Analysts See $0.45 EPS for Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE); Equifax Inc. (EFX) Covered By 9 Bullish Analysts Last Week

February 15, 2018 - By reb123z

Analysts expect Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report $0.45 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 15.09% from last quarter’s $0.53 EPS. ASTE’s profit would be $10.38M giving it 33.37 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After having $-0.12 EPS previously, Astec Industries, Inc.’s analysts see -475.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.72% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $60.07. About 123,235 shares traded. Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has risen 11.92% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Equifax Inc had 58 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Friday, October 6 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $149.0 target in Thursday, September 7 report. As per Friday, March 31, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of EFX in report on Friday, October 23 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 22 by Wells Fargo. Stephens downgraded Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) on Monday, May 1 to “Equal Weight” rating. On Thursday, December 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight”. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Friday, July 14. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $14600 target. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Monday, May 9 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 12 by Cowen & Co. See Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) latest ratings:

31/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $112 New Target: $119 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Hold New Target: $125.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $125.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $137.0 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $115 Downgrade
13/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $121 New Target: $125 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $115 New Target: $112 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $114.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Downgrade
09/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $121.0 Maintain

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 26 investors sold Astec Industries, Inc. shares while 39 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 17.44 million shares or 0.86% less from 17.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Company holds 71,660 shares. Millennium Management Limited Liability Corp reported 0% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Royal Comml Bank Of Canada holds 0% or 1,818 shares. Broadview Advsrs accumulated 0.89% or 108,687 shares. Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 29,419 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability has invested 0.19% in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys owns 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 13,304 shares. Aviance Management Ltd Co accumulated 1,508 shares. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0.05% or 5,438 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Com Ny reported 14,457 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Loomis Sayles And Limited Partnership stated it has 319,006 shares. Moreover, Guggenheim Capital has 0% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). State Of Wisconsin Invest Board holds 0.01% or 88,500 shares in its portfolio. Panagora Asset invested in 1,122 shares. Art Advisors Limited Co invested in 3,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, makes, and markets equipment and components primarily for the road building, aggregate processing, geothermal, water, gas and oil, and wood processing industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.39 billion. The Company’s Infrastructure Group segment offers asphalt and wood pellet plants, and related components; asphalt pavers, screeds, milling machines, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers, and related ancillary equipment; and commercial pavers. It has a 35.54 P/E ratio. The company's Aggregate and Mining Group segment provides aggregate processing and mining equipment; crushers, portable plants, sand classifying and washing equipment, and conveying equipment; mobile screening plants, portable and stationary structures, and vibrating screens; aggregate and ore processing equipment; rock breaking systems, processing equipment, and utility vehicles; and bulk material handling systems and minerals processing equipment.

Among 9 analysts covering Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Astec Industries has $85 highest and $33 lowest target. $66.67’s average target is 10.99% above currents $60.07 stock price. Astec Industries had 19 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Dougherty & Company initiated Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) rating on Tuesday, December 20. Dougherty & Company has “Buy” rating and $85 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, August 31. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, October 3. The rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Outperform” on Tuesday, January 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Monday, May 16. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of ASTE in report on Tuesday, October 3 to “Outperform” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) rating on Thursday, January 4. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $70.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 5 report.

Equifax Inc. provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments, and consumers. The company has market cap of $13.70 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: U.S. It has a 25.74 P/E ratio. Information Solutions , International, Workforce Solutions, and Global Consumer Solutions.

The stock decreased 0.44% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $114.05. About 1.32M shares traded or 14.10% up from the average. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has risen 11.28% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.42% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.71 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 131 investors sold Equifax Inc. shares while 158 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 108.40 million shares or 3.06% more from 105.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Carnegie Asset Management invested 0.03% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Commonwealth Equity Svcs, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 14,833 shares. Parametric Assocs Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 345,145 shares. Riverhead Mgmt Lc has 0.02% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Transamerica Fincl Advsrs accumulated 0% or 7 shares. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 43,706 shares. Dupont Capital owns 566 shares. Proshare Limited Company reported 26,946 shares. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Co, United Kingdom-based fund reported 76,023 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp has 13,985 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. 50 are owned by City. Johnson Inv Counsel accumulated 3,821 shares. Veritable Limited Partnership stated it has 1,956 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hartford Mgmt Communications accumulated 26,849 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Jefferies Grp Inc Ltd Company holds 0% or 169 shares.

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