Analysts See $0.23 EPS for Flex Ltd. (FLEX); Group One Trading LP Raised Ares Cap (ARCC) Holding By $381,280

January 14, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Analysts expect Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) to report $0.23 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 23.33% from last quarter’s $0.3 EPS. FLEX’s profit would be $121.55M giving it 20.80 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. After having $0.38 EPS previously, Flex Ltd.’s analysts see -39.47% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.03% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $19.14. About 2.86 million shares traded. Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) has risen 35.11% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.41% the S&P500.

Group One Trading Lp increased Ares Cap Corp (ARCC) stake by 122.22% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Group One Trading Lp acquired 23,830 shares as Ares Cap Corp (ARCC)’s stock declined 6.68%. The Group One Trading Lp holds 43,327 shares with $710,000 value, up from 19,497 last quarter. Ares Cap Corp now has $6.83B valuation. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $16.03. About 1.84M shares traded. Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) has risen 9.72% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.98% the S&P500.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $444,327 activity. On Thursday, August 3 SHIH WILLY C sold $400,870 worth of Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) or 25,000 shares. 2,728 shares valued at $43,457 were sold by Tan Lay Koon on Tuesday, August 15.

Flex Ltd. provides design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain services and solutions to original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The company has market cap of $10.12 billion. It offers innovation services, such as innovations labs for supporting customer design and product development services from early concept stages; collective innovation platform, an ecosystem of technology solutions; Lab IX, a startup accelerator program; centers of excellence solutions in critical areas; interconnect technology center for printed circuits; and CloudLabs that enables clients to accelerate a spectrum of cloud, converged infrastructure, and datacenter strategies. It has a 18.95 P/E ratio. The firm also provides design and engineering services, including contract design and joint development manufacturing services, which cover various technical competencies, such as system architecture, user interface and industrial design, mechanical engineering, technology, enclosure systems, thermal and tooling design, electronic system design, reliability and failure analysis, and component level development engineering; and systems assembly and manufacturing services.

Among 15 analysts covering Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Flextronics International Ltd. had 46 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) earned “Buy” rating by Needham on Tuesday, July 18. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Tuesday, August 11. Macquarie Research initiated Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) rating on Thursday, June 22. Macquarie Research has “Hold” rating and $18.4000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Wednesday, September 9. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Sunday, September 10 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FLEX in report on Friday, June 16 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. B. Riley & Co initiated the shares of FLEX in report on Friday, October 9 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 20 by Goldman Sachs.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.27, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 33 investors sold Flex Ltd. shares while 106 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 497.19 million shares or 0.70% less from 500.69 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. House Ltd Llc has 0.58% invested in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) for 269,400 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board invested in 0.03% or 536,334 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership reported 0% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Lpl Fincl Ltd Liability Corporation holds 58,344 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Wellington Management Llp reported 18.14M shares stake. Advisors Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Wealthtrust Axiom Ltd stated it has 0.41% of its portfolio in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Assetmark holds 0% or 6,210 shares in its portfolio. Catalyst Capital Advsrs Limited Company reported 17,100 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Mackenzie reported 0.08% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). First Eagle Management Limited Liability has invested 0.12% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX). Howe Rusling Inc owns 0% invested in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) for 907 shares. Earnest Prtn Ltd Co holds 0.37% in Flex Ltd. (NASDAQ:FLEX) or 2.25 million shares. Morgan Stanley, New York-based fund reported 2.24M shares. Ftb reported 27,317 shares stake.

Group One Trading Lp decreased Sina Corp (Put) stake by 23,700 shares to 5,900 valued at $676,000 in 2017Q3. It also reduced Ak Stl Hldg Corp (Call) stake by 174,900 shares and now owns 2.29 million shares. Ferroglobe Plc (Call) was reduced too.

Among 17 analysts covering Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Ares Capital had 26 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, November 14. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 23 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained the shares of ARCC in report on Tuesday, August 15 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1500 target in Wednesday, May 31 report. On Tuesday, June 28 the stock rating was initiated by National Securities with “Neutral”. As per Thursday, October 1, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The stock of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, November 2. The rating was maintained by UBS on Thursday, August 18 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 55 investors sold ARCC shares while 104 reduced holdings. 35 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 161.57 million shares or 5.32% less from 170.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Endurance Wealth Mngmt reported 0% stake. Keybank Association Oh reported 161,000 shares. Massachusetts-based Fernwood Invest Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.98% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). The New York-based Clearbridge Invests Limited Liability Co has invested 0.05% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). Ngam Advsr LP owns 1.10M shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. Blair William & Il holds 0% of its portfolio in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC) for 23,104 shares. Van Eck Corporation reported 0.19% stake. Mcgowan Gp Asset Mgmt owns 820,501 shares for 2.62% of their portfolio. Financial Counselors has invested 0.01% in Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:ARCC). Evanson Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 0.06% or 18,297 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Hldgs, Japan-based fund reported 10,163 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Communications holds 1,879 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 3.87 million are held by Comml Bank Of Montreal Can. Mirador Capital LP reported 105,173 shares. Jefferies Ltd Liability holds 0% or 28,338 shares in its portfolio.

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