Equities analysts expect Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) to post earnings of $0.43 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Engility’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.41 to $0.48. Engility posted earnings of $0.51 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 15.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, March 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Engility will report full-year earnings of $2.19 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.17 to $2.25. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $2.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.05 to $2.31. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Engility.

Engility (NYSE:EGL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.54 by ($0.28). Engility had a return on equity of 11.87% and a net margin of 1.57%. The business had revenue of $487.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $496.84 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. Engility’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

EGL has been the subject of several research reports. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Engility in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Noble Financial reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Engility in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Engility from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Engility from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Engility in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Engility currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $35.00.

Engility (NYSE:EGL) traded down $0.51 on Thursday, reaching $27.92. 205,300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 107,445. The company has a current ratio of 1.34, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31. Engility has a 12 month low of $25.70 and a 12 month high of $35.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,046.93, a P/E ratio of 34.05 and a beta of 2.01.

In other news, SVP Thomas O. Miiller sold 4,483 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.59, for a total transaction of $128,168.97. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,154 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $290,302.86. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Thomas O. Miiller sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.97, for a total transaction of $83,910.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 7,154 shares in the company, valued at $200,097.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 23,908 shares of company stock worth $673,910. Corporate insiders own 0.41% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Engility in the third quarter valued at $124,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in Engility in the second quarter valued at $206,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in Engility by 58.8% in the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 6,620 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $230,000 after acquiring an additional 2,450 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in Engility by 28.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 8,777 shares of the aerospace company’s stock valued at $249,000 after acquiring an additional 1,968 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Engility in the third quarter valued at $266,000. 92.64% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Engility

Engility Holdings, Inc (Engility) is a provider of systems engineering services, training, program management, and operational support for the United States Government worldwide. The Company’s business is focused on providing a range of engineering, technical, analytical, advisory, training, logistics and support services.

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