EPS for Vulcan Materials Company (VMC) Expected At $0.26; Kapstone Paper and Packaging (KS) Shorts Up By 3.89%

April 21, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) had an increase of 3.89% in short interest. KS’s SI was 3.65 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 3.89% from 3.52M shares previously. With 1.10 million avg volume, 3 days are for Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS)’s short sellers to cover KS’s short positions. The SI to Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation’s float is 4.19%. The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $34.52. About 915,789 shares traded. KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) has risen 52.88% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.33% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) to report $0.26 EPS on May, 9.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 23.53% from last quarter’s $0.34 EPS. VMC’s profit would be $34.41 million giving it 109.38 P/E if the $0.26 EPS is correct. After having $0.74 EPS previously, Vulcan Materials Company’s analysts see -64.86% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.37% or $1.58 during the last trading session, reaching $113.75. About 1.11M shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 1.98% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.57% the S&P500.

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation produces and sells a range of containerboards, corrugated products, and specialty paper products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.36 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Paper and Packaging, and Distribution. It has a 13.98 P/E ratio. The Paper and Packaging segment offers containerboards consisting of linerboard and corrugated medium to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products; and corrugated products.

Among 17 analysts covering Kapstone Paper And Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 12% are positive. Kapstone Paper And Packaging Corp. had 58 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 19 by Dundee Securities. Citigroup initiated it with “Buy” rating and $25.0 target in Wednesday, August 16 report. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was downgraded by Citigroup. As per Thursday, October 12, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Deutsche Bank. Stephens maintained it with “Buy” rating and $30.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. Stephens downgraded the shares of KS in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE:KS) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $19 target in Thursday, February 11 report.

Vulcan Materials Company produces and sells construction aggregates, asphalt mix, and ready-mixed concrete primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $15.06 billion. It operates through four divisions: Aggregates, Asphalt Mix, Concrete, and Calcium. It has a 25.52 P/E ratio. The Aggregates segment offers crushed stone, sand and gravel, sand, and other aggregates, as well as related services and products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.06 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold Vulcan Materials Company shares while 152 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 118.61 million shares or 2.84% more from 115.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The New York-based Brant Point Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.31% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Jefferies Lc reported 0.03% stake. Agf Invests accumulated 424,208 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Wealthtrust holds 0.03% or 537 shares in its portfolio. Sei Investments accumulated 96,548 shares or 0.04% of the stock. First Mercantile Trust Co owns 25,629 shares. United Kingdom-based Aviva Public Limited Co has invested 0.05% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Fiduciary Service Of The Southwest Tx reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Asset Management One Com invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Manufacturers Life Company The stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). National Asset Mngmt, a New York-based fund reported 3,472 shares. Moreover, Calamos Wealth Limited Liability has 0.17% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Moreover, Birmingham Capital Mgmt Company Al has 0.09% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 1,824 shares. Millennium Management Ltd has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Morgan Stanley accumulated 0.1% or 2.86M shares.

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