Analysts See $0.45 EPS for Service Corporation International (SCI)

January 23, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 Analysts See $0.45 EPS for Service Corporation International (SCI)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.23 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Service Corporation International shares while 99 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 92 raised stakes. 153.11 million shares or 0.62% less from 154.07 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Next Grp Inc invested 0.02% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Comerica National Bank & Trust accumulated 0.04% or 147,520 shares. The Virginia-based Quantitative Investment Management Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Company invested in 329 shares. Zweig stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Salient Lta owns 4.68% invested in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) for 1.13 million shares. Moreover, M&R Capital has 0.01% invested in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Hudock Capital Grp Ltd Liability reported 125 shares stake. Walleye Trading Limited Liability Corp holds 14,623 shares. Ledyard Bancorporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) for 246 shares. North Carolina-based Piedmont Inv Advsr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI). Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset Mgmt Inc reported 62,979 shares. 2.49 million were accumulated by New South Capital Mngmt. Aviva Public Ltd Co has 0.21% invested in Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) for 1.11 million shares. Texas Permanent School Fund owns 136,687 shares.

Since September 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $24.32 million activity. Sangalis Gregory T sold $2.56 million worth of stock or 72,300 shares. Shares for $1.44 million were sold by Moore Tammy R. Shares for $3.21M were sold by WALTRIP R L. 2,000 Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) shares with value of $70,146 were sold by WALTRIP W BLAIR. $3.49M worth of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) was sold by RYAN THOMAS L. $7.01M worth of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) shares were sold by WEBB MICHAEL R.

Analysts expect Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) to report $0.45 EPS on February, 12.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 4.26 % from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. SCI’s profit would be $84.36 million giving it 21.90 P/E if the $0.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, Service Corporation International’s analysts see 36.36 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $39.42. About 591,486 shares traded. Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has risen 20.29% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Service Corporation International had 14 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse reinitiated it with “Outperform” rating and $40 target in Friday, November 3 report. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Thursday, April 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, June 21. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, November 11 with “Outperform”. Oppenheimer maintained Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, August 17. The stock has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer on Tuesday, September 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer maintained Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating.

Service Corporation International, together with its subsidiaries, provides deathcare services and products in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $7.39 billion. The firm operates through Funeral and Cemetery divisions. It has a 20.75 P/E ratio. The Company’s funeral service and cemetery activities comprise funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses.

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