Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) EPS Estimated At $0.57; Argi Investment Services Cut Lear Partn Com (LEA) Holding

October 13, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) to report $0.57 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 23.91% from last quarter’s $0.46 EPS. BFAM’s profit would be $33.73M giving it 37.35 P/E if the $0.57 EPS is correct. After having $0.70 EPS previously, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc’s analysts see -18.57% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.08 on October 13, reaching $85.16. About 103,359 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 18.19% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.49% the S&P500.

Argi Investment Services Llc decreased Lear Corporation Partn Com (LEA) stake by 36.89% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Argi Investment Services Llc sold 3,361 shares as Lear Corporation Partn Com (LEA)’s stock rose 0.77%. The Argi Investment Services Llc holds 5,750 shares with $817,000 value, down from 9,111 last quarter. Lear Corporation Partn Com now has $11.78B valuation. The stock rose 0.43% or $0.75 reaching $173.21. About 343,434 shares traded. Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has risen 28.33% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Lear Corporation had 50 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of LEA in report on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold” rating. As per Thursday, October 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 27 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) earned “Neutral” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 21. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, April 20 by Robert W. Baird. Deutsche Bank maintained Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $121 target. Bank of America downgraded Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) on Wednesday, November 9 to “Underperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, May 5 by Seaport Global.

Since May 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $343,238 activity. SMITH GREG C sold $328,842 worth of stock. On Monday, May 22 the insider MALLETT CONRAD L JR sold $14,396.

Argi Investment Services Llc increased Ishares Edge Msci Usa Momentm Fact Etf (MTUM) stake by 18,045 shares to 393,661 valued at $34.99M in 2017Q2. It also upped Ishares Edge Msci Min Vol Usa Etf (USMV) stake by 59,075 shares and now owns 789,205 shares. Oppenheimer Small Cap Revenue Etf was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.25, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 33 investors sold LEA shares while 186 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 62.83 million shares or 1.53% less from 63.80 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Koch Indus Inc has invested 0.13% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Smith Graham Advsrs Ltd Partnership owns 33,580 shares. Hennessy Advisors Incorporated stated it has 13,900 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.11% in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Hgk Asset Mgmt stated it has 2.13% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Regions Financial accumulated 0.01% or 3,019 shares. Smith Asset Mngmt Grp Lp holds 2.04% or 467,214 shares. Affinity Inv Advsrs Ltd Llc holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 12,095 shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al, Virginia-based fund reported 195,100 shares. Moreover, Lpl Ltd has 0.01% invested in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA). Cadence Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.14% or 14,488 shares. Dana Advsr holds 0.89% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) for 132,870 shares. Valley National Advisers, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 6 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mgmt invested in 5,088 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Comerica Inc accumulated 4,840 shares.

Analysts await Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $3.77 EPS, up 18.18% or $0.58 from last year’s $3.19 per share. LEA’s profit will be $256.40 million for 11.49 P/E if the $3.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.39 actual EPS reported by Lear Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.12% negative EPS growth.

Among 8 analysts covering Bright Horizons (NYSE:BFAM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Bright Horizons had 17 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, February 3, the company rating was reinitiated by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, February 9. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, September 15. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, August 5. The stock of Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) earned “Market Weight” rating by William Blair on Wednesday, November 2. Barclays Capital maintained Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) on Wednesday, November 25 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform” on Friday, February 10. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Monday, August 15 to “Overweight”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.56 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.55, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 17 investors sold Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc shares while 62 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 55.90 million shares or 3.77% less from 58.09 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Company holds 0.06% or 59,378 shares in its portfolio. Franklin Resources owns 485,000 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 224,200 shares. Eagle Asset Management Inc reported 0.39% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM). Secor Advsr L P owns 85,864 shares for 0.6% of their portfolio. Envestnet Asset Mngmt owns 0% invested in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) for 8,584 shares. Moreover, Barclays Public Limited has 0% invested in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) for 57,320 shares. Amer Research Com accumulated 2,150 shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt has invested 1% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM). 8,840 were accumulated by Sawgrass Asset Ltd Liability Corp. Southeast Asset Advsrs Inc holds 0.45% or 18,110 shares. Connable Office has 2,693 shares. Pictet & Cie (Europe) Sa holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM) for 7,300 shares. Rmb Cap Management reported 68,206 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. 1St holds 0.06% or 7,187 shares.

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