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Analysts See $0.49 EPS for Metro Inc. (MRU); Profile of 12 Analysts Covering Xylem Inc. (XYL)

Analysts expect Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) to report $0.49 EPS on January, 23.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 15.52% from last quarter’s $0.58 EPS. T_MRU’s profit would be $111.33 million giving it 20.61 P/E if the $0.49 EPS is correct. After having $0.66 EPS previously, Metro Inc.’s analysts see -25.76% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $40.39. About 360,867 shares traded. Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 19 analysts covering Xylem (NYSE:XYL), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Xylem had 65 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Barclays Capital upgraded Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) on Monday, May 15 to “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Janney Capital on Wednesday, November 2. Sterne Agee CRT upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, April 5 report. The stock of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) earned “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, June 20. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70.0 target in Wednesday, September 20 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) rating on Wednesday, October 4. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $71.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, August 16. See Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) latest ratings:

03/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0 Maintain
15/12/2017 Broker: Boenning & Scattergood Rating: Buy Maintain
13/12/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $72.0 Maintain
11/12/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $76.0 Maintain
06/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $71.0 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Hold New Target: $65.0 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Outperform Old Target: $66 New Target: $75 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $74 New Target: $76 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $71.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $70.0 Maintain

Metro Inc. operates as a retailer and distributor in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Canada. The company has market cap of $9.18 billion. It operates supermarkets, discount and convenience stores, and food stores that provide grocery products, general merchandise, non-perishable goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meats, frozen foods, bakery and deli products, and pastry and charcutery products, as well as perishable products. It has a 15.72 P/E ratio. The firm also acts as a franchisor and distributor for 184 drugstores owned by independent pharmacists.

Among 7 analysts covering Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Metro Inc. has $52 highest and $2 lowest target. $46.75’s average target is 15.75% above currents $40.39 stock price. Metro Inc. had 51 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, November 17 report. Scotia Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $52 target in Wednesday, April 19 report. The company was maintained on Monday, January 23 by TD Securities. The company was maintained on Monday, April 24 by TD Securities. Dundee Securities maintained Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) rating on Thursday, September 22. Dundee Securities has “Buy” rating and $52 target. IBC upgraded the stock to “Sector Outperformer” rating in Thursday, August 13 report. The stock of Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) earned “Outperform” rating by Scotia Capital on Thursday, November 17. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 25. As per Thursday, January 19, the company rating was maintained by Raymond James. Scotia Capital maintained Metro Inc. (TSE:MRU) on Wednesday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating.

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and service of engineered solutions for the water and wastewater applications. The company has market cap of $12.66 billion. It operates through three divisions: Water Infrastructure, Applied Water, and Sensus. It has a 40.97 P/E ratio. The Water Infrastructure segment offers various products, including water and wastewater pumps, treatment and testing equipment, and controls and systems, as well as filtration, disinfection, and biological treatment equipment under the Flygt, WEDECO, Godwin, WTW, Sanitaire, YSI, and Leopold names for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water and wastewater for public utilities and industrial applications.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.19, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 25 investors sold Xylem Inc. shares while 179 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 146.94 million shares or 0.93% less from 148.32 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pennsylvania-based Hbk Sorce Advisory Limited has invested 0.04% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). John G Ullman & Associate has 0.46% invested in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Swiss Savings Bank reported 0.05% stake. Page Arthur B invested in 15,170 shares or 0.84% of the stock. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Llc has 6,814 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Fjarde Ap invested in 45,181 shares or 0.05% of the stock. 130,533 were reported by Blair William Il. Exxonmobil Invest Mngmt Tx owns 32,792 shares. Brinker Cap stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Davis R M Inc reported 0.02% stake. Da Davidson And invested in 0.01% or 7,334 shares. Cibc reported 0% in Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL). Marshall Wace Ltd Liability Partnership, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 18,762 shares. Stevens First Principles Inv owns 16,535 shares or 0.56% of their US portfolio. Stone Run Cap Limited Liability owns 75,920 shares for 2.44% of their portfolio.

The stock increased 0.70% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $70.46. About 847,704 shares traded or 4.27% up from the average. Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) has risen 20.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.06% the S&P500.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $5.14 million activity. On Monday, December 18 LORANGER STEVEN R sold $3.25 million worth of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) or 47,712 shares. 2,260 shares were sold by Brannemo Tomas, worth $153,108. Napolitano Kenneth sold $544,578 worth of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) on Wednesday, August 9.

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