Analysts See $0.24 EPS for Horizon Pharma PLC (HZNP); Longer Investments Has Trimmed General Electric (GE) Holding

October 13, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Longer Investments Inc decreased General Electric (GE) stake by 39.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Longer Investments Inc sold 55,345 shares as General Electric (GE)’s stock declined 7.64%. The Longer Investments Inc holds 86,320 shares with $2.33 million value, down from 141,665 last quarter. General Electric now has $199.48B valuation. The stock declined 0.09% or $0.02 reaching $23.04 per share. About 28.74 million shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 4.46% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) to report $0.24 EPS on November, 6.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 57.14% from last quarter’s $0.56 EPS. HZNP’s profit would be $38.93 million giving it 14.39 P/E if the $0.24 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Horizon Pharma PLC’s analysts see -41.46% EPS growth. About 1.94 million shares traded. Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) has declined 28.13% since October 13, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 44.83% the S&P500.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 3 buys, and 0 sales for $3.37 million activity. Beattie William G bought 16,000 shares worth $448,800. IMMELT JEFFREY R also bought $2.81 million worth of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) shares.

Analysts await General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) to report earnings on October, 20 before the open. They expect $0.50 earnings per share, up 56.25% or $0.18 from last year’s $0.32 per share. GE’s profit will be $4.33B for 11.52 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual earnings per share reported by General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 78.57% EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), 11 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. General Electric Company had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 20 by S&P Research. The company was downgraded on Monday, April 4 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $34 target in Friday, October 14 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $31 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, July 17. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co initiated General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Tuesday, June 7. Cowen & Co has “Market Perform” rating and $29 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.82 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 85 investors sold GE shares while 816 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 598 raised stakes. 4.61 billion shares or 0.66% more from 4.58 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt Systems has 0.27% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The New York-based Epoch Invest has invested 0.71% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 7.05 million were reported by Aviva Public Ltd Liability. Qci Asset Incorporated, New York-based fund reported 505,051 shares. Pr Herzig And Co Inc stated it has 2.97% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). M Secs has invested 1.26% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Moneta Grp Invest Advisors Limited Co invested in 68,387 shares. Dumont And Blake Investment Advsr Llc has invested 1.3% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Paradigm Financial Advisors Lc holds 200,970 shares. Obermeyer Wood Counsel Lllp has 0.04% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 16,728 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone Advsr has 0.88% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Bridges Investment Counsel holds 1.17% or 191,149 shares. Godshalk Welsh Mngmt has invested 1.48% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). Buffington Mohr Mcneal holds 70,444 shares or 0.75% of its portfolio. Iowa Bancorporation reported 186,694 shares.

Among 13 analysts covering Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Horizon Pharma had 45 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was reinitiated on Wednesday, September 9 by JMP Securities. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was reinitiated by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) rating on Tuesday, June 27. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $2000 target. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $30 target in Tuesday, November 8 report. UBS maintained Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) on Tuesday, August 8 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho downgraded the shares of HZNP in report on Tuesday, May 9 to “Neutral” rating. Mizuho downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, December 9 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. The rating was downgraded by Brean Capital on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold”.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 sales for $94,800 activity. $94,800 worth of Horizon Pharma PLC (NASDAQ:HZNP) was bought by GREY MICHAEL G on Wednesday, May 10.

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