Inc’s analysts see 1.28% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $62.26. About 36,687 shares traded or 6.53% up from the average. Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) has risen 7.03% since October 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.67% the S&P500.

Cove Street Capital Llc increased E.W. Scripps Co (SSP) stake by 76.63% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Cove Street Capital Llc acquired 593,330 shares as E.W. Scripps Co (SSP)’s stock declined 16.51%. The Cove Street Capital Llc holds 1.37M shares with $24.36 million value, up from 774,285 last quarter. E.W. Scripps Co now has $1.41 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $17.2. About 445,543 shares traded or 28.46% up from the average. E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP) has risen 16.92% since October 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.22% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Scripps (NYSE:SSP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Scripps had 20 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Jefferies. The stock of E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, September 11 by Noble Financial. Zacks upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $22 target in Wednesday, August 12 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Benchmark. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, February 27 by Benchmark. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 7 by Evercore. The stock of E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP) earned “Buy” rating by Benchmark on Friday, August 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Noble Financial. The company was maintained on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Monday, August 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.26 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.27, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 25 investors sold SSP shares while 33 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 60.53 million shares or 1.11% more from 59.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Us Bank De accumulated 0.01% or 146,142 shares. Boothbay Fund Limited Com reported 33,073 shares stake. Horizon Kinetics Limited Com has invested 0.07% in E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP). Steinberg Asset Management Limited reported 0.43% stake. California State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 102,493 shares in its portfolio. Principal Gru holds 0.01% or 447,743 shares. Illinois-based Peak6 Invs Ltd Partnership has invested 0% in E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP). Piedmont Advsr Llc holds 0% or 12,183 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 13,268 shares. Sg Americas Secs Limited Co accumulated 0% or 15,707 shares. State Street reported 1.37M shares. Mason Street Advsr Ltd Liability Corp, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 13,894 shares. Jpmorgan Chase accumulated 5.81 million shares or 0.02% of the stock. Cornerstone Advsr Incorporated stated it has 100 shares.

Cove Street Capital Llc decreased Capital One Financial Corp (NYSE:COF) stake by 3,700 shares to 89,245 valued at $7.37 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Golden Entertainment Inc stake by 196,455 shares and now owns 87,667 shares. Gp Strategies Corp (NYSE:GPX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.38, from 1.71 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 7 investors sold Saul Centers Inc shares while 33 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 9.82 million shares or 1.48% less from 9.96 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Parametric Port Associates Limited Com invested in 0% or 19,758 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 2,331 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Citigroup Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag holds 0% or 17,514 shares. Ameritas Prtn holds 0% or 978 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd has 118,372 shares. Public Employees Retirement System Of Ohio accumulated 0.01% or 16,998 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 22,318 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion Bancorporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). The Japan-based Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited has invested 0.01% in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) for 16,819 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky reported 3,700 shares stake. First Advsrs Limited Partnership owns 3,507 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sei Invs Company owns 44 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Goldman Sachs Group Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) for 8,651 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Saul Centers (NYSE:BFS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Saul Centers had 3 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, September 4. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 19 to “Hold”.

Saul Centers, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $1.36 billion. The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership, management and development of income-producing properties. It has a 39.4 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions: Shopping Centers and Mixed-Use Properties.

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