$0.67 EPS Expected for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)

August 13, 2018 - By Mary Gaskins

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 1.03 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 33 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 103 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. 49.86 million shares or 0.84% less from 50.28 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
79,620 were reported by Rhumbline Advisers. 21,069 were accumulated by Synovus Financial. Vident Investment Advisory Limited Liability Corp holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 62,155 shares. Loomis Sayles And Company Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Wellington Management Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 51,504 shares. Susquehanna Gp Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) Limited holds 0.39% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 1.12 million shares. Stifel Corporation holds 0.04% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 276,789 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 29,015 shares. Cwm Limited Liability invested in 0% or 9 shares. Federated Invsts Pa, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 264,479 shares. Foundry Partners Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 165,287 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability holds 0.01% or 309,904 shares. Sterling Capital Management Lc invested in 0.01% or 15,655 shares. Glenmede Na has 6,865 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since April 4, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $903,341 activity.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $0.67 EPS on August, 24.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00 % from last quarter’s $0.67 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $27.02 million giving it 17.66 P/E if the $0.67 EPS is correct. After having $0.95 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -29.47 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $47.33. About 695,485 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 13.64% since August 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.21% the S&P500.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Big Lots had 15 analyst reports since March 9, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Loop Capital. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Monday, June 4 by Morgan Stanley. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 9 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, March 12. On Monday, March 12 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, March 13 by Citigroup. Loop Capital Markets downgraded the shares of BIG in report on Monday, June 4 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 22 by JP Morgan. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 9 by Piper Jaffray.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.91 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 11.92 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

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