Potbelly (PBPB) Analysts See $0.07 EPS; Ameritas Investment Partners Has Decreased Its Hasbro (HAS) Stake

February 5, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc decreased Hasbro Inc (HAS) stake by 11.9% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc sold 4,228 shares as Hasbro Inc (HAS)’s stock rose 2.59%. The Ameritas Investment Partners Inc holds 31,292 shares with $3.06 million value, down from 35,520 last quarter. Hasbro Inc now has $11.72 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.69% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $94.12. About 1.82M shares traded or 30.25% up from the average. Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) has risen 19.06% since February 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.36% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) to report $0.07 EPS on February, 13.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 53.33% from last quarter’s $0.15 EPS. PBPB’s profit would be $1.74 million giving it 42.86 P/E if the $0.07 EPS is correct. After having $0.07 EPS previously, Potbelly Corporation’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.23% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $12. About 95,819 shares traded. Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) has declined 15.62% since February 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.32% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.22 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 57 investors sold HAS shares while 164 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 97.25 million shares or 1.67% more from 95.65 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Delta Asset Management Ltd Liability Tn reported 49 shares. Reilly Fin Advsrs Limited Liability Corp stated it has 205 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sei Invs Company reported 0% of its portfolio in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). Bollard Gru Limited Liability Corp accumulated 7,131 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Profund Advsr Limited Liability invested in 0.04% or 9,525 shares. Btim Corporation has invested 0.04% in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). First Personal Financial Ser holds 477 shares. 6,349 are held by Bessemer Group Inc. Cipher Ltd Partnership reported 9,300 shares. Anchor Capital Advsr Ltd invested in 1.67% or 473,693 shares. Boston Advsrs Ltd Co invested in 11,495 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone Limited Company has 0.02% invested in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). Cwm Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 505 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS). Kentucky Retirement accumulated 6,908 shares.

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc increased Ishares Tr (IVE) stake by 5,530 shares to 274,081 valued at $28.85M in 2017Q3. It also upped Mallinckrodt Pub Ltd Co (NYSE:MNK) stake by 27,080 shares and now owns 29,655 shares. Csg Sys Intl Inc (Prn) was raised too.

Among 20 analysts covering Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Hasbro Inc. has $125 highest and $72 lowest target. $97’s average target is 3.06% above currents $94.12 stock price. Hasbro Inc. had 57 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, July 21. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, April 19. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Monday, August 21. On Thursday, September 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by BMO Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) on Thursday, August 31 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, September 30 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) rating on Friday, October 6. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $90.0 target.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 insider sales for $43.61 million activity. HASSENFELD ALAN G had sold 17,834 shares worth $1.70 million. Another trade for 25,009 shares valued at $2.37M was made by Tinga Wiebe on Tuesday, August 29. Another trade for 937 shares valued at $88,981 was sold by Davis Stephen J. Another trade for 25,658 shares valued at $2.43 million was sold by Frascotti John.

Among 4 analysts covering Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ:PBPB), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Potbelly Corp had 12 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) earned “Buy” rating by Sidoti on Monday, November 16. The stock of Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Maxim Group. The stock of Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) earned “Hold” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, September 30. On Tuesday, January 2 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. On Wednesday, May 31 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, September 28 by PiperJaffray. The rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to “Hold” on Friday, July 21. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1300 target in Wednesday, June 7 report. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Hold” rating and $13.0 target in Sunday, September 17 report.

Potbelly Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. The company has market cap of $297.65 million. It also sells and administers franchises of Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops. It has a 150 P/E ratio. As of November 3, 2017, the firm operated approximately 400 shops in the United States; and approximately 50 franchisees operated shops in the United States, in the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 25 investors sold Potbelly Corporation shares while 33 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes. 16.20 million shares or 7.27% less from 17.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Martingale Asset Mgmt L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 47,003 shares. Scholtz Limited Liability Company owns 109,825 shares. Blair William & Il has invested 0.04% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Arrowstreet Partnership has invested 0.01% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Envestnet Asset Mngmt holds 22 shares. New York-based Jefferies Gp has invested 0% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Menta Cap Limited Liability has invested 0.17% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Dubuque Bancorp And Tru owns 196 shares. The New York-based Tower Ltd Liability Co (Trc) has invested 0.02% in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB). Indexiq Advsrs Limited Com invested in 62,357 shares. Moreover, Salem Inv Counselors has 0.01% invested in Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ:PBPB) for 5,239 shares. Us National Bank & Trust De reported 590 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 18,243 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity stated it has 231,850 shares. Northern Trust Corporation accumulated 248,184 shares.

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