Earnings Forecast Research on Big Lots, Inc. (BIG)

Big Lots, Inc. has received $2.23 as the consensus Earnings Estimate for the Quarter ending on Jan 2017 ,According to the estimate provided by 8 Financial Advisor in the Stock Trading Firms. Among 8 Analysts, Bottom line EPS Estimate for the current quarter is $2.21 while the top line estimate is $2.27 , a key information to consider for Day Trading and investing in stocks. The EPS growth rate is projected at 11.25%.

Big Lots, Inc. reported better than expected with a surprise EPS of 300% or $0.06 during its most recent quarterly earnings. The Actual EPS was $0.04 compared to the Estimated EPS of $-0.02. Columbus based Big Lots, Inc. Last reported the Quarter results on Oct 31, 2016 and the Next earnings date is scheduled to be released on Mar 03, 2017.

Big Lots, Inc. has a Price to Earnings ratio of 14.37 for the trailing twelve month period. The price to book ratio of the company for the most recent quarter is 3.97. For the Most Recent Fiscal Year, Big Lots, Inc. has a price to cash ratio of 9.28. For the Trailing twelve month period, company showed a Net Profit Margin of 3.02% and Return on Equity of the stock is 27.08%.

In the last quarter, Big Lots, Inc. reported Annual Earnings of $0.04. Based on the filings, last years Annual Earnings was, $2.97. In the last Quarter, BIG reported a surprise Earnings per Share of 300% . The consensus estimate for current quarter is $2.23 and for the current fiscal year, the estimate is $3.6. For the Next fiscal year, the estimate is $3.98 based on the consensus.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) : On Tuesday heightened volatility was witnessed in Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE:BIG) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $48.26 and hit $50.35 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $50, with a gain of 2.97% or 1.44 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,411,705 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $56.54 and the company has a market cap of $2,228 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $35.86 .

Consolidated Stores Corp. is one of the leading value retailers specializing in closeout merchandise and toys. The company operates stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam and conducted online sales of childrens products. Retail operations are conducted primarily under the following names: Odd Lots, Big Lots, Big Lots Furniture, Mac Frugals Bargains Close-outs, and Pic N Save and K B Toys, K B Toy Works, and K B Toy Outlet and KBkids.com.

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