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Analysts See $0.34 EPS for ABM Industries (ABM); Strategic Global Advisors Has Cut Its Western Digital (WDC) Position

Analysts expect ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) to report $0.34 EPS on March, 6.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 10.53% from last quarter’s $0.38 EPS. ABM’s profit would be $22.28M giving it 25.63 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, ABM Industries Incorporated’s analysts see -8.11% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $34.86. About 136,784 shares traded. ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) has risen 26.04% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.34% the S&P500.

Strategic Global Advisors Llc decreased Western Digital Corp (WDC) stake by 30.59% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Strategic Global Advisors Llc sold 4,176 shares as Western Digital Corp (WDC)’s stock rose 15.69%. The Strategic Global Advisors Llc holds 9,476 shares with $819,000 value, down from 13,652 last quarter. Western Digital Corp now has $24.09 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.72% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $81.43. About 1.76 million shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has risen 125.85% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 109.15% the S&P500.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $562,467 activity. 632 shares valued at $28,408 were sold by CHIN DEAN A on Tuesday, August 8. 500 shares valued at $22,500 were sold by SCAGLIONE DIEGO ANTHONY on Tuesday, August 8. On Wednesday, September 13 the insider GIACOBBE SCOTT J sold $442,926. Another trade for 2,103 shares valued at $81,789 was sold by CHAVEZ LINDA.

ABM Industries Incorporated provides integrated facility solutions in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.28 billion. The firm operates through five divisions: Business & Industry, Aviation, Emerging Industries Group, Technical Solutions, and GCA Services. It has a 528.18 P/E ratio. It offers janitorial, facilities engineering, parking, passenger assistance, catering, air cabin maintenance, transportation, and specialized mechanical and electrical services.

Among 4 analysts covering ABM Industries (NYSE:ABM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. ABM Industries had 14 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 29 to “Sector Weight”. Robert W. Baird maintained ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. Imperial Capital maintained the stock with “In-Line” rating in Thursday, June 23 report. As per Monday, August 31, the company rating was downgraded by Zacks. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $47 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Monday, October 2. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Sidoti to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, May 31 with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform” on Thursday, March 9. The firm has “In-Line” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Imperial Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.14, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 20 investors sold ABM Industries Incorporated shares while 56 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 53 raised stakes. 59.25 million shares or 17.38% more from 50.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameriprise owns 0.02% invested in ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) for 949,707 shares. 524,550 are owned by Dudley And Shanley Ltd Liability. Moreover, Alpha Cubed Invests Limited has 0.05% invested in ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) for 8,328 shares. Intl Group Incorporated holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM) for 44,241 shares. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag accumulated 103,866 shares. Teton Advsrs accumulated 24,450 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement has invested 0.01% in ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM). The France-based Natixis has invested 0% in ABM Industries Incorporated (NYSE:ABM). Voya Investment Ltd Liability Co, a Georgia-based fund reported 670,300 shares. 92,056 are held by California State Teachers Retirement Systems. Reilly Finance Advisors Lc reported 32,190 shares stake. Magnetar Fin Limited Liability Corporation invested in 10,226 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 0.05% or 1.52 million shares in its portfolio. Jefferies Gp Limited Co, a New York-based fund reported 7,852 shares. California Employees Retirement has 91,017 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 insider sales for $16.61 million activity. RAY MICHAEL CHARLES sold $369,385 worth of stock. 1,517 shares valued at $122,831 were sold by LONG MARK P on Monday, August 14. $834,210 worth of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) was sold by CORDANO MICHAEL D. BHATIA MANISH H sold $1.66M worth of stock. $1.39M worth of stock was sold by MILLIGAN STEPHEN D on Monday, February 5. Sivaram Srinivasan sold $263,330 worth of stock.

Among 36 analysts covering Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC), 24 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Western Digital had 157 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 26 report. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 12 report. Needham maintained the stock with “Strong Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 20 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Thursday, July 23. As per Monday, June 26, the company rating was maintained by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Evercore on Wednesday, December 13 with “Buy”. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, May 24. The stock of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Mizuho. Longbow upgraded Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) on Tuesday, September 13 to “Buy” rating.

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