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Analysts See $1.01 EPS for Encore Capital Group, Inc. (ECPG); CCL INDS CL B CDA ORDINARY SHARES (CCDBF) Sellers Decreased By 22.75% Their Shorts

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CCL INDS INC CL B CDA ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:CCDBF) had a decrease of 22.75% in short interest. CCDBF’s SI was 317,200 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 22.75% from 410,600 shares previously. With 400 avg volume, 793 days are for CCL INDS INC CL B CDA ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:CCDBF)’s short sellers to cover CCDBF’s short positions. The SI to CCL INDS INC CL B CDA ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.22%. It closed at $50.2849 lastly. It is down 0.00% since April 17, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) to report $1.01 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 6.32% from last quarter’s $0.95 EPS. ECPG’s profit would be $26.06M giving it 11.18 P/E if the $1.01 EPS is correct. After having $1.05 EPS previously, Encore Capital Group, Inc.’s analysts see -3.81% EPS growth. It closed at $45.15 lastly. It is down 45.54% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.99% the S&P500.

CCL Industries Inc., a specialty packaging company, makes and sells labels, containers, and consumer printable media products. The company has market cap of $8.56 billion. It operates through Label, Avery, Checkpoint, and Container divisions. It has a 24.2 P/E ratio. The Label segment offers pressure sensitive and extruded film materials for a range of decorative, instructional, and functional applications in the consumer packaging, healthcare, automotive, and consumer durables markets.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 10 investors sold Encore Capital Group, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 24.77 million shares or 2.63% less from 25.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ls Investment Advisors Llc reported 637 shares. Lazard Asset Management Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 552 shares in its portfolio. Vanguard Group Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). James Research holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 56,555 shares. 10,185 were reported by Laurion Mgmt Lp. D E Shaw And holds 127,441 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo And Mn invested in 0% or 36,838 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has invested 0% of its portfolio in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Sheets Smith Wealth Management owns 11,982 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0% or 18,192 shares in its portfolio. 22,017 are owned by Aperio Gp Ltd Liability Corporation. Moreover, Sigma Planning has 0.02% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG). Gemmer Asset owns 0% invested in Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) for 25 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans owns 14,720 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas invested in 0.01% or 26,000 shares.

Encore Capital Group, Inc., a specialty finance company, together with its subsidiaries, provides debt recovery solutions for clients across a range of financial assets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.17 billion. The firm purchases portfolios of defaulted consumer receivables at deep discounts to face value, as well as manages them by working with individuals as they repay their obligations and works toward financial recovery. It has a 14.32 P/E ratio. It is also involved in the debt management of portfolios consisting of higher balance and semi-performing accounts; and the management of non-performing loans.

Among 10 analysts covering Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ECPG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Encore Capital Group Inc had 16 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $57.0 target in Thursday, November 2 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Suntrust Robinson. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Northland Capital maintained Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) on Friday, August 4 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Northland Capital on Friday, November 3. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 20. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer. Northland Capital initiated the shares of ECPG in report on Tuesday, March 22 with “Outperform” rating. Citigroup upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 8 report. The stock of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, December 13.

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