EPS for Signet Jewelers Limited (SIG) Expected At $-0.11; United Community Banks (UCBI)’s Sentiment Is 1.1

May 25, 2018 - By Linda Melvin

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Analysts expect Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) to report $-0.11 EPS on June, 6 before the open.They anticipate $1.14 EPS change or 110.68% from last quarter’s $1.03 EPS. After having $4.28 EPS previously, Signet Jewelers Limited’s analysts see -102.57% EPS growth. The stock increased 3.25% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $42.53. About 1.72 million shares traded. Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has declined 45.48% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.03% the S&P500.

United Community Banks Inc (UCBI) investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.57, from 1.67 in 2017Q3. The ratio has worsened, as 85 hedge funds started new or increased equity positions, while 77 reduced and sold positions in United Community Banks Inc. The hedge funds in our database now hold: 63.70 million shares, down from 64.14 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of hedge funds holding United Community Banks Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 18 Reduced: 59 Increased: 59 New Position: 26.

More important recent Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Signet Jewelers: A Diamond Valued As A Rhinestone” on May 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Tracking David Einhorn’s Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Signet Jewelers: Please, No ‘Diamond-In-The-Rough’ Puns” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) was released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Enters Office Depot (ODP), Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) (more…) – 13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018.

Among 22 analysts covering Signet Jewelers (NYSE:SIG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Signet Jewelers had 79 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Monday, November 9 by Johnson Rice. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, May 26 by Telsey Advisory. Buckingham Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 28 report. The rating was maintained by Needham on Thursday, August 24 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 6 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 30 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by C.L. King on Friday, May 26 to “Hold”. The stock of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, September 9 by BNP Paribas. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 16 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since January 11, 2018, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $5.35 million activity. $5.00M worth of stock was bought by Edelman Oded on Thursday, January 11. Drosos Virginia bought $349,905 worth of Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) on Friday, April 13.

Signet Jewelers Limited engages in the retail sale of diamond jewelry, watches, and other products in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and the Channel Islands. The company has market cap of $2.51 billion. The Company’s Sterling Jewelers division operates stores in malls and off-mall locations primarily under the Kay Jewelers, Kay Jewelers Outlet, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, Jared Vault, and various mall regional brands. It has a 5.72 P/E ratio. As of January 28, 2017, this division operated 1,588 stores.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 68 investors sold Signet Jewelers Limited shares while 107 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 88 raised stakes. 66.46 million shares or 1.77% less from 67.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Nomura Asset Mngmt holds 0.04% or 56,239 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) or 6,900 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.01% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Tci Wealth Advsrs invested 0% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Vaughan Nelson Management L P has invested 0.21% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Services Automobile Association accumulated 18,707 shares or 0% of the stock. Millennium Mgmt Ltd owns 108,665 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. New York-based Glob X Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Proshare Advisors Limited Liability Corp holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) for 18,874 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue stated it has 0.02% in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). 1.95M are held by Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership. Tower Rech Cap (Trc) stated it has 2,367 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp owns 9,400 shares or 0.15% of their US portfolio. Federated Invsts Pa owns 0% invested in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) for 17,294 shares.

The stock decreased 0.63% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $33.19. About 290,199 shares traded. United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI) has risen 17.47% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.92% the S&P500.

Fsi Group Llc holds 3.05% of its portfolio in United Community Banks, Inc. for 130,258 shares. Maltese Capital Management Llc owns 628,038 shares or 1.33% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Snyder Capital Management L P has 1.17% invested in the company for 832,885 shares. The California-based Phocas Financial Corp. has invested 1.11% in the stock. Piermont Capital Management Inc., a Missouri-based fund reported 96,637 shares.

United Community Banks, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for United Community Bank that provides retail and corporate banking services to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.63 billion. It offers various deposit accounts, such as checking accounts, savings and time deposits accounts, NOW accounts, money market deposits, and certificates of deposit. It has a 36.15 P/E ratio. The firm also provides secured and unsecured loans that include commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, commercial construction, residential construction and mortgage, consumer installment, and indirect auto loans, as well as home equity lines of credits and fixed and adjustable-rate home mortgage loans.

More news for United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “United Community Banks, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend Increase” on May 11, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “KS Bancorp: Shareholders Should Reject The Proposal Of Conversion To Delaware Corporation And Pressure The …” and published on May 16, 2018 is yet another important article.

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