Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (HQCL) EPS Estimated At $0.05; Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Increased Its Stantec (STN) Stake

February 15, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc increased Stantec Inc (STN) stake by 4.38% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc acquired 68,973 shares as Stantec Inc (STN)’s stock declined 16.73%. The Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc holds 1.65 million shares with $45.66 million value, up from 1.58M last quarter. Stantec Inc now has $3.15 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.225 during the last trading session, reaching $27.875. About 7,676 shares traded. Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) has declined 7.10% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.80% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) to report $0.05 EPS on March, 22.They anticipate $0.36 EPS change or 116.13% from last quarter’s $-0.31 EPS. HQCL’s profit would be $4.16 million giving it 40.49 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $0.06 EPS previously, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd.’s analysts see -16.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.39% or $0.1889 during the last trading session, reaching $8.0989. About 768 shares traded. Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:HQCL) has declined 42.00% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 58.70% the S&P500.

Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., a solar energy company, develops, makes, and sells solar cells and photovoltaic modules in South Korea, the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, the People's Republic of China, India, Turkey, and internationally. The company has market cap of $674.16 million. The Company’s principal products include PV cells, PV modules, silicon ingots, and silicon wafers. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also develops solar power projects, and sells them to third-party purchasers; and offers engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as operation and management services.

Among 6 analysts covering Stantec (NYSE:STN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Stantec had 15 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with “Outperform”. The stock of Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) earned “Buy” rating by Desjardins Securities on Friday, May 12. The stock has “Hold” rating by TD Securities on Friday, August 7. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $36 target in Friday, August 7 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, November 6. On Friday, October 2 the stock rating was reinitiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold”. The stock of Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 15 by Desjardins Securities. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Friday, February 26. National Bank Canada upgraded Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) on Wednesday, August 17 to “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 1.6 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 4 investors sold STN shares while 29 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 61.47 million shares or 4.62% less from 64.45 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancorporation Of America De holds 0% or 10,274 shares in its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn has 1 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 9,634 are owned by Fifth Third Bank. Van Berkom accumulated 1.31 million shares. The Vermont-based Manchester Capital Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN). Swiss National Bank accumulated 193,670 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Mawer Investment Management Limited holds 0.66% or 2.78 million shares in its portfolio. Shell Asset Mgmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) for 11,237 shares. Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Llc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) for 27,500 shares. Wellington Management Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership reported 20,242 shares. 3.64 million are held by Guardian Capital Lp. Legal And General Group Public Lc reported 21,754 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 475,649 shares. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag holds 0% in Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) or 104,715 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0.12% invested in Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) for 452,703 shares.

Grandeur Peak Global Advisors Llc decreased Littelfuse Inc (NASDAQ:LFUS) stake by 4,275 shares to 24,350 valued at $4.77M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Sportsmans Whse Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:SPWH) stake by 418,410 shares and now owns 899,825 shares. Malibu Boats Inc (NASDAQ:MBUU) was reduced too.

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