Analysts See $0.04 EPS for TransAlta (TA); Pulmatrix (PULM) Shorts Raised By 7.56%

October 12, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Analysts expect TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) to report $0.04 EPS on November, 3.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 200.00% from last quarter’s $-0.04 EPS. T_TA’s profit would be $11.50 million giving it 46.31 P/E if the $0.04 EPS is correct. After having $-0.04 EPS previously, TransAlta Corporation’s analysts see -200.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.03 on October 12, reaching $7.41. About 189,695 shares traded. TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) has 0.00% since October 12, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Pulmatrix Incorporated (NASDAQ:PULM) had an increase of 7.56% in short interest. PULM’s SI was 1.66 million shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 7.56% from 1.54 million shares previously. With 159,600 avg volume, 10 days are for Pulmatrix Incorporated (NASDAQ:PULM)’s short sellers to cover PULM’s short positions. The SI to Pulmatrix Incorporated’s float is 15.97%. About 270,849 shares traded. Pulmatrix Inc (NASDAQ:PULM) has risen 15.00% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.70% the S&P500.

Pulmatrix, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical firm developing inhaled therapies to address serious pulmonary disease. The company has market cap of $42.26 million. The Company’s product pipeline is focused on advancing treatments for rare diseases, including PUR1900, an inhaled anti-fungal for patients with lung disease, including cystic fibrosis. It currently has negative earnings.

Among 4 analysts covering TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. TransAlta Corporation had 34 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by TD Securities on Wednesday, August 26. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by National Bank Canada. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “” on Wednesday, January 4. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 21 report. The stock of TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, August 24 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by TD Securities. As per Friday, January 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 25 by IBC. National Bank Canada upgraded TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) on Monday, September 28 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, April 29.

TransAlta Corporation is a non-regulated electricity generation and energy marketing firm with an aggregate net ownership interest of approximately 8,720 megawatts of generating capacity. The company has market cap of $2.13 billion. The Firm is engaged in the production and sale of electric energy. It has a 68.84 P/E ratio. It focuses on generating and marketing electricity in Canada, the United States and Western Australia through its diversified portfolio of facilities fuelled by coal, natural gas, diesel, hydro, wind and solar.

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