$-0.04 EPS Expected for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (ESIO); Americafirst Capital Management Has Lowered Its Jm Smucker Co/The (SJM) Holding

July 27, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Analysts expect Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) to report $-0.04 EPS on August, 2 after the close.After having $-0.54 EPS previously, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.’s analysts see -92.59% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.23% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $8.72. About shares traded. Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has risen 19.94% since July 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.24% the S&P500.

Americafirst Capital Management Llc decreased Jm Smucker Co/The (SJM) stake by 86.11% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Americafirst Capital Management Llc sold 10,660 shares as Jm Smucker Co/The (SJM)’s stock declined 7.31%. The Americafirst Capital Management Llc holds 1,719 shares with $220,000 value, down from 12,379 last quarter. Jm Smucker Co/The now has $13.85 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $120.71. About shares traded. J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has declined 0.84% since July 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.54% the S&P500.

Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply laser manufacturing solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies. The company has market cap of $288.33 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Component Processing and Micromachining. It currently has negative earnings. The Component Processing segment includes interconnect products, semiconductor products and component products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.23, from 1.65 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 19 investors sold Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. shares while 19 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 22.72 million shares or 3.05% more from 22.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. State Street owns 0% invested in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 489,408 shares. Pnc Fincl Services Group accumulated 220 shares or 0% of the stock. Susquehanna Group Limited Liability Partnership reported 26,578 shares. Teton invested in 101,039 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Pinebridge Invs L P holds 0% or 4,002 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Company accumulated 2,006 shares. Paragon Associate Paragon Associate Ii Joint Venture, a Texas-based fund reported 50,000 shares. Segall Bryant Hamill holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 996,459 shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Com accumulated 10,704 shares. Blackrock Fund reported 2.63M shares or 0% of all its holdings. North Star Inv Mgmt Corp has 3,067 shares. D E Shaw & owns 353,565 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Comerica Financial Bank, Michigan-based fund reported 34,153 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System holds 0% or 166,900 shares. Investment Counselors Of Maryland Ltd holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) for 1.60M shares.

Since May 11, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $529,694 activity. $529,694 worth of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) was sold by Wong Bing-Fai.

Among 2 analysts covering Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Electro Scientific Industries had 5 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Monday, February 27 by Lake Street. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 3 by Needham. Zacks upgraded the shares of ESIO in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 31 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 11 by Needham.

Since February 24, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $301,725 activity. 3,000 shares were bought by Henderson Jay L, worth $419,601 on Tuesday, March 7. The insider Knudsen Jeannette L sold 836 shares worth $117,876.

Analysts await J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) to report earnings on August, 22. They expect $1.67 EPS, down 10.22% or $0.19 from last year’s $1.86 per share. SJM’s profit will be $191.61 million for 18.07 P/E if the $1.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.80 actual EPS reported by J M Smucker Co for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.22% negative EPS growth.

Among 16 analysts covering J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. J. M. Smucker Company had 45 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Monday, September 21 to “Hold”. Bernstein downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, March 21 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, April 11 to “Underweight”. The stock of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 2 by Credit Agricole. Susquehanna maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, May 31 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 16 by Jefferies. The stock of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. Morgan Stanley maintained J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) on Friday, June 3 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was initiated by Bank of America on Tuesday, December 6 with “Neutral”. The stock of J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by Credit Suisse.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 1 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 54 investors sold SJM shares while 219 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 223 raised stakes. 84.66 million shares or 0.24% less from 84.86 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Sequoia Financial Advsrs Ltd Llc invested in 12,563 shares. Bessemer Gru has invested 0.34% in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM). Alliancebernstein LP holds 0.02% of its portfolio in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) for 210,965 shares. Fairfield Bush Company, Connecticut-based fund reported 64,565 shares. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company has 2,922 shares. Hyman Charles D holds 2,424 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. M&T Financial Bank Corp has invested 0.07% in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM). Daiwa Sb Invests invested in 1.71% or 50,660 shares. West Oak Capital Llc has invested 0% in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM). 2,471 are held by Mariner Wealth Ltd Liability Corp. Pitcairn holds 2,325 shares. Capstone Asset Mgmt owns 19,234 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 34,880 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Regentatlantic Ltd Liability Co holds 0.28% of its portfolio in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM) for 22,787 shares. The Ohio-based Carnegie Capital Asset Llc has invested 0.16% in J M Smucker Co (NYSE:SJM).

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