Equity Commonwealth (EQC) Got Higher Stifel Nicolaus Rating And $32.0 Target; BG Staffing Common (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF) Shorts Decreased By 42.87%

February 16, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Among 3 analysts covering Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Equity Commonwealth has $33.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $32’s average target is 10.54% above currents $28.95 stock price. Equity Commonwealth had 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Sell” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 11. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Citigroup maintained the shares of EQC in report on Thursday, September 1 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, November 6. On Monday, August 15 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, September 14. Bank of America upgraded the shares of EQC in report on Wednesday, September 9 to “Neutral” rating.

BG Staffing Incorporated Common (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF) had a decrease of 42.87% in short interest. BGSF’s SI was 191,000 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 42.87% from 334,300 shares previously. With 17,800 avg volume, 11 days are for BG Staffing Incorporated Common (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF)’s short sellers to cover BGSF’s short positions. The stock increased 0.96% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $16.8. About 26,746 shares traded or 68.94% up from the average. BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BGSF) has risen 1.08% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.62% the S&P500.




The stock increased 1.40% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $28.95. About 687,998 shares traded or 11.46% up from the average. Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) has risen 13.35% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.35% the S&P500.

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 $3.59 billion.

Analysts await Equity Commonwealth (NYSE:EQC) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $0.20 EPS, down 13.04% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.23 per share. EQC’s profit will be $24.82M for 36.19 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.22 actual EPS reported by Equity Commonwealth for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09% negative EPS growth.

BG Staffing, Inc. provides temporary staffing services in the United States. The company has market cap of $147.16 million. It operates in three divisions: Multifamily, Professional, and Commercial. It has a 16.7 P/E ratio. The Multifamily segment offers temporary front office and maintenance personnel to the multifamily housing industry.

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