EPS for Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Expected At $-0.31; 3 Analysts Bullish Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR)

April 21, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

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Among 4 analysts covering Spartan Motors (NASDAQ:SPAR), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Spartan Motors had 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, November 6 the stock rating was downgraded by Seaport Global Securities to “Neutral”. Roth Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 17 report. The rating was initiated by Roth Capital with “Buy” on Wednesday, January 25. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 6 by Zacks. Roth Capital maintained the shares of SPAR in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Buy” rating. TH Capital initiated the shares of SPAR in report on Wednesday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. As per Tuesday, July 26, the company rating was initiated by Craig Hallum. See Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) latest ratings:

Analysts expect Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) to report $-0.31 EPS on April, 30 after the close.They anticipate $0.32 EPS change or 3,200.00% from last quarter’s $0.01 EPS. After having $-0.24 EPS previously, Transocean Ltd.’s analysts see 29.17% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.59% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $12.34. About 15.05 million shares traded. Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has declined 18.26% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.81% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.09, from 0.95 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold Transocean Ltd. shares while 112 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 275.51 million shares or 1.75% less from 280.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Thompson Davis And Inc invested in 726 shares. Millennium Limited Liability owns 2.63M shares. Parkwood Limited Liability Company accumulated 109,216 shares. Ny State Common Retirement Fund invested 0.01% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Schwab Charles Management Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Raymond James & Assocs has 52,425 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Company stated it has 48,869 shares. Commonwealth Fincl Bank Of Australia reported 464,158 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Diversified Investment Strategies Limited Co owns 36,192 shares or 0.35% of their US portfolio. Quantitative Invest Lc has 185,900 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Us Bankshares De holds 13,583 shares. Castleark Mgmt reported 11,600 shares. Shine Invest Advisory has 0% invested in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG). Horseman Cap Mgmt owns 2.04 million shares for 4.58% of their portfolio. Fifth Third National Bank & Trust has 0% invested in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG).

Transocean Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services for gas and oil wells worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.70 billion. The firm primarily offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling services. It currently has negative earnings. As of February 9, 2017, it owned or had partial ownership interests in, and operated 56 mobile offshore drilling units that consist of 30 ultra-deepwater floaters, 7 harsh environment floaters, 3 deepwater floaters, 6 midwater floaters, and 10 high-specification jackups.

Among 40 analysts covering Transocean Ltd (NYSE:RIG), 16 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Transocean Ltd had 110 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, November 3. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, August 25 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of RIG in report on Friday, January 26 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Hold” rating and $8.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. S&P Research maintained it with “Hold” rating and $14 target in Friday, August 7 report. Evercore upgraded the shares of RIG in report on Wednesday, June 29 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Market Perform” on Thursday, July 6. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral”. The stock of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, March 16 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.33, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 5 investors sold Spartan Motors, Inc. shares while 46 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 22.44 million shares or 0.12% less from 22.47 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 92,649 shares. Heartland Advisors invested 0.61% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Monarch Prtnrs Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co has 21,310 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Gabelli Funds Ltd Liability Com reported 80,375 shares. Virtu Financial Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) for 27,641 shares. Zuckerman Inv Grp Ltd Liability Com has 255,258 shares. Cornerstone Hldgs Ltd Llc owns 0.01% invested in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) for 99,450 shares. Wilen Invest Management reported 31,771 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 0% or 33,792 shares. State Common Retirement Fund reported 0.01% stake. Northern Tru Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Cortina Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.26% in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR). Art Advsrs Ltd Company owns 24,889 shares. 154,070 were accumulated by Granite Invest Prtn Lc. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $367,903 activity. 2,650 shares were sold by GUILLAUME STEPHEN K, worth $41,155 on Friday, December 15. Another trade for 21,191 shares valued at $326,748 was made by SLAWSON JOHN W on Friday, December 15.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $16.9. About 117,318 shares traded. Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPAR) has risen 125.83% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 114.28% the S&P500.

Spartan Motors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engineers, makes, and sells heavy-duty and custom vehicles in the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. The company has market cap of $593.02 million. It operates through three divisions: Emergency Response Vehicles, Fleet Vehicles and Services, and Specialty Chassis and Vehicles. It has a 37.06 P/E ratio. The Emergency Response Vehicles segment offers emergency response chassis and vehicles, and aerial ladder components, as well as aftermarket repair parts and accessories under the Spartan ERV brand name.

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