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

May 16, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) LogoInvestors sentiment is 1.03 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is without change, 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.
State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 31,582 shares. Wedge Cap Management L L P Nc reported 365,048 shares. Panagora Asset Management invested 0.05% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Cornerstone Advisors invested in 55 shares. Advisory Svcs Net Ltd Com has 193 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Management Sa owns 49,889 shares. Redmond Asset Ltd Llc stated it has 13,411 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Aqr Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). State Street owns 1.73M shares. Liberty Mutual Group Inc Asset Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.02% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). 67,883 were reported by Smith Asset Mgmt Gp Limited Partnership. 14,946 were reported by Teacher Retirement System Of Texas. Denver Inv Ltd Liability Corporation owns 311,322 shares. Whittier reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Profund Advisors Limited Company invested in 0.01% or 6,586 shares.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $2.35 million activity. 20,657 Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) shares with value of $903,341 were sold by CAMPISI DAVID J. 6,000 shares were sold by Berger Jeffrey Paul, worth $348,000 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 $51.04 million giving it 8.89 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 increased 0.94% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $43.05. About 1.07M 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 rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, March 9. The rating was downgraded by Oppenheimer to “Hold” on Wednesday, January 10. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of BIG in report on Monday, March 12 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, March 12 by Loop Capital. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, March 12 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Monday, December 4 with “Market Perform” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of BIG in report on Friday, December 1 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Piper Jaffray. Raymond James downgraded the shares of BIG in report on Monday, April 16 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, March 13.

Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a non-traditional, discount retailer in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.82 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 9.83 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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