Analysts See $1.40 EPS for Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD); Schwartz Investment Counsel Trimmed By $5.53 Million Its Msc Indl Direct (MSM) Stake

November 15, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc decreased Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM) stake by 37.88% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc sold 65,000 shares as Msc Indl Direct Inc (MSM)’s stock declined 18.18%. The Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc holds 106,600 shares with $9.16 million value, down from 171,600 last quarter. Msc Indl Direct Inc now has $4.51 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $79.93. About shares traded. MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) has risen 18.92% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.22% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSE:TD) to report $1.40 EPS on November, 30 before the open.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 14.75% from last quarter’s $1.22 EPS. T_TD’s profit would be $2.59B giving it 13.02 P/E if the $1.40 EPS is correct. After having $1.51 EPS previously, Toronto-Dominion Bank’s analysts see -7.28% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.08 on November 14, reaching $72.89. About 1.71M shares traded. Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSE:TD) has 0.00% since November 15, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering MSC Industrial Direct Co. (NYSE:MSM), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. MSC Industrial Direct Co. had 46 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, June 12. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, January 26 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, October 16. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, August 21. The stock of MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) earned “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, July 13. As per Monday, September 25, the company rating was initiated by Susquehanna. Macquarie Research initiated MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) rating on Friday, August 26. Macquarie Research has “Neutral” rating and $80 target. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, July 11 with “Hold”. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated the shares of MSM in report on Tuesday, July 21 with “Overweight” rating. Sterne Agee CRT initiated MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) on Tuesday, March 22 with “Neutral” rating.

Analysts await MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) to report earnings on January, 10. They expect $1.06 EPS, up 11.58% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.95 per share. MSM’s profit will be $59.81 million for 18.85 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual EPS reported by MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -0.93% negative EPS growth.

Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc increased Discover Finl Svcs (NYSE:DFS) stake by 83,200 shares to 324,100 valued at $20.16M in 2017Q2. It also upped Johnson Ctls Inc (NYSE:JCI) stake by 49,300 shares and now owns 676,053 shares. Fortive Corp was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.39, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MSM shares while 75 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 104 raised stakes. 42.88 million shares or 0.18% less from 42.96 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Maine-based Schroder Investment Mngmt Grp has invested 0.1% in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Voya Mgmt Lc accumulated 14,232 shares. Arlington Value Cap Ltd Llc has invested 4.52% of its portfolio in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Putnam Invests Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM) for 51,696 shares. 3.67 million were reported by Blackrock. Cibc World Mkts Inc stated it has 13,946 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Echo Street Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 282,127 shares. Prudential, a New Jersey-based fund reported 189,686 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.01% or 171,800 shares. Asset has 0.05% invested in MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc (NYSE:MSM). Gotham Asset Ltd Liability owns 2,618 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 65,000 were reported by Point72 Asset Mgmt L P. Comerica Bancorporation invested in 35,294 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Inc invested in 0.06% or 18,187 shares. Quantitative Invest Ltd stated it has 71,100 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

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