Analysts See $1.21 EPS for Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)

May 17, 2018 - By Robert Crowder

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 27 investors sold Big Lots, Inc. shares while 109 reduced holdings. only 60 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 50.28 million shares or 2.45% less from 51.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Ltd Company holds 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 50,800 shares. Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.01% or 54,893 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.01% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 10,600 shares. 2.65 million were reported by Wells Fargo & Co Mn. Vanguard Grp Inc invested in 0.01% or 4.27M shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.02% or 28,696 shares. Bessemer Gru owns 151,493 shares. 376,660 are held by Fifth Third Commercial Bank. Peak6 Limited Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Jane Street Grp Ltd Co stated it has 15,710 shares. Sit Invest Associates holds 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 16,295 shares. Hightower Ltd Liability Com owns 0% invested in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 4,094 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Company owns 375,881 shares. Hsbc Public Ltd Liability accumulated 33,819 shares. Profund Limited Liability Corp owns 6,586 shares.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.35 million activity. JOHNSON TIMOTHY A also sold $1.10M worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Thursday, January 4. Berger Jeffrey Paul also sold $348,000 worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Friday, January 5.

Analysts expect Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) to report $1.21 EPS on May, 25.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 5.22 % from last quarter’s $1.15 EPS. BIG’s profit would be $51.03M giving it 8.80 P/E if the $1.21 EPS is correct. After having $2.57 EPS previously, Big Lots, Inc.’s analysts see -52.92 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.465 during the last trading session, reaching $42.585. About 345,745 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Big Lots (NYSE:BIG), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Big Lots had 14 analyst reports since December 1, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, March 12. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $58 target in Monday, March 12 report. On Monday, April 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group on Monday, December 4 with “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 12 by Loop Capital. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $53.0 target in Friday, December 1 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 13 by Citigroup. On Friday, March 9 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, March 9 report.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.80 billion. The firm offers products under various merchandising categories, such as food category that includes beverage and grocery, candy and snacks, and specialty foods departments; consumables category, which comprises health and beauty, plastics, paper, chemical, and pet departments; soft home category that consists of home d??cor, frames, fashion bedding, utility bedding, bath, window, decorative textile, and area rugs departments; hard home category, including small appliances, table top, food preparation, stationery, greeting cards, and home maintenance departments; and furniture category consisting of upholstery, mattress, ready-to-assemble, and case goods departments. It has a 9.72 P/E ratio. It also provides merchandise under the seasonal category that includes lawn and garden, summer, Christmas, and other holiday departments; and electronics, toys, and accessories category, including electronics, jewelry, hosiery, toys, and infant accessories departments.

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