Dextera Surgical (DXTR) EPS Estimated At $-0.06; Astec Industries (ASTE) Has 1.18 Sentiment

October 10, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Analysts expect Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:DXTR) to report $-0.06 EPS on November, 6.They anticipate $0.38 EPS change or 86.36% from last quarter’s $-0.44 EPS. After having $-0.40 EPS previously, Dextera Surgical Inc’s analysts see -85.00% EPS growth. About 2.85M shares traded. Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:DXTR) has declined 91.76% since October 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 108.46% the S&P500.

Astec Industries, Inc. designs, engineers, makes and markets equipment and components used primarily in road building and related construction activities. The company has market cap of $1.21 billion. The Company’s divisions include Infrastructure Group, Aggregate and Mining Group and Energy Group. It has a 24.83 P/E ratio. The Infrastructure Group segment is made up of five business units, including Astec, Inc., Roadtec, Inc., Carlson Paving Products, Inc., Astec Mobile Machinery GmbH and Astec Australia Pty Ltd.

Dextera Surgical Inc., formerly Cardica, Inc., creates and makes stapling devices that enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The company has market cap of $10.44 million. The Firm is engaged in commercializing and developing its MicroCutter 5/80 stapler based on its staple-on-a-strip technology for use by thoracic, pediatric, bariatric, colorectal and general surgeons. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s MicroCutter 5/80 is a commercially available cartridge microcutter device with approximately five millimeter shaft diameter, over 80 degrees of articulation, and an approximately 30 millimeter staple line cleared for specified indications for use in the United States, and in the European Union for a range of indications for use.

Teton Advisors Inc. holds 1.66% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. for 304,000 shares. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc owns 37,715 shares or 1.12% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 0.97% invested in the company for 36,520 shares. The California-based Phocas Financial Corp. has invested 0.96% in the stock. Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 45,736 shares.

Analysts await Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report earnings on October, 24. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 53.33% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.3 per share. ASTE’s profit will be $10.65M for 28.40 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.62 actual EPS reported by Astec Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.81% negative EPS growth.

About 51,738 shares traded. Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE) has risen 11.92% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

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