May 23, 2018

$2.92 EPS Expected for FedEx Co. (FDX) This Quarter

14 January 2018, 03:57 | Hattie Nash

Foster Dykema Cabot & Co Inc sold 1,594 shares as the company's stock declined 2.24% while stock markets rallied. The Heartland Advisors Inc holds 600,086 shares with $9.16 million value, up from 432,889 last quarter. The stock increased 1.19% or $3.18 during the last trading session, reaching $271.19. About 4.86 million shares traded or 9.21% up from the average. FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has risen 19.02% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500.

Renaissance Investment Group Llc increased its stake in Martin Marietta Matls (MLM) by 19.04% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Key Group Holdings Cayman Ltd sold 407,438 shares as the company's stock declined 20.56% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 1,126 shares of the air freight and delivery services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $254,000, down from 2,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Korea Investment CORP boosted its stake in FedEx by 0.7% in the second quarter. The stock increased 2.93% or $2.05 during the last trading session, reaching $72.13. Subramaniam Rajesh also sold $1.48 million worth of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) shares. EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) has risen 40.27% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 76.00% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 33 investors sold SM shares while 50 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 558 raised stakes. Gfs Advsr Limited Liability Co has 1,556 shares. The California-based California State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.01% in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). Paradigm Capital Management Inc acquired 4,700 shares as Enersys (ENS)'s stock rose 1.25%. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 187,025 shares in the company, valued at $46,892,778.25. South State Corp accumulated 1,417 shares. Moreover, First Pacific Limited Liability Corporation has 0.26% invested in SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) for 1.88 million shares. Whalerock Point Ptnrs Limited Liability Corp invested in 1,890 shares or 0.15% of the stock. British Columbia Inv Mgmt reported 0.23% stake. Cibc Markets has invested 0.01% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Following the transaction, the insider now owns 36,747 shares of the company's stock, valued at $8,395,219.62. 175.28 million shares or 0.56% less from 176.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Meeder Asset Mgmt reported 0.06% stake. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 1,684,618 shares of the shipping service provider's stock valued at $366,118,000 after purchasing an additional 1,223,646 shares during the period. Fic Capital Incorporated reported 0.25% in The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG). Comerica Comml Bank, Michigan-based fund reported 118,611 shares.

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Vantage Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $916.05M and $388.84 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric (NYSE:GE) by 135,575 shares to 157,289 shares, valued at $3.80 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Comtech Communications (NASDAQ:CMTL) stake by 456,902 shares and now owns 73,098 shares. Ingredion Inc (NYSE:INGR) was reduced too. The stock of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Standpoint Research. Therefore 27% are positive. Avondale maintained the shares of FDX in report on Thursday, March 17 with "Market Outperform" rating. The brokerage now has a hold rating on the shipping service provider's stock. Bank of America reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $247.00 price target (up previously from $240.00) on shares of FedEx in a research note on Friday, October 6th. The rating was upgraded by UBS on Friday, January 5 to "Buy". As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of PG in report on Tuesday, October 24 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Topeka Capital Markets maintained SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) rating on Wednesday, January 20. The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Thursday, July 14.

Since August 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.10 million activity. (NYSE:VZ) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by MoffettNathanson. Shares for $266,273 were sold by Skoufalos Ioannis. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.08, for a total transaction of $7,016,490.32. 1,675 shares were sold by Coombe Gary A, worth $154,168 on Tuesday, August 15. Colleran Donald F had sold 10,000 shares worth $2.20M on Thursday, September 21. $3.38 million worth of stock was sold by DUCKER MICHAEL L on Friday, September 29.

In other news, Director David P. Steiner sold 3,016 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 65% are positive.

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According to Zacks, analysts expect that FedEx will report full-year earnings of $13.13 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $12.40 to $13.97. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Wednesday, June 21. FedEx reported sales of $15.00 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 7.5%. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $242 target. The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. About 631,389 shares traded. bluebird bio, Inc. The stock now has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $193.32. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, October 6 by Jefferies. The stock of FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, May 4. Howland Capital Lc has 0.03% invested in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX). Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $280.0 target. Mairs Pwr holds 0.01% or 3,501 shares in its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q3 2017. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. raised its position in shares of FedEx by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. Brown Advisory accumulated 21,369 shares.

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