TELUS (TU) EPS Estimated At $0.44; Avalon Advisors Lifted United Parcel Service (UPS) Stake By $2.58 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) to report $0.44 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 10.00% from last quarter’s $0.4 EPS. TU’s profit would be $257.43 million giving it 21.43 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, TELUS Corporation’s analysts see -15.38% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.04% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $37.72. About 522,744 shares traded or 26.37% up from the average. TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has risen 9.57% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.13% the S&P500.

Avalon Advisors Llc increased United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) stake by 16.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Avalon Advisors Llc acquired 21,532 shares as United Parcel Service Inc (UPS)’s stock declined 3.26%. The Avalon Advisors Llc holds 151,237 shares with $18.16 million value, up from 129,705 last quarter. United Parcel Service Inc now has $115.55B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.63 during the last trading session, reaching $134.09. About 4.21 million shares traded or 42.07% up from the average. United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has risen 2.10% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.60% the S&P500.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $2.02 million activity. Gershenhorn Alan also sold $2.02 million worth of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) on Tuesday, August 22.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.09, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 46 investors sold UPS shares while 390 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 395 raised stakes. 451.38 million shares or 0.77% more from 447.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Yorktown & Com holds 0.36% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 11,425 shares. Riverpoint Cap Mngmt Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Cornercap Counsel holds 0.04% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 2,277 shares. Steinberg Asset Mgmt accumulated 33,414 shares. Camarda Advsrs Lc owns 2,392 shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. Lodestar Investment Counsel Ltd Liability Co Il holds 1.09% or 73,744 shares in its portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invested in 0.02% or 80,312 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Company Ltd has invested 0.34% of its portfolio in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Cwm Lc reported 281,222 shares. Nuance Invs Ltd Company has 1.58% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). 34,400 are held by Argyle Management. Fred Alger Management, New York-based fund reported 10,443 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale, a Germany-based fund reported 201,972 shares. Moreover, Duncker Streett Com has 0.02% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS). Deprince Race And Zollo owns 0.94% invested in United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) for 349,737 shares.

Among 21 analysts covering United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. United Parcel Service had 55 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Friday, August 14. The company was maintained on Monday, September 25 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29. On Thursday, October 12 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of UPS in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. Loop Capital maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Friday, October 27. Loop Capital has “Hold” rating and $128 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Thursday, July 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by S&P Research given on Tuesday, September 22. Deutsche Bank maintained United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) rating on Monday, January 8. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $145.0 target. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 17 by Zacks.

Avalon Advisors Llc decreased Wells Fargo Co (NYSE:WFC) stake by 230,381 shares to 362,542 valued at $19.99 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Discover Financial Services (Call) (NYSE:DFS) stake by 8,700 shares and now owns 33,900 shares. Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV) was reduced too.

TELUS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications services and products in Canada. The company has market cap of $22.07 billion. It operates through Wireless and Wireline divisions. It has a 22.29 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s telecommunications services and products comprise wireless and wireline voice and data; data services, including Internet protocol; television; hosting, managed information technology, and cloud services; healthcare solutions; and business process outsourcing solutions.

Among 12 analysts covering Telus Corporation (NYSE:TU), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Telus Corporation had 18 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Macquarie Research. As per Tuesday, February 7, the company rating was upgraded by National Bank Canada. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, August 10. The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Barclays Capital. The stock of TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Desjardins Securities. RBC Capital Markets downgraded TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) on Thursday, December 17 to “Sector Perform” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, March 23 by TD Securities. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, November 21 by Bank of America. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, January 5.

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