-$0.02 EPS Expected for At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) This Quarter

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Brokerages forecast that At Home Group Inc (NYSE:HOME) will post earnings of ($0.02) per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for At Home Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.03) to ($0.02). At Home Group reported earnings of $0.18 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 111.1%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, December 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that At Home Group will report full year earnings of $0.68 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.62 to $0.72. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.67 to $0.82. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow At Home Group.

At Home Group (NYSE:HOME) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.04. At Home Group had a return on equity of 8.62% and a net margin of 5.12%. The firm had revenue of $342.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $343.45 million.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. KeyCorp set a $14.00 price target on At Home Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 15th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price objective on At Home Group from $6.00 to $9.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, September 30th. TheStreet raised At Home Group from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, September 30th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on At Home Group from $8.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered At Home Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.10.

Shares of At Home Group stock traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $8.58. The company had a trading volume of 635,666 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,064,727. At Home Group has a one year low of $4.58 and a one year high of $30.66. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $9.18 and a 200 day simple moving average of $9.32. 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 firm has a market cap of $549.15 million, a PE ratio of 11.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.27.

In other news, Director Philip L. Francis purchased 21,125 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.84 per share, for a total transaction of $165,620.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Clifford Sosin purchased 85,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $6.55 per share, for a total transaction of $556,750.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 635,907 shares of company stock worth $5,094,249 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 9.25% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Marshall Wace LLP increased its holdings in shares of At Home Group by 87.1% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 1,484,406 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,886,000 after buying an additional 691,186 shares during the period. TIG Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of At Home Group in the second quarter worth about $4,129,000. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. increased its holdings in shares of At Home Group by 2,273.5% in the second quarter. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 536,947 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,576,000 after buying an additional 514,324 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in shares of At Home Group by 837.8% in the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 458,171 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,051,000 after buying an additional 409,317 shares during the period. Finally, Maverick Capital Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of At Home Group in the third quarter worth about $3,773,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.62% of the company’s stock.

About At Home Group

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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