$0.27 EPS Expected for Planet Fitness, Inc. (PLNT); Clearline Capital LP Has Lifted Viacom New (VIAB) Holding By $3.49 Million

April 22, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Analysts expect Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) to report $0.27 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 42.11% from last quarter’s $0.19 EPS. PLNT’s profit would be $26.57M giving it 37.84 P/E if the $0.27 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, Planet Fitness, Inc.’s analysts see 12.50% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.34% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $40.87. About 579,665 shares traded. Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) has risen 95.82% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 84.27% the S&P500.

Clearline Capital Lp increased Viacom Inc New (VIAB) stake by 32.57% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Clearline Capital Lp acquired 116,373 shares as Viacom Inc New (VIAB)’s stock declined 4.65%. The Clearline Capital Lp holds 473,686 shares with $14.59 million value, up from 357,313 last quarter. Viacom Inc New now has $12.57 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $30.66. About 2.80 million shares traded. Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) has declined 30.65% since April 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 42.20% the S&P500.

Among 39 analysts covering Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 26 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Viacom Inc. had 135 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TheStreet upgraded Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) on Monday, August 10 to “Buy” rating. Pivotal Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65 target in Friday, November 13 report. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, October 5. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 13 by Credit Suisse. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, August 8 by Cowen & Co. The company was maintained on Monday, January 30 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Needham on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. Citigroup downgraded the shares of VIAB in report on Monday, October 9 to “Sell” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Tuesday, September 12.

Planet Fitness, Inc., through its subsidiaries, franchises and operates fitness centers. The company has market cap of $4.02 billion. It operates through three divisions: Franchise, Corporate-Owned Stores, and Equipment. It has a 97.31 P/E ratio. The Franchise segment is involved in franchising business in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.

Among 15 analysts covering Planet Fitness (NYSE:PLNT), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 87% are positive. Planet Fitness had 29 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 2. The stock of Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) earned “Outperform” rating by Imperial Capital on Thursday, May 12. On Monday, August 31 the stock rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Overweight”. Stephens initiated it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $19 target in Thursday, December 3 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 31 by Bank of America. As per Monday, June 6, the company rating was initiated by JP Morgan. The rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy” on Monday, August 31. William Blair initiated the shares of PLNT in report on Monday, August 31 with “Outperform” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, November 13. The stock of Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE:PLNT) earned “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, April 7.

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