Analysts See $0.55 EPS for Aaron's, Inc. (AAN)

January 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

 Analysts See $0.55 EPS for Aaron's, Inc. (AAN)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.97 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.11, from 1.08 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 26 investors sold Aaron's, Inc. shares while 92 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 71.01 million shares or 0.11% less from 71.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Vident Inv Advisory Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 64,569 shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Seizert Capital Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 67,009 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Ltd invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). First Citizens Bank & Trust Tru Co reported 7,115 shares. Ls Invest Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.01% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Amalgamated Comml Bank owns 0.01% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) for 8,536 shares. Swiss Bankshares reported 106,700 shares stake. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Liability Co reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). James Investment Research Inc has 0.31% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Jpmorgan Chase & Co reported 929,135 shares. Oak Assocs Limited Oh owns 12,520 shares. Ahl Partners Llp stated it has 94,498 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. 6,227 are held by Keybank Association Oh. Belgium-based Kbc Group Nv has invested 0% in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). Stevens Capital Mgmt Limited Partnership has 0.08% invested in Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 selling transactions for $2.81 million activity. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider Michaels Steven A sold $231,300. Woodley Ryan K sold $300,177 worth of Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) on Monday, August 28. 30,000 shares were sold by Doman Curtis Linn, worth $1.30M. The insider Robinson John W sold $691,583.

Analysts expect Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) to report $0.55 EPS on February, 16.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 10.00 % from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. AAN’s profit would be $38.93M giving it 18.37 P/E if the $0.55 EPS is correct. After having $0.43 EPS previously, Aaron's, Inc.’s analysts see 27.91 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.39% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $40.41. About 714,793 shares traded. Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) has risen 45.42% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.72% the S&P500.

Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Aaron’s Inc (NYSE:AAN), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 85% are positive. Aaron’s Inc had 32 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, July 23, the company rating was initiated by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was initiated by Loop Capital on Tuesday, December 13 with “Hold”. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Thursday, October 13 with “Buy”. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was upgraded by SunTrust on Friday, January 20 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Strong Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 19 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Friday, October 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Loop Capital to “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Northcoast given on Friday, December 1. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Market Perform” on Tuesday, September 22.

Aaron's, Inc. operates an omnichannel well-known provider of lease-purchase solutions. The company has market cap of $2.86 billion. It operates through five divisions: Sales and Lease Ownership, Progressive, DAMI, Franchise, and Manufacturing. It has a 21.3 P/E ratio. The firm engages in the sale, lease ownership, and specialty retailing of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances, and accessories.

More recent Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Aaron’s, Progressive Leasing And Former NFL Star Kurt Warner Bring Festive …” on December 29, 2017. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “New tax rule could benefit Aaron’s and Rent-A-Center” on December 19, 2017. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Aaron’s, Progressive Leasing and Warrick Dunn Charities Present Fully …” with publication date: December 22, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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