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Analysts See $0.93 EPS for Agrium Inc. (AGU); Origin Asset Management Llp Has Trimmed General Dynamics (GD) Holding

Origin Asset Management Llp decreased General Dynamics Corp (GD) stake by 7.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Origin Asset Management Llp sold 7,000 shares as General Dynamics Corp (GD)’s stock rose 3.60%. The Origin Asset Management Llp holds 86,597 shares with $17.80 million value, down from 93,597 last quarter. General Dynamics Corp now has $62.26B valuation. The stock increased 1.06% or $2.19 during the last trading session, reaching $208.52. About 1.42 million shares traded or 19.74% up from the average. General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) has risen 36.41% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.71% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) to report $0.93 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.43 EPS change or 86.00% from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. AGU’s profit would be $130.13M giving it 30.91 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct. After having $-0.23 EPS previously, Agrium Inc.’s analysts see -504.35% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.36% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $115. About 833,843 shares traded or 162.71% up from the average. Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has risen 5.50% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.20% the S&P500.

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Among 25 analysts covering Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Agrium Inc. had 78 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, February 11 by Barclays Capital. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Hold” rating and $91 target in Monday, April 24 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by TD Securities given on Wednesday, October 21. As per Wednesday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $9900 target in Thursday, July 27 report. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 7 with “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of AGU in report on Friday, November 24 with “Neutral” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) rating on Thursday, July 6. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $10000 target. Standpoint Research downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, November 21 report. The stock of Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Analysts await General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) to report earnings on January, 26. They expect $2.38 earnings per share, down 9.16% or $0.24 from last year’s $2.62 per share. GD’s profit will be $710.63M for 21.90 P/E if the $2.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.52 actual earnings per share reported by General Dynamics Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.56% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.08 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 52 investors sold GD shares while 313 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 255.81 million shares or 0.28% less from 256.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mgmt has 0.63% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Main Street Rech Limited Liability Com reported 1.77% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Schulhoff And Inc has invested 0.28% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct holds 53,353 shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Virtus Investment Advisers has invested 0.27% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Moreover, Benchmark Advsr has 0.24% invested in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD) for 1,500 shares. Mirae Asset Investments Co owns 17,709 shares. Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 0.09% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Raymond James Fincl Advsrs Incorporated has invested 0.08% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). Hbk Sorce Advisory Limited reported 0.2% stake. 7,204 are owned by First Interstate Financial Bank. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv invested in 0.21% or 163,621 shares. Fisher Asset Mngmt Ltd Com reported 13,674 shares. Amica Mutual Insurance invested in 22,344 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Buffington Mohr Mcneal accumulated 0.77% or 9,715 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), 12 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. General Dynamics Corporation had 62 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by Drexel Hamilton on Friday, July 31. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 7 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $22000 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 21 by Drexel Hamilton. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, July 26. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

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