$-0.21 EPS Expected for Benefitfocus, Inc. (BNFT)
March 4, 2018 – By Linda Rogers
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.44, from 1.69 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 15 investors sold Benefitfocus, Inc. shares while 17 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 24.67 million shares or 0.46% more from 24.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% of its portfolio in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 501 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 188,802 shares. Morgan Stanley invested 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Fmr Limited Liability accumulated 0.02% or 4.68 million shares. Vanguard Gru owns 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 1.60M shares. Lord Abbett & Com Ltd Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) for 26,551 shares. First Mercantile Tru holds 0.02% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) or 3,394 shares. Tower Rech Cap Ltd (Trc) holds 0% or 311 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 380 shares. Sei has invested 0% in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Northern Trust reported 209,584 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bamco Inc invested in 0.68% or 4.25 million shares. Fincl Bank Of Mellon Corporation owns 77,239 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Management has 0% invested in Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT). Manufacturers Life Insurance The stated it has 12,970 shares.
Analysts expect Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) to report $-0.21 EPS on March, 14 after the close.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 12.50 % from last quarter’s $-0.24 EPS. After having $-0.20 EPS previously, Benefitfocus, Inc.’s analysts see 5.00 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.84% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $24.15. About 180,350 shares traded or 14.84% up from the average. Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has declined 9.60% since March 4, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.
Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) Ratings Coverage
Among 11 analysts covering Benefitfocus (NASDAQ:BNFT), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Benefitfocus had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Tuesday, July 28. As per Wednesday, September 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, November 3 by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, May 29 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Sunday, July 30. RBC Capital Markets maintained Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) on Sunday, September 10 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, November 4. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Wednesday, October 21. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, November 3 by William Blair. The stock of Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) earned “Outperform” rating by William Blair on Thursday, June 1.
Benefitfocus, Inc. provides cloud-based benefits management platform for consumers, employers, insurance carriers, and brokers in the United States. The company has market cap of $755.25 million. It operates through Employer and Carrier divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The company's products for insurance carriers include Marketplaces, which are online shopping environments; eEnrollment that provides online enrollment for benefits; eBilling, an electronic invoice presentment and payment solution; eExchange, a solution for communication; eSales for carriers and brokers to organize and manage accounts, track leads, generate quotes, and create proposals for products; and Core & Advanced Analytics, a data analytics solution.
More news for Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:BNFT) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Benefitfocus Announces One Place Diamond and Platinum Conference Sponsors” on March 01, 2018. Postandcourier.com‘s article titled: “Charleston tech stalwart Benefitfocus to replace founding CEO next year” and published on November 20, 2017 is yet another important article.
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