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$0.77 EPS Expected for Verso (VRS); Engaged Capital Cut By $5.18 Million Its Benchmark Electrs (BHE) Position

Analysts expect Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) to report $0.77 EPS on March, 16.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 92.50% from last quarter’s $0.4 EPS. VRS’s profit would be $26.53M giving it 5.55 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, Verso Corporation’s analysts see 220.83% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.85% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $17.08. About 407,153 shares traded. Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) has 0.00% since February 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Engaged Capital Llc decreased Benchmark Electrs Inc (BHE) stake by 16.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Engaged Capital Llc sold 152,223 shares as Benchmark Electrs Inc (BHE)’s stock declined 4.45%. The Engaged Capital Llc holds 769,782 shares with $26.29 million value, down from 922,005 last quarter. Benchmark Electrs Inc now has $1.48B valuation. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $29.7. About 822,811 shares traded or 127.94% up from the average. Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) has risen 60.40% since February 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.70% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Verso Corporation had 7 analyst reports since July 27, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital upgraded the shares of VRS in report on Friday, February 16 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by BWS Financial. The stock of Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) earned “Strong Buy” rating by BWS Financial on Wednesday, October 18. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Wednesday, December 20 with “Buy”. The stock has “Strong Buy” rating by BWS Financial on Friday, November 17.

Verso Corporation produces and sells coated papers in the United States. The company has market cap of $588.50 million. It operates in two divisions, Paper and Pulp. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers coated freesheet and coated groundwood, specialty, inkjet and digital, supercalendered, and uncoated freesheet papers; and Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft pulp to manufacture printing, writing, and specialty paper grades, as well as to manufacture tissue products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 17 investors sold BHE shares while 57 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 68 raised stakes. 46.06 million shares or 0.99% less from 46.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Massachusetts-based Acadian Asset Management Limited Co has invested 0.18% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Amer Int Gru has invested 0% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Automobile Association invested in 0.01% or 69,740 shares. Sg Americas Limited has invested 0.01% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Parkside National Bank owns 32 shares. Ls Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Co has 0% invested in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) for 1,808 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 182,713 shares. Huntington Fincl Bank reported 0% of its portfolio in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Prudential Public Limited Company holds 266,800 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Aqr Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc has invested 0.02% in Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE). Thomson Horstmann And Bryant accumulated 28,975 shares. Cibc Asset holds 0% or 6,246 shares in its portfolio. Willingdon Wealth Mgmt owns 180 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bessemer Grp stated it has 65,700 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv invested in 906,586 shares or 0.19% of the stock.

Among 5 analysts covering Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Benchmark Electronics had 18 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Needham maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 21 report. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Needham on Thursday, October 19 to “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Friday, October 23. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 8. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Friday, July 24 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 22 by Needham. The rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy” on Wednesday, August 30. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 18 by Needham.

Since August 17, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $32,063 activity. PETERSON SCOTT R sold 1,000 shares worth $32,063. DUNCAN DOUGLAS G also sold $188,969 worth of Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE) shares.

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