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Analysts See $0.23 EPS for Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA); Circor International (CIR) Sellers Increased By 9.89% Their Shorts

Circor International Inc (NYSE:CIR) had an increase of 9.89% in short interest. CIR’s SI was 1.45 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 9.89% from 1.32M shares previously. With 126,500 avg volume, 11 days are for Circor International Inc (NYSE:CIR)’s short sellers to cover CIR’s short positions. The SI to Circor International Inc’s float is 11.09%. The stock decreased 0.89% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $44.75. About 62,034 shares traded. CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has declined 27.45% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 39.00% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) to report $0.23 EPS on April, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 11.54% from last quarter’s $0.26 EPS. AXTA’s profit would be $56.38 million giving it 33.01 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. After having $0.37 EPS previously, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.’s analysts see -37.84% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.91% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $30.37. About 2.47M shares traded or 35.66% up from the average. Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) has declined 1.73% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.28% the S&P500.

CIRCOR International, Inc. designs, makes, and markets engineered products and sub-systems for gas and oil, aerospace, power and process, and industrial solutions markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $886.93 million. It operates through two divisions, Energy and Advanced Flow Solutions. It has a 63.93 P/E ratio. The Energy segment offers a range of flow control solutions and services, including valves, such as engineered trunion and floating ball valves; gate, globe, and check valves; and butterfly valves, as well as delayed coking unheading devices and fluid catalytic converter valves.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 7 investors sold CIRCOR International, Inc. shares while 37 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 16.91 million shares or 4.21% more from 16.23 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Cim Investment Mangement Inc reported 7,432 shares. United Automobile Association stated it has 0.02% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). The New York-based Citigroup has invested 0% in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Fincl Bank Of America Corp De stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Morgan Stanley reported 0% stake. Goldman Sachs Group owns 995,631 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Huntington Bancorp holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Invesco Limited holds 0% or 29,158 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR). Metropolitan Life Co invested in 0% or 5,544 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 8,342 shares. Ghp Inv Advsrs invested in 0.11% or 15,788 shares. 404 were accumulated by Royal Retail Bank Of Canada. Silvercrest Asset Mngmt Gp Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.29% or 640,060 shares.

Among 6 analysts covering CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. CIRCOR International had 29 analyst reports since November 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, March 1 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, December 5. The stock of CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Seaport Global. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 17 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. SunTrust maintained CIRCOR International, Inc. (NYSE:CIR) on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, February 17 to “Sector Weight”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7200 target in Friday, July 14 report. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Monday, May 2 report.

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., through its subsidiaries, makes, markets, and distributes coatings primarily for the transportation industry. The company has market cap of $7.44 billion. It operates through two divisions, Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings. It has a 202.47 P/E ratio. The Performance Coatings segment offers various water and solvent borne products and systems that are used to refinish damaged vehicles for independent body shops, multi-shop operators, and original equipment maker dealership body shops.

Among 22 analysts covering Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Axalta Coating Systems had 72 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 9. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Friday, August 11. Nomura maintained Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) on Thursday, February 8 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, September 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, March 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $33 target in Tuesday, March 22 report. On Wednesday, December 28 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal Weight”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. As per Friday, December 1, the company rating was downgraded by Vertical Research. Nomura downgraded Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) on Monday, April 24 to “Neutral” rating.

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