$-0.31 EPS Expected for SM Energy Co (SM); LMP Capital & Income Fund (SCD) Sentiment Is 1.29

July 17, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Analysts expect SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) to report $-0.31 EPS on August, 3 after the close.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 29.55% from last quarter’s $-0.44 EPS. After having $0.18 EPS previously, SM Energy Co’s analysts see -272.22% EPS growth. About 2.08 million shares traded. SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) has declined 24.40% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc. is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. The company has market cap of $265.68 million. The Fund’s investment objective is total return with an emphasis on income. It currently has negative earnings. The Fund invests in a range of equity and fixed-income securities of both the United States and foreign issuers.

Cornerstone Advisors Inc holds 0.73% of its portfolio in LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc. for 295,693 shares. Cue Financial Group Inc. owns 38,553 shares or 0.41% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rivernorth Capital Management Llc has 0.36% invested in the company for 413,480 shares. The Florida-based Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. has invested 0.18% in the stock. Shaker Financial Services Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 20,921 shares.

About 44,412 shares traded. LMP Capital and Income Fund Inc. (SCD) has risen 13.90% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.80% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering SM Energy (NYSE:SM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. SM Energy had 53 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) earned “Buy” rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SM in report on Monday, April 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 20 by Topeka Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Seaport Global on Tuesday, August 30 to “Buy”. As per Wednesday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 10, the company rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 13 report. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 9 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, June 6.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.06 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 2.04 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 27 investors sold SM Energy Co shares while 58 reduced holdings. 58 funds opened positions while 117 raised stakes. 97.77 million shares or 14.16% more from 85.64 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Cypress Asset Management Incorporated Tx holds 0.05% in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) or 6,974 shares. Blackrock Advsr invested in 0.01% or 415,927 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). Nomura Incorporated holds 68,199 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mgmt reported 0.05% of its portfolio in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). 1.14M are owned by Systematic Management Limited Partnership. Ironwood Inv Mngmt Limited Liability Com accumulated 11,365 shares. Ameriprise Finance owns 0.03% invested in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) for 1.43M shares. Weaver C Barksdale And Associates reported 0.01% in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). Capstone Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) or 7,716 shares. Elk Creek Prns Ltd accumulated 0.84% or 361,211 shares. Principal Financial Gp holds 382,463 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0.01% in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). Basso Cap Management L P has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM). Blackrock Japan Limited holds 0% or 12,503 shares in its portfolio.

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company. The company has market cap of $1.90 billion. The Firm is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. It currently has negative earnings. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the gas and oil industry within the United States.

Since February 27, 2017, it had 14 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $2.00 million activity. Quintana Julio M bought $491,800 worth of SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) on Wednesday, March 8. $126,100 worth of SM Energy Co (NYSE:SM) shares were bought by Ottoson Javan D. Shares for $35,094 were bought by PERU RAMIRO G on Wednesday, March 8. Copeland David W bought 10,000 shares worth $252,200. $491,472 worth of stock was bought by LEIKER LOREN M on Wednesday, March 8. Another trade for 5,000 shares valued at $121,561 was made by SULLIVAN WILLIAM D on Wednesday, March 8. $25,696 worth of stock was bought by Vogel Herbert S on Monday, February 27.

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