$0.12 EPS Expected for Bottomline Technologies (EPAY)

September 28, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.66, from 2.05 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 14 investors sold Bottomline Technologies shares while 45 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. 34.46 million shares or 4.46% less from 36.07 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Aperio Group Limited Liability invested in 0% or 18,863 shares. Ameriprise Fincl holds 426,499 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 986,721 were reported by State Street Corporation. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 453,800 shares. Jefferies Gru Ltd Liability Corp reported 0% in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY). New York-based Prelude Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY). Moreover, Barclays Plc has 0% invested in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY). Jpmorgan Chase And owns 26,200 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt holds 0% of its portfolio in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) for 9,225 shares. Pinebridge Investments Ltd Partnership stated it has 31,454 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 67,400 are held by Swiss Retail Bank. Virginia Retirement Systems Et Al reported 0.01% in Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY). Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability Corp holds 0% or 19,303 shares in its portfolio. 244,810 were reported by Millennium Llc. Invest Of Virginia Lc accumulated 2.19% or 354,635 shares.

Since May 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 sales for $204,932 activity. Kelly John Francis sold 2,532 shares worth $64,819.

Analysts await Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.12 earnings per share, up 300.00 % or $0.09 from last year’s $0.03 per share. EPAY’s profit will be $4.86M for 66.38 P/E if the $0.12 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by Bottomline Technologies for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -7.69 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $31.86. About 389,364 shares traded or 13.48% up from the average. Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) has risen 2.88% since September 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.82% the S&P500.

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Bottomline Technologies had 17 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to “Buy” on Monday, July 17. The stock of Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by William Blair. The rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold” on Friday, October 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) rating on Monday, September 11. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $29.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, May 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, August 26. As per Thursday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by Needham. RBC Capital Markets initiated it with “Sector Perform” rating and $26 target in Friday, September 30 report. The stock of Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by First Analysis. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Monday, August 10.

Bottomline Technologies , Inc. is engaged in providing a set of cloud business payment, digital banking, fraud prevention, payment and financial document solutions. The company has market cap of $1.29 billion. The Firm helps businesses pay and get paid. It currently has negative earnings. It offers hosted or Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, as well as software designed to run on-site at the customer’s location.

More notable recent Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Bottomline Technologies (EPAY) Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript” on August 11, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Bottomline Technologies’ (EPAY) CEO Rob Eberle on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings …” published on February 02, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Bottomline Technologies to Announce Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial …” on July 25, 2017. More interesting news about Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Bottomline Technologies Reports Third Quarter Results” published on April 27, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Bottomline Technologies’ (EPAY) CEO Rob Eberle on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings …” with publication date: April 29, 2017.

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