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$0.93 EPS Expected for Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG); Caxton Associates LP Has Raised By $2.06 Million Its Extended Stay Amer (STAY) Stake

Analysts expect Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) to report $0.93 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.21 EPS change or 29.17% from last quarter’s $0.72 EPS. ECPG’s profit would be $23.95M giving it 10.79 P/E if the $0.93 EPS is correct. After having $1.15 EPS previously, Encore Capital Group, Inc.’s analysts see -19.13% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.13% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $40.15. About 200,627 shares traded. Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) has risen 51.28% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.58% the S&P500.

Caxton Associates Lp increased Extended Stay Amer Inc (STAY) stake by 376.28% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Caxton Associates Lp acquired 103,100 shares as Extended Stay Amer Inc (STAY)’s stock rose 2.18%. The Caxton Associates Lp holds 130,500 shares with $2.61 million value, up from 27,400 last quarter. Extended Stay Amer Inc now has $3.64B valuation. The stock increased 1.34% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $18.95. About 1.92M shares traded or 0.29% up from the average. Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) has risen 30.00% since February 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.4 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.86, from 2.26 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 20 investors sold STAY shares while 66 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 182.36 million shares or 0.38% more from 181.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup Incorporated holds 0.01% or 318,470 shares. Blackstone Group LP stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY). Mesirow Finance Inv Mngmt owns 862,405 shares for 1.14% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Associates Md owns 355,865 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Columbus Circle holds 0.55% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) for 1.63 million shares. Cohen And Steers reported 2.74M shares. Sei holds 833,809 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca owns 0.49% invested in Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) for 1.27 million shares. Simcoe Lc invested in 10.98% or 1.39 million shares. Cutter & Brokerage owns 11,477 shares. Thompson Investment Inc holds 0.77% in Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) or 206,357 shares. One Natl Association holds 111,172 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Gideon has 0.31% invested in Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) for 15,722 shares. Nationwide Fund has 216,144 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Art Advsrs Ltd Liability accumulated 140,900 shares or 0.14% of the stock.

Caxton Associates Lp decreased Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) stake by 192,900 shares to 7,100 valued at $419,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 39,800 shares and now owns 18,900 shares. Dycom Inds Inc (NYSE:DY) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Extended Stay America had 30 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 13 with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of STAY in report on Wednesday, November 8 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by Deutsche Bank. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) rating on Tuesday, December 19. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $19.50 target. The stock of Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Tuesday, July 21 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Extended Stay America, Inc. (NYSE:STAY) rating on Thursday, June 29. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $21 target.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc had 15 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform” on Tuesday, August 11. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Tuesday, December 13 by Raymond James. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 22 by Northland Capital. As per Thursday, October 8, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. As per Thursday, November 12, the company rating was maintained by Suntrust Robinson. As per Friday, August 4, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Citigroup. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, November 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.17 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 10 investors sold Encore Capital Group, Inc. shares while 40 reduced holdings. 23 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 25.44 million shares or 1.45% less from 25.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Citigroup owns 185,827 shares. Citadel Advisors Llc has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Manufacturers Life The reported 18,395 shares. Legal General Public Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Pembroke Limited holds 1.52% or 350,693 shares. Geode Cap Mngmt Llc stated it has 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Tiaa Cref Ltd Limited Liability Company, a New York-based fund reported 76,772 shares. Piedmont Investment Limited Liability holds 0% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 5,158 shares. Jefferies Grp Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Group reported 18,972 shares. Moreover, Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 8,716 shares. Comerica Bancshares reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Ameriprise Financial holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 838,709 shares. Mackenzie Corp has invested 0% in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). 55,004 are owned by Ejf Cap Ltd Liability Com.

Since January 17, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $786,728 activity. Another trade for 19,273 shares valued at $786,728 was sold by Grinberg Paul.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for clients across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion. The firm purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It has a 11.3 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the debt management of portfolios consisting of higher balance and semi-performing accounts; and the management of non-performing loans.

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