Analysts See $0.18 EPS for PennantPark Investment (PNNT); 6 Bullish Analysts Covering ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS)

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) to report $0.18 EPS on February, 14.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 14.29% from last quarter’s $0.21 EPS. PNNT’s profit would be $12.79 million giving it 9.75 P/E if the $0.18 EPS is correct. After having $0.17 EPS previously, PennantPark Investment Corporation’s analysts see 5.88% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.86% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $7.02. About 360,880 shares traded. PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) has risen 23.34% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.64% the S&P500.

Among 12 analysts covering ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. ExlService Holdings had 27 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Needham to “Buy” on Wednesday, February 24. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 24. The stock of ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. SunTrust maintained ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) rating on Monday, October 9. SunTrust has “Hold” rating and $60.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by Cowen & Co. As per Thursday, August 3, the company rating was initiated by Wedbush. See ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) latest ratings:

27/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Buy New Target: $68.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $66.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $59 New Target: $61 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $68.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0 Maintain
23/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $64.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $62 New Target: $66 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $60.0 Maintain
07/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $62.0 Maintain

Among 12 analysts covering Pennant Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Pennant Investment had 31 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, June 23 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, August 15. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The stock of PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) earned “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Thursday, May 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, September 25 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 22. The stock has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities on Wednesday, August 10. DA Davidson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, September 30 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 6 by MLV. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) on Thursday, February 9 to “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.43, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 15 investors sold PennantPark Investment Corporation shares while 34 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 33 raised stakes. 27.05 million shares or 0.28% more from 26.97 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ares Limited Com accumulated 0.21% or 810,394 shares. Hillsdale Inv Management Inc holds 0.32% or 252,500 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership holds 166,700 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has invested 0.06% in PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT). Bluecrest Cap Mgmt Limited reported 12,938 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Lucus Advsr Ltd Liability Com holds 46,312 shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Prns Gru Hldgs Ag owns 90,000 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Manning And Napier Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% in PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT) or 51,119 shares. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 90,000 shares. Eagle Global Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT). Signia Cap Mngmt Limited Liability owns 438,549 shares. D E Shaw owns 103,235 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 503,811 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Cambridge Investment Rech has 0.01% invested in PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT). Wedge Capital L Limited Partnership Nc has invested 0.01% in PennantPark Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNT).

PennantPark Investment Corporation specializes in direct and mezzanine investments in middle market companies. The company has market cap of $498.85 million. It invests in the form of mezzanine debt, senior secured loans, and equity investments. It has a 8.09 P/E ratio. The fund typically invests in building and real estate, hotels and gaming, electronics, healthcare, education and childcare, financial services, printing and publishing, consumer products, business services, energy and utilities, distribution, gas and oil, media, environmental services, aerospace and defense, manufacturing industries and retail.

ExlService Holdings, Inc. provides operations management and analytics services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.11 billion. It operates in two divisions, Operations Management, and Analytics. It has a 29.39 P/E ratio. The Operations Management segment offers business process management services to the insurance industry in the areas of claims processing, subrogation, premium and benefit administration, agency management, account reconciliation, policy research, underwriting support, new business processing, policy servicing, premium audit, surveys, billing and collection, commercial and residential survey, and customer services.

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $62.04. About 99,024 shares traded. ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) has risen 4.24% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.46% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 13 investors sold ExlService Holdings, Inc. shares while 48 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 55 raised stakes. 29.99 million shares or 5.77% less from 31.83 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Inv Prtnrs invested in 0.01% or 2,811 shares. Neumeier Poma Invest Counsel has 400,475 shares for 2.44% of their portfolio. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can owns 4,620 shares. Vanguard Group Inc Inc holds 3.03 million shares. Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership holds 0% or 310 shares in its portfolio. Piedmont Inv Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 7,335 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Thomson Horstmann Bryant reported 17,848 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny has invested 0.01% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Renaissance Tech Limited Liability Co stated it has 688,435 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Gsa Cap Partners Llp reported 0.04% stake. First Mercantile Trust holds 0.12% or 10,953 shares. Mackenzie Corporation invested in 0.35% or 1.12 million shares. California-based Schwab Charles Invest Inc has invested 0.01% in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) for 1,109 shares. Parkside Finance Retail Bank has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS).

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