EPS for Comstock Resources, Inc. (CRK) Expected At $-0.53; Brown & Brown, Inc. (BRO) Covered By 3 Bulls

May 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Analysts expect Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CRK) to report $-0.53 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $1.22 EPS change or 69.71% from last quarter’s $-1.75 EPS. After having $-0.31 EPS previously, Comstock Resources, Inc.’s analysts see 70.97% EPS growth. The stock increased 9.18% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $8.92. About 1.86 million shares traded or 120.31% up from the average. Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CRK) has declined 12.00% since May 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.55% the S&P500.




Among 15 analysts covering Brown & Brown (NYSE:BRO), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Brown & Brown had 56 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, March 29. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 13 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 14 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, January 27 by RBC Capital Markets. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of BRO in report on Monday, July 17 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. Citigroup initiated the shares of BRO in report on Tuesday, February 16 with “Neutral” rating. See Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) latest ratings:

08/05/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Sell Old Target: $24.5 New Target: $25 Maintain
26/04/2018 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $29 New Target: $30 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0000 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $32.0000 Maintain
03/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $12.5 New Target: $25 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $46 New Target: $23 Maintain
29/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $52 New Target: $26 Maintain
28/03/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $50 New Target: $25 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Sell Old Target: $48 New Target: $49 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $53.0 Maintain

Brown & Brown, Inc. markets and sells insurance services and products primarily in the United States, as well as in England, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands. The company has market cap of $7.58 billion. The Company’s Retail segment provides property insurance relating to physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business, or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm, or other perils; casualty insurance; fidelity and surety bonds; and life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical, dental, and other ancillary insurance products, as well as risk management and loss control surveys and analysis, consultation, and claims processing services. It has a 19.54 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s National Programs segment offers professional liability and related package insurance products for professional groups comprising dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, lawyers, certified public accountants, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, insurance agents, financial advisors, registered representatives, securities broker-dealers, benefit administrators, real estate brokers, real estate title agents, and escrow agents, as well as supplementary insurance products related to weddings, events, medical facilities, and cyber liabilities.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 18 investors sold Brown & Brown, Inc. shares while 91 reduced holdings. 38 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 97.17 million shares or 2.33% less from 99.49 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Natixis has invested 0.03% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 0% or 43,446 shares in its portfolio. Tower Research Ltd (Trc) stated it has 1,805 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 28,676 shares. Moreover, State Of Wisconsin Board has 0% invested in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Spectrum Gp has invested 0.01% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). Fifth Third Financial Bank has 0% invested in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 304 shares. Raymond James Assoc invested 0.05% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue accumulated 0.01% or 7,000 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 16,900 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0% or 6,519 shares. Van Berkom & Assocs Incorporated holds 1.01% of its portfolio in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) for 604,107 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0% in Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) or 13,752 shares. Veritable L P accumulated 0.01% or 5,689 shares. Ubs Asset Americas has 127,590 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio.

Since March 13, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $7.40 million activity. BROWN HYATT J also sold $7.40M worth of Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) on Tuesday, March 13.

More news for Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) were recently published by: Twst.com, which released: “Interview with the CEO: Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO)” on May 11, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “Brown & Brown (BRO) to Acquire Servco Pacific Insurance” and published on May 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $27.45. About 656,041 shares traded. Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) has risen 18.96% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.41% the S&P500.

More important recent Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CRK) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Comstock Resources’ (CRK) CEO Jay Allison on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com published article titled: “Pre-Open Movers 04/26: (CRK) (MATR) (CMG) (AMD) Higher; (SPB) (FARO) (MD) (T) Lower (more…)”, Investorplace.com published: “7 Fast-Moving Energy Stocks” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CRK) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Comstock Resources (CRK) Announces Investment by Jerry Jones and New Comprehensive Refinancing Plans” with publication date: April 26, 2018.

Comstock Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company has market cap of $144.13 million. The Company’s gas and oil activities are primarily located in East Texas/North Louisiana and South Texas. It currently has negative earnings. The firm owns interests in 1,371 producing oil and natural gas wells.

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