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Black Hills (BKH) EPS Estimated At $1.58; Eclipse Resources (ECR)’s Sentiment Is 0.95

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Eclipse Resources Corp (ECR) investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.25, from 1.2 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 37 hedge funds opened new or increased positions, while 39 sold and decreased positions in Eclipse Resources Corp. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 58.75 million shares, down from 60.52 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Eclipse Resources Corp in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 10 Reduced: 29 Increased: 21 New Position: 16.

Analysts expect Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) to report $1.58 EPS on May, 3 after the close.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 12.06% from last quarter’s $1.41 EPS. BKH’s profit would be $84.68 million giving it 8.56 P/E if the $1.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.98 EPS previously, Black Hills Corporation’s analysts see 61.22% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $54.07. About 57,151 shares traded. Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) has declined 19.28% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.83% the S&P500.

Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company has market cap of $386.27 million. The firm owns interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. It has a 42.67 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it had an acreage position approximating 199,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio.

It closed at $1.28 lastly. It is down 42.67% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.22% the S&P500.

Analysts await Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $-0.01 earnings per share, down 200.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.01 per share. After $0.01 actual earnings per share reported by Eclipse Resources Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -200.00% negative EPS growth.

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Eclipse Resources Corporation for 11.05 million shares. Penn Capital Management Co Inc owns 1.23 million shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Magnetar Financial Llc has 0.18% invested in the company for 3.10 million shares. The Wisconsin-based Cortina Asset Management Llc has invested 0.16% in the stock. Blackstone Group L.P., a New York-based fund reported 3.41 million shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Eclipse Resources’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Eclipse Resources, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. ECR was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 21, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Friday, December 9. The firm has “Buy” rating by KLR Group given on Monday, November 21.

Among 9 analysts covering Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Black Hills Corp had 34 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JP Morgan maintained Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) rating on Thursday, October 12. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $77 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 6 with “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, August 7 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) on Tuesday, February 16 with “Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, December 14 the stock rating was initiated by Singular Research with “Buy”. On Wednesday, May 10 the stock rating was maintained by Singular Research with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $67 target in Friday, August 5 report. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by Williams Capital Group. The stock of Black Hills Corporation (NYSE:BKH) earned “Hold” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, February 7. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 25 by Credit Suisse.

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