Analysts See $0.48 EPS for Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ); Blackrock Build America Bond Trust (BBN) Has 1.9 Sentiment

November 15, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Analysts expect Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) to report $0.48 EPS on December, 7.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 11.63% from last quarter’s $0.43 EPS. ZUMZ’s profit would be $12.11M giving it 9.22 P/E if the $0.48 EPS is correct. After having $-0.02 EPS previously, Zumiez Inc.’s analysts see -2,500.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.80% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $17.7. About shares traded. Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) has risen 3.10% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.60% the S&P500.

BlackRock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $1.15 billion. The Trust’s investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. It currently has negative earnings. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objectives by investing primarily in a portfolio of taxable municipal securities, including Build America Bonds (BABs), issued by state and local governments to finance capital projects, such as public schools, roads, transportation infrastructure, bridges, ports and public buildings.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 1.1 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 19 investors sold Zumiez Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes. 20.07 million shares or 4.14% less from 20.93 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Kbc Grp Nv holds 78,531 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. State Street invested 0% of its portfolio in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ). Citigroup owns 0% invested in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) for 26,494 shares. The New York-based American Gru has invested 0% in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ). Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 89,753 shares. Walleye Trading Lc holds 22,360 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Company holds 29,651 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Morgan Dempsey Management Llc invested 0.05% in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ). Blackrock reported 2.20 million shares. Federated Invsts Pa holds 0% in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) or 1,156 shares. Principal Fincl Grp Incorporated owns 0% invested in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) for 134,150 shares. Matarin Capital Management Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ). Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has 2.14 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Massachusetts Financial Svcs Ma holds 385,467 shares. State Bank Of Mellon Corp accumulated 214,084 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Zumiez Inc. had 58 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, September 7. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Mizuho given on Thursday, January 7. The firm has “Positive” rating given on Monday, August 17 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 5 by Jefferies. The stock of Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Thursday, October 5. The stock of Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, October 5. As per Thursday, September 17, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $20 target in Thursday, October 6 report. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, November 30 by Wolfe Research.

Zumiez Inc., including its subsidiaries, is a specialty retailer of apparel, footwear, accessories and hardgoods for young men and women through the fashion, music, art and culture of action sports, streetwear and other lifestyles. The company has market cap of $446.58 million. The Firm operates under the names Zumiez, Blue Tomato and Fast Times. It has a 18.33 P/E ratio. Additionally, it operates e-commerce Websites at www.zumiez.com, www.blue-tomato.com and www.fasttimes.com.au.

Longer Investments Inc. holds 4.43% of its portfolio in Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust for 221,030 shares. Meridian Investment Counsel Inc. owns 52,767 shares or 0.72% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc. has 0.55% invested in the company for 37,514 shares. The Texas-based Hilltop Holdings Inc. has invested 0.32% in the stock. Walter & Keenan Financial Consulting Co Mi Adv, a Indiana-based fund reported 22,200 shares.

The stock increased 0.04% or $0.01 on November 14, reaching $23.09. About shares traded. Blackrock Taxable Municipal Bond Trust (BBN) has risen 1.64% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.06% the S&P500.

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