$0.78 EPS Expected for Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTR), Netapp (NTAP) Shorts Decreased By 33.61%

July 17, 2017 - By marketbeat

Analysts expect Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) to report $0.78 EPS on July, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 21.21% from last quarter’s $0.99 EPS. CHTR’s profit would be $210.29M giving it 109.87 P/E if the $0.78 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, Charter Communications, Inc.’s analysts see 36.84% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.11% or $3.76 on July 14, reaching $342.8. About shares traded. Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) has risen 38.76% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.06% the S&P500.

Netapp Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTAP) had a decrease of 33.61% in short interest. NTAP’s SI was 10.13M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 33.61% from 15.27 million shares previously. With 3.09 million avg volume, 3 days are for Netapp Incorporated (NASDAQ:NTAP)’s short sellers to cover NTAP’s short positions. The stock increased 5.46% or $2.26 on July 14, reaching $43.64. About shares traded. NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has risen 68.93% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.23% the S&P500.

NetApp, Inc. provides software, systems and services to manage and store customer data. The company has market cap of $12.51 billion. The Firm enables enterprises, service providers, governmental organizations, and partners to envision, deploy and evolve their information technology (IT) environments. It has a 24.06 P/E ratio. The Firm offers a portfolio of services and products that satisfy a range of customer workloads across different data types and deployment models.

Since January 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $5.76 million activity. Another trade for 12,209 shares valued at $500,636 was made by REICH JOEL D on Monday, February 27. On Saturday, June 3 the insider FAWCETT MATTHEW K sold $317,767. Kurian George had sold 4,000 shares worth $166,120. $809,134 worth of NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) was sold by ALLEN JEFFRY R. The insider EARHART ALAN L sold $1.16 million. NEVENS THOMAS MICHAEL sold $847,830 worth of stock.

Among 34 analysts covering Netapp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), 8 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Netapp Inc. had 89 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, November 17. JMP Securities maintained NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) rating on Thursday, May 26. JMP Securities has “Hold” rating and $24 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, August 18. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Thursday, February 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Zacks. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral” on Thursday, May 25. Deutsche Bank downgraded the shares of NTAP in report on Monday, September 26 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, May 26 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Monness Crespi. On Thursday, November 19 the stock rating was maintained by Lake Street with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.06, from 1.01 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold NetApp Inc. shares while 159 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 240.53 million shares or 1.63% less from 244.50 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Laurion Cap Management Limited Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) for 14,100 shares. Paloma Prns Mngmt Com has 0.09% invested in NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) for 255,010 shares. Airain holds 0.04% or 12,494 shares in its portfolio. Spirit Of America Mgmt Corp Ny stated it has 3,000 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 7,482 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 1,056 are held by Guardian Life Insurance Company Of America. New York State Teachers Retirement System reported 463,293 shares. Arizona State Retirement holds 68,037 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. U S Glob Investors Inc accumulated 14,000 shares. 220,435 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Com Can. Ftb reported 4,986 shares. 19,170 were reported by Breton Hill Capital Limited. 6,735 were reported by Calamos Ltd Liability Corp. Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership has 455,914 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. 23.04M are owned by Dodge Cox.

Since February 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $8.76 million activity. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $6.49M was sold by Hargis Jonathan. The insider Jacobson Craig A sold 1,000 shares worth $323,617.

Among 23 analysts covering Charter Comm (NASDAQ:CHTR), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Charter Comm had 37 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Moffett Nathanson downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $337 target in Wednesday, February 22 report. The rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Tuesday, June 14. On Wednesday, August 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was initiated by Argus Research with “Buy”. On Monday, August 29 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 1. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of CHTR in report on Wednesday, November 11 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating by Moffett Nathanson given on Thursday, November 10. The stock of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Canaccord Genuity.

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