$0.18 EPS Expected for EZCORP, Inc. (EZPW); Athenahealth (ATHN) Shorts Decreased By 3.9%

January 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Analysts expect EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) to report $0.18 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 20.00% from last quarter’s $0.15 EPS. EZPW’s profit would be $9.79M giving it 16.74 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $0.21 EPS previously, EZCORP, Inc.’s analysts see -14.29% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $12.05. About 1.24 million shares traded or 135.02% up from the average. EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) has risen 40.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.26% the S&P500.

Athenahealth Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATHN) had a decrease of 3.9% in short interest. ATHN’s SI was 4.94 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 3.9% from 5.14M shares previously. With 410,900 avg volume, 12 days are for Athenahealth Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATHN)’s short sellers to cover ATHN’s short positions. The SI to Athenahealth Incorporated’s float is 12.67%. The stock decreased 2.40% or $3.18 during the last trading session, reaching $129.47. About 509,317 shares traded or 10.10% up from the average. athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) has risen 0.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.80% the S&P500.

athenahealth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for medical groups and health systems. The company has market cap of $5.18 billion. It offers athenaCollector, a network-enabled billing and practice management solution; athenaClinicals, an electronic health record for electronic health record management to help manage patientÂ’s clinical documentation; athenaCommunicator, an engagement and communication solution that provides an automated communication service between patients and well-known provider practices for interactions outside the exam room; and athenaCoordinator for order transmission and care coordination services. It has a 168.36 P/E ratio. The firm also provides athenahealth Population Health, a cloud population health service; and Epocrates service that include clinical information and decision support services in the areas of drug and disease information, medical calculator and tools, clinical guidelines, clinical messaging, and market research.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $3.81 million activity. Shares for $197,180 were sold by Haley Daniel P. On Monday, October 2 the insider Bush Jonathan sold $496,663. On Tuesday, January 2 ROBINSON DAVID ERIC sold $669,698 worth of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) or 5,000 shares. $128,555 worth of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) was sold by Armbrester Bradford Kyle on Friday, October 27. $112,760 worth of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) was sold by Hull Brandon H. The insider Porter Jonathan D. sold 300 shares worth $42,864.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 27 investors sold athenahealth, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 45.16 million shares or 4.06% less from 47.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New York-based M&T Retail Bank has invested 0% in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN). Brandywine Managers Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.22% of its portfolio in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 6,180 shares. Comml Bank Of America De stated it has 371,930 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc invested in 1,000 shares. Principal Gp reported 0% stake. Rockefeller Services Incorporated has 9,110 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Sands Cap Management Ltd holds 0.29% of its portfolio in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 786,576 shares. 3,434 are owned by Bell Bank. Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Com has 0% invested in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN). Legal & General Public Limited Liability accumulated 16,983 shares. Allen Investment Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 6,133 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Huntington Financial Bank reported 55,918 shares. Qcm Cayman Limited, Texas-based fund reported 1,627 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt invested in 1,808 shares. Retail Bank Of Mellon Corporation reported 329,174 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering athenaHealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. athenaHealth had 75 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 6 by UBS. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 1. Oppenheimer maintained athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $18400 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Monday, October 23. The stock of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Jefferies on Friday, October 14. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $170.0 target in Sunday, September 17 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $190 target in Monday, October 26 report. As per Friday, December 2, the company rating was initiated by Dougherty & Company.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.58 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.48, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 15 investors sold EZCORP, Inc. shares while 35 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 46.01 million shares or 11.26% more from 41.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Philadelphia Fincl Management Of San Francisco Ltd accumulated 1.13% or 677,587 shares. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership has invested 0.04% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Archon Limited Liability stated it has 786,289 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 10,174 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 1,829 shares. Two Sigma Secs Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.01% or 15,735 shares. 6,394 are held by Natl Bank Of Montreal Can. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Ellington Gru Limited Liability Corporation holds 41,100 shares. Huber Capital Ltd Company has invested 1.06% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Quantbot Technologies Limited Partnership holds 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) or 1,583 shares. Swiss Financial Bank invested 0% in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW). Great West Life Assurance Company Can holds 68,833 shares or 0% of its portfolio. D E Shaw & holds 0% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW) for 108,662 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management invested 0.01% of its portfolio in EZCORP, Inc. (NASDAQ:EZPW).

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