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Federated Investors' Earnings Preview

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On Thursday, Federated Investors (NYSE: FII) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's take on the company's release.

Earnings and Revenue

Based on management's projections, Federated Investors analysts model for earnings of 56 cents per share on sales of $281 million.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 9.62 percent increase for the company. Sales would be down 2.77 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.53 0.49 0.46 0.51
EPS Actual 0.56 0.53 0.49 0.52

 

Q4 EPS Estimate: 56 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $281 million

Stock Performance

Shares of Federated Investors were trading at $34.79 as of Jan. 25. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 28.2 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

Analyst estimates are adjusted higher for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. Analysts seem to have settled on a Sell rating with Federated Investors. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

 

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