Analysts See $0.38 EPS for Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (BLMN); 683 Capital Management Increased Its Zafgen (ZFGN) Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Analysts expect Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) to report $0.38 EPS on February, 16.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 22.58% from last quarter’s $0.31 EPS. BLMN’s profit would be $34.69M giving it 13.97 P/E if the $0.38 EPS is correct. After having $0.12 EPS previously, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.’s analysts see 216.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.41% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $21.24. About 778,126 shares traded. Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) has risen 8.82% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.88% the S&P500.

683 Capital Management Llc increased Zafgen Inc (ZFGN) stake by 8.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. 683 Capital Management Llc acquired 101,600 shares as Zafgen Inc (ZFGN)’s stock declined 0.24%. The 683 Capital Management Llc holds 1.30 million shares with $4.58 million value, up from 1.20 million last quarter. Zafgen Inc now has $244.93M valuation. The stock increased 8.79% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $8.91. About 311,606 shares traded or 89.25% up from the average. Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) has declined 36.39% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 53.09% the S&P500.

683 Capital Management Llc decreased Uniqure Nv (NASDAQ:QURE) stake by 174,936 shares to 1.05 million valued at $10.08 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Peabody Energy Corp New stake by 116,960 shares and now owns 269,400 shares. Inspired Entmt Inc was reduced too.

Among 8 analysts covering Zafgen Inc (NASDAQ:ZFGN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Zafgen Inc has $60 highest and $5 lowest target. $24.67’s average target is 176.88% above currents $8.91 stock price. Zafgen Inc had 18 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, December 2. The stock of Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, July 20. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities on Monday, October 19 to “Mkt Perform”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 19 report. The stock of Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) earned “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, December 3. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 13 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, January 21 by FBR Capital. The stock of Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) has “Mkt Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 6 by JMP Securities. As per Thursday, January 21, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets.

Among 16 analysts covering Bloomin’ Brands (NASDAQ:BLMN), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. Bloomin’ Brands has $2600 highest and $17.0 lowest target. $21.56’s average target is 1.51% above currents $21.24 stock price. Bloomin’ Brands had 33 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) earned “Buy” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 16. As per Friday, June 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 18. As per Monday, April 11, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by TheStreet on Friday, October 23 to “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, January 19. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 19 by Goldman Sachs. As per Thursday, November 19, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. William Blair downgraded the shares of BLMN in report on Thursday, February 18 to “Market Perform” rating. Bank of America downgraded the shares of BLMN in report on Wednesday, November 22 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 25 investors sold Bloomin' Brands, Inc. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 85.71 million shares or 8.54% less from 93.71 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Ameritas Prtn has 0.01% invested in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) for 8,784 shares. Northern reported 1.35M shares. California-based California State Teachers Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN). Cornerstone Management Liability Co accumulated 244,881 shares. Moreover, Qs Ltd Liability Com has 0.03% invested in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN). Moreover, Fifth Third Retail Bank has 0% invested in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN) for 13 shares. Hbk Invs Ltd Partnership accumulated 232,100 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 12,891 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Skylands Cap Limited Liability Company owns 198,200 shares for 0.46% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag stated it has 114,775 shares. The Massachusetts-based Numeric Invsts Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.02% in Bloomin' Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky invested in 0.01% or 55,145 shares. Granite Point Capital Mngmt Lp stated it has 45,900 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. D E Shaw And Company owns 1.44M shares. Mackenzie Fincl Corp holds 0% or 39,000 shares.

Bloomin' Brands, Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants primarily in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.94 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, U.S. and International. It has a 27.37 P/E ratio. The Company’s restaurant portfolio has four concepts: Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba??s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming??s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $8.07 million activity. $190,020 worth of stock was sold by HERLIHY DONAGH on Friday, December 15. The insider SMITH ELIZABETH A sold 375,000 shares worth $7.80 million. Shares for $78,750 were sold by Schmidt David Peter.

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