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Amedisys, Inc. (AMED) EPS Estimated At $0.66; Ugi (UGI) Shorts Decreased By 16.16%

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Ugi Corporation (NYSE:UGI) had a decrease of 16.16% in short interest. UGI’s SI was 2.20M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 16.16% from 2.63 million shares previously. With 798,500 avg volume, 3 days are for Ugi Corporation (NYSE:UGI)’s short sellers to cover UGI’s short positions. The SI to Ugi Corporation’s float is 1.28%. The stock increased 1.20% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $46.33. About 1.13M shares traded or 38.43% up from the average. UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) has declined 12.69% since April 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.24% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) to report $0.66 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.19 EPS change or 40.43% from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. AMED’s profit would be $22.43 million giving it 25.32 P/E if the $0.66 EPS is correct. After having $0.56 EPS previously, Amedisys, Inc.’s analysts see 17.86% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $66.84. About 177,965 shares traded. Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) has risen 18.43% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.88% the S&P500.

Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.27 billion. It operates through three divisions: Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. It has a 75.95 P/E ratio. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals for the recovery of patients from surgery, chronic disability, or terminal illness, as well as prevents avoidable hospital readmissions through its skilled nurses, physical and speech therapists, occupational therapists, and aides for its patients to complete their important personal tasks.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.77 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.71 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 12 investors sold Amedisys, Inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 31.82 million shares or 0.22% more from 31.75 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Invesco Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). Voya Mgmt, Georgia-based fund reported 920,788 shares. Manufacturers Life The reported 21,899 shares. 7,414 are owned by Mason Street Advisors Ltd Liability Com. Petrus Trust Lta holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) for 6,325 shares. The Massachusetts-based Boston Advsr has invested 0.06% in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 22,609 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Quantbot L P reported 0.1% in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). Rhumbline Advisers reported 65,009 shares. Tygh Capital Mgmt has invested 1.14% of its portfolio in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). The Massachusetts-based Eaton Vance Mngmt has invested 0.04% in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Management stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). Prelude Cap Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 1,700 shares. Balyasny Asset Management Limited Liability Company reported 0% in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED). California Employees Retirement Systems has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED).

Among 15 analysts covering Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Amedisys Inc. had 42 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, October 9. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 28 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Benchmark. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 1 by Wells Fargo. RBC Capital Markets maintained Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) rating on Monday, June 5. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $5600 target. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 29 report. Benchmark initiated it with “Hold” rating and $50 target in Friday, January 27 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Obsidian Research Group on Tuesday, April 5. On Monday, January 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Mkt Perform”.

Among 5 analysts covering UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. UGI Corp had 15 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 27. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 29 by Janney Capital. As per Friday, November 10, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, May 4 with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, May 26, the company rating was reinitiated by Janney Capital. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 20. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of UGI in report on Monday, June 20 to “Underweight” rating. Zacks downgraded the shares of UGI in report on Saturday, August 8 to “Buy” rating.

UGI Corporation distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $8.02 billion. It distributes propane to approximately 1.9 million residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural, and wholesale clients in 50 states through 1,900 propane distribution locations; and sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems. It has a 14.35 P/E ratio. The firm also distributes liquid petroleum gas to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale, and automobile fuel clients for heating, cooking, motor fuel, leisure, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation, and irrigation activities; and provides logistic, storage, and other services to third-party LPG distributors.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.02, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 24 investors sold UGI Corporation shares while 127 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 131.09 million shares or 0.40% less from 131.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hennessy Advisors has invested 0.47% in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Arrowstreet Capital Partnership has invested 0% in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Asset Management Inc owns 11,325 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Winfield Assocs has 0.01% invested in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Com accumulated 363,500 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Tci Wealth Advsr reported 51 shares stake. Legacy Private Com reported 70,995 shares. Fjarde Ap holds 101,361 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Fdx Advsr Inc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Fmr Ltd Liability Corp owns 0% invested in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) for 30,058 shares. Gam Holding Ag holds 20,981 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Bessemer Group Inc holds 322 shares. 16,817 were accumulated by Glenmede Tru Com Na. Security Natl Trust Company invested 0% in UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI). Kennedy Mgmt Inc reported 127,275 shares.

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