$-0.72 EPS Expected for Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (HOS); Salem Media Group Class A (SALM) Shorts Raised By 24.96%

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) to report $-0.72 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 35.85% from last quarter’s $-0.53 EPS. After having $-0.51 EPS previously, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.’s analysts see 41.18% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $3.91. About 193,063 shares traded. Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) has declined 71.10% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 87.80% the S&P500.

Salem Media Group Class A (NASDAQ:SALM) had an increase of 24.96% in short interest. SALM’s SI was 161,200 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 24.96% from 129,000 shares previously. With 56,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Salem Media Group Class A (NASDAQ:SALM)’s short sellers to cover SALM’s short positions. The SI to Salem Media Group Class A’s float is 1.47%. The stock decreased 1.62% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $4.55. About 17,447 shares traded. Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SALM) has risen 11.02% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.68% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.48 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 0.38 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 13 raised stakes. 27.41 million shares or 7.93% less from 29.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Associate Limited Liability stated it has 124,520 shares. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky owns 8,400 shares. Vertex One Asset Mgmt holds 0.12% or 175,200 shares in its portfolio. Cyrus Prns Ltd Partnership holds 3.58M shares. Financial Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) for 951,504 shares. Live Your Vision Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 1,000 shares. Wells Fargo Mn holds 30,913 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tudor Inv Et Al reported 20,930 shares. Lionstone Cap Mgmt Llc invested 1.4% in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS). Dc Advsr Limited has invested 3.34% in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS). California Employees Retirement System stated it has 0% in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS). Goldman Sachs has invested 0% in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS). Solus Alternative Asset Mngmt L P owns 3.29M shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 350,800 shares. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) for 1,698 shares.

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation, subsea installation, and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction, and the U.S. military customers. The company has market cap of $144.87 million. It operates offshore supply vessels , multi-purpose support vessels (MPSVs), and a shore facility to provide logistics support and specialty services to the offshore gas and oil exploration and production industry, primarily in the U.S. It currently has negative earnings. Gulf of Mexico, Latin America, and internationally.

Among 12 analysts covering Hornbeck Offshore (NYSE:HOS), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 8% are positive. Hornbeck Offshore had 20 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Stephens. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Wednesday, April 20 by Barclays Capital. Iberia Capital Partners downgraded the stock to “Sector Perform” rating in Friday, October 30 report. The stock of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, August 2. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by Clarkson Platou. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 11 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $6 target in Thursday, October 6 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of HOS in report on Wednesday, April 20 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 13 by Clarckson Platou. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of HOS in report on Tuesday, February 23 with “Overweight” rating.

Salem Media Group, Inc. operates as a multi-media firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $119.04 million. It operates in three divisions: Broadcast, Digital Media, and Publishing. It has a 22.86 P/E ratio. The firm owns and operates radio networks, which produce and distribute talk, news, and music programming to radio stations, as well as sells commercial airtime to national advertisers and independent radio station affiliates.

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