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Analysts See $0.88 EPS for Astec Industries, Inc. (ASTE); Pandora Media (P) Shorts Raised By 8.33%

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Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P) had an increase of 8.33% in short interest. P’s SI was 75.74M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 8.33% from 69.92M shares previously. With 9.94M avg volume, 8 days are for Pandora Media Inc (NYSE:P)’s short sellers to cover P’s short positions. The SI to Pandora Media Inc’s float is 39.76%. The stock increased 3.31% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $5.3. About 6.78M shares traded. Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) has declined 55.28% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.83% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) to report $0.88 EPS on April, 24.They anticipate $0.23 EPS change or 35.38% from last quarter’s $0.65 EPS. ASTE’s profit would be $20.31 million giving it 16.53 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $0.42 EPS previously, Astec Industries, Inc.’s analysts see 109.52% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $58.19. About 71,724 shares traded. Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) has declined 9.14% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.69% the S&P500.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $299,241 activity. On Friday, February 16 GERBITZ DAVID sold $51,335 worth of Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) or 10,135 shares. Shares for $64,322 were sold by Trimble John on Friday, February 16. 11,403 shares valued at $57,757 were sold by Robinson Kristen on Friday, February 16. BENE STEPHEN G had sold 11,260 shares worth $57,033 on Friday, February 16. The insider Phillips Christopher W sold 13,582 shares worth $68,794.

Among 40 analysts covering Pandora Media (NYSE:P), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 25 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Pandora Media has $30 highest and $5.0 lowest target. $11.26’s average target is 112.45% above currents $5.3 stock price. Pandora Media had 153 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Needham given on Monday, October 23. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Thursday, March 22 to “Strong Buy”. The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 6 by Aegis Capital. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) on Tuesday, September 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, December 3 by Raymond James. The stock of Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) earned “Neutral” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Monday, January 4. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 17 by Axiom Capital. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Tuesday, April 19 to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, October 16 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Friday, February 12.

Pandora Media, Inc. provides Internet music platform services in North America. The company has market cap of $1.35 billion. The firm allows its listeners to create personalized stations to access music and comedy catalogs, as well as personalized playlist generating system; and offers Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium, a paid subscription service to listeners. It currently has negative earnings. Pandora Media, Inc. also sells audio, display, and video advertising to advertisers for delivery on computer, mobile, and other connected device platforms.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.12, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 59 investors sold Pandora Media, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 233.88 million shares or 17.29% less from 282.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Css Ltd Liability Il owns 41,953 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Dubuque Bancorp has invested 0% of its portfolio in Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P). Ny State Common Retirement Fund holds 490,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 481,456 are owned by Ibis Cap Partners Ltd Liability Partnership. New York-based Metropolitan Life Insurance has invested 0% in Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P). Moreover, Nomura Inc has 0% invested in Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P). Rhumbline Advisers, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 240,203 shares. Swiss Natl Bank accumulated 401,900 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Limited Partnership owns 250,808 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Tudor Investment Et Al accumulated 77,172 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 72,461 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0.05% in Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P) or 11.84 million shares. Royal Bancorporation Of Canada reported 0% in Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE:P). Financial Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% or 378,425 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 417,522 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.34 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Astec Industries, Inc. shares while 51 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 20.12 million shares or 15.37% more from 17.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Metropolitan Life Insur Co Ny has 6,695 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aperio Gru Lc accumulated 10,276 shares. Comerica State Bank, Michigan-based fund reported 19,761 shares. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al invested in 5,500 shares. California Public Employees Retirement invested 0% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE). Arizona State Retirement System has 32,181 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky reported 7,800 shares. Citigroup Inc invested in 0% or 5,512 shares. Gabelli Funds Ltd reported 0.2% stake. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 0.02% invested in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 178,368 shares. Landscape Cap Mgmt Lc holds 6,247 shares. Bryn Mawr Tru has 104,501 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 0% of its portfolio in Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) for 6,721 shares. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj invested in 0.59% or 24,000 shares. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag holds 65,273 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Among 9 analysts covering Astec Industries (NASDAQ:ASTE), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Astec Industries had 21 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE) earned “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, April 13. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 10 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 20 by Maxim Group. Dougherty upgraded the shares of ASTE in report on Wednesday, February 21 to “Buy” rating. On Monday, May 16 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Tuesday, July 19 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, August 31 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 5.

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