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Following is a list of 29 mid cap companies (Market Cap between 1-3 billion) for which sell side consensus EPS expectation for the current quarter has decreased by more than 15% in the last 1 month with at least two sell side analysts reducing their estimates.

Tkr

Company Name

Consensus EPS Current Qtr 1m %ch (%)

No. of analyst decreasing their estimates

INSU

INSITUFORM TECHN

-19.14

3

AZK

AURIZON MINES

-30.62

2

KOG

KODIAK OIL

-35.07

5

MRH

MONTPELIER RE

-1832.07

3

ODP

OFFICE DEPOT

-57.28

12

ACXM

ACXIOM CP

-17.8

5

DOLE

DOLE FOOD CO

-32.8

5

UIS

UNISYS CP

-141.43

2

NYT

NEW YORK TIMES

-50

2

PEGA

PEGASYSTEMS INC

-32.24

5

CRZO

CARRIZO OIL INC

-17.71

9

PTP

PLATINUM UNDERWR

-1919.84

4

MTOR

MERITOR INC

-31.39

6

GET

GAYLORD ENTERTAI

-27.49

4

WMS-OLD

WMS INDUSTRIES

-20.45

19

GHL

GREENHILL

-104.78

6

CMC

COML METALS

-33.18

6

ENH

ENDURANCE SPECIA

-393.92

2

TAM

TAM SA

-34.18

2

IMAX

IMAX CP

-19.77

3

SWFT

SWIFT TRANS

-37.12

11

AHL

ASPEN INSURANCE

-196.03

5

UTIW

UTI WORLDWIDE

-16.8

9

ALEX

ALEXANDER/BALDWN

-93.1

3

TFX

TELEFLEX INC

-15.16

4

ALTE

ALTERRA CAPITAL

-44.55

5

AWH

ALLIED WORLD ASS

-95.03

6

LOGI

LOGITECH INTERNA

-64.49

5

LEN

LENNAR CP

-66.23

18

Here are some of the specifics about these companies, including a brief description of their business, growth rates (top line and bottom line) and Valuation:

Insituform Technologies, Inc. is a global provider of technologies and services for rehabilitating sewer, water, energy and mining piping systems and the corrosion protection of industrial pipelines. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.81 and next year is 2.26. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 8.44% current year and 9.19% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 11.61. Out of 8 analysts covering the company, 6 are positive and have buy recommendations and 2 have hold ratings.

Aurizon Mines Ltd. is a Canada-based gold producer with operations and development activities in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec. Aurizon owns and operates 100% of the Casa Berardi gold mine, the Joanna gold project and one early stage exploration project, Kipawa. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.34 and next year is 0.43. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 32.59% current year and 6.74% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 15.08. Out of 5 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations and 3 have hold ratings.

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s oil and natural gas reserves and operations are concentrated in two Rocky Mountain Basins, the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, and the Green River Basin of Wyoming and Colorado. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.35 and next year is 0.79. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 483.04% current year and 122.23% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.59. Out of 16 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations and 8 have hold ratings.

Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. provides insurance and reinsurance solutions to the global market. The Company operates through three reportable segments: Montpelier Bermuda, Montpelier Syndicate 5151 and MUSIC. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.16 and next year is 2.4. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 0.33% current year and 0.65% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.5. All 5 analysts covering the company have hold ratings.

Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products and services. The Company operates in three business segments: North American Retail Division, North American Business Solutions Division and International Division. Its EPS forecast for the current year is -0.01 and next year is 0.16. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 0.01% current year and 1.33% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 26.92. Out of 16 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendations, 2 have sell recommendations and 10 have hold ratings.

Acxiom Corporation is engaged in marketing technology and services that enable marketers to manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and create customer relationships. Its consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data integration and consulting solutions. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.68 and next year is 0.78. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 5.33% current year and 3.63% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 18.9. Out of 5 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations and 3 have hold ratings.

Dole Food Company, Inc. is a producer, marketer and distributor of fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. The Company operates in three business segments: fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and packaged foods. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.37 and next year is 1.68. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 2.52% current year and 3.03% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.12. Out of 8 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations and 6 have hold ratings.

Unisys Corporation is a worldwide information technology company. The Company provides a portfolio of IT services, software and technology. It specializes in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, improve support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.91 and next year is 3.7. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 6.02% current year and 1.77% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.42. Out of 3 analysts covering the company, 1 has a sell recommendation and 2 have hold ratings.

The New York Times Company is a diversified media company that includes newspapers, digital businesses, investments in paper mills and other investments. The Company’s segments consist of the News Media Group and the About Group. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.55 and next year is 0.72. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 1.5% current year and 0.34% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.82. Out of 9 analysts covering the company, 1 is positive and has a buy recommendation, 3 have sell recommendations and 5 have hold ratings.

Pegasystems Inc. develops, markets, licenses, and supports software to automate business processes. The Company’s software enables organizations to build, deploy, and change enterprise applications by directly capturing business objectives, automating programming, and automating work. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.1 and next year is 1.42. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 23.95% current year and 15.29% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 25.61. Out of 6 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendations and 2 have hold ratings.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is an independent energy company, which --together with its subsidiaries-- is engaged in the exploration, development, production and transportation of natural gas and oil, principally in the United States. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.96 and next year is 4.46. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 67.18% current year and 86.34% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.93. Out of 18 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy recommendations and 6 have hold ratings.

Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Platinum Underwriters Bermuda, Ltd. and Platinum Underwriters Reinsurance, Inc., the Company provides property and marine, casualty and finite risk reinsurance coverages, through reinsurance intermediaries, to a varied clientele of commercial and personal lines insurers and select reinsurers on a worldwide basis. It operates under three segments: Property and Marine, Casualty and Finite Risk. Its EPS forecast for the current year is -0.87 and next year is 4.48. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 1.33% current year and 5.93% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.38. Out of 6 analysts covering the company, 1 is positive and has a buy recommendation, 1 has a sell recommendation and 4 have hold ratings.

Meritor, Inc., formerly ArvinMeritor, Inc., is a global supplier of a range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the aftermarket for the commercial vehicle, transportation and industrial sectors. The company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, military, bus and coach and other industrial OEMs and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle OEMs. It operates in three segments: The Commercial Truck, The Industrial segment and The Aftermarket & Trailer segment. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.73 and next year is 2.23. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 28.03% current year and 18.21% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 7.02. Out of 10 analysts covering the company, 8 are positive and have buy recommendations and 2 have hold ratings.

Gaylord Entertainment Company is engaged in the business of hospitality. The Company’s operations are organized into three principal business segments: Hospitality, which includes its hotel operations; Opry and Attractions, which includes its Grand Ole Opry assets, its Corporate Magic event planning business, WSM-AM and Nashville attractions, and Corporate and Other, which includes corporate expenses. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.55 and next year is 0.99. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 28.23% current year and 8.04% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 33.73. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy recommendations and 3 have hold ratings.

WMS Industries Inc. serves the legalized gaming industry by designing, manufacturing and distributing games, video and mechanical reel-spinning gaming machines and video lottery terminals (VLTs) to authorized customers in legal gaming venues worldwide. The Company’s products include video gaming machines, mechanical reel gaming machines and VLTs. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.76 and next year is 2.07. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 3.61% current year and 5.8% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 14.46. Out of 20 analysts covering the company, 13 are positive and have buy recommendations, 1 has a sell recommendation and 6 have hold ratings.

Greenhill & Co., Inc. is an independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, partnerships, institutions and governments. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.03 and next year is 3.07. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 20.3% current year and 25.39% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 20.09. Out of 9 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations, 1 has a sell recommendation and 6 have hold ratings.

Commercial Metals Company recycles, manufactures, fabricates and distributes steel and metal products and related materials and services through a network of locations throughout the United States and internationally. The Company operates in five segments: Americas Recycling, Americas Mills, Americas Fabrication, International Mills and International Marketing and Distribution. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.25 and next year is 1.65. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 19.53% current year and 12.39% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.94. Out of 8 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations and 6 have hold ratings.

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. is a holding company. Through its operating subsidiaries based in Bermuda, the United States and the United Kingdom, the Company underwrites specialty lines of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance and reinsurance on a global basis. The Company’s portfolio of specialty lines of business is organized into two business segments: Insurance and Reinsurance. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.36 and next year is 5.28. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 4.77% current year and 1.55% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.01. Out of 9 analysts covering the company, 3 are positive and have buy recommendations and 6 have hold ratings.

TAM S.A. is a Brazil-based company engaged in providing scheduled air transportation in both the domestic and the international markets through the Company's operating subsidiaries, TAM Linhas Aereas SA (TAM Linhas Aereas), Transportes Aereos Del Mercosur S.A. (TAM Mercosur) and Pantanal Linhas Aereas S.A. The Company offers flights throughout Brazil. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.02 and next year is 1.56. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 20.9% current year and 11.7% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.36. Out of 6 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendations and 2 have hold ratings.

IMAX Corporation together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is an entertainment technology company, specializing in motion picture technologies and large-format motion picture presentations. The Company is engaged in designing and manufacturing of large-format digital and film-based theater systems (IMAX theater systems) and the sale or lease of such IMAX theater systems. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.05 and next year is 1.36. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 10.79% current year and 13.13% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 22.22. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 10 are positive and have buy recommendations and 5 have hold ratings.

Swift Transportation Company is a transportation services company and a truckload carrier in North America. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.89 and next year is 1.14. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 13.04% current year and 9.05% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 12.27. Out of 15 analysts covering the company, 12 are positive and have buy recommendations and 3 have hold ratings.

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited is a holding company. The Company conducts insurance and reinsurance business through its wholly owned subsidiaries in three major jurisdictions: Aspen Insurance UK Limited (Aspen U.K.) and Aspen Underwriting Limited (AUL), a member of Syndicate 4711 at Lloyd’s of London (United Kingdom), Aspen Bermuda (Bermuda) and Aspen Specialty Insurance Company (Aspen Specialty). Aspen U.K. also has branches in Paris, France, Zurich, Switzerland, Dublin, Ireland, Singapore, Australia and Canada. The Company operates in the global markets for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.97 and next year is 3.33. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 0.41% current year and 2.26% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 8.38. Out of 9 analysts covering the company, 2 are positive and have buy recommendations and 7 have hold ratings.

UTi Worldwide Inc. is a holding company and its operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. The Company is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company that provides services through a network of offices and contract logistics centers. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.88 and next year is 1.14. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 9.33% current year and 9.76% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 17.74. Out of 17 analysts covering the company, 7 are positive and have buy recommendations and 10 have hold ratings.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in property development and agribusiness operations. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary Matson Navigation Company, Inc., together with its two subsidiaries, is engaged in ocean transportation operations, related shoreside operations in Hawaii, and intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. The Company operates in five segments in three industries: Transportation, Real Estate and Agribusiness. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 1.76 and next year is 2.41. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 17.19% current year and 8.14% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 21.57. Out of 3 analysts covering the company, 1 is positive and has a buy recommendation and 2 have hold ratings.

Teleflex Incorporated is a global provider of medical technology products that enable healthcare providers to improve patient outcomes, reduce infections and enhance patient and provider safety. It primarily develops, manufactures and supplies single-use medical devices used by hospitals and healthcare providers for common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in critical care and surgical applications. Teleflex provides a platform of medical products, which it categorizes into four groups: Critical Care, Surgical Care, Cardiac Care and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and Development Services. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 3.74 and next year is 4.17. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 8.74% current year and grow 3.25% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 13.94. Out of 5 analysts covering the company, 1 is positive and has a buy recommendation and 4 have hold ratings.

Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd.-- formerly Max Capital Group Ltd.-- is a provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products for the property and casualty market, with underwriting operations based in Bermuda, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom. The Company underwrites a portfolio of risks and serves clients. It also provides reinsurance for the life and annuity market. The Company operates in five segments: the Bermuda/Dublin insurance segment, the Bermuda/Dublin reinsurance segment, the U.S. specialty segment, the Max at Lloyd’s segment and the life and annuity reinsurance segment. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 2.13 and next year is 2.46. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 13.58% current year and 1.87% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.14. Out of 10 analysts covering the company, 3 are positive and have buy recommendations and 7 have hold ratings.

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, formerly Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd., is a specialty insurance and reinsurance company that underwrites a diversified portfolio of property and casualty lines of business through offices located in Bermuda, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company offers its clients and producers significant capacity in both the direct property and casualty insurance markets, as well as the reinsurance market. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 5.7 and next year is 6.6. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 4.95% current year and 1.2% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 9.62. Out of 11 analysts covering the company, 4 are positive and have buy recommendations and 7 have hold ratings.

Logitech International S.A. is a provider of personal peripherals for computers and other digital platforms. The Company develops and markets products in personal computer navigation, Internet communications, digital music, home-entertainment control, gaming and wireless devices. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.76, and next year is 1. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to grow 20.41% current year and 9.27% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 14.33. Out of 8 analysts covering the company, 1 is positive and has a buy recommendation, 1 has a sell recommendation and 6 have hold ratings.

Lennar Corporation is a homebuilder and a provider of financial services. The Company, through its Rialto Investments (Rialto) segment, is an investor in distressed real estate assets. The home building operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes, multi-level residential buildings, as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land directly and through unconsolidated entities in which the Company has investments. Its EPS forecast for the current year is 0.57 and next year is 1.06. According to the consensus estimates, its top line is expected to decline 3.5% current year and grow 22.56% next year. It is trading at a forward P/E of 17.25. Out of 21 analysts covering the company, 13 are positive and have buy recommendations and 8 have hold ratings.

Source: 29 Mid-Caps With Downward Consensus Trends