Analysts See $0.89 EPS for PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT); SINOPHARM GROUP CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES (SHTDF) Sellers Decreased By 3.81% Their Shorts

March 19, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) to report $0.89 EPS on April, 5 after the close.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.11% from last quarter’s $0.9 EPS. PSMT’s profit would be $27.06M giving it 22.81 P/E if the $0.89 EPS is correct. After having $0.74 EPS previously, PriceSmart, Inc.’s analysts see 20.27% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.12% or $0.9 during the last trading session, reaching $81.2. About 191,725 shares traded or 5.56% up from the average. PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) has risen 3.40% since March 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

SINOPHARM GROUP CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:SHTDF) had a decrease of 3.81% in short interest. SHTDF’s SI was 9.92 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 3.81% from 10.31M shares previously. With 2,900 avg volume, 3420 days are for SINOPHARM GROUP CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:SHTDF)’s short sellers to cover SHTDF’s short positions. The SI to SINOPHARM GROUP CO LTD ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.83%. It closed at $4.6 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 19, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. PriceSmart had 7 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Roth Capital maintained the shares of PSMT in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 11 by TH Capital. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Zacks. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, January 5 by Scotia Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.51 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 12 investors sold PriceSmart, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 21.92 million shares or 0.66% more from 21.77 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The Massachusetts-based Wellington Management Llp has invested 0.03% in PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT). Northern accumulated 337,956 shares. Assetmark stated it has 58 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Advisory Services Network Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 119 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can reported 1.12M shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership invested in 0.03% or 654,058 shares. 1832 Asset Lp accumulated 17,100 shares. Stifel Fincl stated it has 0.01% in PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT). Victory Cap Mngmt stated it has 2,496 shares. Pacad Inv Limited accumulated 1,300 shares. First Tru Advsr Lp invested in 0% or 7,116 shares. Endurance Wealth Mgmt Incorporated, Rhode Island-based fund reported 523 shares. Moreover, Amalgamated National Bank has 0.01% invested in PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) for 2,813 shares. C M Bidwell & Assoc Ltd reported 43 shares. 1,367 are owned by Barclays Public Limited Liability Com.

PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates membership shopping warehouse clubs in the United States, Central America, Caribbean, and Colombia. The company has market cap of $2.47 billion. The companyÂ’s warehouse clubs offer brand name and private label consumer goods to individuals and businesses. It has a 28 P/E ratio. As of October 6, 2017, it operated 40 warehouse clubs comprising 7 each in Costa Rica and Colombia; 5 in Panama; 4 in Trinidad; 3 each in Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic; 2 in El Salvador and Nicaragua; and 1 each in Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, and the United States Virgin Islands.

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