$0.90 EPS Expected for ePlus inc. (PLUS); Bluefin Trading Increased Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NXPI) Stake By $835,700

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) to report $0.90 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 5.26% from last quarter’s $0.95 EPS. PLUS’s profit would be $12.75M giving it 21.63 P/E if the $0.90 EPS is correct. After having $1.27 EPS previously, ePlus inc.’s analysts see -29.13% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $77.85. About 47,685 shares traded. ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) has risen 75.66% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.96% the S&P500.

Bluefin Trading Llc increased Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NXPI) stake by 87.54% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Bluefin Trading Llc acquired 835,700 shares as Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) (NXPI)’s stock rose 5.22%. The Bluefin Trading Llc holds 1.79M shares with $2.23M value, up from 954,700 last quarter. Nxp Semiconductors N V (Put) now has $40.54 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $119.58. About 2.03 million shares traded. NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has risen 24.67% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.97% the S&P500.

ePlus inc., an engineering-centric technology solutions provider, provides information technology services and products, flexible leasing and financing solutions, and enterprise supply management in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.10 billion. It operates through two divisions, Technology and Financing. It has a 20.27 P/E ratio. The Technology segment sells IT products, such as hardware, software, maintenance, software assurance, and services; and offers advanced professional and managed services, including data center infrastructure, networking, security, cloud, and collaboration, as well as ePlus managed, professional, security, staff augmentation, server and desktop support, and project management services.

Among 3 analysts covering ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. ePlus had 14 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was downgraded by Sidoti to “Neutral” on Friday, October 9. Sidoti downgraded the shares of PLUS in report on Monday, October 12 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Zacks. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Sunday, September 10 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, December 9. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by Sidoti. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 30 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Sunday, October 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.48 in Q3 2017. Its down 3.20, from 4.68 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold ePlus inc. shares while 44 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 12.25 million shares or 47.90% less from 23.51 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pacad Inv reported 200 shares stake. Riverhead Mngmt Lc holds 1,485 shares. Martingale Asset Limited Partnership reported 0.05% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Retail Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 1,369 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd holds 0.02% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 137,698 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P reported 0.05% in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Legal General Group Plc has 25,430 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 7,293 shares. Contravisory Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 11 shares. Kbc Grp Nv stated it has 0.01% in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS). Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 3,700 shares. Eam Lc holds 33,324 shares. Bancorp Of Ny Mellon Corporation owns 192,856 shares. Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas holds 0% of its portfolio in ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) for 3,234 shares. Perkins Management holds 10,000 shares or 0.97% of its portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $2.58 million activity. 9,600 shares were sold by BOWEN BRUCE M, worth $804,173. 1,000 ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) shares with value of $83,150 were sold by Callies John E. FAULDERS C THOMAS III sold 5,214 shares worth $445,441. On Monday, October 2 MARRON MARK P sold $934,016 worth of ePlus inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) or 10,000 shares. On Monday, October 2 the insider Marion Elaine D sold $280,214.

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