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Mueller Water Products, Inc. (MWA) EPS Estimated At $0.10; Symantec (SYMC) Sellers Decreased By 26.92% Their Shorts

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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) had a decrease of 26.92% in short interest. SYMC’s SI was 16.29M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 26.92% from 22.29M shares previously. With 8.33 million avg volume, 2 days are for Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)’s short sellers to cover SYMC’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $27.52. About 3.75 million shares traded. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has declined 16.28% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.83% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) to report $0.10 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.09 EPS. MWA’s profit would be $15.87 million giving it 26.35 P/E if the $0.10 EPS is correct. After having $0.06 EPS previously, Mueller Water Products, Inc.’s analysts see 66.67% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.38% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $10.54. About 561,567 shares traded. Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) has declined 6.32% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.87% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.44, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 26 investors sold Mueller Water Products, Inc. shares while 63 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 61 raised stakes. 133.39 million shares or 0.86% more from 132.25 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Usca Ria Limited Liability Corporation, Texas-based fund reported 27,005 shares. National Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon Corporation invested 0.01% in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). Wellington Management Group Ltd Liability Partnership holds 1.01M shares. Sei Invs Co accumulated 16,372 shares. Amp Cap Investors invested in 10,200 shares. Franklin Resource Inc has 0.04% invested in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) for 7.47 million shares. Price T Rowe Associate Md has 0.01% invested in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 508,553 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp has 23,604 shares. Qci Asset Mgmt New York has invested 0.01% in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). Ancora Advisors Limited Liability owns 10,000 shares. Suntrust Banks Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) for 128,900 shares. South Carolina-based Greenwood Cap Llc has invested 0.05% in Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 126,392 shares. Suffolk Cap Mgmt Lc holds 67,562 shares.

Mueller Water Products, Inc. manufactures and markets services and products for the use in transmission, distribution, and measurement of water in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.67 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Mueller Co., Anvil, and Mueller Technologies. It has a 9.83 P/E ratio. The Mueller Co. segment offers valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, check, knife, plug, and ball valves; dry-barrel and wet-barrel fire hydrants; pipe repair products, such as clamps and couplings used to repair leaks under the Mueller and Jones brand names; small valves, meter bars, and line stopper fittings for use in gas systems; and machines and tools for tapping, drilling, extracting, installing, and stopping-off.

Among 11 analysts covering Mueller Water Products (NYSE:MWA), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Mueller Water Products had 31 analyst reports since January 12, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, February 4. The company was maintained on Monday, April 2 by Cowen & Co. Cowen & Co maintained Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by IBC given on Thursday, May 11. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, September 20. Cowen & Co downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $11.0 target in Friday, January 19 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $14.0 target in Tuesday, October 10 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, September 7 with “Hold”.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.11 billion. It operates through two divisions, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. It has a 17.01 P/E ratio. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $1.49 million activity. The insider Vautrinot Suzanne M sold $110,880. $1.38 million worth of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) was sold by Rosch Francis C on Monday, March 5.

Among 31 analysts covering Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Symantec had 91 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, September 19 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Thursday, November 2 with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, August 15. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) earned “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Thursday, September 15. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) earned “Sell” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 1. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was maintained by Wunderlich. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, August 17 by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 22 by Citigroup.

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