$0.61 EPS Expected for Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (SWM); NextEra Energy Partners Has 0.92 Sentiment

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Mason

NextEra Energy Partners, LP acquires, owns, and operates contracted clean energy projects. The company has market cap of $2.20 billion. It owns interests in wind and solar projects in North America, as well as in seven contracted natural gas pipeline assets in Texas. It currently has negative earnings. It has a portfolio of approximately 2,926 megawatts of renewable energy projects.

Analysts expect Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) to report $0.61 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 23.75% from last quarter’s $0.8 EPS. SWM’s profit would be $18.74M giving it 17.29 P/E if the $0.61 EPS is correct. After having $1.00 EPS previously, Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.’s analysts see -39.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.44% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $42.18. About 105,186 shares traded. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) has risen 12.52% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.52% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $40.56. About 190,434 shares traded. NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NEP) has risen 18.85% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.15% the S&P500.

Teilinger Usa Inc. holds 59.73% of its portfolio in NextEra Energy Partners, LP for 188,410 shares. Lehman Financial Resources Inc. owns 497,921 shares or 10.2% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Beach Investment Management Llc. has 8.43% invested in the company for 120,283 shares. The Wisconsin-based A. D. Beadell Investment Counsel Inc. has invested 5.77% in the stock. Beach Investment Counsel Inc Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 1.33 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of NextEra Energy Partners’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating NextEra Energy Partners, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $31.0 while the high is $35.0. The stock’s average target of $33 is -18.64% below today’s ($40.56) share price. NEP was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 17, 2016. UBS upgraded the shares of NEP in report on Monday, October 17 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Avondale to “Mkt Outperform” on Tuesday, November 1. The rating was initiated by Raymond James with “Outperform” on Friday, February 17. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, November 18.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered solutions and advanced materials for various industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.30 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Engineered Papers and Advanced Materials & Structures. It has a 16.45 P/E ratio. The Engineered Papers segment produces and sells cigarette papers, reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers; and other non-tobacco commercial and industrial paper products.

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