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EPS for E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) Expected At $0.88; Southern Company (the) (SO) Shorts Up By 3.33%

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Analysts expect E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) to report $0.88 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.36 EPS change or 69.23% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. ETFC’s profit would be $232.19 million giving it 18.27 P/E if the $0.88 EPS is correct. After having $0.88 EPS previously, E*TRADE Financial Corporation’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.53 during the last trading session, reaching $64.31. About 2.45M shares traded. E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) has risen 82.27% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 69.70% the S&P500. Some Historical ETFC News: ; 18/04/2018 – ETFC: SEC looks to rewrite broker fiduciary rule with lighter to; 05/04/2018 – Moody’s: E*TRADE’s Profitability Continues to Be Strongly Positioned to Benefit From Higher Rates and Client Brokerage Assets; 19/04/2018 – E*Trade 1Q Rev $708M; 14/03/2018 – E*Trade Feb Net New Brokerage Assets $2.0B; 09/04/2018 – E*TRADE Announces Close of Trust Co of Amer (TCA) Transaction; 06/03/2018 – E*Trade: Derivatives Represented 31% of Feb. Daily Average Revenue Trades; 19/04/2018 – E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORP – QTRLY TOTAL NET REVENUE $708 MLN VS $553 MLN; 14/03/2018 – E*TRADE Fincl Corp Reports Monthly Activity for Feb 2018; 27/03/2018 – E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORP ETFC.O : UBS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $64 FROM $63; 15/03/2018 – That values Robinhood at $5.6 billion, the report said, citing sources. The valuation would more than quadruple Robinhood’s size and make the start-up worth just over a third of online brokerage E*Trade

Southern Company (the) (NYSE:SO) had an increase of 3.33% in short interest. SO’s SI was 34.38 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 3.33% from 33.27 million shares previously. With 6.17 million avg volume, 6 days are for Southern Company (the) (NYSE:SO)’s short sellers to cover SO’s short positions. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $44.43. About 10.33M shares traded or 98.43% up from the average. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.84% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.41% the S&P500. Some Historical SO News: ; 02/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CO SEES FY 2018 ADJ. EPS $2.80 TO $2.95, EST. $2.89; 21/05/2018 – SOUTHERN M&A CALL BEGINS; 18/04/2018 – SOUTHERN’S HATCH 2 REACTOR CUT TO 50% POWER FROM 100%: NRC; 21/05/2018 – Southern Co Announces Sale of Certain Florida Assets to NextEra Energy; 21/05/2018 – SOUTHERN SEES DEAL ADDING 4C TO 5C TO EPS OVER TIME; 21/05/2018 – NextEra Energy reaches definitive agreements to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and additional assets from Southern; 21/05/2018 – FITCH AFFIRMS SOUTHERN COMPANY’S ‘BBB+’ IDR; 21/05/2018 – GEORGIA POWER COMPANY – ”AGGREGATE MAXIMUM PURCHASE PRICE” OF OFFERS INCREASED TO AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW PURCHASE OF $749.9 MLN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT; 10/04/2018 – Southern Co.: Farley Unit 2 Continues to Generate Electricity While Unit 1 Is Offline and Refueling; 28/03/2018 – Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility in California begins commercial operation

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.21, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 76 investors sold The Southern Company shares while 359 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 310 raised stakes. 558.65 million shares or 1.91% more from 548.17 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Nuveen Asset Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 79,556 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System, a New York-based fund reported 1.54M shares. First Quadrant Lp Ca has 1,200 shares. Eii Cap Mngmt reported 0.04% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Schaper Benz And Wise Investment Counsel Wi, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 70,850 shares. Usca Ria Limited Com has 0.14% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Barrett Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.01% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Associated Banc holds 117,596 shares or 0.3% of its portfolio. Atlas Browninc has 8,485 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Glenview Bankshares Trust Dept owns 10,742 shares. Keystone Financial Planning holds 7,169 shares. The Illinois-based Guggenheim Ltd Llc has invested 0.13% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Rfg Advisory Gp Lc reported 63,704 shares. Bragg Financial Advsrs has 137,253 shares. Park National Oh holds 0.29% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 111,132 shares.

More recent The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Retired? 2 Stocks You Should Consider Buying” on June 16, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “NYSE To Acquire Radiate For Business Video Platform” on June 11, 2018. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Southern, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, International Flavors & Fragrances …” with publication date: June 12, 2018 was also an interesting one.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company has market cap of $44.95 billion. The firm also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects; sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in seven states, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas midstream operations. It has a 52.89 P/E ratio. It owns/operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 29 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 14 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 33 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility.

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Thursday, July 14 to “Overweight”. SunTrust maintained the shares of SO in report on Monday, January 22 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $5300 target in Sunday, July 30 report. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, June 6, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 14 by Guggenheim. On Sunday, September 3 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 28. Guggenheim maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Tuesday, January 2 report.

More news for E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: “E*TRADE Financial (ETFC) May DARTs Increase 1% MoM” on June 14, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “The Week Ahead: Central Bank Bonanza, AT&T Court Ruling, North Korea Summit” and published on June 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.08, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 39 investors sold E*TRADE Financial Corporation shares while 168 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 236.43 million shares or 0.72% less from 238.15 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Smith Asset Management Group L P has 1,080 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Advisor Partners reported 3,624 shares. Natl Pension Ser has 0.08% invested in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Eqis Capital Mngmt owns 35,016 shares for 0.1% of their portfolio. Bnp Paribas Asset Hldgs holds 5,355 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Agf Invs Inc holds 853,121 shares or 0.51% of its portfolio. The North Carolina-based First Citizens State Bank And Co has invested 0.25% in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Richard Bernstein Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.02% of its portfolio in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Westpac Bk Corp stated it has 0% of its portfolio in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Qs Invsts Limited Com has 11,164 shares. Voloridge Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.1% in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Lord Abbett Ltd Liability Co holds 0.31% of its portfolio in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) for 1.90 million shares. Mendon Advisors Corporation accumulated 50,000 shares. Symphony Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.05% in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt reported 459,679 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering E*TRADE (NASDAQ:ETFC), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. E*TRADE had 104 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) on Wednesday, January 10 with “Hold” rating. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 22 by Compass Point. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $54.5 target in Thursday, December 21 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC) rating on Thursday, April 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $6600 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 24 by SunTrust. Nomura maintained the shares of ETFC in report on Monday, April 4 with “Buy” rating.

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