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Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL) EPS Estimated At $0.31; Houston Wire & Cable Co (HWCC)’s Sentiment Is 0.67

Analysts expect Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) to report $0.31 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 3.13% from last quarter’s $0.32 EPS. GIL’s profit would be $67.40M giving it 25.07 P/E if the $0.31 EPS is correct. After having $0.53 EPS previously, Gildan Activewear Inc.’s analysts see -41.51% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.03% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $31.09. About 455,048 shares traded or 14.25% up from the average. Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) has declined 3.41% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.11% the S&P500.

Houston Wire & Cable Company, through its subsidiaries, sells electrical and mechanical wire and cable, industrial fasteners, hardware, and related services in the United States. The company has market cap of $115.55 million. It offers wire and cable products, including continuous and interlocked armor cables; control and power cables; electronic wires and cables; flexible and portable cords; instrumentation and thermocouple cables; lead and high temperature cables; medium voltage cables; and premise and category wires and cables, primary and secondary aluminum distribution cables, and steel wire ropes and wire rope slings, as well as synthetic fiber rope slings, chains, shackles, and other related hardware and corrosion resistant products. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also provides private branded products comprising its proprietary brand LifeGuard, a low-smoke zero-halogen cable.

Among 14 analysts covering Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Gildan Activewear Inc. had 35 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 6. DA Davidson downgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $31 target in Monday, October 26 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Monday, June 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 3 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GIL in report on Thursday, February 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, October 16. The stock of Gildan Activewear Inc. (NYSE:GIL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by GMP Securities. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 15 by Brean Capital. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, July 7.

Gildan Activewear Inc. manufactures and sells apparel products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company has market cap of $6.76 billion. It operates in two divisions, Printwear and Branded Apparel. It has a 18.54 P/E ratio. The Printwear segment designs, makes, sources, and distributes undecorated activewear products, including T-shirts, fleece, and sport shirts under Gildan, Gildan Performance, Anvil, Comfort Colors, American Apparel, Alstyle, and New Balance brands.

Rutabaga Capital Management Llc Ma holds 1.29% of its portfolio in Houston Wire & Cable Company for 1.15 million shares. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc owns 806,476 shares or 0.58% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners Llc has 0.26% invested in the company for 174,700 shares. The New York-based Walthausen & Co. Llc has invested 0.21% in the stock. Ancora Advisors Llc, a Us-based fund reported 413,001 shares.

The stock increased 1.45% or $0.1001 during the last trading session, reaching $7.0001. About 10,524 shares traded. Houston Wire & Cable Company (HWCC) has risen 22.62% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

Analysts await Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ:HWCC) to report earnings on March, 15. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, up 150.00% or $0.12 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. HWCC’s profit will be $660,248 for 43.75 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Houston Wire & Cable Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

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