Eagle Materials Inc. (EXP) Reaches $120.07 High on Jan, 14; Seacor Marine Holdings INC. Comm (SMHI) Shorts Raised By 0.32%

January 14, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

Seacor Marine Holdings INC. Comm (NYSE:SMHI) had an increase of 0.32% in short interest. SMHI’s SI was 2.29 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.32% from 2.28 million shares previously. With 161,200 avg volume, 14 days are for Seacor Marine Holdings INC. Comm (NYSE:SMHI)’s short sellers to cover SMHI’s short positions. The stock increased 3.87% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $13.97. About 126,982 shares traded. SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SMHI) has 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) reached all time high today, Jan, 14 and still has $129.68 target or 8.00% above today’s $120.07 share price. This indicates more upside for the $5.84 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $129.68 PT is reached, the company will be worth $467.04M more. The stock increased 0.63% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $120.07. About 522,829 shares traded or 5.29% up from the average. Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has risen 36.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.50% the S&P500.

SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. provides marine and support transportation services to offshore gas and oil exploration, development, and production facilities worldwide. The company has market cap of $246.87 million. It operates a fleet of offshore support and specialty vessels that deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment required to tether rigs to the seabed; tow rigs and assist in placing them on location and moving them between regions; and carry and launch equipment used underwater in drilling and well installation, maintenance, and repair. It currently has negative earnings. The firm is headquartered in Houma, Louisiana.

Among 8 analysts covering Eagle Materials (NYSE:EXP), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Eagle Materials had 25 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 6 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Monday, July 31 by Citigroup. Standpoint Research upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 4 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 26 by CL King. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) on Friday, October 23 with “Buy” rating. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Longbow to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 28 by BB&T Capital. The stock of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 13. The firm has “Accumulate” rating given on Monday, March 28 by Standpoint Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.18 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 44 investors sold Eagle Materials Inc. shares while 86 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 44.01 million shares or 1.41% more from 43.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Comerica Bancorp holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 68,301 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 382,452 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Optimum Invest Advisors accumulated 9,345 shares or 0.33% of the stock. Quantum Cap Mngmt owns 61,226 shares. Global X Management Communications has invested 0.01% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Moreover, Commercial Bank Of New York Mellon has 0.03% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) for 1.05 million shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd reported 150 shares. First Dallas stated it has 1.68% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). The New York-based Amalgamated Commercial Bank has invested 0.03% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Ranger Investment Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) or 4,500 shares. Aqr Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co reported 6,896 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Equity Service invested in 5,219 shares. 111,208 are owned by Next Century Growth Investors Limited Com. World Asset has 0.01% invested in Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP). Lodge Hill Ltd Liability Company invested in 6.45% or 797,830 shares.

Analysts await Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.43 EPS, up 22.22% or $0.26 from last year’s $1.17 per share. EXP’s profit will be $69.53M for 20.99 P/E if the $1.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Eagle Materials Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.16% EPS growth.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 sales for $8.56 million activity. ESSL GERALD J sold $744,066 worth of stock or 7,479 shares. Devlin William R sold $1.59M worth of stock. Kesler Dale Craig had sold 5,000 shares worth $506,975. Haack Michael had sold 6,731 shares worth $774,065 on Friday, December 8. Graass James H sold $881,721 worth of stock. 11,317 shares were sold by Powers David B, worth $1.06M. $661,674 worth of Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE:EXP) was sold by STEWART ROBERT S on Monday, September 11.

Eagle Materials Inc. produces and sells construction products and building materials for use in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.84 billion. It also produces materials used for oil and natural gas extraction. It has a 27.6 P/E ratio. The firm operates in five divisions: Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants.

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