$0.05 EPS Expected for Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAV); Profile of 8 Analysts Covering Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (ALSN)

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV) to report $0.05 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $0.06 EPS. VIAV’s profit would be $11.37 million giving it 45.20 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $0.09 EPS previously, Viavi Solutions Inc.’s analysts see -44.44% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.92% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $9.04. About 2.81 million shares traded or 22.08% up from the average. Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV) has risen 77.76% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.06% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering Allison Transmission Holdings (NYSE:ALSN), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Allison Transmission Holdings had 66 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Friday, October 9. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 7 by Deutsche Bank. Bank of America upgraded the shares of ALSN in report on Wednesday, March 2 to “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, June 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was initiated by Macquarie Research on Tuesday, December 13 with “Neutral”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) rating on Monday, September 4. Stifel Nicolaus has “Hold” rating and $40.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) on Friday, April 28 with “Sell” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, November 17 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 15 by RBC Capital Markets. See Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) latest ratings:

11/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
17/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Sell New Target: $26.0 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0
02/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $45 New Target: $50 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Buckingham Research Rating: Neutral Old Target: $36 New Target: $42 Maintain
01/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Sell New Target: $26.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Neutral Old Target: $39 New Target: $41 Maintain
15/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $40.0 Maintain

Viavi Solutions Inc. provides network test, monitoring, and assurance solutions to communications service providers, and enterprises and their ecosystems worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.06 billion. The firm operates through Network Enablement, Service Enablement, and Optical Security and Performance Products divisions. It has a 25.32 P/E ratio. The Network Enablement segment offers testing solutions that access the network to perform build-out and maintenance tasks.

Among 7 analysts covering Viavi Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:VIAV), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. Viavi Solutions Inc had 13 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Craig Hallum downgraded the shares of VIAV in report on Wednesday, August 12 to “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, August 13. The rating was downgraded by Craig-Hallum to “Buy” on Wednesday, August 12. The stock of Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, August 10. B. Riley & Co upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 5 report. The rating was maintained by M Partners on Monday, June 6 with “Buy”. William Blair reinitiated Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAV) on Friday, August 14 with “Outperform” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $6 target in Friday, August 14 report. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, October 11.

The stock decreased 0.83% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $44.39. About 1.90M shares traded or 13.90% up from the average. Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) has risen 38.35% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.65% the S&P500.

Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and sells commercial and defense fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles. The company has market cap of $6.29 billion. It offers 13 transmission product lines with approximately 100 product models for various applications, including distribution, refuse, construction, fire, and emergency on-highway trucks; school, transit, and hybrid-transit buses; motor homes; energy, mining, and construction off-highway vehicles and equipment; and wheeled and tracked defense vehicles. It has a 19.77 P/E ratio. The firm markets its transmissions under Allison Transmission brand name; and remanufactured transmissions under ReTran brand name.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.33, from 1.39 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 39 investors sold Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 151.84 million shares or 0.94% less from 153.29 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Calamos Advisors Llc stated it has 6,285 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Fincl Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) for 187 shares. Moreover, Robeco Institutional Asset Bv has 0.04% invested in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). 752 were accumulated by Kessler Inv Grp Llc. 55,622 are owned by Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio. Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Mngmt Lc has 0.07% invested in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% stake. Bogle Inv Lp De invested 0.08% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Capstone Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Com invested in 22,917 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.05% or 704,397 shares in its portfolio. Manufacturers Life Insurance Communications The invested in 0% or 5,828 shares. New Jersey-based Systematic Mngmt L P has invested 0.03% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Millennium Mgmt Lc, a New York-based fund reported 1.83 million shares. The Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN). Massachusetts Financial Serv Ma reported 0.01% in Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $37.06 million activity. Shares for $428,453 were sold by Graziosi David S. on Tuesday, August 1. 7,283 shares were sold by Kirk Randall R., worth $275,193. The insider Dick Michael sold 19,600 shares worth $832,393. Another trade for 4,330 shares valued at $190,533 was sold by Scroggins Eric C.. The insider STAR JAMES A sold $28.45M.

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