EPS for athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Expected At $0.46; First Financial Bankshares (FFIN) Sentiment Is 1.57

January 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company, through its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking services primarily in Texas. The company has market cap of $3.17 billion. The Company’s services include accepting and holding checking, savings, and time deposits; automated teller machine services; drive-in and night deposit services; safe deposit facilities; remote deposit capture, payroll cards, funds transmitting, Internet banking, and mobile banking services; and other customary commercial banking services. It has a 28.52 P/E ratio. It also provides various loans, such as real estate, commercial, agricultural, and consumer loans to businesses, professionals, individuals, and farm and ranch operations.

Analysts expect athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) to report $0.46 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 9.52% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. ATHN’s profit would be $18.41 million giving it 70.36 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. After having $0.38 EPS previously, athenahealth, Inc.’s analysts see 21.05% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.40% or $3.18 during the last trading session, reaching $129.47. About 509,317 shares traded or 10.10% up from the average. athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) has risen 0.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.80% the S&P500.

Analysts await First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 10.00% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.4 per share. FFIN’s profit will be $29.14M for 27.19 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by First Financial Bankshares, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc holds 0.57% of its portfolio in First Financial Bankshares, Inc. for 1.40 million shares. Champlain Investment Partners Llc owns 782,415 shares or 0.42% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Eulav Asset Management has 0.22% invested in the company for 104,548 shares. The New York-based Neuberger Berman Group Llc has invested 0.21% in the stock. Terril Brothers Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 8,000 shares.

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $47.85. About 159,311 shares traded. First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN) has risen 20.42% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.72% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering athenaHealth (NASDAQ:ATHN), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. athenaHealth had 75 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by First Analysis to “Underweight” on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 15 by Jefferies. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14000 target in Friday, July 21 report. Dougherty & Company maintained athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) on Friday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. The stock of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) earned “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, October 23. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, September 17 report. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $155 target in Monday, October 23 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ATHN in report on Friday, October 20 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of ATHN in report on Monday, July 31 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, October 13.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $3.81 million activity. $112,008 worth of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) was sold by Hull Brandon H on Tuesday, August 1. Shares for $496,663 were sold by Bush Jonathan on Monday, October 2. ROBINSON DAVID ERIC also sold $669,698 worth of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) on Tuesday, January 2. 300 shares were sold by Porter Jonathan D., worth $42,864. The insider Haley Daniel P sold 1,583 shares worth $197,180. The insider Armbrester Bradford Kyle sold $128,555.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.09 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 27 investors sold athenahealth, Inc. shares while 59 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 45.16 million shares or 4.06% less from 47.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Crestpoint Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0.13% or 2,400 shares. Eventide Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 37,000 shares. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership holds 0.18% in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) or 5,844 shares. 3.88M were accumulated by Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 3,278 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 42,465 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Management Incorporated holds 31,974 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 22,390 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has 0.11% invested in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 220,048 shares. Ftb reported 76 shares. Koch Indus stated it has 1,635 shares. Nomura Inc holds 0.55% or 2.12 million shares in its portfolio. Cap Rech Glob owns 0.08% invested in athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 2.02 million shares. Utd Automobile Association accumulated 24,290 shares. Millennium Management Ltd Liability accumulated 218,604 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

athenahealth, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides network medical record, revenue cycle, patient engagement, care coordination, and population health services for medical groups and health systems. The company has market cap of $5.18 billion. It offers athenaCollector, a network-enabled billing and practice management solution; athenaClinicals, an electronic health record for electronic health record management to help manage patientÂ’s clinical documentation; athenaCommunicator, an engagement and communication solution that provides an automated communication service between patients and well-known provider practices for interactions outside the exam room; and athenaCoordinator for order transmission and care coordination services. It has a 168.36 P/E ratio. The firm also provides athenahealth Population Health, a cloud population health service; and Epocrates service that include clinical information and decision support services in the areas of drug and disease information, medical calculator and tools, clinical guidelines, clinical messaging, and market research.

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