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Analysts See $0.36 EPS for The Providence Service (PRSC); Orthofix International NV (OFIX) Shorts Lowered By 10.75%

Analysts expect The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) to report $0.36 EPS on March, 8.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 9.09% from last quarter’s $0.33 EPS. PRSC’s profit would be $4.79 million giving it 43.78 P/E if the $0.36 EPS is correct. After having $0.32 EPS previously, The Providence Service Corporation’s analysts see 12.50% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $63.05. About 18,386 shares traded. The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) has declined 2.07% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.77% the S&P500.

Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) had a decrease of 10.75% in short interest. OFIX’s SI was 432,500 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 10.75% from 484,600 shares previously. With 78,400 avg volume, 6 days are for Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX)’s short sellers to cover OFIX’s short positions. The SI to Orthofix International NV’s float is 2.73%. The stock increased 0.15% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $52.15. About 19,946 shares traded. Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ:OFIX) has declined 3.00% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.70% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.53, from 1.33 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 11 investors sold The Providence Service Corporation shares while 49 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 12.62 million shares or 0.88% more from 12.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insur Com holds 0% or 8,666 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc reported 57,386 shares. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0% stake. Barclays Public Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 0% in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) or 10,815 shares. Fmr Ltd Co has 0% invested in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC). State Street Corp owns 292,391 shares for 0% of their portfolio. New York-based Qs Limited Com has invested 0% in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC). Ig Inv Mgmt reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC). Brown Advisory Inc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC). Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 15,603 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 6,920 shares. Kestrel Invest Corporation reported 130,800 shares. Aristotle Boston Limited Liability Corp holds 181,522 shares. Moreover, Spark Lc has 0.08% invested in The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) for 26,000 shares.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $18.06 million activity. Coliseum Capital Management – LLC sold $17.64 million worth of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) on Monday, December 11. $416,584 worth of The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC) was sold by MEINTS KRISTI on Friday, December 8.

The Providence Service Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides critical healthcare and workforce development services for public and private sector entities in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $838.91 million. It operates through Non-Emergency Transportation Services and Workforce Development Services (WD Services) divisions. It has a 10.91 P/E ratio. The NET Services segment offers non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid or Medicare eligible members, whose limited mobility or financial resources hinder their ability to access necessary healthcare and social services.

Among 3 analysts covering The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ:PRSC), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. The Providence Service Corporation had 6 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Thursday, November 10 by Avondale. The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by Barrington Research. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Barrington Research on Tuesday, September 22. Avondale upgraded the shares of PRSC in report on Wednesday, November 2 to “Market Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Mkt Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Avondale.

Among 5 analysts covering Orthofix International (NASDAQ:OFIX), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Orthofix International had 9 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Sunday, September 10. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 29 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Gabelli. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 8.

Orthofix International N.V., a medical device company, provides reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide. The company has market cap of $949.80 million. It operates through four divisions: BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation, and Spine Fixation. It has a 668.59 P/E ratio. The BioStim segment makes, distributes, and provides support services for bone growth stimulator devices that enhance bone fusion and are indicated as treatment to improve fusion success rates in cervical and lumbar spine, as well as a therapeutic treatment for non-spine fractures.

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