Analysts See $0.42 EPS for Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD); Scotia Capital Has Cut Ebay (EBAY) Stake By $1.10 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Analysts expect Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) to report $0.42 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 16.67% from last quarter’s $0.36 EPS. RGLD’s profit would be $27.49 million giving it 50.93 P/E if the $0.42 EPS is correct. After having $0.44 EPS previously, Royal Gold, Inc.’s analysts see -4.55% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $85.56. About 296,971 shares traded. Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) has risen 42.70% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.00% the S&P500.

Scotia Capital Inc decreased Ebay Inc (EBAY) stake by 77.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Scotia Capital Inc sold 28,862 shares as Ebay Inc (EBAY)’s stock rose 0.21%. The Scotia Capital Inc holds 8,357 shares with $322,000 value, down from 37,219 last quarter. Ebay Inc now has $39.72 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $38.02. About 11.99 million shares traded or 28.38% up from the average. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has risen 44.45% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.75% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.73 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.16, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 47 investors sold EBAY shares while 306 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 186 raised stakes. 878.69 million shares or 1.02% less from 887.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Geode Mgmt Lc has 0.15% invested in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Schwab Charles Inv Incorporated stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Legal General Group Public Limited owns 5.30M shares. Federated Inc Pa, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 985,335 shares. Shine Investment Advisory Services holds 685 shares. Whittier Trust Com Of Nevada owns 3,410 shares. First Citizens Retail Bank & owns 78,304 shares. Weiss Multi invested 0.17% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY). Neuberger Berman Grp Llc holds 8.57 million shares or 0.41% of its portfolio. Ct Mason stated it has 55,220 shares or 0.77% of all its holdings. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Co holds 0.14% or 1.58 million shares in its portfolio. Palestra Management accumulated 1.01 million shares or 2.4% of the stock. Leuthold Group Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 25,019 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Northwest Counselors Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.69% or 41,247 shares. Alexandria Cap Lc has invested 0% in eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY).

Scotia Capital Inc increased Brookfield Infrast Partners (NYSE:BIP) stake by 256,464 shares to 1.19 million valued at $51.12 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Ishares Inc (EZU) stake by 190,120 shares and now owns 355,521 shares. Novo (NYSE:NVO) was raised too.

Among 44 analysts covering eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY), 25 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. eBay Inc had 142 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 21 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) earned “Buy” rating by Axiom Capital on Thursday, July 21. Cowen & Co maintained eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) rating on Thursday, January 11. Cowen & Co has “Hold” rating and $40.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, October 19. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Piper Jaffray. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EBAY in report on Thursday, January 26 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 18 with “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Monness Crespi & Hardt with “Buy” on Thursday, January 28. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Analysts await eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) to report earnings on January, 24. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 11.36% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.44 per share. EBAY’s profit will be $511.85 million for 19.40 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.39 actual earnings per share reported by eBay Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.64% EPS growth.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $10.13 million activity. Lawton III Harry A had sold 34,832 shares worth $1.22M on Monday, August 14. $937,805 worth of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) shares were sold by SWAN ROBERT HOLMES. FISHER STEPHEN sold $2.61M worth of stock or 69,406 shares. 72,417 shares were sold by Huber Marie Oh, worth $2.72M. On Friday, October 20 the insider Yetto Kristin A sold $2.64M.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.03, from 1.38 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 21 investors sold Royal Gold, Inc. shares while 69 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 46.63 million shares or 2.43% more from 45.52 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Century Incorporated reported 0.01% stake. Plancorp has 6,000 shares. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board reported 24,500 shares. Ahl Prtn Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) for 150,877 shares. Asa Gold And Precious Metals Ltd accumulated 190,000 shares or 9.76% of the stock. Asset Advisors, Georgia-based fund reported 500 shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Corp invested in 72,549 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board has invested 0% in Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD). Highlander Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% in Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD). Principal Fincl invested in 0.02% or 298,458 shares. 7,670 were accumulated by Raymond James Fincl Advsr. 613 are owned by Glenmede Tru Na. Van Eck Assoc Corp holds 1.33% or 3.02M shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership owns 42,582 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Sg Americas Securities Ltd Co accumulated 12,547 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $7.19 million activity. The insider JENSEN TONY A sold 3,523 shares worth $306,607. Kirchhoff Bruce Christopher sold $2.49 million worth of Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) on Wednesday, August 16. $206,860 worth of Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) shares were sold by Anderson Karli S.. Shares for $127,500 were sold by WENGER STEFAN. $936,938 worth of Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) was sold by Hayes William M..

Among 11 analysts covering Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Royal Gold Inc. had 45 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $105.0 target in Sunday, October 1 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) on Monday, December 18 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) rating on Monday, August 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $8300 target. FBR Capital maintained it with “Mkt Perform” rating and $80 target in Friday, August 12 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 23 report. As per Friday, November 11, the company rating was reinitiated by Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, May 3 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. On Thursday, January 14 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform”. Canaccord Genuity downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, December 28 report.

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