Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (BUFF) Analysts See $0.25 EPS

Oppenheimer Holdings analyst R. Parikh now forecasts that the company will earn $0.23 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.22. The firm has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Monday, August 17. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. This is assuming the current $0.25 EPS is accurate. The firm had revenue of $340.85 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $323.05 million. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had a return on equity of 98.02% and a net margin of 12.13%. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Blue Buffalo Pet Products in the 2nd quarter worth about $138,000.

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Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. has a beta of 1.32, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company.

Blue Buffalo Pet (BUFF) now has a 50-day moving average of 27.57, the 200-day is at 24.74, and the 7-day is 27.48.

Today we are spotlighting shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.10, which implies that analysts are generally neutral in their outlook for BUFF over the next year. Investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings increased their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products in a report issued on Monday. Investors look at the overall trend when buying or selling stocks for their portfolio.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products (BUFF) traded down $0.59 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $26.23. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 1.9 million. Blue Buffalo Pet Products has a one year low of $21.51 and a one year high of $29.84. The company has a quick ratio of 4.25, a current ratio of 5.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.64. Market watchers will be closely following company shares into the second half of the year. The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ:BUFF) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, August 17 by Barclays Capital. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 50,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,250,000. A high degree of volume indicates a lot of interest in a stock.

For the first nine months of the year, net sales totaled $937.6 million, a 9.7 percent improvement over the prior year period. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 655,090 shares of the company's stock, valued at $18,722,472.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.58, for a total transaction of $605,896.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $0.32 a share in the trailing twelve months.

Blue Buffalo had argued its employees performed "de minimis" work as an out-of-state company that should exempt it from paying corporate income taxes in Maryland, with the state's tax court stating Blue Buffalo workers were in fact an integral part of its operations there and amounted to an in-state sales force, with duties including building good will by attending community events and passing on competitive intelligence of rival companies. This check is giving Bullish indication for investors. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 13,046 shares of the company's stock valued at $300,000 after buying an additional 56 shares in the last quarter. On a percent-of-sales basis, KHC's free cash flow was 0% while BUFF converted -1.2% of its revenues into cash flow. In that case, its shares would mark a 2.04% decline from the most recent price. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products by 50.8% during the 2nd quarter. The 14-day RSI is still a widely popular choice among technical stock analysts. Marathon Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products in the 2nd quarter valued at $20,999,000. The fund owned 46,671 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 15,308 shares during the quarter.

Blue Buffalo Pet (BUFF) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -123.46.

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