Zacks: Brokerages Expect At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) to Announce -$0.02 EPS

Analysts expect At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) to report earnings of ($0.02) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for At Home Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.03) to ($0.02). At Home Group posted earnings per share of $0.18 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 111.1%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, December 5th.

On average, analysts expect that At Home Group will report full year earnings of $0.68 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.62 to $0.72. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.67 to $0.82. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover At Home Group.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, September 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $342.32 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $343.45 million. At Home Group had a return on equity of 8.62% and a net margin of 5.12%.

Several analysts have issued reports on HOME shares. ValuEngine cut At Home Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on At Home Group from $6.00 to $9.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, September 30th. KeyCorp set a $14.00 price objective on At Home Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 15th. Bank of America set a $6.00 price objective on At Home Group and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 5th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded At Home Group from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Monday, September 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. At Home Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.10.

In other news, major shareholder Clifford Sosin bought 43,044 shares of At Home Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of $5.92 per share, for a total transaction of $254,820.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Norman E. Mcleod bought 4,000 shares of At Home Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.99 per share, with a total value of $31,960.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 1,492,430 shares of company stock valued at $9,732,008. Company insiders own 9.25% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Quadrant Capital Group LLC acquired a new stake in At Home Group during the 3rd quarter worth about $33,000. US Bancorp DE grew its position in shares of At Home Group by 178.0% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 6,598 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $44,000 after acquiring an additional 4,225 shares during the period. Equitable Trust Co. boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Equitable Trust Co. now owns 66,765 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $445,000 after buying an additional 4,340 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in At Home Group by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 88,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $591,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FNY Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in At Home Group in the 2nd quarter worth about $40,000. Institutional investors own 67.59% of the company’s stock.

NYSE HOME traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $8.61. 35,596 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,447,577. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.71, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.07. The company has a market cap of $565.81 million, a PE ratio of 11.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.27. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $9.50 and its 200-day simple moving average is $10.86. At Home Group has a 52 week low of $4.58 and a 52 week high of $30.66.

At Home Group Company Profile

At Home Group Inc operates home decor superstores in the United States. The company's stores offer approximately 50,000 items, such as accent furniture, mirrors, patio cushions, rugs and wall arts, artificial flowers and trees, bedding and bath products, candles, garden and outdoor décors, holiday accessories, home organization products, pillows, pottery, vases, and window treatments.

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