$0.71 EPS Expected for W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA)

April 19, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.34 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.13, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 24 investors sold W. R. Grace & Co. shares while 68 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. 56.69 million shares or 0.57% more from 56.37 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Jefferies Group Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 2 shares. Hexavest Inc has 2,055 shares. Atlantic Trust Group Ltd Llc has invested 0% in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Adirondack Rech Management stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Panagora Asset Management Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Scopus Asset Management L P owns 107,056 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Nomura Asset Com Ltd has 0.01% invested in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 7,918 shares. Pictet Asset Management holds 0% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 26,573 shares. Moreover, Ubs Oconnor Llc has 0.1% invested in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) for 45,000 shares. Proshare Limited Liability Company stated it has 5,200 shares. Taurus Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 111,790 shares or 1.15% of its portfolio. Moore Capital Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA). Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc reported 166,484 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 0.02% or 201,898 shares. Loomis Sayles Lp reported 0.03% in W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA).

Since February 13, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 sales for $660,474 activity. The insider Cole Keith N bought $65,758. 3,700 W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) shares with value of $248,520 were bought by Brown Elizabeth C.

Analysts expect W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) to report $0.71 EPS on April, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 4.41 % from last quarter’s $0.68 EPS. GRA’s profit would be $47.88 million giving it 23.96 P/E if the $0.71 EPS is correct. After having $0.98 EPS previously, W. R. Grace & Co.’s analysts see -27.55 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.50% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $68.06. About 571,359 shares traded. W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) has declined 11.43% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.98% the S&P500.

W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering WR Grace (NYSE:GRA), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. WR Grace had 10 analyst reports since October 25, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 9 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, March 27. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, October 26. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, January 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, April 17. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, February 12 by Seaport Global. Robert W. Baird maintained W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA) rating on Friday, February 9. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $88.0 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 11 with “Buy”.

W. R. Grace & Co. produces and sells specialty chemicals and materials worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.59 billion. It operates through two divisions, Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. It has a 425.38 P/E ratio. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment offers fluid catalytic cracking catalysts for the production of transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum products; FCC additives; and hydro processing catalysts used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter products.

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