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Analysts See $0.45 EPS for RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ); Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Has Lifted Nucor (NUE) Position By $10.17 Million

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Analysts expect RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) to report $0.45 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 13.46% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. RLJ’s profit would be $78.83 million giving it 11.33 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.57 EPS previously, RLJ Lodging Trust’s analysts see -21.05% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $20.385. About 407,645 shares traded. RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) has declined 15.31% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.86% the S&P500.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc increased Nucor Corp (NUE) stake by 420.37% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc acquired 161,421 shares as Nucor Corp (NUE)’s stock declined 6.71%. The Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc holds 199,821 shares with $12.71 million value, up from 38,400 last quarter. Nucor Corp now has $19.46 billion valuation. The stock decreased 2.70% or $1.695 during the last trading session, reaching $61.185. About 2.50 million shares traded. Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has risen 1.23% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.32% the S&P500.

Among 21 analysts covering Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Nucor Corporation had 83 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, April 24 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral”. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, November 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, February 6 by Barclays Capital. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 12. On Tuesday, December 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, September 12. The stock of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 28 by Credit Suisse.

Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc decreased Vanguard Admiral Fds Inc (VOOV) stake by 5,844 shares to 4,658 valued at $512,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced First Tr Exchange Traded Fd (FXR) stake by 71,483 shares and now owns 691,940 shares. Boston Scientific Corp (NYSE:BSX) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 53 investors sold NUE shares while 231 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. 244.43 million shares or 5.15% more from 232.46 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Highlander Cap Ltd Liability Corporation reported 100 shares. Reilly Fincl Advisors Llc invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). Burney has invested 0.06% in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). Keybank National Association Oh invested in 30,952 shares. Grace And White New York has 2.69% invested in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) for 210,257 shares. Northern Trust Corporation invested in 5.47 million shares or 0.09% of the stock. Luminus Mgmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 2.23% or 1.65M shares. Huntington Natl Bank accumulated 0.1% or 97,726 shares. Creative Planning holds 0.01% or 32,481 shares in its portfolio. Quantitative Invest Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 169,800 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Us Comml Bank De reported 104,462 shares. The Texas-based Visionary Asset Mgmt has invested 0.94% in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE). Asset Management One Ltd invested in 0.08% or 540,389 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance accumulated 49,284 shares. Moreover, Glg Limited Liability Co has 0.07% invested in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE).

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $7.51 million activity. Utermark D. Chad also sold $537,659 worth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) shares. The insider FERRIOLA JOHN J sold $917,719. On Monday, February 19 Frias James D sold $2.67 million worth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) or 39,037 shares. 3,000 shares were sold by HAYNES VICTORIA F, worth $207,347. 8,000 shares were sold by NAPOLITAN RAYMOND S JR, worth $520,880. On Monday, February 19 HALL LADD R sold $2.66M worth of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) or 39,037 shares.

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The company has market cap of $3.57 billion.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2017. Its down 1.30, from 2.43 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 32 investors sold RLJ Lodging Trust shares while 62 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 77 raised stakes. 172.20 million shares or 5.65% more from 162.99 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Limited Company, United Kingdom-based fund reported 164,991 shares. Wellington Group Limited Liability Partnership, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 215,124 shares. Arrow Limited Liability holds 0.17% or 28,140 shares in its portfolio. Community National Bank & Trust Na owns 470 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Century Companies invested in 0.01% or 355,338 shares. Massachusetts Fin Service Ma holds 0% or 31,425 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership stated it has 1.22 million shares. Peak6 Limited Partnership has invested 0% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc has 0.01% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 10,228 shares. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability, Illinois-based fund reported 2.44 million shares. 268,109 were accumulated by Strs Ohio. Ngam Advsr Ltd Partnership invested in 0.03% or 141,769 shares. Ameriprise Fincl has 0.01% invested in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) for 632,852 shares. Cbre Clarion Securities Ltd Liability has invested 0.12% in RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ). 83,601 were reported by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank).

Among 18 analysts covering RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. RLJ Lodging Trust had 51 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) rating on Tuesday, December 19. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $25.0 target. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. Compass Point maintained the shares of RLJ in report on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Boenning & Scattergood. The stock of RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, September 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of RLJ in report on Tuesday, September 19 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 12. Bank of America maintained RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) rating on Monday, August 14. Bank of America has “Neutral” rating and $22 target. Zacks downgraded the shares of RLJ in report on Tuesday, September 22 to “Hold” rating.

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