CoStar Group, Inc. (CSGP) EPS Estimated At $1.21; Stmicroelectronics NV (STM) Sellers Decreased By 11.07% Their Shorts

February 15, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

Stmicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM) had a decrease of 11.07% in short interest. STM’s SI was 6.53 million shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 11.07% from 7.34M shares previously. With 2.96M avg volume, 2 days are for Stmicroelectronics NV (NYSE:STM)’s short sellers to cover STM’s short positions. The SI to Stmicroelectronics NV’s float is 1.04%. The stock increased 3.60% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $22.43. About 3.05 million shares traded. STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) has risen 191.28% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 174.58% the S&P500.

Analysts expect CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) to report $1.21 EPS on February, 28.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 9.01% from last quarter’s $1.11 EPS. CSGP’s profit would be $43.74 million giving it 71.41 P/E if the $1.21 EPS is correct. After having $1.23 EPS previously, CoStar Group, Inc.’s analysts see -1.63% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.76% or $2.62 during the last trading session, reaching $345.63. About 216,250 shares traded. CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) has risen 29.48% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.78% the S&P500.

STMicroelectronics N.V., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, makes, and markets semiconductor products, and subsystems and modules worldwide. The company has market cap of $18.70 billion. The firm offers a range of products, including discrete and standard commodity components, application-specific integrated circuits, full-custom devices and semi-custom devices, and application-specific standard products for analog, digital, and mixed-signal applications, as well as silicon chips and smartcards. It has a 25.2 P/E ratio. It also provides subsystems and modules, including mobile phone accessories, battery chargers, and ISDN power supplies for the telecommunications, automotive, and industrial markets; and in-vehicle equipment for electronic toll payment.

Among 12 analysts covering STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. STMicroelectronics had 24 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum maintained STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) rating on Friday, October 14. Craig Hallum has “Buy” rating and $10 target. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of STM in report on Tuesday, July 11 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 22 to “Neutral”. The stock of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, May 15. The stock of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) earned “Buy” rating by Craig Hallum on Thursday, October 26. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Kepler Cheuvreux. Craig Hallum maintained it with “Buy” rating and $11 target in Thursday, October 27 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, August 5 by Zacks. The stock of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.42 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 19 investors sold CoStar Group, Inc. shares while 88 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 33.56 million shares or 9.65% more from 30.60 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cambridge Inv Rech Advsrs reported 13,151 shares stake. Nationwide Fund Advsr reported 107,391 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Lc reported 0% in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Assetmark Inc stated it has 0% in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Hood River Ltd stated it has 1.36% of its portfolio in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Asset Mngmt One Commerce Limited owns 48,044 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 0% stake. The Minnesota-based Ameriprise Fincl has invested 0.01% in CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). Pnc Finance Grp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 20,248 shares. Campbell Co Invest Adviser Limited Liability Com, Maryland-based fund reported 1,528 shares. Timessquare Capital Mngmt Lc, New York-based fund reported 688,359 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Com owns 32,255 shares. Rainier Invest Llc stated it has 16,160 shares. 5,667 are held by Aqr Capital Limited Com. Edgemoor Inv holds 8,562 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio.

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information, analytics, and online marketplace to the commercial real estate industry in North America and internationally. The company has market cap of $12.49 billion. The firm offers CoStar Property Professional service that provides inventory of office, industrial, retail, and multifamily properties and land. It has a 104.45 P/E ratio. It also provides CoStar COMPS Professional, which covers comparable commercial real estate sales information; CoStar Tenant, an online business-to-business prospecting and analytical tool; CoStarGo, an iPad application; CoStar Market Analytics, an analytics platform; CoStar Lease Comps, an integrated solution that captures, manages, maintains, and analyzes lease data; CoStar Advertising to market a space for lease or a property for sale; and CoStar Portfolio Strategy to meet the research needs of commercial real estate owners, investors, lenders, and government regulators.

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