EPS for Integra LifeSciences Holdings (IART) Expected At $0.49; Pico Holdings (PICO) Shorts Raised By 10.65%

April 19, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) to report $0.49 EPS on April, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 25.64% from last quarter’s $0.39 EPS. IART’s profit would be $38.69 million giving it 29.06 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.64 EPS previously, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation’s analysts see -23.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.44% or $0.81 during the last trading session, reaching $56.96. About 380,193 shares traded. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:IART) has risen 29.35% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.80% the S&P500.

Pico Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO) had an increase of 10.65% in short interest. PICO’s SI was 690,900 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 10.65% from 624,400 shares previously. With 140,000 avg volume, 5 days are for Pico Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PICO)’s short sellers to cover PICO’s short positions. The SI to Pico Holdings Inc’s float is 3.06%. The stock increased 1.60% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $12.7. About 154,520 shares traded or 23.60% up from the average. PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO) has risen 14.15% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.60% the S&P500.

PICO Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in real estate operations, and water resource and water storage activities in the United States. The company has market cap of $294.03 million. It is involved constructing, marketing, and selling single-family homes in California, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. It has a 635 P/E ratio. The firm also acquires or develops water rights and water related assets in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and New Mexico; develops and operates its water storage facility near Phoenix, Arizona; utilizes water storage capacity operated by third parties in Arizona; and banks or stores water with municipalities in Nevada and New Mexico.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.22 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 8 investors sold PICO Holdings, Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 16.50 million shares or 1.86% more from 16.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Deutsche Savings Bank Ag invested in 223,347 shares. Morgan Stanley has 163,668 shares. Strs Ohio accumulated 0% or 8,400 shares. Fmr Ltd Liability Company reported 48,568 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 13,836 shares. River Road Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1.42 million shares stake. Kestrel Mngmt Corporation owns 157,300 shares. Blackrock Inc reported 1.48 million shares stake. Sei Investments holds 39,195 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Raymond James Associates, Florida-based fund reported 10,256 shares. Tennessee-based Delta Asset Management Limited Liability Co Tn has invested 0.01% in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO). Kazazian Asset Ltd Liability Company invested in 0.18% or 13,462 shares. D E Shaw & Com reported 0% of its portfolio in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO). Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp reported 1.32M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Manchester Management has invested 0% of its portfolio in PICO Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PICO).

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation develops, makes, and markets surgical implants and medical instruments for use in neurosurgery, extremity reconstruction, orthopedics, and general surgery. The company has market cap of $4.50 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Specialty Surgical Solutions; and Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies. It has a 69.46 P/E ratio. It offers neurosurgery and critical care products, including tissue ablation equipment, dural repair products, cerebral spinal fluid management devices, intracranial monitoring equipment, and cranial stabilization equipment.

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