$0.22 EPS Expected for Spartan Motors (SPAR); Verition Fund Management Has Lowered Carlisle Cos (CSL) Holding

October 18, 2017 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) to report $0.22 EPS on November, 2.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 120.00% from last quarter’s $0.1 EPS. SPAR’s profit would be $7.72 million giving it 18.18 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.07 EPS previously, Spartan Motors Inc’s analysts see 214.29% EPS growth. It is down 45.41% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.71% the S&P500.

Verition Fund Management Llc decreased Carlisle Cos Inc (CSL) stake by 51.55% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Verition Fund Management Llc sold 6,663 shares as Carlisle Cos Inc (CSL)’s stock declined 5.16%. The Verition Fund Management Llc holds 6,262 shares with $597,000 value, down from 12,925 last quarter. Carlisle Cos Inc now has $6.54B valuation. The stock rose 0.89% or $0.89 reaching $101.18. About 223,756 shares traded. Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL) has declined 0.67% since October 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.37% the S&P500.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 0 selling transactions for $90,960 activity. $44,691 worth of Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) shares were bought by Sohm Frederick J.. CURRENT RICHARD R bought $46,269 worth of stock or 5,141 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.63, from 1.78 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 15 investors sold Spartan Motors Inc shares while 26 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 22.94 million shares or 0.51% more from 22.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kbc Grp Nv stated it has 0% in Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR). Heartland Advsrs holds 700,000 shares. Indexiq Advsr Limited Liability Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) for 59,189 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity holds 150,628 shares. Oberweis Asset Mgmt reported 143,300 shares. Wells Fargo Mn, California-based fund reported 53,971 shares. Pacific Ridge Cap Ptnrs Limited Company holds 1.03% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) for 395,396 shares. State Street Corporation reported 532,969 shares. First Manhattan holds 111,630 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 214,572 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc invested in 0% or 33,950 shares. Parkside Commercial Bank &, Missouri-based fund reported 10,112 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) for 675,395 shares. Eqis Cap Inc holds 17,871 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Panagora Asset Mgmt has 9,076 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Spartan Motors, Inc. is an engineer and maker in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. The company has market cap of $561.50 million. The Firm operates through three divisions: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. It has a 150.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and makes emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment.

Among 4 analysts covering Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Spartan Motors had 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Spartan Motors Inc (NASDAQ:SPAR) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Wednesday, January 25. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by Craig Hallum. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Wednesday, January 25. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global Securities on Friday, November 6. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by Roth Capital. As per Saturday, August 8, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. As per Thursday, August 6, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy”.

Analysts await Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL) to report earnings on October, 24 after the close. They expect $1.48 EPS, down 14.94% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.74 per share. CSL’s profit will be $95.66M for 17.09 P/E if the $1.48 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.67 actual EPS reported by Carlisle Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.38% negative EPS growth.

Since May 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.08 million activity. Another trade for 19,860 shares valued at $2.08 million was sold by Berlin John E.

Verition Fund Management Llc increased Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO) stake by 13,431 shares to 22,634 valued at $945,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Palo Alto Networks Inc (Prn) stake by 1.50 million shares and now owns 7.00 million shares. Infinera Corporation (Prn) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 48 investors sold CSL shares while 110 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 53.95 million shares or 4.43% less from 56.44 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The New York-based New York State Teachers Retirement Sys has invested 0.03% in Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.02% or 116,809 shares in its portfolio. Sei Investments Co has 23,286 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Johnson Counsel holds 387,268 shares. Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 1,348 shares. Ubs Asset Americas Inc stated it has 0% in Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL). Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 92,560 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Jennison Ltd Co accumulated 429,318 shares. Zevenbergen Capital Lc invested in 0.01% or 3,380 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Ltd Co accumulated 8,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Jefferies Group Inc Limited Company reported 0.02% in Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL). Oppenheimer And Inc invested in 0.01% or 3,341 shares. Amp Investors Limited reported 10,364 shares stake. Fayez Sarofim, a Texas-based fund reported 2,135 shares. Century Inc invested in 0.07% or 696,860 shares.

Among 12 analysts covering Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Carlisle Companies had 22 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 29. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, June 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Northcoast to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 1 with “Outperform”. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 16 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 27 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Tuesday, July 18. The stock of Carlisle Companies, Inc. (NYSE:CSL) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Monday, October 2.

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