EPS for Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT) Expected At $0.77; Macerich Company (the) (MAC) Shorts Raised By 1.3%

March 22, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Macerich Company (the) (NYSE:MAC) had an increase of 1.3% in short interest. MAC’s SI was 8.00 million shares in March as released by FINRA. Its up 1.3% from 7.90M shares previously. With 2.51M avg volume, 3 days are for Macerich Company (the) (NYSE:MAC)’s short sellers to cover MAC’s short positions. The SI to Macerich Company (the)’s float is 6.85%. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $57.48. About 1.19M shares traded. Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) has declined 18.62% since March 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.32% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) to report $0.77 EPS on March, 27.They anticipate $0.13 EPS change or 20.31% from last quarter’s $0.64 EPS. VRNT’s profit would be $49.12M giving it 12.68 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Verint Systems Inc.’s analysts see 87.80% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $39.05. About 236,092 shares traded. Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has risen 23.95% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.25% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Verint Systems has $75 highest and $29 lowest target. $45.38’s average target is 16.21% above currents $39.05 stock price. Verint Systems had 31 analyst reports since September 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) has “In-Line” rating given on Friday, March 31 by Imperial Capital. The firm has “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital given on Thursday, September 3. Deutsche Bank maintained Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) on Thursday, December 3 with “Buy” rating. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, February 15 by Imperial Capital. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. Oppenheimer maintained Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) rating on Thursday, December 3. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $60 target. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, March 30 to “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 8. Credit Suisse downgraded Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) on Wednesday, March 30 to “Underperform” rating.

Verint Systems Inc. provides actionable intelligence solutions and value-added services worldwide. The company has market cap of $2.49 billion. The Company’s Customer Engagement Solutions segment provides voice of the customer solutions, including interaction analytics, enterprise feedback, and digital feedback; workforce optimization solutions, such as intelligent recording, analytics-driven quality, coaching/learning, workforce management, work allocation, desktop and process analytics, robotic process automation, and performance management; employee engagement solutions comprising workforce optimization, knowledge management, employee desktop, case management, internal communities, gamification, mobile workforce apps, and voice of the employee; engagement channel solutions consisting of Web/mobile self-service, voice self-service, customer communities, email/secure messaging, Web chat, co-browse, mobile messaging, and social engagement; and security, fraud, and compliance solutions, including compliance recording, fraud and identity analytics, trading compliance, branch surveillance and investigation, and public safety compliance. It currently has negative earnings. The company's Cyber Intelligence Solutions segment offers security and intelligence data mining software solutions, which are used for a range of applications, such as predictive intelligence, advanced and complex investigations, security threat analysis, and electronic data and physical assets protection, as well as for generating legal evidence and preventing criminal activity and terrorism.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.25, from 1.47 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 20 investors sold Verint Systems Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 57.40 million shares or 0.12% less from 57.47 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Koch Industries has invested 0.12% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). 122,699 were accumulated by Ion Asset Mgmt Ltd. Atria Invests Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% or 5,062 shares. Thrivent Finance For Lutherans holds 0.01% or 54,399 shares in its portfolio. 16,276 are held by Price T Rowe Incorporated Md. Jennison Assocs Limited Company accumulated 979,268 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management has invested 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Moreover, Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt Incorporated has 0.09% invested in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT) for 686,624 shares. Fifth Third State Bank owns 1,071 shares. Bessemer Gru Inc Inc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Mufg Americas has invested 0% in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Loomis Sayles Limited Partnership reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Incorporated owns 43,098 shares. Comerica Retail Bank accumulated 12,301 shares or 0% of the stock. First Quadrant Lp Ca invested in 10,481 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 19 investors sold Macerich Company shares while 114 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 134.98 million shares or 0.62% more from 134.15 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sarasin And Prns Limited Liability Partnership reported 113,754 shares. Moreover, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board has 16.97% invested in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC). Honeywell invested in 0.05% or 25,199 shares. Voya Management Limited Company has invested 0.01% in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC). Levin Strategies Limited Partnership, a New York-based fund reported 32,873 shares. Fifth Third National Bank holds 969 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amp holds 0.04% in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) or 117,610 shares. Moreover, Parametric Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) for 256,391 shares. Riverhead Limited Com invested in 0.01% or 4,111 shares. Grassi Invest Mgmt holds 6,436 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Aperio Ltd Liability Co reported 39,855 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. X Management Ltd holds 0.01% in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) or 7,655 shares. Bluecrest Cap stated it has 13,920 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Prudential Fincl stated it has 1.01M shares. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0% of its portfolio in Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC).

Among 23 analysts covering The Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC), 8 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. The Macerich Company had 61 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Monday, March 21. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of MAC in report on Monday, March 27 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets downgraded the shares of MAC in report on Wednesday, January 3 to “Sector Perform” rating. On Thursday, August 25 the stock rating was initiated by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan on Tuesday, September 26 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, September 26 by JP Morgan. The stock of Macerich Company (NYSE:MAC) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Monday, March 19 by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Mizuho.

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