$0.63 EPS Expected for Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (BFAM); Kronos International (KRO) Sentiment Is 1.4

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. produces and markets titanium dioxide pigments in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company has market cap of $3.24 billion. It produces TiO2 in two crystalline forms, rutile and anatase to impart whiteness, brightness, opacity, and durability for various products, such as paints, coatings, plastics, paper, fibers, and ceramics, as well as for various specialty products, such as inks, food, and cosmetics. It has a 9.81 P/E ratio. The firm also produces ilmenite, a raw material used directly as a feedstock by sulfate-process TiO2 plants; iron chemicals, which are used as treatment and conditioning agents for industrial effluents and municipal wastewater, as well as in the manufacture of iron pigments, cement, and agricultural products; titanium oxychloride for use in the formulation of pearlescent pigments, and production of electroceramic capacitors for cell phones and other electronic devices; and titanyl sulfate that is used in pearlescent pigments, natural gas pipe, and other specialty applications.

Analysts expect Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) to report $0.63 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 21.15% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. BFAM’s profit would be $36.74 million giving it 37.87 P/E if the $0.63 EPS is correct. After having $0.58 EPS previously, Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.’s analysts see 8.62% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.01% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $95.44. About 137,132 shares traded. Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) has risen 18.19% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.49% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.47% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $27.96. About 516,784 shares traded or 9.97% up from the average. Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) has risen 245.94% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 229.24% the S&P500.

Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc holds 0.5% of its portfolio in Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for 27,109 shares. Bogle Investment Management L P De owns 294,979 shares or 0.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cypress Capital Management Llc (Wy) has 0.45% invested in the company for 16,585 shares. The Colorado-based Advisors Asset Management Inc. has invested 0.35% in the stock. Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh, a Germany-based fund reported 23,900 shares.

Analysts await Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO) to report earnings on March, 9. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 206.25% or $0.33 from last year’s $0.16 per share. KRO’s profit will be $56.80M for 14.27 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual EPS reported by Kronos Worldwide, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.44% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.56 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 19 investors sold Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 57.27 million shares or 2.45% more from 55.90 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 179,594 were accumulated by Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested 0% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Neuberger Berman Group Inc Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.13% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 39,243 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 54,904 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. California-based Aperio Grp Inc Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). First Tru Advsr Lp stated it has 40,831 shares. Moreover, Daiwa Sb Invs Limited has 0.27% invested in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) for 12,845 shares. Prudential Fincl has 3,030 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Bain Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 14.03% or 8.40 million shares. Brown Advisory Securities Lc holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) for 8,947 shares. Asset Mgmt One Com Limited invested 0% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Denver Inv Lc has invested 0.04% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). Timessquare Management Limited Liability Com stated it has 1.17% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM). New York-based Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt has invested 0.01% in Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM).

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care, early education, and other services for employers and families. The company has market cap of $5.57 billion. It operates through Full Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services divisions. It has a 47.29 P/E ratio. The Full Service Center-Based Child Care segment offers traditional center child care, preschool, and elementary education services.

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