EPS for Live Oak Bancshares (LOB) Expected At $0.25; Soros Fund Management Upped Its Exa (EXA) Stake

July 17, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Live Oak Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:LOB) to report $0.25 EPS on July, 26 after the close.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 127.27% from last quarter’s $0.11 EPS. LOB’s profit would be $8.65 million giving it 24.35 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. After having $0.17 EPS previously, Live Oak Bancshares Inc’s analysts see 47.06% EPS growth. It closed at $24.35 lastly. It is down 55.47% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.77% the S&P500.

Soros Fund Management Llc increased Exa Corp (EXA) stake by 31.55% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Soros Fund Management Llc acquired 330,171 shares as Exa Corp (EXA)’s stock declined 19.65%. The Soros Fund Management Llc holds 1.38M shares with $21.15 million value, up from 1.05M last quarter. Exa Corp now has $203.13 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.12 on July 14, reaching $13.74. About shares traded. Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA) has declined 1.23% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.93% the S&P500.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $71,781 activity. $15,600 worth of Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA) shares were sold by SHIELDS JOHN J.

Soros Fund Management Llc decreased Jds Uniphase Corp (Prn) stake by 21.00 million shares to 248.26 million valued at $257.88 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Exar Corp (NYSE:EXAR) stake by 1.06 million shares and now owns 306,666 shares. Realogy Hldgs Corp (NYSE:RLGY) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 2 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 2.15 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 9 investors sold EXA shares while 15 reduced holdings. 11 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 11.11 million shares or 0.76% less from 11.19 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Vanguard Gru Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Moreover, California State Teachers Retirement System has 0% invested in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Nationwide Fund Advisors has 8,758 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs has invested 0% in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Blackrock Limited stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Bb&T Corporation holds 11,955 shares. Blackrock Advisors Lc accumulated 0% or 48,104 shares. Us Natl Bank De invested 0% of its portfolio in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Wasatch Advsrs Incorporated holds 422,404 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Citigroup Inc has 0% invested in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA) for 17,530 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 0% in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 9,862 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D has invested 0.02% in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA). Martingale Asset Limited Partnership reported 61,106 shares stake. 91,790 are held by Geode Cap Limited.

Among 2 analysts covering Exa (NASDAQ:EXA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Exa had 6 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Tuesday, August 30. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 17 by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Buy” rating and $18 target in Tuesday, August 30 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 2 by Canaccord Genuity. Needham maintained Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA) on Thursday, December 1 with “Buy” rating. The rating was reinitiated by Needham on Thursday, December 22 with “Buy”.

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $842.68 million. The Firm conducts business primarily through its commercial bank subsidiary, Live Oak Banking Company . It has a 56.7 P/E ratio. The Bank specializes in providing lending services to small businesses nationwide in targeted industries.

Among 5 analysts covering Live Oak Bancshares (NASDAQ:LOB), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Live Oak Bancshares had 9 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Bruyette & Woods” on Monday, August 17. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 17 by SunTrust. On Monday, August 17 the stock rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was upgraded by Suntrust Robinson. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 6 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was initiated by KBW with “Outperform” on Monday, August 17.

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