$0.06 EPS Expected for StealthGas Inc. (GASS); HFF Has 1.72 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Analysts expect StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) to report $0.06 EPS on December, 5.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 200.00% from last quarter’s $-0.06 EPS. GASS’s profit would be $2.39M giving it 14.38 P/E if the $0.06 EPS is correct. After having $0.04 EPS previously, StealthGas Inc.’s analysts see 50.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 3.63% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $3.45. About shares traded. StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) has declined 34.45% since November 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.15% the S&P500.

HFF, Inc. is a holding company. The Company holds the partnership interests in Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. and HFF Securities L.P. , held through the subsidiary HFF Partnership Holdings, LLC, and all of the outstanding shares of Holliday GP Corp. (Holliday GP). The company has market cap of $1.69 billion. The Firm operates through the commercial real estate financial intermediary segment. It has a 19.43 P/E ratio. It offers debt placement, investment sales, distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services, equity placement, investment banking and advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.

Among 4 analysts covering Stealthgas (NASDAQ:GASS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Stealthgas had 6 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) rating on Wednesday, July 27. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $7 target. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5 target in Monday, January 4 report. The stock of StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) earned “Buy” rating by Singular Research on Friday, April 29. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital on Monday, January 11 to “Equal Weight”.

StealthGas Inc. is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The company has market cap of $137.52 million. The Firm owns a fleet of LPG carriers. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of natural gas and crude oil.

Friedberg Investment Management holds 3.3% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. for 221,355 shares. Texan Capital Management owns 77,302 shares or 1.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc has 1.76% invested in the company for 5.06 million shares. The New York-based New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny has invested 1.59% in the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc, a Utah-based fund reported 2.33 million shares.

Analysts await HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.82 EPS, up 17.14% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.7 per share. HF’s profit will be $31.62M for 13.36 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by HFF, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 51.85% EPS growth.

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