EPS for Synchrony Financial (SYF) Expected At $0.89; Mdu Resources Group (holding CO (MDU) Shorts Down By 12.44%

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Analysts expect Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) to report $0.89 EPS on April, 19.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 7.23% from last quarter’s $0.83 EPS. SYF’s profit would be $631.79M giving it 9.36 P/E if the $0.89 EPS is correct. After having $1.09 EPS previously, Synchrony Financial’s analysts see -18.35% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.43% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $33.31. About 13.41 million shares traded or 64.85% up from the average. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has declined 9.46% since March 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.83% the S&P500. Some Historical SYF News: 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO Says Tax Plan ‘Good for Us’ (Video); 25/04/2018 – Synchrony Financial Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average; 16/05/2018 – Synchrony Financial CEO on Using Big Data to Combat Amazon (Video); 17/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL SYF.N SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.21/SHR; 16/05/2018 – Bloomberg Big Decisions: Synchrony CEO Margaret Keane (Video); 17/05/2018 – S&PGR Affirms Synchrony Financial ‘BBB-‘ Rtg; Outlook Stable; 14/03/2018 – Synchrony Appoints Trish Mosconi Executive Vice Pres, Business Strategy and Development; 17/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINL BOOSTS QTR DIV; 05/04/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL SYF.N : CITIGROUP STARTS WITH NEUTRAL; TARGET PRICE $37; 15/05/2018 – Synchrony: At April 30, 30 Days-Plus Past Due Percentage Was 4.3%

Mdu Resources Group Inc (holding CO (NYSE:MDU) had a decrease of 12.44% in short interest. MDU’s SI was 2.93M shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 12.44% from 3.35M shares previously. With 1.02 million avg volume, 3 days are for Mdu Resources Group Inc (holding CO (NYSE:MDU)’s short sellers to cover MDU’s short positions. The SI to Mdu Resources Group Inc (holding CO’s float is 1.51%. The stock increased 0.23% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $25.75. About 2.29M shares traded or 111.98% up from the average. MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) has risen 0.87% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. Some Historical MDU News: 23/04/2018 – MDU RESOURCES – TEEVIN & FISCHER WILL BECOME PART OF KNIFE RIVER CORP, A UNIT OF CO; 23/04/2018 – MDU RESOURCES GROUP INC – ANTICIPATES ACQUISITION WILL BE ACCRETIVE TO 2018 EARNINGS PER SHARE; 30/05/2018 – MDU Resources Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 23/04/2018 – MDU Resources Group Acquires Operations Of Teevin & Fischer Quarry, LLC; 23/04/2018 – MDU RESOURCES GROUP – FINANCIAL DETAILS OF ACQUISITION WERE NOT DISCLOSED; 20/04/2018 – DJ MDU Resources Group Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MDU); 02/05/2018 – MDU RESOURCES 1Q OPER REV. $976.3M; 02/05/2018 – MDU RESOURCES 1Q EPS CONT OPS 22C; 07/03/2018 MDU Resources Announces Webcast of Analyst Seminar; 03/04/2018 – MDU Resources Announces Webcast of Analyst Conference Call

More notable recent MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “The Green New Deal’s Unlikely Winners – Forbes” on March 02, 2019, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Investor Expectations to Drive Momentum within Bristow Group, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Molina Healthcare, Noble Midstream Partners LP, MDU Resources Group, and Insperity — Discovering Underlying Factors of Influence – GlobeNewswire” published on February 21, 2019, Prnewswire.com published: “MDU Resources Subsidiary Plans Retirement of Aging Generation Units; New Generation Build – PRNewswire” on February 19, 2019. More interesting news about MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Knife River Corporation Acquires Viesko Redi-Mix, Inc. – PRNewswire” published on March 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “MDU Resources Group, Inc. 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: February 06, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q4 2018. Its up 0.01, from 1.26 in 2018Q3. It improved, as 24 investors sold MDU Resources Group, Inc. shares while 85 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 128.04 million shares or 4.72% more from 122.26 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Clearbridge Investments Ltd Liability Company reported 0% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Comm Lc owns 21,900 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement has 306,696 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al reported 0.03% stake. Athena Cap Advisors Llc invested in 0% or 30 shares. Automobile Association invested 0% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Canada Pension Plan Investment Board holds 0.01% of its portfolio in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) for 278,410 shares. California-based Charles Schwab Mgmt Inc has invested 0.02% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU). Tower Research Cap Ltd Llc (Trc) stated it has 2,143 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Hills Natl Bank Tru owns 9,300 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Shell Asset Management Company has 0.01% invested in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) for 19,252 shares. Icon Advisers Company reported 23,700 shares. Principal Grp stated it has 864,547 shares. Moreover, Fenimore Asset Management Inc has 0.25% invested in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) for 254,165 shares. First Republic Mngmt Inc invested in 26,249 shares or 0% of the stock.

MDU Resources Group, Inc. engages in the regulated energy delivery, and construction materials and services businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.06 billion. The firm operates through Electric, Natural Gas Distribution, Pipeline and Midstream, Construction Materials and Contracting, and Construction Services divisions. It has a 18.51 P/E ratio. The Electric segment generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Among 7 analysts covering Synchrony Finl (NYSE:SYF), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Synchrony Finl had 10 analyst reports since September 26, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, September 26 to “Neutral”. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, January 3 by Stephens. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Monday, October 22. As per Monday, November 5, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 30 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of SYF in report on Thursday, February 14 to “Buy” rating. As per Thursday, January 24, the company rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”.

More notable recent Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Don’t Follow Warren Buffett’s Investment Managers Into Synchrony Financial – Seeking Alpha” on March 08, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Synchrony Financial Acquires Pets Best For Pet Health Insurance – Seeking Alpha” published on March 08, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Trupanion sinks 9.6% after Synchrony buys pet insurance company – Seeking Alpha” on March 06, 2019. More interesting news about Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Synchrony Financial (SYF) Acquires Pets Best – StreetInsider.com” published on March 06, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Get Paid While You Wait: 3 Top Dividend Stocks in Banking – Motley Fool” with publication date: February 21, 2019.

Synchrony Financial operates as a consumer financial services firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $23.65 billion. The firm offers private label credit cards, dual cards, and small and medium-sized business credit products; and promotional financing for consumer purchases, such as private label credit cards and installment loans. It has a 8.91 P/E ratio. It also provides promotional financing to clients for health and personal care procedures, products, or services, such as dental, veterinary, cosmetic, vision and audiology; debt cancellation products; and deposit products, including certificates of deposit, individual retirement, money market, and savings accounts, as well as accepts deposits through third-party securities brokerage firms.

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