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$1.06 EPS Expected for Genuine Parts Company (GPC); Terex (TEX) Shorts Raised By 9.17%

Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) had an increase of 9.17% in short interest. TEX’s SI was 9.04M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 9.17% from 8.28 million shares previously. With 1.20 million avg volume, 8 days are for Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX)’s short sellers to cover TEX’s short positions. The stock decreased 5.11% or $2.21 during the last trading session, reaching $41.03. About 2.45M shares traded or 101.29% up from the average. Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) has risen 32.26% since February 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.56% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) to report $1.06 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 3.92% from last quarter’s $1.02 EPS. GPC’s profit would be $155.41 million giving it 23.54 P/E if the $1.06 EPS is correct. After having $1.16 EPS previously, Genuine Parts Company’s analysts see -8.62% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.07% or $1.08 during the last trading session, reaching $99.83. About 1.11 million shares traded or 29.85% up from the average. Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has declined 1.45% since February 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.15% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 46 investors sold Genuine Parts Company shares while 195 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 176 raised stakes. 108.15 million shares or 1.25% more from 106.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio holds 0.03% or 60,997 shares in its portfolio. Nomura reported 30,195 shares. Art Advsrs accumulated 12,600 shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Management reported 454,824 shares stake. Adirondack reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Capital Finance Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 5,315 shares. Stephens Ar has 0.06% invested in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). The New York-based Cornerstone Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). 150,712 were accumulated by Avalon Advisors Limited Liability Com. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj reported 0.42% of its portfolio in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC). Tiemann Inv Advisors Limited Liability Com has 0.24% invested in Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) for 2,950 shares. Union Natl Bank Corp holds 49,229 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Inc has 134,084 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Fjarde Ap stated it has 40,921 shares. Tompkins Corp has 325 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Genuine Parts Company distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products, and electrical/electronic materials in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $14.64 billion. It distributes automotive replacement parts for imported vehicles, trucks, SUVs, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, farm vehicles, small engines, farm equipment, and heavy duty equipment; and accessory items used in the automotive aftermarket, including repair shops, service stations, fleet operators, automobile and truck dealers, leasing companies, bus and truck lines, mass merchandisers, farms, industrial concerns, and individuals through 57 NAPA automotive parts distribution centers and 1,100 NAPA AUTO PARTS stores. It has a 22.34 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes industrial replacement parts and related supplies, such as bearings, mechanical and electrical power transmission products, industrial automation products, hoses, hydraulic and pneumatic components, industrial supplies, and material handling products primarily for food and beverage, forest products, primary metal, pulp and paper, mining, automotive, gas and oil, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries through 483 branches, 13 distribution centers, and 43 service centers.

Among 12 analysts covering Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Genuine Parts Company had 29 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Thursday, April 20 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Thursday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. Gabellu & Co. downgraded Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) on Thursday, July 14 to “Hold” rating. Goldman Sachs downgraded Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) on Thursday, July 6 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Sell” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, September 30. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, October 20. The stock of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital given on Thursday, October 15. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, February 12 with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, June 26.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 19 investors sold Terex Corporation shares while 115 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 79.42 million shares or 6.42% less from 84.87 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Omers Administration Corp invested in 0.01% or 26,500 shares. Wellington Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership holds 2.12 million shares. Winfield Associate has invested 0.08% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can invested 0% of its portfolio in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Moreover, Credit Agricole S A has 0% invested in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) for 4,263 shares. Scopus Asset Mgmt L P stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). 3.16 million were reported by Morgan Stanley. Highvista Strategies Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.46% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0.01% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Prudential Public Limited Co has invested 0.38% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Nationwide Fund Advsrs, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 143,217 shares. Loews has 0% invested in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 0.01% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Illinois-based Cna Fincl Corporation has invested 1.09% in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX). Panagora Asset holds 0% or 9,074 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Terex Corporation had 80 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 30 by CLSA. The stock of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, June 15 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 9. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, August 26 with “Neutral”. On Friday, September 15 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Monday, August 3. On Wednesday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. The stock of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 12 by Barclays Capital.

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