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$0.09 EPS Expected for Sapiens International N.V. (SPNS); Axis Capital Holdings Limited (AXS) Shorts Up By 13.85%

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Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) had an increase of 13.85% in short interest. AXS’s SI was 1.49M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 13.85% from 1.31 million shares previously. With 874,400 avg volume, 2 days are for Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS)’s short sellers to cover AXS’s short positions. The SI to Axis Capital Holdings Limited’s float is 1.84%. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $56.67. About 551,599 shares traded. AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has declined 15.81% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.36% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) to report $0.09 EPS on May, 21.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 800.00% from last quarter’s $0.01 EPS. SPNS’s profit would be $4.48 million giving it 24.19 P/E if the $0.09 EPS is correct. After having $0.11 EPS previously, Sapiens International Corporation N.V.’s analysts see -18.18% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.47% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $8.71. About 1,261 shares traded. Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) has declined 31.87% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 43.42% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Axis Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 21% are positive. Axis Capital Holdings Limited had 38 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, October 13, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by UBS. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, October 31. Janney Capital upgraded AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) on Thursday, July 30 to “Buy” rating. The stock of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, May 26 by Janney Capital. The stock of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, February 4 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.38, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 39 investors sold AXIS Capital Holdings Limited shares while 99 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 70.27 million shares or 0.60% less from 70.70 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Intl Grp reported 5,117 shares. Wellington Group Llp stated it has 0% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Raymond James Fin Services Advsr stated it has 0% in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Polar Cap Limited Liability Partnership invested in 300,000 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Jane Street Gru Lc invested 0% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Prudential Fincl Inc invested in 4,833 shares. 41,907 are held by Twin Capital. Signaturefd Ltd stated it has 0.29% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Pnc Finance Serv owns 8,787 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Riverhead Management Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 24,050 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Los Angeles Capital Equity Inc has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS). Donald Smith & holds 1.39M shares or 1.69% of its portfolio. Daiwa Gp Inc has 2,550 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & Co reported 0% of its portfolio in AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE:AXS).

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides various specialty insurance and reinsurance products worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.73 billion. It operates through two divisions, Insurance and Reinsurance. It currently has negative earnings. The Insurance segment offers property insurance for commercial buildings, residential premises, construction projects, and onshore energy installations; marine insurance covering offshore energy, cargo, liability, recreational marine, fine art, specie, hull, and war; and terrorism, aviation, credit and political risk, and liability insurance.

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. provides software solutions for the insurance and financial services industries in North America, the United Kingdom, other European countries, Israel, and the Asia Pacific. The company has market cap of $433.58 million. It offers various solutions for life, pension, and annuity providers, including Sapiens ALIS, Sapiens Closed Books, Life Portraits, LifeApply, and LifeSuite. It has a 1244.29 P/E ratio. The firm also provides Sapiens IDIT, Stream, Sapiens Stingray, Sapiens Reinsurance, URS, and FRS that support various business lines for property and casualty carriers, including personal, commercial, and specialty lines, as well as a solution for the management of reinsurance contracts.

Among 6 analysts covering Sapiens Int’l (NASDAQ:SPNS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Sapiens Int’l had 11 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Roth Capital. The stock of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 12 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, October 18 with “Buy”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Roth Capital. The stock of Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (NASDAQ:SPNS) earned “Sell” rating by Roth Capital on Wednesday, May 11. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, February 12. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by TH Capital. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $11.0 target in Friday, February 16 report.

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