EPS for Escalade, Inc. (ESCA) Expected At $0.16; Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Shorts Increased By 1.91%

October 13, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Analysts expect Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) to report $0.16 EPS on October, 26.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 46.67% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. ESCA’s profit would be $2.30M giving it 21.41 P/E if the $0.16 EPS is correct. After having $0.15 EPS previously, Escalade, Inc.’s analysts see 6.67% EPS growth. It closed at $13.7 lastly. It is down 14.05% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) had an increase of 1.91% in short interest. SYKE’s SI was 874,100 shares in October as released by FINRA. Its up 1.91% from 857,700 shares previously. With 170,100 avg volume, 5 days are for Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE)’s short sellers to cover SYKE’s short positions. The SI to Sykes Enterprises’s float is 2.28%. It closed at $29.86 lastly. It is down 14.01% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.69% the S&P500.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is engaged in providing outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing arena on a global basis. The company has market cap of $1.28 billion. The Firm has activities in two divisions: the Americas, which includes the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim, and EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It has a 18.81 P/E ratio. The Firm provides its service to clients from its locations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, the Asia Pacific Rim, Europe and Africa.

Among 5 analysts covering Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Sykes Enterprises had 8 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Strong-Buy” rating. On Tuesday, March 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Craig Hallum to “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by Sidoti. On Monday, October 9 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 15 with “Hold”. Barrington Research initiated the shares of SYKE in report on Wednesday, January 20 with “Mkt Perform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.45, from 1.42 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 13 investors sold Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated shares while 62 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 36.48 million shares or 1.12% less from 36.89 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Royal Bancshares Of Canada invested in 61,271 shares or 0% of the stock. Nordea Investment Mgmt has 57,838 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs stated it has 0.01% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). 37,149 were accumulated by State Of Tennessee Treasury Department. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). C M Bidwell & Associates Limited holds 0.05% or 6,335 shares in its portfolio. Fuller & Thaler Asset Incorporated has invested 1.01% in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE). Jefferies Group Inc Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) for 10,036 shares. Captrust Fin Advsr holds 0% or 364 shares. Parkside Fin Savings Bank And Trust holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) for 1,304 shares. Smith Graham And Inv Advisors L P reported 0.94% stake. Art Limited Liability Company holds 15,462 shares. Principal Financial Gp Incorporated invested in 644,541 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $671,170 activity. Shares for $82,500 were sold by HOLDER JAMES T. Shares for $124,799 were sold by Nelson Jenna on Friday, June 2. WHITING PAUL L sold $463,871 worth of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE) on Monday, May 15.

Escalade, Incorporated is a maker and distributor of sporting goods through its subsidiary Escalade Sports. The company has market cap of $196.79 million. The Firm operates in Sporting Goods (Escalade Sports) segment. It has a 17.47 P/E ratio. Escalade Sports makes, imports and distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor and outdoor game recreation and fitness products through sporting goods retailers, specialty dealers, key online retailers, traditional department stores and mass merchants.

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