EPS for Burlington Stores (BURL) Expected At $0.66; Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) Had 2 Bullish Analysts

November 15, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) to report $0.66 EPS on November, 28.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 32.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. BURL’s profit would be $45.49M giving it 36.88 P/E if the $0.66 EPS is correct. After having $0.72 EPS previously, Burlington Stores Inc’s analysts see -8.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.91 during the last trading session, reaching $97.35. About shares traded. Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) has risen 77.68% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 60.98% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering Provident Financial Services (NYSE:PFS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Provident Financial Services had 18 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Monday, August 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) earned “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Friday, July 31. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 29 by Sandler O’Neill. Sandler O’Neill downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, September 13 report. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The firm has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Monday, August 3. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $25.5000 target in Thursday, July 13 report. See Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $26.5 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain
01/09/2017 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Neutral New Target: $25 Initiates Coverage On
16/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $26.0000 Maintain
28/07/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Hold
13/07/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $25.5000 Maintain
07/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0000 Maintain
29/06/2017 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy Upgrade

Among 17 analysts covering Burlington Stores (NYSE:BURL), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Burlington Stores had 41 analyst reports since October 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 30, the company rating was initiated by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, November 6 by RBC Capital Markets. M Partners maintained Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) rating on Wednesday, November 23. M Partners has “Buy” rating and $99 target. The stock of Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 14. The rating was initiated by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Friday, January 6. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, May 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, May 27. On Wednesday, November 23 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) earned “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 2.

Burlington Stores, Inc. is a retailer of branded apparel. The company has market cap of $6.71 billion. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 592 retail stores, inclusive of an Internet store, in 45 states and Puerto Rico. It has a 26.9 P/E ratio. The Company’s product categories include coats, women, men, juniors, girls, boys, shoes, handbags and accessories, beauty and fragrance, home and toys.

Since May 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $6.67 million activity. Crimmins John sold $2.14 million worth of stock. The insider Kingsbury Thomas sold 20,000 shares worth $1.98 million. 10,000 shares were sold by Katz Marc, worth $967,996. Hand Fred had sold 12,500 shares worth $1.26M. Shares for $329,228 were sold by MAGRINI JOYCE MANNING.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.12, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 41 investors sold Burlington Stores Inc shares while 114 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 70.21 million shares or 1.32% less from 71.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Tiaa Cref Management Lc invested in 0.03% or 430,857 shares. Cantab Capital Llp owns 14,789 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Chase Counsel has 1.81% invested in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). Prelude Capital Mngmt Ltd reported 270 shares stake. Putnam Invests Ltd Com reported 0.01% in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Liability owns 117,953 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Allen Investment Mngmt Limited Co has 0.02% invested in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) for 4,075 shares. Paloma Prtn Mngmt Com, Connecticut-based fund reported 33,888 shares. Iberiabank has 0.19% invested in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) for 6,929 shares. Palisade Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp Nj reported 0.38% in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). New York State Common Retirement Fund owns 328,231 shares. Stephens Ar stated it has 0.01% in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). D E Shaw & reported 0.04% stake. Marsico Mngmt Lc accumulated 570,134 shares. Fmr Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL).

Provident Financial Services Inc. is a holding firm for The Provident Bank . The company has market cap of $1.75 billion. The Bank is a New Jersey-chartered capital stock savings bank. It has a 17.42 P/E ratio. As a community and customer-oriented institution, the Bank provides personal service and customer convenience in serving the financial needs of the individuals, families and businesses residing in its primary markets areas.

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