Analyst Review Alert: Community Health Systems (CYH)

Analysts are weighing in on how Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.9. The stock is rated as buy by 2 analysts, with 2 outperform and 14 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 22.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.58 a share, which would compare with $1.14 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.90 and a low estimate of $0.39. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $4.52B from $4.88B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 21.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 2.24 per share, with a high estimate of $2.67 and a low estimate of $1.46. It had reported earnings per share of $3.23 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $18.12B versus 19.44B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 5.72% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 14.88% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 19 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for CYH is $16.55 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $26.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 87 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $13.89. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $10.50 price targets on shares of Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.14 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.89. It was an earnings surprise of 28.10%percent. 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.

Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, owns, leases, and operates general acute care hospitals in the United States. It offers general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric, and rehabilitation services, as well as skilled nursing and home care services. The company also provides outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and home health and hospice agencies. In addition, it offers management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals. As of February 15, 2016, the company owned, leased, or operated 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with approximately 30,000 licensed beds. Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

Analyst Review Alert: CSX Corp. (NASDAQ:CSX)

Analysts are weighing in on how CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 6 analysts, with 8 outperform and 11 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 26.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.45 a share, which would compare with $0.56 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.50 and a low estimate of $0.41. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $2.72B from $3.06B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 29.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.75 per share, with a high estimate of $1.89 and a low estimate of $1.60. It had reported earnings per share of $2.00 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $10.87B versus 11.81B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 5.82% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 7.91% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 23 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for CSX is $27.70 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $31.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 15 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $27.00. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $18.00 price targets on shares of CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.56 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.53. It was an earnings surprise of 5.70%percent. 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.

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides rail-based transportation services in the United States and Canada. The company offers rail services, as well as transports intermodal containers and trailers. It transports agricultural products, phosphates and fertilizers, food and consumer products, chemicals, automotive products, metals, forest products, minerals, and waste and equipment; and coal, coke, and iron ore to electricity-generating power plants, steel manufacturers, and industrial plants. The company also exports coal to deep-water port facilities. In addition, it offers intermodal transportation services through a network of approximately 50 terminals transporting manufactured consumer goods in containers in the eastern United States; drayage services, including the pickup and delivery of intermodal shipments; and trucking dispatch services. Further, the company serves the automotive industry with distribution centers and storage locations, as well as connects non-rail served customers through transferring products from rail to trucks, which includes plastics and ethanol. Additionally, it acquires, develops, sells, leases, and manages real estate properties. The company operates approximately 21,000 route mile rail network, which serves various population centers in 23 states east of the Mississippi River, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, as well as owns and leases approximately 4,500 locomotives. It also serves production and distribution facilities through track connections. CSX Corporation was founded in 1978 and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Analyst Review Alert: Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE)

Analysts are weighing in on how Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 4 analysts, with 3 outperform and 9 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 14.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.30 a share, which would compare with $0.28 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.31 and a low estimate of $0.29. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $202.25M from $202.00M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 15.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 1.19 per share, with a high estimate of $1.21 and a low estimate of $1.16. It had reported earnings per share of $1.17 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $806.76M versus 816.06M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 3.80% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 15.72% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 15 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for DRE is $24.37 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $28.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 10 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $25.44. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $21.00 price targets on shares of Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.28 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.29. It was an earnings surprise of -3.40%percent. 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.

Duke Realty Corporation is an equity real estate investment trust. The firm invests in the real estate markets of the United States. It offers a single point of responsibility for all aspects of a project, including leasing, asset management, construction and development. The firm primarily invests in commercial real estate sector. It was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Central Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; New Jersey; Northern and Southern California; Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Raleigh, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; Savannah, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Washington D.C.; and South Florida.

Analyst Review Alert: Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY)

Analysts are weighing in on how Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a  assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.0. The stock is rated as buy by 9 analysts, with 7 outperform and 6 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 17.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.86 a share, which would compare with $0.90 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.92 and a low estimate of $0.78. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $5.14B from $4.98B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 21.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 3.57 per share, with a high estimate of $3.60 and a low estimate of $3.52. It had reported earnings per share of $3.43 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $20.91B versus 19.96B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 12.46% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 16.51% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 21 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for LLY is $95.71 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $116.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 57 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $73.94. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $78.00 price targets on shares of Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE:LLY).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.90 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.74. It was an earnings surprise of 21.60%percent. 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.

Eli Lilly and Company discovers, develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products worldwide. It operates through two segments, Human Pharmaceutical Products and Animal Health Products. The company offers endocrinology products to treat diabetes; osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men; human growth hormone deficiency and pediatric growth conditions; and testosterone deficiency. It also provides neuroscience products for the treatment of major depressive disorders, diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and chronic musculoskeletal pain; schizophrenia; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; depressive, obsessive-compulsive, bulimia nervosa, and panic disorders; and positron emission tomography imaging of beta-amyloid neurotic plaques in adult brains. In addition, the company offers products for the treatment of non-small cell lung, colorectal, head and neck, pancreatic, metastatic breast, ovarian, bladder, and metastatic gastric cancers, as well as malignant pleural mesothelioma; and cardiovascular products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia, thrombotic cardiovascular events, and cardiac ischemic complications. Further, it provides animal health products, such as cattle feed additives; protein supplements for cows; leanness and performance enhancers for swine and cattle; antibiotics to treat respiratory and other diseases in cattle, swine, and poultry; anticoccidial agents for poultry; and chewable tablets that kill fleas and prevent flea infestations, heartworm diseases, roundworm diseases, hookworm diseases, and whipworm diseases. Additionally, the company offers products to treat chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis and congestive heart failure in dogs; chronic allergic dermatitis and kidney diseases in cats. Eli Lilly and Company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Analyst Review Alert: First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG)

Analysts are weighing in on how First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.8. The stock is rated as buy by 2 analysts, with 0 outperform and 2 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 4.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.02 a share, which would compare with $-0.03 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.05 and a low estimate of $0.00. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $69.00M from $54.19M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 4.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 0.10 per share, with a high estimate of $0.17 and a low estimate of $0.02. It had reported earnings per share of $-0.11 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $294.43M versus 219.44M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 46.80% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 24.85% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 5 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for AG is $10.30 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $13.17. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 6 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $12.40. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $6.20 price targets on shares of First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $-0.03 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $-0.02. It was an earnings surprise of -50.00%percent. 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.

First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver projects in Mexico. The company owns and operates six silver producing mines, including the La Encantada Mine, La Parrilla Mine, Del Toro Mine, San Martin Mine, La Guitarra Mine, and Santa Elena Mine. It also holds interests in the Plomosas silver project situated in Sinaloa State; La Luz silver project located in San Luis Potosi State; and Jalisco group of properties located in various mining districts in Jalisco, Mexico. The company was formerly known as First Majestic Resource Corp. and changed its name to First Majestic Silver Corp. in November 2006. First Majestic Silver Corp. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Analyst Review Alert: Liberty Global plc – Class A Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYA)

Analysts are weighing in on how Liberty Global plc – Class A Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYA)  , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.9. The stock is rated as buy by 7 analysts, with 5 outperform and 1 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 4.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $-0.15 a share, which would compare with $-0.53 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.17 and a low estimate of $-0.81. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $4.68B from $4.57B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 10.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of -0.13 per share, with a high estimate of $0.80 and a low estimate of $-1.07. It had reported earnings per share of $-0.19 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $18.81B versus 18.28B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around -0.33% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 15.16% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 15 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for LBTYA is $48.48 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $59.30. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 79 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $33.14. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $32.50 price targets on shares of Liberty Global plc – Class A Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:LBTYA)  .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $-0.53 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.16. It was an earnings surprise of -431.20%percent. 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.

Liberty Global plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides video, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile services in Europe, Chile, and Puerto Rico. It offers various residential services, including video services comprising basic and premium programming, electronic programming guide, high definition (HD) channel, digital video recorder (DVR), and HD DVR services; and video-on-demand, set-top box, pay-per-view programming, and 3D programming services, as well as television applications that allow access to programming on laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The company provides entertainment, sports, movies, documentaries, lifestyles, news, adult, children, and ethnic and foreign channels. It also offers broadband Internet services, such as email, address book, and parental controls; security; and online storage solutions and Web spaces. In addition, the company provides telephony services consisting of multi-featured and circuit-switched fixed-line telephony services; and mobile services comprising voice, short message service, and Internet access. Further, it offers voice, broadband Internet, data, video, wireless, and cloud services to small or home offices, small businesses, and medium and large enterprises, as well as on a wholesale basis to other operators. The company distributes its broadband services through cable distribution systems; and video services through direct-to-home satellite and multichannel multipoint distribution systems. Liberty Global plc was founded in 2004 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Analyst Review Alert: McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD)

Analysts are weighing in on how McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.4. The stock is rated as buy by 9 analysts, with 6 outperform and 17 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 28.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.40 a share, which would compare with $1.26 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.45 and a low estimate of $1.30. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $6.29B from $6.50B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 32.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 5.55 per share, with a high estimate of $5.69 and a low estimate of $5.37. It had reported earnings per share of $4.98 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $24.56B versus 25.41B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 10.57% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 14.43% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 22 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for MCD is $131.41 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $145.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 20 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $121.21. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $113.00 price targets on shares of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.26 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.24. It was an earnings surprise of 1.60%percent. 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.

McDonalds Corporation operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. The company’s restaurants offer various food products, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages. As of December 31, 2015, it operated 36,525 restaurants, including 30,081 franchised restaurants comprising 21,147 franchised to conventional franchisees, 5,529 licensed to developmental licensees, and 3,405 licensed to foreign affiliates; and 6,444 company-operated restaurants. The company was founded in 1940 and is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Analyst Review Alert: Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE)

Analysts are weighing in on how Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 1.8. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 0 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 30.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $-0.04 a share, which would compare with $-0.01 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.02 and a low estimate of $-0.12. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $90.80M from $77.86M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 28.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of -0.03 per share, with a high estimate of $0.34 and a low estimate of $-0.27. It had reported earnings per share of $-0.18 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $410.34M versus 266.06M in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 40.00% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.52% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 29 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for PE is $30.03 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $36.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 32 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $27.22. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $25.00 price targets on shares of Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $-0.01 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $-0.03. It was an earnings surprise of 66.70%percent. 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.

Parsley Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, production, exploration, and sale of crude oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. As of December 31, 2015, its acreage position consisted of 110,967 net acres, including 84,441 net acres in the Midland Basin and 26,526 net acres in the Delaware Basin; and estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 123.8 MMBoe. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Analyst Review Alert: People’s United Financial, Inc. (PBCT)

Analysts are weighing in on how People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) , might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a unfavorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 3.5. The stock is rated as buy by 0 analysts, with 0 outperform and 6 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 10.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $0.22 a share, which would compare with $0.20 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $0.23 and a low estimate of $0.21. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $332.95M from $313.40M the year-ago period.

For the full year, 11.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 0.89 per share, with a high estimate of $0.92 and a low estimate of $0.86. It had reported earnings per share of $0.84 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $1.35B versus 1.28B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 6.66% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 8.20% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 8 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for PBCT is $14.94 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $16.50. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 4 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $15.91. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $14.00 price targets on shares of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) .

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $0.20 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $0.21. It was an earnings surprise of -4.80%percent. 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.

Peoples United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Peoples United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Retail Banking. The Commercial Banking segment offers commercial real estate lending, commercial and industrial lending, and commercial deposit gathering services. This segment also provides equipment financing; cash management, correspondent banking, and municipal banking services; institutional trust, corporate trust, private banking, and insurance services. The Retail Banking segment offers consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. This segment also provides brokerage, financial advisory, investment management, life insurance, and non-institutional trust services. The company also offers online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. It operates through a network of 396 branches and 594 ATMs in Connecticut, southeastern New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Peoples United Financial, Inc. was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Analyst Review Alert: PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP)

Analysts are weighing in on how PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), might perform in the near term. Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.2. The stock is rated as buy by 12 analysts, with 4 outperform and 9 hold rating. The rating score is on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 stands for strong buy and 5 stands for strong sell.

For the current quarter, the 21.00 analysts offering adjusted EPS forecast have a consensus estimate of $1.29 a share, which would compare with $1.32 in the same quarter last year. They have a high estimate of $1.34 and a low estimate of $1.20. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $15.38B from $15.92B the year-ago period.

For the full year, 25.00 Wall Street analysts forecast this company would deliver earnings of 4.73 per share, with a high estimate of $4.80 and a low estimate of $4.66. It had reported earnings per share of $4.57 in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Revenue for the period is expected to total nearly $62.81B versus 63.06B in the preceding year.

The analysts project the company to maintain annual growth of around 6.50% percent over the next five years as compared to an average growth rate of 14.20% percent expected for its competitors in the same industry.

Among the 20 analysts Data provided by Thomson/First Call tracks, the 12-month average price target for PEP is $111.75 but some analysts are projecting the price to go as high as $120.00. If the optimistic analysts are correct, that represents a 15 percent upside potential from the recent closing price of $104.44. Some sell-side analysts, particularly the bearish ones, have called for $102.00 price targets on shares of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP).

In the last reported results, the company reported earnings of $1.32 per share, while analysts were calling for share earnings of $1.24. It was an earnings surprise of 6.50%percent. 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.

PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a food and beverage company worldwide. Its Frito-Lay North America segment offers Lays and Ruffles potato chips; Doritos, Tostitos, and Santitas tortilla chips; and Cheetos cheese-flavored snacks, branded dips, and Fritos corn chips. The companys Quaker Foods North America segment provides Quaker oatmeal, grits, rice cakes, natural granola, and oat squares; and Aunt Jemima mixes and syrups, Quaker Chewy granola bars, Capn Crunch cereal, Life cereal, and Rice-A-Roni side dishes. Its North America Beverages segment offers beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Gatorade, Mountain Dew, Diet Pepsi, Aquafina, Diet Mountain Dew, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, and Mug brands; and ready-to-drink tea and coffee, and juices. The companys Latin America segment provides snack foods under the Doritos, Cheetos, Marias Gamesa, Ruffles, Emperador, Saladitas, Sabritas, Lays, Rosquinhas Mabel, and Tostitos brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; and beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Gatorade, Mirinda, Diet 7UP, Manzanita Sol, and Diet Pepsi brands. Its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa segment offers snack foods under the Lays, Walkers, Doritos, Cheetos, and Ruffles brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, 7UP, Pepsi Max, Mirinda, Diet Pepsi, and Tropicana brands; ready-to-drink tea products; and dairy products under the Chudo, Agusha, and Domik v Derevne brands. The companys Asia, Middle East and North Africa segment provides snack foods under the Lays, Kurkure, Chipsy, Doritos, Cheetos, and Crunchy brands; cereals and snacks under the Quaker brand; beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under the Pepsi, Mirinda, 7UP, Mountain Dew, Aquafina, and Tropicana brands; and tea products. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.