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$0.03 EPS Expected for MRC Global Inc. (MRC); Americafirst Capital Management Has Boosted By $324.84 Million Its Altria Group (MO) Position

Analysts expect MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) to report $0.03 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 116.67% from last quarter’s $-0.18 EPS. MRC’s profit would be $2.84M giving it 133.33 P/E if the $0.03 EPS is correct. After having $0.02 EPS previously, MRC Global Inc.’s analysts see 50.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $16. About 1.02 million shares traded or 26.16% up from the average. MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) has risen 52.93% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.23% the S&P500.

Americafirst Capital Management Llc increased Altria Group Inc (MO) stake by 125.02% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Americafirst Capital Management Llc acquired 5,122 shares as Altria Group Inc (MO)’s stock declined 2.84%. The Americafirst Capital Management Llc holds 9,219 shares with $584.67M value, up from 4,097 last quarter. Altria Group Inc now has $121.74B valuation. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $64.03. About 10.71M shares traded or 40.36% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since February 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.78% the S&P500.

Since January 12, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $5.57 million activity. On Friday, January 12 the insider Lane Andrew R sold $5.57 million.

Among 14 analysts covering MRC Global (NYSE:MRC), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. MRC Global had 33 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) on Friday, September 15 with “Hold” rating. The stock of MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $24.0 target in Friday, October 6 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, September 12. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, August 7. The stock of MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Seaport Global. KeyBanc Capital Markets initiated the stock with “Sector Weight” rating in Friday, December 18 report. CapitalOne initiated the shares of MRC in report on Tuesday, December 29 with “Overweight” rating. On Sunday, October 15 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”.

MRC Global Inc., through its subsidiaries, distributes pipes, valves, fittings, and related services and products to the energy industry in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.51 billion. The firm supplies products across various markets, such as upstream, midstream, and downstream. It currently has negative earnings. It offers ball, butterfly, gate, globe, check, diaphragm, needle, and plug valves; and other products, such as lined corrosion resistant piping systems, control valves, valve automation products, and top work components, as well as measurement, steam, and instrumentation products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 1.04 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 21 investors sold MRC Global Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 88.03 million shares or 3.53% less from 91.26 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Great West Life Assurance Can has 9,854 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Moreover, Vanguard Group Inc has 0.01% invested in MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) for 7.39M shares. Peak6 Limited Partnership has invested 0% in MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC). Comerica Fincl Bank invested in 0% or 21,502 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 143,047 shares. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Co owns 167 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sei holds 0% or 889 shares. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney And Strauss Ltd owns 0.01% invested in MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC) for 227,008 shares. Howe & Rusling has 150 shares. The New York-based Qs Investors Lc has invested 0% in MRC Global Inc. (NYSE:MRC). Verition Fund Management Limited Company holds 0.03% or 21,476 shares. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Llc holds 0.01% or 63,300 shares in its portfolio. Highbridge Capital Mngmt Limited accumulated 53,138 shares. 301,455 were reported by New York State Common Retirement Fund. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board owns 300,820 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Altria Group Inc. has $85.0 highest and $58.49 lowest target. $71.47’s average target is 11.62% above currents $64.03 stock price. Altria Group Inc. had 59 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 3 by Berenberg. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, February 1 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 10. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 31 by Wells Fargo. On Tuesday, November 29 the stock rating was reinitiated by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, July 27. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Monday, July 17. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 23.

Americafirst Capital Management Llc decreased Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) stake by 4,995 shares to 3,140 valued at $414.20M in 2017Q3. It also reduced Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:CHKP) stake by 42 shares and now owns 686 shares. Pseg Power Llc was reduced too.

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