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Analysts See $0.32 EPS for The AES (AES); Archford Capital Strategies Has Cut Leggett & Platt (LEG) Holding By $1.97 Million

Analysts expect The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) to report $0.32 EPS on February, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 8.57% from last quarter’s $0.35 EPS. AES’s profit would be $211.33M giving it 7.99 P/E if the $0.32 EPS is correct. After having $0.24 EPS previously, The AES Corporation’s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.63% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $10.23. About 5.37 million shares traded. The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has risen 4.28% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.42% the S&P500.

Archford Capital Strategies Llc decreased Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG) stake by 65.88% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Archford Capital Strategies Llc sold 41,915 shares as Leggett & Platt Inc (LEG)’s stock rose 4.13%. The Archford Capital Strategies Llc holds 21,708 shares with $1.04M value, down from 63,623 last quarter. Leggett & Platt Inc now has $5.92B valuation. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $44.88. About 777,256 shares traded. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) has risen 4.35% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.35% the S&P500.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.20 million activity. Douglas Scott S sold $470,129 worth of stock. DeSonier David M also sold $452,750 worth of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) shares. Another trade for 5,871 shares valued at $265,074 was sold by ENLOE ROBERT TED III. TRENT TAMMY M had sold 250 shares worth $11,620.

Archford Capital Strategies Llc increased Bgc Partners Com (NASDAQ:BGCP) stake by 116,374 shares to 119,488 valued at $1.73M in 2017Q3. It also upped Vanguard Crsp Us Large Cap Grow Ind Etf (VUG) stake by 22,534 shares and now owns 22,634 shares. Centurylink Inc Com (NYSE:CTL) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 43 investors sold LEG shares while 129 reduced holdings. 51 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 88.88 million shares or 1.22% less from 89.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York State Teachers Retirement holds 0.03% or 229,472 shares in its portfolio. Motco owns 300 shares. Ls Investment Advsrs Ltd Co owns 54,667 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Fdx Advsr Incorporated holds 0.03% or 22,109 shares. The New York-based Cibc Ww Markets has invested 0.01% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Virtus Inv Advisers holds 59,017 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Gemmer Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company has 158 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cibc Asset holds 0% of its portfolio in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) for 13,049 shares. Signalpoint Asset Management Limited Liability reported 6,017 shares stake. 24,675 are held by Reilly Advsrs Limited Company. Millennium Management Lc reported 754,311 shares stake. Tru Of Virginia Va holds 4,950 shares. Trust Of Vermont has invested 0% in Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG). Co Savings Bank holds 26,535 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Blair William And Com Il accumulated 0.02% or 63,362 shares.

Analysts await Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.62 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.62 per share. LEG’s profit will be $81.78M for 18.10 P/E if the $0.62 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.59 actual earnings per share reported by Leggett & Platt, Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.08% EPS growth.

Among 10 analysts covering Leggett & Platt (NYSE:LEG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Leggett & Platt had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. Gabelli initiated it with “Hold” rating and $53 target in Wednesday, June 21 report. The stock of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) earned “Buy” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Friday, September 22. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Hilliard Lyons given on Friday, July 29. JP Morgan upgraded Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) on Friday, September 11 to “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 7. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Gabelli. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Hilliard Lyons to “Long-Term Buy”.

The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. The company has market cap of $6.76 billion. It owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also owns and/or operates utilities to generate or purchase, distribute, transmit, and sell electricity to end-user clients in the residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors; and generates and sells electricity on the wholesale market.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 1.01 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 29 investors sold The AES Corporation shares while 132 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 168 raised stakes. 596.31 million shares or 1.11% less from 603.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Conning stated it has 16,421 shares. Victory Cap Mngmt reported 10,896 shares. 26,568 are owned by Cetera Advsr Ltd Company. Ledyard Bankshares has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Clearbridge Invests Lc holds 0.06% or 5.68M shares. Old National Bank & Trust In accumulated 24,366 shares. Mirae Asset Invs Ltd reported 20,402 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans reported 0.02% stake. Toronto Dominion Bancorporation holds 0.01% or 250,446 shares in its portfolio. Axa owns 175,600 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Pggm reported 0.02% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Boston Ptnrs owns 18.08 million shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Evercore Wealth Limited Company invested 0% of its portfolio in The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES). Synovus Financial Corporation accumulated 122,191 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys invested in 41,200 shares.

Among 10 analysts covering AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. AES Corporation had 18 analyst reports since September 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 22 by Bank of America. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Tuesday, October 4 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 4. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 10. The stock of The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, March 23 with “Hold”. The rating was downgraded by UBS on Monday, October 3 to “Sel”. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy” on Monday, November 13. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14.0 target in Monday, February 12 report. On Wednesday, November 4 the stock rating was initiated by Wolfe Research with “Peer Perform”.

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