Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK) EPS Estimated At $-0.09; Sturm Ruger & Co (RGR) Sentiment Is 0.84

April 24, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Sturm Ruger & Co Inc (RGR) investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.21, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 76 hedge funds opened new or increased equity positions, while 90 sold and decreased their equity positions in Sturm Ruger & Co Inc. The hedge funds in our database reported: 14.62 million shares, up from 14.25 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Sturm Ruger & Co Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 34 Reduced: 56 Increased: 42 New Position: 34.




Analysts expect Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) to report $-0.09 EPS on May, 22.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $-0.09 EPS. After having $0.79 EPS previously, Kirkland's, Inc.’s analysts see -111.39% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.67% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $10.57. About 65,387 shares traded. Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) has declined 20.53% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 32.08% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.26 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.65, from 1.91 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 16 investors sold Kirkland's, Inc. shares while 31 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 38 raised stakes. 14.07 million shares or 1.83% less from 14.33 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Massachusetts-based Geode Management Lc has invested 0% in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK). Principal Group Inc invested in 119,809 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, Foundry Partners Ltd Liability Com has 0.26% invested in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK). Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada accumulated 0% or 50 shares. Susquehanna Group Inc Inc Llp, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 11,163 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The invested in 0% or 13,077 shares. Mason Street Limited Liability Com accumulated 0% or 4,164 shares. 67,614 are held by Invesco Ltd. Bancshares Of Ny Mellon Corp, a New York-based fund reported 230,590 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys holds 0% or 155,286 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Renaissance Technology Limited Co has 0.01% invested in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK) for 539,800 shares. Qs Llc holds 897 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Gru accumulated 0% or 12,265 shares. Ameritas Inv Prtn reported 0% of its portfolio in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK). Assetmark Inc has invested 0% in Kirkland's, Inc. (NASDAQ:KIRK).

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $150,768 activity. Madden W Michael sold $150,768 worth of stock.

Among 8 analysts covering Kirkland’s (NASDAQ:KIRK), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Kirkland’s had 15 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Friday, September 4. The firm has “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Monday, March 13. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, August 24 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, August 23, the company rating was downgraded by Sidoti. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 27 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Sidoti on Tuesday, August 22 to “Buy”. B. Riley & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $13.5 target in Monday, March 19 report. FBR Capital initiated the shares of KIRK in report on Monday, March 19 with “Buy” rating. Suntrust Robinson maintained the shares of KIRK in report on Wednesday, August 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, December 22 by B. Riley & Co.

Kirkland's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts in the United States. The company has market cap of $166.53 million. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including framed arts, mirrors, wall décors, candles and related items, lamps, decorative accessories, accent furniture, textiles, garden-related accessories, and artificial floral products. It has a 32.03 P/E ratio. The Company’s stores also offer an assortment of holiday merchandise in seasonal periods, as well as items that are suitable for gift-giving.

Analysts await Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE:RGR) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $0.70 EPS, down 42.15% or $0.51 from last year’s $1.21 per share. RGR’s profit will be $12.21M for 20.16 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.56 actual EPS reported by Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $4,500 activity.

Morgan Dempsey Capital Management Llc holds 2.07% of its portfolio in Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. for 115,331 shares. Midas Management Corp owns 52,850 shares or 1.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Tributary Capital Management Llc has 1.12% invested in the company for 230,941 shares. The New York-based Clark Estates Inc Ny has invested 0.59% in the stock. London Co Of Virginia, a Virginia-based fund reported 1.36 million shares.

The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $56.45. About 57,782 shares traded. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (RGR) has declined 4.47% since April 24, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.02% the S&P500.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. designs, makes, and sells firearms under the Ruger trademark in the United States. The company has market cap of $984.77 million. It operates in two divisions, Firearms and Castings. It has a 19.4 P/E ratio. The firm offers single-shot, autoloading, bolt-action, and sporting rifles; rimfire and centerfire autoloading pistols; single-action and double-action revolvers; and firearms accessories and replacement parts, as well as makes and sells steel investment castings and metal injection molding parts.

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