October 20, 2017

Parkside Investments LLC Purchases Shares of 218255 Calpine Co. (CPN)

12 October 2017, 05:29 | Hattie Nash

08/31/2017 - Calpine Corporation was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Macquarie. It has underperformed by 22.07% the S&P500. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the a year ago is $14.96. This translates into $259.70 million profit for CPN giving the stock a 5.16 P/E. After having $-0.61 EPS previously, Calpine Corporation's analysts see -218.03 % EPS growth. About 639,404 shares traded. ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) has risen 32.35% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

5 analysts on average are expecting Calpine report earnings of $-0 per share for the current quarter. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.83 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.36 and a beta of 1.05. The Company's divisions include Americas, Southern Europe, Northern Europe, Asia Pacific Middle East, Right Management and Corporate.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.64 in Q2 2017. T-Mobile US, Inc.'s beta is 0.43 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 1.10. It dived, as 63 investors sold CPN shares while 94 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 182 raised stakes. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 93.51% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Roundview Cap Limited Liability reported 10,353 shares. Clearbridge reported 6.03 million shares. In terms of efficiency, AES has an asset turnover ratio of 0.69. Assetmark reported 0% in Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN). During last 3 month period, -8.45% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares. Calpine Corporation had a net margin of 0.57% and a negative return on equity of 8.92%.

The share price of the company (NYSE:CPN) was down -0.47%, with a high of 0.00 during the day and the volume of Calpine Corporation shares traded was 0. Tcw Gru accumulated 0% or 43,300 shares.

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Parkside Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of Calpine Co. AHL Partners LLP now owns 623,860 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $8,440,000 after purchasing an additional 244,670 shares in the last quarter. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's portfolio consisted of two types of power generation technologies, including natural gas-fired combustion turbines, such as combined-cycle plants, and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. It also upped Cl A stake by 49,795 shares and now owns 70,071 shares.

Investors are feeling more bullish on Calpine Corporation lately if you take a look at the motion in short interest.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.70 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 33% are positive. CPN was included in 41 notes of analysts from July 31, 2015.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CPN. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 2. If the $130.41 price target is reached, the company will be worth $569.10M more.

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In other Calpine Corporation news, Director Jack A. Fusco sold 949,525 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to "Sector Perform" rating and $20 target in Friday, September 18 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, August 28 with "Buy".

03/08/2016 - Calpine Corporation was downgraded to "hold" by analysts at Argus. The author does not have any position in the stock mentioned and in no way is recommending to Buy or Sell Calpine Corporation.

08/21/2017 - Calpine Corporation was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Guggenheim. On Wednesday, August 23 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, January 11 to "Outperform".

The Piotroski score is a discrete score between 0-9 that reflects nine criteria used to determine the strength of a company's financial position. The firm has "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, October 6. The stock of Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 29 by Credit Suisse.

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