Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (RTTR) Analysts See $-0.05 EPS; Bluecrest Capital Management LTD Trimmed Its Campbell Soup Co (CPB) Position

February 13, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd decreased Campbell Soup Co (CPB) stake by 64.06% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd sold 9,936 shares as Campbell Soup Co (CPB)’s stock declined 4.62%. The Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd holds 5,574 shares with $261,000 value, down from 15,510 last quarter. Campbell Soup Co now has $13.92B valuation. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $46.31. About 3.18M shares traded or 14.62% up from the average. Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) has declined 12.82% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.52% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTTR) to report $-0.05 EPS on February, 26.They anticipate $0.69 EPS change or 93.24% from last quarter’s $-0.74 EPS. After having $-0.14 EPS previously, Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s analysts see -64.29% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.36% or $0.004 during the last trading session, reaching $0.298. About 190,698 shares traded. Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RTTR) has declined 56.21% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 72.91% the S&P500.

Since October 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $420,021 activity. $312,975 worth of Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) was sold by Carolan Edward on Wednesday, December 20. 2,304 Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) shares with value of $107,046 were sold by PERRIN CHARLES R.

Among 16 analysts covering Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), 2 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. Campbell Soup had 53 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 25 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold”. Citigroup maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) on Friday, September 2 with “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CPB in report on Monday, November 28 with “Sector Perform” rating. On Monday, September 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Argus Research to “Hold”. On Monday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) on Thursday, August 31 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 4 with “Sector Perform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) rating on Tuesday, July 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $6000 target. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, March 21.

Bluecrest Capital Management Ltd increased Esterline Technologies Corp (NYSE:ESL) stake by 4,450 shares to 10,944 valued at $987,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) stake by 6,190 shares and now owns 13,031 shares. Schneider National Inc was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 49 investors sold CPB shares while 153 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 148 raised stakes. 137.50 million shares or 3.69% more from 132.61 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisor Prtn Ltd has 4,705 shares. 12,065 are owned by Chicago Equity Ltd Limited Liability Company. Cornerstone holds 471 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Holding Sa has 0.01% invested in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) for 17,814 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 0.03% in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Cornerstone Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 33,294 shares. Finemark Bank & Trust And accumulated 0.03% or 10,975 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has invested 0% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). 126,134 were reported by Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership. Town And Country Natl Bank And Tru Dba First Bankers Tru invested 0.16% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Chevy Chase Hldg has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB). Assetmark accumulated 230 shares or 0% of the stock. Serv Automobile Association reported 331,300 shares stake. Wells Fargo Com Mn holds 313,645 shares. 5,638 were accumulated by Acadian Asset Mgmt Limited Liability.

Analysts await Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.82 EPS, down 9.89% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.91 per share. CPB’s profit will be $246.50M for 14.12 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.92 actual EPS reported by Campbell Soup Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.87% negative EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering Ritter Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RTTR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Ritter Pharmaceuticals had 9 analyst reports since December 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Maxim Group. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Maxim Group. The stock has “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by Rodman & Renshaw on Wednesday, January 4. The stock has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Monday, June 5. The firm has “Buy” rating by Chardan Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 2. On Monday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. On Thursday, April 14 the stock rating was initiated by Maxim Group with “Buy”.

Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, develops novel therapeutic products that modulate the human gut microbiome to treat gastrointestinal diseases. The company has market cap of $14.75 million. The Company’s lead product candidate is RP-G28, a novel microbiome modulator, which has completed Phase 2b/3 clinical trial for the reduction of symptoms associated with lactose intolerance. It currently has negative earnings. The company's product, RP-G28 is designed to stimulate the growth of lactose-metabolizing bacteria in the colon, thereby adapting the gut microbiome to assist in digesting the lactose that reaches the large intestine.

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