Equities analysts expect Hudson Ltd (NYSE:HUD) to post $0.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for Hudson’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.20 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.14. Hudson reported earnings of $0.13 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 30.8%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Hudson will report full-year earnings of $0.90 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.84 to $0.95. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $1.00 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.97 to $1.02. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Hudson.

Hudson (NYSE:HUD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 5th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $526.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $529.50 million. Hudson had a positive return on equity of 13.19% and a negative net margin of 0.33%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Hudson from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group cut Hudson from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $24.00 to $17.00 in a report on Thursday. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Hudson presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.40.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HUD. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new position in Hudson during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $154,000. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Hudson in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $242,000. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in Hudson by 61.6% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 16,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $283,000 after buying an additional 6,157 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in Hudson by 310.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 17,368 shares of the company’s stock worth $304,000 after buying an additional 13,132 shares during the period. Finally, BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. purchased a new stake in Hudson in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $485,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.24% of the company’s stock.

HUD traded down $0.48 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $14.34. 2,397 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 903,833. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.74. Hudson has a 12-month low of $13.40 and a 12-month high of $23.22.

About Hudson

Hudson Ltd. operates as a travel retail company in the United States and Canada. It operates travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free stores, proprietary and branded specialty stores, electronics stores, themed stores, and quick-service food and beverage outlets under proprietary and third-party brands.

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