Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) EPS Estimated At $1.21

May 16, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.03 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 27 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Sit Investment Incorporated owns 16,295 shares. Gemmer Asset Ltd Llc stated it has 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Sasco Capital Ct reported 1.07 million shares stake. Trust Communication Of Vermont reported 10 shares. Camelot Portfolios Limited Liability Company owns 4,024 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Ifrah Service stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Natixis invested 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Jennison Assocs Ltd Liability Com has 11,605 shares. 408,264 are owned by Clark Capital Mgmt. Advisory Services Lc reported 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Ledyard Bankshares has invested 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Ubs Asset Americas Incorporated invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Nuveen Asset, Illinois-based fund reported 840,157 shares. Etrade Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.04% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 23,650 shares. Schwab Charles Investment stated it has 309,446 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.35 million activity. $348,000 worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) was sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul on Friday, January 5. $1.10 million worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares were sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $1.21 EPS on May, 25.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 5.22 % from last quarter’s $1.15 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $51.04 million giving it 8.89 P/E if the $1.21 EPS is correct. After having $2.57 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -52.92 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $43.05. About 1.07 million shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

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

Among 10 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Big Lots had 14 analyst reports since December 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Loop Capital. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Monday, December 4. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53.0 target in Friday, December 1 report. Raymond James downgraded Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Monday, April 16 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, March 9. The company was maintained on Monday, March 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Piper Jaffray. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $56 target in Tuesday, March 13 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. Morgan Stanley maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) rating on Monday, March 12. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $64 target.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.82 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 9.83 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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