Analysts See $0.79 EPS for Cabot (CBT); 0 Analysts Are Bullish Materion (MTRN) Last Week

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) to report $0.79 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 5.95% from last quarter’s $0.84 EPS. CBT’s profit would be $48.93 million giving it 21.28 P/E if the $0.79 EPS is correct. After having $0.91 EPS previously, Cabot Corporation’s analysts see -13.19% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.27% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $67.24. About 314,287 shares traded. Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) has risen 15.44% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.26% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Materion (NYSE:MTRN), 0 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Materion had 12 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) rating on Friday, June 2. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $3400 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 7. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 8. The company was maintained on Tuesday, January 9 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of MTRN in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27 with “Hold”. Wm Smith initiated Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) rating on Thursday, November 3. Wm Smith has “Not Rated” rating and $35 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 12. As per Thursday, April 7, the company rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. See Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) latest ratings:

09/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $46.0 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0 Maintain
08/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0 Maintain
27/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $36.0000 Maintain

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.26, from 1.25 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 24 investors sold Cabot Corporation shares while 89 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 51.85 million shares or 0.30% more from 51.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 92,032 shares. Price T Rowe Assocs Md accumulated 0% or 67,531 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 440,191 shares. 90,000 were reported by Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas. Regions holds 0% of its portfolio in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) for 7,155 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mngmt Corp holds 0.06% or 112,461 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd owns 684 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers owns 118,887 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Citadel Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 142,133 shares. Kbc Grp Nv holds 0.01% or 11,587 shares. Waddell And Reed Fincl Inc has invested 0.02% in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.01% or 9,600 shares. Missouri-based Piermont Capital has invested 0.81% in Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT). Vident Investment Advisory Ltd Liability Com holds 0.02% or 7,182 shares in its portfolio. First Personal Fincl Service holds 853 shares.

Cabot Corporation operates as a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. The company has market cap of $4.17 billion. The firm offers carbon black, a form of elemental carbon used to enhance the physical properties of the systems and applications in which it is incorporated; and rubber blacks for use as a rubber reinforcing agent and performance additive in tires, hoses, belts, extruded profiles, and molded goods. It has a 17.69 P/E ratio. It also provides compounds of carbon black and rubber primarily for tire applications; and cesium formate, a drilling and completion fluid for use in high pressure and high temperature gas and oil well construction.

Among 9 analysts covering Cabot (NYSE:CBT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. Cabot had 22 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Loop Capital to “Buy” on Friday, January 5. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. Deutsche Bank maintained Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) rating on Thursday, August 13. Deutsche Bank has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. JP Morgan upgraded Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) on Tuesday, August 15 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by SunTrust on Tuesday, August 2 to “Neutral”. As per Monday, April 11, the company rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, September 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Zacks to “Sell”. J.P. Morgan upgraded Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) on Tuesday, August 15 to “Buy” rating.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $207,207 activity. Kalkstein Hobart sold 3,881 shares worth $207,207.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $148,794 activity. $148,794 worth of Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) shares were sold by Chemnitz Gregory R..

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $52.7. About 90,404 shares traded. Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) has risen 47.97% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.27% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.31, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 6 investors sold Materion Corporation shares while 44 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 17.77 million shares or 1.02% less from 17.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs invested in 0% or 1,555 shares. Legal General Grp Public Limited Liability Co reported 36,851 shares. Parametric Port Associates Limited Liability owns 91,575 shares. 275,542 were reported by Phocas Financial Corp. The Manitoba – Canada-based Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN). Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.02% or 8,100 shares. Keybank Natl Association Oh holds 0% or 10,718 shares in its portfolio. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 26,478 shares. Eqis Management Incorporated holds 14,090 shares. Pnc Financial Serv Group Incorporated, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,681 shares. Oppenheimer reported 36,150 shares. Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN). Nationwide Fund Advisors stated it has 18,015 shares. D E Shaw & stated it has 40,806 shares. Alliancebernstein L P holds 0% or 27,481 shares.

Materion Corporation manufactures and sells advanced engineered materials used in consumer electronics, industrial components, defense, medical, automotive electronics, telecommunications infrastructure, energy, commercial aerospace, science, services, and appliance markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.06 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Performance Alloys and Composites, Advanced Materials, Precision Coatings, and Other. It has a 40.54 P/E ratio. The Performance Alloys and Composites segment provides strip products, including thin gauge precision strips, and small diameter rod and wire; copper, nickel, and beryllium alloys manufactured in plate, rod, bar, tube, and other customized forms; beryllium hydroxide; and beryllium products, such as beryllium and aluminum metal matrix composites, beryllia ceramics, and bulk metallic glass materials.

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