Active Stocks in Review: American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS), TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE:TMH), SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE)

American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS) fall -0.24% during last trading as the stock less -$0.04 to finish the day at $16.54 with about 914,011.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 933,315.00. The $3.55B market cap company, which fluctuated between $16.52 and $16.57 during the day, currently situated 38.76% above its 52 week low of $11.92 and -0.48% away from its one year high of $16.62. The RSI of 60.03 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. American Capital, Ltd. (American Capital) is a global asset manager and private equity firm. American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and structured products.

TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE:TMH) fall -$0.07 to close the day at a new closing price of $34.74, a -0.07% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 4.80% above its 52 week low of $33.15. A total of 913,556.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 559,688.00. The stock, which fluctuated between $34.13 and $35.09 during the day, currently situated -45.71% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -19.08% in the past one month and down by -23.31% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $48.53 and RSI of 26.55, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Team Health Holdings, Inc. (TeamHealth) is a provider of outsourced healthcare professional staffing and administrative services to hospitals and other healthcare providers. The Company operates through four segments: Hospital Based Services, IPC Healthcare, Specialty Services and Other Services.

SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) had a light trading with around 910,709.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.21M. The stock traded between $35.74 and $36.69 before closing at the price of $36.45 with 0.19% change on the day. The company is currently trading 38.70% above its 52 week low of $26.28 and -41.81% below its 52 week high of $62.64. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 42.98 and $77.00 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. SAGE Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing medicines to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Its lead product candidate, SAGE-547 is an intravenous formulation of allopregnanolone, a neurosteroid that acts as a synaptic and extrasynaptic modulator of the GABAA receptor.

Worth Observing Stocks: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR), Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK), Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV)

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) increased +0.55% during last trading as the stock added $0.25 to finish the day at $45.52 with about 930,516.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.22M. The $5.93B market cap company, which fluctuated between $44.85 and $45.66 during the day, currently situated 13.71% above its 52 week low of $40.03 and -19.05% away from its one year high of $56.23. The RSI of 58.80 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. is a non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) aircraft parts designer and manufacturer of commercial aero-structures. The Company is a supplier of aero-structures to The Boeing Company (Boeing) and Airbus S.A.S (Airbus).

Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) gained $0.31 to close the day at a new closing price of $17.07, a 1.85% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 49.61% above its 52 week low of $11.41. A total of 929,719.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.33M. The stock, which fluctuated between $16.65 and $17.09 during the day, currently situated -49.94% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 39.35% in the past one month and up by 26.54% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.31 and RSI of 76.80, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Delek US Holdings, Inc. is an integrated energy business focused on petroleum refining, the transportation, storage and wholesale of crude oil, intermediate and refined products and convenience store retailing. The Company operates through three segments: Refining, Logistics and Retail. Its Refining Segment operates independent refineries in Tyler, Texas, and El Dorado, Arkansas with a combined design crude distillation capacity of approximately 155,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) had a light trading with around 929,434.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 930,838.00. The stock traded between $14.08 and $14.50 before closing at the price of $14.27 with -1.25% change on the day. The company is currently trading 146.89% below its 52 week low of $5.78 and -28.33% above its 52 week high of $19.91. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.44 and $11.90 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. Navistar International Corporation (NIC) is a holding company, whose principal operating subsidiaries are Navistar, Inc. and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC). The Company is a manufacturer of International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus (IC) brand school and commercial buses, as well as a provider of service parts for trucks and diesel engines. It also provides retail, wholesale, and lease financing of trucks and parts.

Brokers Watch List: Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR), Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC)

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ:FNSR) fall -0.10% during last trading as the stock less $0.02 to finish the day at $20.67 with about 929,325.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.05M. The $2.27B market cap company, which fluctuated between $20.47 and $20.75 during the day, currently situated 93.90% above its 52 week low of $10.66 and -0.10% away from its one year high of $20.69. The RSI of 64.01 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. Finisar Corporation (Finisar) is a provider of optical subsystems and components that are used in data communication and telecommunication applications. The Company’s optical subsystems consist of transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders and active optical cables.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) fall -$0.10 to close the day at a new closing price of $66.30, a -0.15% decrease in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 24.47% above its 52 week low of $53.27. A total of 926,744.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 972,095.00. The stock, which fluctuated between $65.99 and $66.49 during the day, currently situated -10.12% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -4.53% in the past one month and down by -5.06% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $75.13 and RSI of 49.85, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Celanese Corporation (Celanese) is a technology and specialty materials company. The Company operates through four segments: Advanced Engineered Materials, Consumer Specialties, Industrial Specialties and Acetyl Intermediates.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NASDAQ:PPC) had a light trading with around 926,139.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.18M. The stock traded between $23.36 and $23.65 before closing at the price of $23.55 with 0.30% change on the day. The company is currently trading 51.24% above its 52 week low of $51.24 and -11.13% below its 52 week high of $26.50. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 48.50 and $26.67 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Pilgrim’s) is a retail food store. The Company is a producer and seller of chicken products with operations in the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. The Company is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh, frozen and value-added chicken products to retailers, distributors and foodservice operators.

3 Stocks to Track: Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ), Extended Stay America Inc (NYSE:STAY),Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS)

Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:UMPQ) increased +0.51% during last trading as the stock added $0.08 to finish the day at $15.89 with about 952,105.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.87M. The $3.52B market cap company, which fluctuated between $15.73 and $15.91 during the day, currently situated 20.56% above its 52 week low of $13.18 and -9.20% away from its one year high of $17.50. The RSI of 57.12 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. Umpqua Holdings Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiaries include Umpqua Bank (the Bank) and Umpqua Investments, Inc. (Umpqua Investments). It operates through two segments: Community Banking and Home Lending.

Extended Stay America Inc (NYSE:STAY) gained $0.13 to close the day at a new closing price of $14.44, a +0.91% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock 41.95% above its 52 week low of $10.17. A total of 921,834.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 487,057.00. The stock, which fluctuated between $14.23 and $14.51 during the day, currently situated -22.68% below its 52 week high. The stock is down by -3.01% in the past one month and up by 8.18% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $17.65 and RSI of 52.38, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Extended Stay America, Inc. (Extended Stay) is an integrated owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America.

Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) had a light trading with around 920,111.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.35M. The stock traded between $6.57 and $6.81 before closing at the price of $6.76 with 0.90% change on the day. The company is currently trading 41.95% above its 52 week low of $10.17 and -22.68% below its 52 week high of $18.68. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 52.38 and $17.65 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. Cerus Corporation is a biomedical products company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing the INTERCEPT Blood System for blood safety. The Company operates through blood safety segment.

Active Stocks in the Spotlight: Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO), Depomed Inc (NASDAQ:DEPO), Intersil Corp (NASDAQ:ISIL)

Two Harbors Investment Corp (NYSE:TWO) fall -0.11% during last trading as the stock less -$0.11 to finish the day at $8.98 with about 920,036.00 shares changing hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.50M. The $3.13B market cap company, which fluctuated between $8.92 and $9.00 during the day, currently situated 37.59% above its 52 week low of $6.53 and -0.99% away from its one year high of $9.07. The RSI of 62.67 indicates the stock is overbought at the current levels, sell for now. wo Harbors Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company is focused on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights (MSR), commercial real estate and other financial assets.

Depomed Inc (NASDAQ:DEPO) gained $0.16 to close the day at a new closing price of $20.73, a 0.78% increase in value from its previous closing price that moved the stock XX% above its 52 week low of $XX. A total of 921,254.00 shares exchanged hands during the day compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.08M. The stock, which fluctuated between $20.30 and $20.84 during the day, currently situated -35.54% below its 52 week high. The stock is up by 7.74% in the past one month and up by 4.07% over the past three months. With a one year target estimate of $23.42 and RSI of 55.89, the stock still has upside potential, making it a hold for now. Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on pain and other central nervous system (CNS) conditions.

Intersil Corp (NASDAQ:ISIL) had a light trading with around 936,235.00 shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 893,453.00. The stock traded between $15.25 and $15.67 before closing at the price of $15.64 with 1.82% change on the day. The company is currently trading 76.38% above its 52 week low of $8.87 and 1.38% above its 52 week high of $15.43. Both the RSI indicator and target price of 65.58 and $15.74 respectively, lead us to believe that it could drop over the coming weeks. Intersil Corporation is engaged in designing and developing power management and precision analog integrated circuits (IC).

Stock Estimates watch:Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY)

The shares of Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) currently has mean rating of 1.89 while 6 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 8 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 4 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 295.40 million by 14 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 1.21 billion by 16 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) is at 161.41 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 175.00 and low price target is 146.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 17 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) stands at 1.97 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at 8.20 by 18 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 9.46 by 18 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at 8.20. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 13.35% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Signature Bank (NASDAQ:SBNY) reported earnings of $1.95. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.02 with the surprise factor of 1.00%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On May 11, 2016 Signature Bank (SBNY) announced the appointment of two private client banking teams, one to be based from the Bank’s office at 485 Madison Avenue in New York City; the other in Greenwich, Conn.

Jason Birnbaum was named Group Director and Senior Vice President, Meredith Epstein was appointed to the role of Associate Group Director and Vice President and Vincent Pensato will serve as Senior Client Associate. This team, which will call the Bank’s Madison Avenue office home, joins from First Republic Bank, where all three members worked together for several years.

Birnbaum brings nearly 20 years of financial services experience to his new role; 10 of which were spent at First Republic Bank. Most recently, he served as Senior Managing Director – Private Banking and Lending, specializing in catering to clients engaged in the private equity and hedge fund arenas as well as those in real estate. Previously, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan Chase in New York City.

Epstein spent six years at First Republic as a Senior Preferred Banker, where she primarily handled business development and client research and analyses.

Pensato was most recently an Associate – Relationship Management, where he handled account management, overseeing client relationships as well as mortgage underwriting and sales.

Additionally, a five-member team joins Signature Bank’s Greenwich private client banking office from Citibank, N.A.’s commercial banking group. The team is led by newly appointed Group Director and Senior Vice President Jonathan DeMarco.

Armand Frusciante, Andrea Lawson and Eduardo Missura were each named Group Director and Senior Vice President, and the team will be supported by Louisa Morrone, who will serve as Senior Client Associate.

DeMarco spent nearly 13 years at Citibank, most recently serving as Middle Market Director and Senior Vice President, during which time he managed a team of several relationship managers. Earlier, he spent approximately five years as the Northeast Region Director of Business and Middle Market Banking, overseeing Hudson Valley and Connecticut.

Frusciante, with 16 years of banking expertise, spent the past five years as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in commercial banking, during which time he was responsible for business development throughout Connecticut.

Stock Estimates Record: Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED)

The shares of Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED) currently has mean rating of 2.50 while Zero analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 1 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 1 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Apr-16 is 284.43 million by 2 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Apr-16 is 1.80 million by 2 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED) is at 15.50 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 20.00 and low price target is 11.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 2 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED) stands at -0.06 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at -0.06 by 1 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.40 by 2 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at -0.06. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 20.00% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st Jan 2016, Barnes & Noble Education Inc (NYSE:BNED) reported earnings of -$0.07. The posted earnings missed the analyst’s consensus by -$0.18 with the surprise factor of -163.60%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 23, 2016 Barnes & Noble Education Inc (BNED) announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Promoversity, a custom merchandise supplier and e-commerce storefront solution serving the collegiate bookstore business and its customers. The acquisition of Promoversity will enable Barnes & Noble College, a division of Barnes & Noble Education, to customize its e-commerce offerings and drive on-campus apparel sales with numerous constituent shopping groups.

Promoversity will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble College, and continue to operate independently under the leadership of Doug Murphy who, along with the existing management team, will manage the company’s day-to-day operations and support all of its customers.

Barnes & Noble College will broaden its selection of customized merchandise available in the campus bookstore today. By leveraging Promoversity’s established supply chain, in-house printing capabilities and ability to fulfill orders quickly and on an individual basis, Barnes & Noble College will expand its assortment offerings both in store and on its multiple e-commerce platforms.

“Through our close partnerships with more than 740 campuses nationwide, we learned that alumni and fans were seeking a more streamlined athletic-only approach to making athletic and collegiate purchases,” said Joel Friedman, Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Barnes & Noble College. “By acquiring Promoversity, we’re building upon our localized campus solutions and creating more enjoyable, convenient shopping experiences while also streamlining production on the back end. We know that school spirit runs deep, and this is the newest way Barnes & Noble College is able to offer a huge variety of high-quality, premium merchandise to students, alumni and families online.”

Customers will be able to seamlessly shop the large variety of merchandise on bookstore websites and pick up purchases in store or have them conveniently delivered right to their front door. Also at its bookstore locations, Barnes & Noble College will promote Promoversity’s web-based platform to allow constituent groups on campus to create and execute custom, scalable fundraising campaigns via the purchase of school products.

Stock Earnings Estimates Under Consideration:ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO)

The shares of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) currently has mean rating of 2.25 while 1 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 1 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 2 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 390.75 million by 4 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 1.52 billion by 4 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) is at 11.33 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 13.00 and low price target is 10.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 3 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) stands at 0.23 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at 0.82 by 4 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 0.87 by 4 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at 0.82. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 10.00% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) reported earnings of -$0.01. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.04 with the surprise factor of 80.00%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

On June 22, 2016 ACCO Brands Corporation (ACCO) announced two SmartFit® Laptop Risers designed to improve user productivity and comfort levels at the desktop. Kensington’s SmartFit Laptop Riser and award-winning SmartFit Laptop Riser with Wireless Phone Charging Pad allow users to find their personal laptop height setting for optimal comfort to reduce neck and back strain while working. The riser with Wireless Phone Charging Pad simplifies the process of charging a smart phone by eliminating the need for any cable. Kensington will showcase the laptop risers and more products at 2016 CE Week in New York, June 22 and 23, booth #204 in the Metropolitan Pavilion.

“We’ve quite literally raised the bar on ergonomic business solutions with the introduction of our two new SmartFit Laptop Risers,” said Ada Yang, senior global product manager, Kensington. “Whether they work at home, in an office, or on the road, a wide range of laptop users will be able to tap into higher levels of comfort and productivity when they employ these new products.”

With more than 20 years of expertise creating ergonomic solutions to increase productivity, Kensington’s patented SmartFit System demystifies ergonomics, making it easy for users to install and customize their workspace with accessories that fit their ergonomic comfort requirements. The company developed SmartFit using U.S. Army research that found a direct correlation between the size of hand and body measurements. Every SmartFit product includes a hand chart in the box, helping each user find the correct SmartFit color setting that will deliver optimum ergonomic comfort.

Stock in Action: Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC)

The shares of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) currently has mean rating of 2.30 while 3 analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 1 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 6 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 355.34 million by 9 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 1.46 million by 10 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) is at 39.17 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 42.00 and low price target is 35.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 6 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) stands at 0.62 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at 3.04 by 9 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 3.29 by 9 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at 3.04. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 9.67% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE:GNRC) reported earnings of $0.42. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.46 with the surprise factor of 9.50%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Generac Holdings Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets power generation equipment and other engine powered products for the residential, light commercial, industrial, oil and gas, and construction markets in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers engines, alternators, transfer switches, and other components fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, gasoline, diesel, and bi-fuel. The company provides residential automatic standby generators ranging in output from 6kW to 60kW; air-cooled engine residential standby generators ranging from 6kW to 20kW; and liquid-cooled engine generators with outputs ranging from 22kW to 60kW, as well as industrial diesel generators ranging in sizes up to 3,250kW. It also offers various portable generators ranging in size from 800W to 17,500W; engine driven power washers; and cellular-based remote monitoring system for home standby generators. In addition, the company provides light towers, mobile generators, and flameless heaters; light-commercial standby generators ranging from 22kW to 150kW and related transfer switches providing three-phase power small and mid-sized businesses; and industrial generators ranging in output from 10kW up to 3,250kW, which are primarily used as emergency backup for large healthcare, telecom, datacom, commercial office, municipal, and manufacturing customers. Further, the company sells aftermarket service parts to dealers, and proprietary engines to third-party original equipment manufacturers. The company distributes its products through various channels, including independent residential dealers, industrial distributors and dealers, national and regional retailers, e-commerce merchants, electrical and HVAC wholesalers, catalogs, equipment rental companies, and equipment dealers, as well as directly to end users under the Generac, Magnum, Ottomotores, Tower Light, Powermate, Dewalt, and Honeywell brands. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Analyst’s Review to Watch: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG)

The shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) currently has mean rating of 2.86 while Zero analysts have recommended the shares as “BUY”, 1 recommended as “OUTPERFORM” and 6 recommended as “HOLD”. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for sell.

The company’s mean estimate for sales for the current quarter ending Jun-16 is 1.01 billion by 6 analysts. The means estimate of sales for the year ending Dec-16 is 4.00 billion by 6 analysts.

The mean price target for the shares of Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) is at 50.25 while the highest price target suggested by the analysts is 51.00 and low price target is 50.00. The mean price target is calculated keeping in view the consensus of 4 brokerage firms.

The average estimate of EPS for the current fiscal quarter for Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) stands at 0.61 while the EPS for the current year is fixed at 2.51 by 7 analysts.

The next one year’s EPS estimate is set at 2.74 by 7 analysts while a year ago the analysts suggested the company’s EPS at 2.51. The analysts also projected the company’s long-term growth at 3.85% for the upcoming five years.

In its latest quarter ended on 31st March 2016, Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) reported earnings of $0.55. The posted earnings topped the analyst’s consensus by $0.08 with the surprise factor of 14.50%. In the matter of earnings surprises, the term “Cockroach Effect” is often implied. Cockroach Effect is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. In the case of earnings surprises, if a company is suggesting a negative earnings surprise it means there are more to come.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated designs and produces various engineered components and products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Residential Furnishings, Commercial Products, Industrial Materials, and Specialized Products. The Residential Furnishings segment offers innersprings, wire forms, and machines to shape wire; steel mechanisms and hardware, and springs and seat suspensions; and structural fabrics, carpet cushions, and geo components. It serves manufacturers of finished bedding and upholstered furniture; retailers and distributors of carpet cushions; and contractors, landscapers, road construction companies, and government agencies using geo components The Commercial Products segment provides bases, columns, back rests, casters, and frames for office chairs and control devices; private-label finished furniture; beds and bed frames; and adjustable beds. It serves office, institutional, and commercial furniture manufacturers; and mattress manufacturers and retailers. The Industrial Materials segment offers drawn wires, fabricated wire products, and steel rods. It serves bedding producers, mechanical spring manufacturers, and waste recyclers and waste removal businesses. The Specialized Products segment provides mechanical and pneumatic lumbar support and massage systems; seat suspension systems; automotive control cables; low voltage motors and actuators; titanium, nickel, and stainless steel tubing and sub-assemblies; quilting machines; industrial sewing/finishing machines; van interiors; and computer docking stations. It serves automobile seating manufacturers; aerospace suppliers and OEMs; bedding manufacturers; and telecommunication, cable, home service, and delivery companies. The company sells its products through sales representatives and distributors. Leggett & Platt, Incorporated was founded in 1883 and is based in Carthage, Missouri.