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$-0.04 EPS Expected for Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX); Profile of 3 Analysts Covering Sprague Resources LP (SRLP)

Analysts expect Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) to report $-0.04 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 113.33% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. After having $-0.01 EPS previously, Pacific Ethanol, Inc.’s analysts see 300.00% EPS growth. It closed at $3.65 lastly. It is down 39.62% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.92% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Sprague Resources (NYSE:SRLP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Sprague Resources had 8 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. J.P. Morgan initiated Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP) on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, September 9. The company was maintained on Tuesday, December 19 by B. Riley & Co. The rating was upgraded by Janney Capital on Monday, March 20 to “Buy”. See Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP) latest ratings:

19/12/2017 Broker: B. Riley & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $29 Maintain
19/12/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Inc. 29.00
21/11/2017 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Initiate

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company has market cap of $160.50 million. The firm operates through two divisions, Production and Marketing. It currently has negative earnings. It produces and markets ethanol; and co-products, such as wet distillers grains, dry distillers grains with solubles, wet and dry corn gluten feed, condensed distillers solubles, corn gluten meal, corn germ, corn oil, distillers yeast, and CO2, as well as markets ethanol produced by third parties.

Among 7 analysts covering Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Pacific Ethanol had 13 analyst reports since October 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Roth Capital on Friday, July 28 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Cowen & Co. Roth Capital maintained Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) rating on Friday, November 3. Roth Capital has “Buy” rating and $8.0 target. The stock of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) earned “Buy” rating by Roth Capital on Thursday, September 28. Rodman & Reshaw initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, May 24 report. H.C. Wainwright maintained the shares of PEIX in report on Friday, August 4 with “Buy” rating. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, March 14 report. The stock of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by H.C. Wainwright.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.89, from 2.16 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold Pacific Ethanol, Inc. shares while 28 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 34.38 million shares or 6.44% more from 32.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Quantbot Limited Partnership accumulated 661 shares. Moreover, Hutchin Hill Capital Ltd Partnership has 0% invested in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX). Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag invested in 0% or 41,585 shares. Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability accumulated 11,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Systematic Finance Mngmt L P invested in 0.03% or 250,755 shares. The New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX). California Pub Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% of its portfolio in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) for 92,394 shares. Dnb Asset Mgmt As invested in 0.22% or 2.95M shares. Clarivest Asset Management Llc invested in 414,238 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Tower Research Capital Limited Liability Corp (Trc) invested in 7,477 shares or 0% of the stock. Guggenheim Capital Ltd reported 0% stake. Citadel Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 0% or 109,184 shares. Citigroup stated it has 3,255 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Foundry Ptnrs Ltd Liability Company reported 640,295 shares. American International Grp Incorporated has 0% invested in Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.57, from 1.46 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 11 investors sold Sprague Resources LP shares while 8 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 5.00 million shares or 9.58% less from 5.53 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bancorporation Of America Corp De owns 115,571 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Van Eck Assoc Corporation has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP). Kayne Anderson Cap Advsrs Ltd Partnership has 0.26% invested in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP). Acadian Asset Management Lc has 79,483 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Susquehanna Interest Grp Inc Llp owns 13,800 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Spirit Of America Mgmt invested in 0.57% or 220,282 shares. 177,650 are owned by Cohen And Steers. Advantus Capital Mngmt holds 62,340 shares. Wells Fargo Mn reported 0% in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP). Citigroup accumulated 0% or 650 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd has 0% invested in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP). Doheny Asset Management Ca holds 1.51% or 133,050 shares in its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Llc reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP). Deutsche Retail Bank Ag owns 29,000 shares. Fort Washington Inv Advsrs Incorporated Oh has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP).

The stock decreased 1.69% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $24.38. About 19,602 shares traded. Sprague Resources LP (NYSE:SRLP) has risen 13.18% since February 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.52% the S&P500.

Sprague Resources LP engages in the purchase, storage, distribution, and sale of refined petroleum products and natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $549.86 million. The firm operates through four divisions: Refined Products, Natural Gas, Materials Handling, and Other Operations. It has a 14.22 P/E ratio. The Refined Products segment purchases and sells various refined products, such as heating oil, diesel fuel, residual fuel oil, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, and asphalt to wholesale and commercial customers.

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