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

May 18, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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.
Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund reported 16,511 shares. Aperio Gp Ltd invested in 132,096 shares. Amp Capital Investors reported 14,000 shares stake. First Advsr Lp accumulated 83,272 shares. Ahl Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.11% or 120,926 shares. Kestrel Investment Mgmt owns 150,500 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) for 375,881 shares. Assetmark Inc invested in 174 shares or 0% of the stock. Invesco Ltd holds 0.01% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 634,963 shares. Legal & General Gru Pcl has 72,172 shares. Arrowstreet Capital Lp holds 0.06% in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 455,894 shares. Leuthold Gp Limited Co stated it has 0.76% of its portfolio in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG). Parametric Associate Ltd Limited Liability Company, Washington-based fund reported 479,246 shares. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon accumulated 0.02% or 1.23M shares. 96,055 are owned by Fmr.

Since January 4, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.35 million activity. On Friday, January 5 Berger Jeffrey Paul sold $348,000 worth of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) or 6,000 shares. 20,657 shares were sold by CAMPISI DAVID J, worth $903,341 on Wednesday, April 4.

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 8.81 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 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $42.65. About 55,162 shares traded. Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has declined 11.14% since May 18, 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. On Monday, December 4 the stock rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, December 1. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Oppenheimer. Loop Capital maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) rating on Monday, March 12. Loop Capital has “Buy” rating and $60 target. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, March 9 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Monday, March 12. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, March 12 by Morgan Stanley. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) rating on Friday, March 9. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $58.0 target. Raymond James downgraded Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) on Monday, April 16 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” 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 $1.80 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 9.74 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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