$1.21 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)

May 18, 2018 - By Matt Thomas

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It has no change, 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.
Lucus Advsrs Lc has invested 0.5% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Huntington Retail Bank owns 1,512 shares. Meritage Port Mgmt has 0.56% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 104,321 shares. Ls Invest Advisors Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). The Minnesota-based Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.36% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Globeflex Cap Lp accumulated 33,128 shares. Bb&T invested in 25,296 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 8,360 shares. Us Savings Bank De invested in 0% or 5,655 shares. Price T Rowe Md has invested 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Contravisory Investment Mgmt accumulated 0% or 20 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 0.02% or 28,696 shares. Petrus Trust Com Lta has invested 0.11% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Northcoast Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 0.14% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 28,755 shares. Ing Groep Nv has 6,406 shares.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $2.35 million activity. CAMPISI DAVID J sold 20,657 shares worth $903,341. Another trade for 20,000 shares valued at $1.10 million 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 $51.04 million giving it 8.81 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 increased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $42.65. About 55,162 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 18, 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 firm has “Buy” rating by Loop Capital given on Monday, March 12. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Telsey Advisory Group given on Monday, December 4. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, March 12. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Piper Jaffray. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, April 16 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, March 9 with “Buy”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, March 13 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, December 1 by Piper Jaffray. On Monday, March 12 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. Oppenheimer downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, January 10 report.

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 9.74 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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