$0.67 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)

August 13, 2018 - By Rene Reddy

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 33 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 103 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 49.86 million shares or 0.84% less from 50.28 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Geode Mngmt Ltd Llc accumulated 392,067 shares or 0.01% of the stock. M&T Natl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 10,174 shares. Pnc reported 3,398 shares. Synovus Fincl accumulated 21,069 shares. Comml Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.01% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 1.23 million shares. Secor Cap Advsrs Limited Partnership holds 13,397 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 455,094 shares. Northcoast Asset Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 26,347 shares. 9,300 are owned by Bridgeway Cap Mngmt. Zebra Management Ltd Liability holds 0.19% or 12,284 shares. Globeflex Cap Lp accumulated 27,687 shares. Jane Street Group Lc owns 0% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 8,009 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems holds 28,448 shares. The Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Co The has invested 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Metropolitan Life Com Ny owns 13,958 shares.

Since April 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $903,341 activity.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $0.67 EPS on August, 24.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00 % from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $27.02 million giving it 17.66 P/E if the $0.67 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -29.47 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $47.33. About 695,485 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 13.64% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.21% the S&P500.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Big Lots had 15 analyst reports since March 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, May 24 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 4 by Loop Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, June 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, March 9 with “Hold”. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Loop Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, April 16. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 13 by Citigroup. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $58.0 target in Friday, March 9 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Monday, March 12.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.91 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 11.92 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

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