Analysts See $0.01 EPS for Potbelly (PBPB); Blucora (BCOR) Shorts Decreased By 2.95%

April 17, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

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Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR) had a decrease of 2.95% in short interest. BCOR’s SI was 2.03M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 2.95% from 2.09M shares previously. With 390,500 avg volume, 5 days are for Blucora Inc (NASDAQ:BCOR)’s short sellers to cover BCOR’s short positions. The SI to Blucora Inc’s float is 4.7%. The stock increased 2.03% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $25.15. About 226,643 shares traded. Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) has risen 36.26% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.71% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) to report $0.01 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 80.00% from last quarter’s $0.05 EPS. PBPB’s profit would be $251,072 giving it 305.00 P/E if the $0.01 EPS is correct. After having $0.08 EPS previously, Potbelly Corporation’s analysts see -87.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.21% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $12.2. About 122,163 shares traded. Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) has declined 8.18% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.73% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.44, from 0.66 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Potbelly Corporation shares while 28 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 16.11 million shares or 0.54% less from 16.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Us Natl Bank De has invested 0% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Walleye Trading Limited Liability, a Minnesota-based fund reported 829 shares. Ohio-based Incorporated has invested 0.26% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Hightower Advisors Ltd Co holds 10,785 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Legal And General Grp Inc Public Limited Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Vanguard Grp owns 1.08M shares. Minnesota-based Ameriprise Fincl has invested 0% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Cmt Asset Management Ltd has invested 10.94% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Two Sigma Securities Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 12,635 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 6,030 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The Us-based Ancora Advisors Limited Liability Com has invested 0.78% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Blair William And Il holds 383,501 shares. California State Teachers Retirement stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Schwab Charles Investment holds 0% of its portfolio in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) for 94,126 shares.

Since March 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $132,489 activity. 9,220 Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) shares with value of $121,335 were sold by Ewing Anne.

Potbelly Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. The company has market cap of $306.31 million. It also sells and administers franchises of Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. It currently has negative earnings. As of November 3, 2017, the firm operated approximately 400 shops in the United States; and approximately 50 franchisees operated shops in the United States, in the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Among 4 analysts covering Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Potbelly Corp had 12 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was downgraded by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group given on Monday, November 7. Sidoti initiated it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Monday, November 16 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, June 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Maxim Group. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Friday, August 7. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Hold” on Friday, August 4. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Maxim Group with “Hold”.

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