$0.14 EPS Expected for Equity Commonwealth (EQC); Last Week Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF) Analysts

June 18, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Among 12 analysts covering Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Sun Life Financial Inc. had 26 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, November 13 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight”. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research on Wednesday, December 23 to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, September 10 by Macquarie Research. The rating was downgraded by Argus Research on Friday, December 23 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 10 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 5 by Morgan Stanley. IBC upgraded Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) on Thursday, February 11 to “Sector Outperform” rating. On Wednesday, August 24 the stock rating was initiated by Bank of America with “Underperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SLF in report on Friday, November 6 with “Outperform” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of SLF in report on Thursday, August 6 to “Outperform” rating. See Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) latest ratings:

05/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $57 New Target: $56 Maintain
16/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $61.0 Upgrade

Analysts expect Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) to report $0.14 EPS on July, 23.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 44.00% from last quarter’s $0.25 EPS. EQC’s profit would be $17.01 million giving it 55.38 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.14 EPS previously, Equity Commonwealth’s analysts see 0.00% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $31.01. About 1.23M shares traded or 100.94% up from the average. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has declined 1.12% since June 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.69% the S&P500. Some Historical EQC News: ; 07/05/2018 – EQUITY COMMONWEALTH – QTRLY SAME PROPERTY CASH NOI INCREASED 4.3%; 14/03/2018 – EQUITY COMMONWEALTH – PRIOR REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION WILL EXPIRE ON MARCH 15, 2018; 07/05/2018 – Equity Commonwealth 1Q FFO 5c/Shr; 07/05/2018 – EQUITY COMMONWEALTH 1Q NORMALIZED FFO/SHR 14C, EST. 18C; 07/05/2018 – Equity Commonwealth 1Q EPS $1.48; 14/03/2018 – Equity Commonwealth Announces $150 Million Share Repurchase Authorization; 14/03/2018 – EQUITY COMMONWEALTH REPORTS $150M SHARE BUYBACK AUTHORIZATION; 14/03/2018 Equity Commonwealth Sets 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; 07/05/2018 – Equity Commonwealth 1Q Normalized FFO/Shr 14c; 07/05/2018 – Equity Commonwealth 1Q Rev $58.6M

Among 4 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Equity Commonwealth had 11 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 11. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, August 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EQC in report on Friday, July 14 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, November 6. Citigroup maintained Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) rating on Thursday, September 1. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $31 target. JMP Securities maintained the shares of EQC in report on Tuesday, May 8 with “Market Outperform” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Monday, August 10. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $32.0 target in Friday, February 16 report. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 9 by Bank of America.

Equity Commonwealth is a Chicago based, internally managed and self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) with commercial office properties throughout the United States. The company has market cap of $3.77 billion.

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The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $41.6. About 360,391 shares traded. Sun Life Financial Inc. (NYSE:SLF) has risen 28.61% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.04% the S&P500. Some Historical SLF News: ; 27/03/2018 – Sun Life Financial’s 2017 Annual Report and 2018 Management Information Circular now available; 08/05/2018 – Sun Life Raises Dividend to C$0.475; 08/05/2018 – Sun Life quarterly net income rises on lower U.S. tax rate; 03/04/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – ALIGNING INTERNATIONAL HIGH NET WORTH LIFE INSURANCE BUSINESS WITH ITS SLF ASIA BUSINESS GROUP; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Canada Adds Sun Life Financial; 16/04/2018 – Sun Life appoints Tim Rarick to lead National Accounts Client Management; 09/05/2018 – KC Royals pitcher Brad Keller closes Sun Life Home Run to Health youth fitness program with free game tickets for kids; 23/03/2018 – Sun Life Financial Closes Below 50-Day Average: Technicals; 08/05/2018 – SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC – QTRLY TOTAL REVENUE $5,993 MLN VS $7,009 MLN; 09/05/2018 – TABLE-Sun-Life 4656.T -2017/18 group results

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