The Wendy's Company (WEN) Analysts See $0.12 EPS; Colfax (CFX) Shorts Increased By 18.93%

January 14, 2018 - By Jacob Smith

Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) had an increase of 18.93% in short interest. CFX’s SI was 2.60M shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 18.93% from 2.18M shares previously. With 816,100 avg volume, 3 days are for Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX)’s short sellers to cover CFX’s short positions. The SI to Colfax Corporation’s float is 2.65%. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $41.76. About 375,354 shares traded. Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) has risen 61.22% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.52% the S&P500.

Analysts expect The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) to report $0.12 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 50.00% from last quarter’s $0.08 EPS. WEN’s profit would be $29.06 million giving it 35.94 P/E if the $0.12 EPS is correct. After having $0.09 EPS previously, The Wendy's Company’s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.25. About 3.53 million shares traded. The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) has risen 56.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.20% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 23 investors sold The Wendy's Company shares while 95 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 63 raised stakes. 181.38 million shares or 0.51% less from 182.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. D E Shaw Com Inc holds 0.05% or 2.27M shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 114,932 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0% stake. First Republic Invest Mgmt Incorporated, California-based fund reported 56,035 shares. Thomas J Herzfeld Advsr reported 42 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 92,439 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase Com reported 409,700 shares stake. 105 were accumulated by Dubuque Bancshares Tru Company. Tennessee-based Ftb Advsrs has invested 0% in The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN). Cardinal Capital Mngmt Ltd Co Ct owns 712,700 shares. Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd reported 839,701 shares. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag accumulated 1.65M shares. Millennium Ltd Llc has 1.99 million shares. 120,490 were reported by Ahl Prtnrs Llp. Bancorp Of Montreal Can accumulated 74,281 shares.

Since October 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $54,736 activity. Wunsch E.J. had sold 3,548 shares worth $54,736.

Among 18 analysts covering Wendy’s (NASDAQ:WEN), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Wendy’s had 42 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, August 10. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein given on Thursday, May 26. The rating was upgraded by Wedbush on Wednesday, December 20 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, November 6 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, October 8. JP Morgan upgraded The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ:WEN) rating on Thursday, August 6. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $12 target. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Friday, November 25. On Thursday, November 9 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Wedbush.

The Wendy's Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a quick-service restaurant firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.18 billion. It is involved in operating, developing, and franchising a system of quick-service restaurants. It has a 66.86 P/E ratio. The company??s restaurants offer a range of chicken breast sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chili, French fries, baked potatoes, salads, soft drinks, Frosty desserts, and kids?? meals.

Among 19 analysts covering Colfax (NYSE:CFX), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Colfax had 55 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 15 report. On Thursday, May 25 the stock rating was maintained by IBC with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Equalweight” rating on Wednesday, May 25 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) rating on Thursday, August 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $45.0 target. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) on Friday, September 1 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 14. Citigroup maintained Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) on Monday, October 9 with “Sell” rating.

Colfax Corporation, an industrial manufacturing and engineering company, provides gas and fluid handling, and fabrication technology services and products worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.14 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Gas and Fluid Handling, and Fabrication Technology. It has a 29.39 P/E ratio. The Gas and Fluid Handling segment designs, makes, supplies, installs, and maintains heavy-duty centrifugal and axial fans, rotary heat exchangers, gas compressors, pumps, fluid handling systems, controls, and specialty valves.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 25 investors sold Colfax Corporation shares while 71 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 90.81 million shares or 0.75% less from 91.50 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aperio Lc accumulated 53,622 shares. Hudson Bay Mngmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). Envestnet Asset Inc owns 0% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX) for 16,379 shares. Alexandria Limited Liability reported 220 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sit Invest Associate holds 26 shares. Markel Corp invested in 1.14 million shares. Brown Advisory Inc reported 71,090 shares. Alpha Windward Ltd Co holds 12,300 shares. Fund Management Sa holds 31,500 shares. M&T Savings Bank Corporation invested 0% of its portfolio in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). Peak6 Lp has 16,608 shares. 115,505 are owned by Cipher Capital Lp. Blackrock Inc has 0.01% invested in Colfax Corporation (NYSE:CFX). 121,898 are owned by Parametric Portfolio Associate Ltd Liability Corporation. Parametrica Limited invested in 0.09% or 5,397 shares.

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