Analysts See $0.51 EPS for Thomson Reuters (TRI); Research Frontiers (REFR) Shorts Increased By 28.61%

July 17, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Analysts expect Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) to report $0.51 EPS on August, 1 before the open.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 2.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. TRI’s profit would be $368.74 million giving it 22.48 P/E if the $0.51 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Thomson Reuters Corp’s analysts see -19.05% EPS growth. About 343,093 shares traded. Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) has risen 6.95% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.75% the S&P500.

Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR) had an increase of 28.61% in short interest. REFR’s SI was 1.09M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 28.61% from 848,900 shares previously. With 43,700 avg volume, 25 days are for Research Frontiers Incorporated (NASDAQ:REFR)’s short sellers to cover REFR’s short positions. The SI to Research Frontiers Incorporated’s float is 6.33%. About 2,609 shares traded. Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) has declined 72.08% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 88.78% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. Thomson Reuters had 18 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) on Tuesday, August 18 to “Buy” rating. Canaccord Genuity downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $47 target in Monday, May 1 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, January 7. The stock has “Buy” rating by TD Securities on Wednesday, July 29. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by National Bank Canada given on Monday, December 12. On Thursday, April 20 the stock rating was initiated by Berenberg with “Sell”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Thursday, November 3. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Tuesday, February 9 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, June 15. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.87 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 20 investors sold Thomson Reuters Corp shares while 108 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 197.70 million shares or 4.30% less from 206.57 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Blackrock reported 7,049 shares stake. Parametric Port Limited Liability Corp invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI). Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI). Hsbc Hldgs Public Ltd Com holds 0.02% in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) or 184,571 shares. Raymond James Fincl Svcs reported 0% stake. First Republic Invest Management stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI). Bancorporation Of New York Mellon Corporation has 1.78 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, M&T Bancshares has 0.02% invested in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) for 56,583 shares. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Mngmt accumulated 846,413 shares or 0.25% of the stock. Ls Inv Advisors Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI). Pacad Inv invested in 0.01% or 1,700 shares. Public Sector Pension Invest Board accumulated 0.21% or 498,381 shares. 1832 Asset L P has 0.22% invested in Thomson Reuters Corp (NYSE:TRI) for 1.34M shares. Synovus Fincl Corporation stated it has 554 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Beutel Goodman holds 1.88% or 4.82 million shares.

Thomson Reuters Corporation is a well-known provider of news and information for professional markets. The company has market cap of $33.15 billion. The Firm is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. It has a 30.78 P/E ratio. The Financial & Risk segment is a well-known provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

Among 2 analysts covering Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Research Frontiers had 3 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, August 5 by Craig Hallum. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. WestPark Capital initiated Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) on Wednesday, September 28 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.78, from 1.86 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 5 investors sold Research Frontiers, Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 5.05 million shares or 2.84% more from 4.91 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Fiera Capital holds 0% of its portfolio in Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) for 32,966 shares. Raymond James stated it has 0% in Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR). Savings Bank Of America De invested in 0% or 36,150 shares. Utd Advisers Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR) for 33,477 shares. Gru One Trading Lp invested in 500 shares. Creative Planning invested in 6,150 shares. Bank Of Mellon has invested 0% of its portfolio in Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR). Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 99,249 shares. 4,230 are owned by Tower Ltd Liability Corp (Trc). Blackrock Ltd Liability Corporation has 5,552 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 3,320 shares. Outfitter Advsrs Ltd holds 0.03% or 36,000 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Vanguard Gp has invested 0% in Research Frontiers, Inc. (NASDAQ:REFR). Ingalls And Snyder Limited Liability Co holds 0% or 23,300 shares in its portfolio. Northern reported 39,995 shares.

Since March 20, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $5,884 activity. Another trade for 3,000 shares valued at $4,448 was made by Kaganowicz Alexander on Monday, March 20.

Research Frontiers Incorporated is engaged in the development and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The company has market cap of $30.78 million. The Firm develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, lamination services, electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, or the end-products themselves, such as smart windows, skylights and sunroofs. It currently has negative earnings. Research Frontiers has approximately 40 companies that, in the aggregate, are licensed to serve over four SPD-Smart application areas, including aerospace, architectural, automotive and marine products.

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