$0.65 EPS Expected for Metro, Inc. (MRU); Ccm Investment Advisers Has Lifted By $671,748 Its Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) to report $0.65 EPS on November, 22 before the open.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 8.33% from last quarter’s $0.6 EPS. T_MRU’s profit would be $148.04 million giving it 16.16 P/E if the $0.65 EPS is correct. After having $0.78 EPS previously, Metro, Inc.’s analysts see -16.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.06 on November 14, reaching $42.02. About 218,749 shares traded. Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) has 0.00% since November 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Ccm Investment Advisers Llc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 7.46% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Ccm Investment Advisers Llc acquired 5,089 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Ccm Investment Advisers Llc holds 73,331 shares with $9.70M value, up from 68,242 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $374.74B valuation. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $139.49. About 236 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

METRO INC. is engaged in food and pharmaceutical distribution. The company has market cap of $9.57 billion. The Firm operates under various grocery banners in the supermarket and discount divisions. It has a 16.74 P/E ratio. The Firm operates or supplies a network of over 940 food stores under various banners, including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C, Food Basics, Adonis and Premiere Moisson, as well as approximately 260 drugstores under the Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.

Among 7 analysts covering Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Metro Inc. had 50 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Scotia Capital maintained Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) on Thursday, November 17 with “Outperform” rating. IBC upgraded it to “Sector Outperformer” rating and $42 target in Thursday, August 13 report. The rating was maintained by TD Securities on Monday, January 23 with “Hold”. The stock of Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, January 19. As per Thursday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by TD Securities. On Thursday, November 17 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, August 11 by Scotia Capital. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 25. Scotia Capital maintained the shares of MRU in report on Wednesday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. TD Securities maintained Metro, Inc. (TSE:MRU) rating on Monday, April 24. TD Securities has “Hold” rating and $45 target.

Ccm Investment Advisers Llc decreased International Paper (NYSE:IP) stake by 9,342 shares to 139,862 valued at $7.92 million in 2017Q2. It also reduced Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 21,477 shares and now owns 150,567 shares. Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 1.73 billion shares or 0.03% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Cambridge has 2.69% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 294,423 shares. Cornercap Investment Counsel accumulated 11,943 shares. Stewart West Indies Trading Limited has 250,000 shares. Peavine Cap Lc reported 2,340 shares. 5,477 are held by Winfield Associates. Campbell Newman Asset Management owns 35,823 shares. Moreover, Wealthtrust Fairport Ltd Liability Com has 0.31% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 21,046 shares. Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Com holds 32,202 shares or 0.48% of its portfolio. Putnam Ltd Liability has 4.52 million shares for 1.4% of their portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys reported 167,100 shares. Hwg LP owns 77 shares. Hirtle Callaghan And Ltd Liability accumulated 402 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Concert Wealth Inc stated it has 1.17% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Moreover, C M Bidwell And Associates Ltd has 0.01% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 203 shares. Sol Cap Mngmt invested in 0.47% or 12,874 shares.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 83 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $145.0 target in Tuesday, August 15 report. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Buy”. BTIG Research downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, July 21 report. On Friday, July 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Alembic to “Underweight”. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Wednesday, August 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of JNJ in report on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 11 to “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, December 1.

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