Ferro (FOE) Analysts See $0.28 EPS; Canyon Capital Advisors Cut Nrg Energy (Prn) (Call) (NRG) Position

February 22, 2018 - By Steve Bissell

Canyon Capital Advisors Llc decreased Nrg Energy Inc (Prn) (Call) (NRG) stake by 99.16% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc sold 2.37M shares as Nrg Energy Inc (Prn) (Call) (NRG)’s stock declined 8.13%. The Canyon Capital Advisors Llc holds 20,000 shares with $3.50M value, down from 2.39M last quarter. Nrg Energy Inc (Prn) (Call) now has $7.92 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.69% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $25. About 4.79M shares traded. NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has risen 1.42% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.28% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) to report $0.28 EPS on February, 28 after the close.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 3.70% from last quarter’s $0.27 EPS. FOE’s profit would be $23.48 million giving it 19.65 P/E if the $0.28 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, Ferro Corporation’s analysts see -15.15% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.46% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $22.01. About 230,326 shares traded. Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) has risen 24.49% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.79% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.19, from 1.03 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 52 investors sold NRG shares while 121 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 84 raised stakes. 277.07 million shares or 5.12% more from 263.57 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Jennison Associate Ltd has 0.09% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) for 3.26M shares. Sei Invs accumulated 62,685 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 333 were accumulated by Tci Wealth. Tarbox Family Office Incorporated invested in 0% or 61 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 524,640 shares. The Kentucky-based Kentucky Retirement has invested 0.04% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG). Hotchkis Wiley Capital Management owns 0.33% invested in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) for 3.31 million shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0% of its portfolio in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) for 270 shares. Aqr Ltd Liability Corporation, Connecticut-based fund reported 166,150 shares. 38,257 are held by Mutual Of America Management Ltd Liability Corp. Gru accumulated 89,635 shares. Walleye Trading Lc invested in 464,589 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Price T Rowe Assocs Md owns 16.74 million shares. 30,310 are owned by Advantus Cap Management. Next Financial Group Inc Inc invested 0% in NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG).

Among 14 analysts covering NRG Yield (NYSE:NRG), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. NRG Yield had 31 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 10 with “Overweight”. Citigroup upgraded NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) rating on Monday, November 7. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $11 target. The rating was downgraded by Wolfe Research on Monday, August 10 to “Outperform”. The stock of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) earned “Neutral” rating by SunTrust on Friday, October 16. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Citigroup on Tuesday, December 1 with “Sell”. As per Wednesday, August 31, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The stock of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Williams Capital Group. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Friday, October 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 21 by Barclays Capital.

Analysts await NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) to report earnings on March, 1 before the open. They expect $-0.08 earnings per share, down 108.89% or $0.98 from last year’s $0.9 per share. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by NRG Energy, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -113.11% negative EPS growth.

Ferro Corporation produces specialty materials in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.85 billion. It operates through four business units: Tile Coating Systems; Porcelain Enamel; Performance Colors and Glass; and Pigments, Powders and Oxides. It has a 42.82 P/E ratio. The firm offers frits, porcelain and other glass enamels, glazes, stains, decorating colors, pigments, inks, polishing materials, dielectrics, electronic glasses, and other specialty coatings.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.43 million activity. $297,636 worth of Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE) shares were sold by Schlater Benjamin. 12,000 shares valued at $280,413 were sold by Barna James on Wednesday, December 13. Duesenberg Mark Hugo sold $421,000 worth of stock.

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