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$0.28 EPS Expected for Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (CORE); Pilgrims Pride (PPC) Has 1.37 Sentiment

Analysts expect Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) to report $0.28 EPS on March, 7.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 37.78% from last quarter’s $0.45 EPS. CORE’s profit would be $12.93 million giving it 18.18 P/E if the $0.28 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.’s analysts see -24.32% EPS growth. The stock decreased 4.19% or $0.89 during the last trading session, reaching $20.36. About 377,236 shares traded or 23.24% up from the average. Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) has declined 17.48% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 34.18% the S&P500.

PilgrimÂ’s Pride Corporation engages in the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of fresh, frozen, and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors, and foodservice operators in the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company has market cap of $6.56 billion. It offers fresh chicken products comprising pre-marinated or non-marinated refrigerated whole chickens, prepackaged case-ready chicken, whole cut-up chickens, and selected chicken parts. It has a 9.46 P/E ratio. The firm also provides prepared chicken products, including portion-controlled breast fillets, tenderloins and strips, delicatessen products, salads, formed nuggets and patties, and bone-in chicken parts.

Denali Advisors Llc holds 2.79% of its portfolio in Pilgrim's Pride Corporation for 593,788 shares. Corecommodity Management Llc owns 57,363 shares or 1.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Delphi Management Inc Ma has 1.42% invested in the company for 89,689 shares. The Hawaii-based C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd has invested 1.24% in the stock. Origin Asset Management Llp, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 704,500 shares.

Analysts await Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.52 earnings per share, up 36.84% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.38 per share. PPC’s profit will be $129.35 million for 12.68 P/E if the $0.52 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.58 actual earnings per share reported by Pilgrim's Pride Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.34% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 2.30% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $26.38. About 1.40 million shares traded or 12.70% up from the average. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) has declined 5.02% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.72% the S&P500.

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. markets fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry. The company has market cap of $940.46 million. The firm sells and distributes various food/non-food products, including cigarettes, fast food, candies, snacks, groceries, fresh products, dairy products, breads, beverages, other tobacco products, general merchandise and equipment, and health and beauty care products. It has a 22.77 P/E ratio. The Company’s clients include traditional convenience stores, such as national and super-regional convenience store operators, as well as independently owned convenience stores; and alternative outlets, which include grocery stores, drug stores, liquor stores, cigarette and tobacco shops, hotel gift shops, military exchanges, college and corporate campuses, casinos, hardware stores, airport concessions, and other specialty and small format stores that carry convenience products.

Among 8 analysts covering Core-Mark Holding Company (NASDAQ:CORE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Core-Mark Holding Company had 21 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies downgraded Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) rating on Friday, September 30. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $33 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by Jefferies. The stock of Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, August 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 8 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Raymond James on Wednesday, August 9 with “Outperform”. Stephens maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $88 target in Wednesday, October 28 report. As per Friday, January 5, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 5 by Raymond James.

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