Analysts See $0.49 EPS for Steven Madden, Ltd. (SHOO); Eplus (PLUS) Has 1.42 Sentiment

April 9, 2018 - By Michael Collier

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Analysts expect Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) to report $0.49 EPS on April, 20.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 4.26% from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. SHOO’s profit would be $28.80 million giving it 23.49 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.48 EPS previously, Steven Madden, Ltd.’s analysts see 2.08% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.29% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $46.05. About 447,219 shares traded. Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) has risen 13.16% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.61% the S&P500.

Eplus Inc (PLUS) investors sentiment decreased to 1.42 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.06, from 1.48 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 94 investment professionals increased or started new positions, while 66 decreased and sold stock positions in Eplus Inc. The investment professionals in our database now possess: 12.27 million shares, up from 12.25 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Eplus Inc in top ten positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 22 Reduced: 44 Increased: 63 New Position: 31.

Among 15 analysts covering Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Steven Madden had 51 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna maintained Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) on Tuesday, January 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. The rating was downgraded by Jefferies on Tuesday, January 3 to “Hold”. Wells Fargo initiated the shares of SHOO in report on Tuesday, December 6 with “Market Perform” rating. On Thursday, February 18 the stock rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy”. FBR Capital maintained the shares of SHOO in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 31 by Citigroup. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, February 25 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Telsey Advisory Group.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $1.80 million activity. 6,500 Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) shares with value of $292,663 were sold by SINHA AWADHESH K. $1.51M worth of Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) was sold by Rosenfeld Edward R..

Steven Madden, Ltd. designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward name brand and private label footwear for women, men, and children worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.71 billion. The Company’s Wholesale Footwear segment provides footwear under Steve Madden Women's, Madden Girl, Steve Madden Men's, Madden, Dolce Vita, DV by Dolce Vita, Mad Love, Steven by Steve Madden, Report, Superga, Betsey Johnson, Betseyville, Steve Madden Kids, FREEBIRD by Steven, Stevies, B Brian Atwood, Blondo, and Madden NYC brands, as well as under the third party brands. It has a 22.57 P/E ratio. The company's Wholesale Accessories segment offers Steve Madden, Steven by Steve Madden, Madden Girl, Betsey Johnson, Madden NYC, Big Buddha, B Brian Atwood, and Luv Betsey branded; and private label fashion handbags and accessories to department stores, mass merchants, value priced retailers, online retailers, and specialty stores; and markets and sells cold weather accessories, fashion scarves, wraps, and other trend accessories under the Cejon, Steve Madden, Betsey Johnson, and Big Buddha brand names, as well as private labels to department stores and specialty stores.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.30, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 27 investors sold Steven Madden, Ltd. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 53.17 million shares or 0.32% less from 53.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys, Louisiana-based fund reported 22,900 shares. Kennedy Cap Management invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO). Royal Financial Bank Of Canada holds 0.02% or 1.18 million shares in its portfolio. Amalgamated National Bank holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) for 8,577 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 57,882 shares. Moreover, Lord Abbett & Ltd Company has 0.27% invested in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO). Riverhead Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, Delaware-based fund reported 3,083 shares. The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0% in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO). Swiss Bancorp reported 90,150 shares stake. First Mercantile Tru reported 4,205 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) for 98,452 shares. Moreover, Texas Permanent School Fund has 0.02% invested in Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO). Macquarie Grp holds 2.71M shares. Piermont Cap Mngmt Inc invested in 0.15% or 9,803 shares. Shelton Capital Mgmt has 5,127 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $1.63 million activity.

Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc holds 1.44% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. for 145,157 shares. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc owns 46,070 shares or 0.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Matarin Capital Management Llc has 0.85% invested in the company for 144,565 shares. The Georgia-based Covey Capital Advisors Llc has invested 0.8% in the stock. Perkins Capital Management Inc, a Minnesota-based fund reported 10,000 shares.

The stock decreased 1.10% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $76.15. About 100,166 shares traded or 1.06% up from the average. ePlus inc. (PLUS) has risen 14.76% since April 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.21% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of ePlus’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating ePlus, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. PLUS was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 15, 2016. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 15 by Sidoti. Stifel Nicolaus maintained ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) rating on Friday, December 9. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $113.0 target.

Analysts await ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) to report earnings on May, 23. They expect $0.95 EPS, up 20.25% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.79 per share. PLUS’s profit will be $13.25 million for 20.04 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.97 actual EPS reported by ePlus inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.06% negative EPS growth.

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