Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) Analysts See $1.21 EPS

May 17, 2018 - By Cecil Scoggins

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 27 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Dean Inv Assocs Ltd Liability Corporation reported 43,288 shares. Jpmorgan Chase And holds 0.01% or 435,325 shares. Lsv Asset Management holds 2.25M shares. Euclidean Techs Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 26,832 shares. Leuthold Group Inc Inc Ltd Liability invested in 135,018 shares. Eulav Asset Mgmt invested in 0.04% or 14,800 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 101,178 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 60,096 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Old Mutual Glob (Uk) owns 1.12M shares. Bluemountain Cap Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.09% or 82,478 shares. Engineers Gate Manager L P holds 0.23% or 58,958 shares in its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 83,723 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Groesbeck Inv Management Corporation Nj, a New Jersey-based fund reported 3,600 shares. Hbk Lp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 37,500 shares. Sterling Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 15,655 shares.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.35 million activity. Berger Jeffrey Paul had sold 6,000 shares worth $348,000 on Friday, January 5. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.10M was sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $1.21 EPS on May, 25.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 5.22 % from last quarter’s $1.15 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $51.03M giving it 8.80 P/E if the $1.21 EPS is correct. After having $2.57 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -52.92 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.465 during the last trading session, reaching $42.585. About 345,745 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Big Lots had 14 analyst reports since December 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 1 with “Hold”. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, March 13 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, March 12. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform” on Monday, December 4. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 9 report. Loop Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, March 12 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 9 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of BIG in report on Monday, March 12 with “Overweight” rating.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.80 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 9.72 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

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