$0.07 EPS Expected for Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd -ADR (HQCL); Calvert Investment Management Has Lifted Its Smith A O (AOS) Position

July 20, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Calvert Investment Management Inc increased Smith A O (AOS) stake by 1933.17% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Calvert Investment Management Inc acquired 134,259 shares as Smith A O (AOS)’s stock rose 8.51%. The Calvert Investment Management Inc holds 141,204 shares with $6.69 million value, up from 6,945 last quarter. Smith A O now has $9.86 billion valuation. The stock declined 1.53% or $0.88 reaching $56.7 on the news. About 970,534 shares traded or 51.44% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since July 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd -ADR (NASDAQ:HQCL) to report $0.07 EPS on August, 22.They anticipate $0.85 EPS change or 92.39% from last quarter’s $0.92 EPS. HQCL’s profit would be $6.83M giving it 33.07 P/E if the $0.07 EPS is correct. After having $0.21 EPS previously, Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd -ADR’s analysts see -66.67% EPS growth. About 102,562 shares traded or 157.72% up from the average. Hanwha Q Cells Co Ltd -ADR (NASDAQ:HQCL) has declined 42.00% since July 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.70% the S&P500.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 selling transactions for $21.12 million activity. Wheeler Kevin J. sold 13,600 shares worth $739,708. WOLF IDELLE K sold 750 shares worth $41,220. KITA JOHN J also sold $1.70 million worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Monday, May 1. Rajendra Ajita G had sold 30,000 shares worth $1.66M. 8,000 A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) shares with value of $433,961 were sold by BROWN RONALD D. 25,200 shares were sold by STERN JAMES F, worth $1.37M. Ackerman Patricia K sold $365,874 worth of stock or 7,406 shares.

Calvert Investment Management Inc decreased Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 8,573 shares to 175,224 valued at $12.55M in 2016Q4. It also reduced Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) stake by 15,093 shares and now owns 306,232 shares. Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS) was reduced too.

Among 12 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 17 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. SunTrust initiated the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, February 3 with “Hold” rating. On Monday, May 1 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyCorp to “Sector Weight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Longbow given on Friday, June 17. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) rating on Friday, July 7. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $5600 target. BMO Capital Markets initiated A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) rating on Tuesday, April 5. BMO Capital Markets has “Outperform” rating and $90 target. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 8 by Maxim Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 1. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, September 23 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.44 in 2016 Q4. Its up 5.33, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 37 investors sold AOS shares while 17 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 296 raised stakes. 247.64 million shares or 292.04% more from 63.17 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gulf Int Bankshares (Uk) reported 44,000 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Boothbay Fund holds 0.36% or 23,406 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has 36,500 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. First Interstate Bank has 1,400 shares. World Asset Mgmt Incorporated reported 0.02% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Wright Investors Serv Incorporated reported 0.42% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Cue Financial Grp reported 25,115 shares. Trexquant Invest Limited Partnership reported 0.05% stake. Dubuque Natl Bank & Tru holds 0% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) for 300 shares. Plante Moran Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 508 shares. Investec Asset Limited invested 0.01% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Profund Advsr Limited Liability Corp has 0.05% invested in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Kanawha Capital Management Limited Liability reported 9,000 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 17,467 shares. Westpac Banking invested 0% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS).

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., formerly Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd., is a global solar energy firm engaged in the manufacturing of solar modules, and the development and management of downstream solar farms. The company has market cap of $903.92 million. It makes a range of photo voltaic cells and PV modules at its manufacturing facilities in China and Malaysia using manufacturing process technologies, including those developed at its research and development facilities in Germany. It has a 6.55 P/E ratio. It also engages in PV downstream businesses, which include developing solar power projects and providing engineering, procurement and construction services, and operation and management services.

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