EPS for PriceSmart, Inc. (PSMT) Expected At $0.83; Bhp Billiton Limited (BHP) Shorts Raised By 15.01%

December 7, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Analysts expect PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) to report $0.83 EPS on January, 4.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 1.22% from last quarter’s $0.82 EPS. PSMT’s profit would be $25.23M giving it 25.95 P/E if the $0.83 EPS is correct. After having $0.64 EPS previously, PriceSmart, Inc.’s analysts see 29.69% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.53% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $86.15. About 86,174 shares traded. PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) has risen 3.40% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) had an increase of 15.01% in short interest. BHP’s SI was 14.86 million shares in December as released by FINRA. Its up 15.01% from 12.92 million shares previously. With 2.46 million avg volume, 6 days are for Bhp Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP)’s short sellers to cover BHP’s short positions. The SI to Bhp Billiton Limited’s float is 0.56%. The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $41.11. About 2.42M shares traded. BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has risen 34.32% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Among 25 analysts covering BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP), 9 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 36% are positive. BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) had 53 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Liberum Capital downgraded BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) on Thursday, October 29 to “Sell” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Monday, December 5 to “Buy”. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) earned “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Friday, January 8. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, September 1 by Raymond James. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by Barclays Capital. The company was downgraded on Thursday, June 8 by Jefferies. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, December 7. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by BNP Paribas. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Sector Perform”. The stock of BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE:BHP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 1 by Argus Research.

BHP Billiton Limited discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company has market cap of $115.95 billion. It operates through four divisions: Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal. It has a 18.62 P/E ratio. The firm explores for, develops, produces, and markets gas and oil in the United States Gulf of Mexico, Australia, and Trinidad and Tobago.

PriceSmart, Inc. owns and operates membership shopping warehouse clubs in the United States, Central America, Caribbean, and Colombia. The company has market cap of $2.62 billion. The companyÂ’s warehouse clubs offer brand name and private label consumer goods to individuals and businesses. It has a 28.16 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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