$0.80 EPS Expected for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS); 7 Analysts Covering …

January 13, 2018 – By Richard Conner

Analysts expect Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) to report $0.80 EPS on January, 30.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 12.68% from last quarter’s $0.71 EPS. FBHS’s profit would be $121.44M giving it 22.07 P/E if the $0.80 EPS is correct. After having $0.83 EPS previously, Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.’s analysts see -3.61% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.20% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $70.62. About 921,814 shares traded or 0.82% up from the average. Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) has risen 11.70% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.00% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Benefitfocus had 31 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Tuesday, July 28. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $45 target. Goldman Sachs initiated Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) on Monday, May 23 with “Neutral” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, October 29 report. Chardan Capital Markets initiated Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) rating on Friday, January 6. Chardan Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $36 target. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 4 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy” on Friday, November 3. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, October 12 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Sunday, July 30, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target in Wednesday, February 24 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. See Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) latest ratings:

03/11/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: William Blair Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Downgrade
29/10/2017 Broker: Canaccord Genuity Rating: Buy New Target: $34.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Maintain
20/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
11/09/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0 Maintain
10/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0 Maintain
18/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
04/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $43.0000 Maintain

Among 18 analysts covering Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Fortune Brands Home & Security had 48 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, April 27. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 27. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral” on Monday, December 12. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Sector Weight” on Tuesday, October 18. Goldman Sachs initiated Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) rating on Tuesday, October 6. Goldman Sachs has “Buy” rating and $57 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 17. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of FBHS in report on Tuesday, October 13 to “Equal-Weight” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $60 target in Thursday, December 10 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by Jefferies.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $14.78 million activity. The insider WYATT E LEE sold $2.61 million. 85,000 shares were sold by KLEIN CHRISTOPHER J, worth $5.71 million. 5,000 shares were sold by WATERS RONALD V, worth $357,500.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications. The company has market cap of $10.72 billion. It operates in four divisions: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. It has a 24.7 P/E ratio. The Cabinets segment makes custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bath, and other parts of the home directly to kitchen and bath dealers, home centers, wholesalers, and builders in North America.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 36 investors sold Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. shares while 143 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. 124.72 million shares or 6.35% less from 133.18 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0.02% or 31,362 shares. Chevy Chase Trust Incorporated holds 135,329 shares. Blackrock has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Artisan Lp owns 4.16 million shares. 117,806 were accumulated by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board. Comerica Commercial Bank holds 39,467 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Amer Century has invested 0.29% in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Carroll Associates invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Welch Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) for 1,838 shares. Nbt Savings Bank N A New York holds 4,144 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Macquarie Group Ltd reported 0.04% stake. Tru Of Vermont has invested 0.05% in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Mitsubishi Ufj & Bk has invested 0.04% in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Hsbc Holdings Public Limited Com, United Kingdom-based fund reported 150,764 shares. Tributary Cap Mgmt Limited Liability invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.44, from 1.69 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 15 investors sold Benefitfocus, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 24.67 million shares or 0.46% more from 24.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Artisan Ptnrs Lp holds 945,999 shares. Group stated it has 10,654 shares. Wells Fargo & Com Mn holds 0% or 237,300 shares in its portfolio. Morgan Stanley invested 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). First Ltd Partnership holds 45,032 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 1.03M shares. Citadel Limited has 260,636 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). 14,473 were accumulated by Diker Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation. Gagnon Secs Limited Liability Company has 12,783 shares. Savings Bank Of Montreal Can owns 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 501 shares. First Mercantile Tru holds 0.02% or 3,394 shares. Oak Ridge Limited Company reported 0.3% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Frontier Cap Mgmt Company Ltd Liability Company reported 0.31% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Corp holds 0% or 188,802 shares.

Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. The company has market cap of $805.29 million. It operates through Employer and Carrier divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution.

The stock decreased 0.77% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $25.75. About 102,671 shares traded. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has declined 9.60% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

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