Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

EPS for TransAlta Corporation (TA) Expected At $0.06 as of May, 4

TA underperformed by 11.55% the S&P 500. On Friday, October 14 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Sector Perform". The hedge fund run by Tom Brown held 348,132 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $32.25 million, down from 424,132 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $142. About 92,382 shares traded. Lear Corporation (LEA) has risen 33.95% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.45% the S&P500.

Lear Corp (LEA) investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q4. It's up 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 191 funds increased and opened new positions, while 198 trimmed and sold equity positions in Lear Corp.

Paradice Investment Management Llc holds 5.73% of its portfolio in Lear Corporation for 443,104 shares. Us Bancshares De holds 0% or 521 shares in its portfolio. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv reported 42,148 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

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Transalta Corporation Ordinary Shares (NYSE:TAC) had an increase of 9.26% in short interest. Earnest Prtn Ltd Liability Corporation stated it has 2,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 921 shares or 0% of the stock. Bridgeway Cap Mgmt reported 36,555 shares. Alliancebernstein LP invested 0% of its portfolio in ETFS-E Fund MSCI China A GO ETF (NASDAQ:CASH). Trellus Mgmt Llc owns 15,000 shares or 2.92% of their USA portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers owns 20,467 shares. Swiss Financial Bank holds 0% or 14,800 shares in its portfolio. TAC has 4,329 shares volume. LEA's profit will be $324.75 million for 9.97 P/E if the $4.90 EPS becomes a reality. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 25% are positive. TransAlta Corporation had 34 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, August 24.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, April 1st. TD Securities upgraded the shares of TA in report on Wednesday, August 26 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Sector Perform" rating in Monday, November 7 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 31 by FBR Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by Investec given on Thursday, August 6. The stock has "Buy" rating by Natixis on Thursday, September 24.

TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA)'s earnings report is awaited by WallStreet on May, 4, according to Zacks. If T_TA's EPS is $0.06 the profit will reach $17.27M for 28.50 P/E. Jane Street Group Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% in TransAlta Corporation (TSE:TA).

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