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Broker’s Roundup on Rating and Recommendations: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) rose 12.78% during previous trade. Morgan Stanley issued rating on the stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) in a research note issued to investors on Aug-17-16, the stock received “Upgrade” rating from Equal-Weight to Overweight from $33 to $42. Additionally Mizuho issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Aug-15-16 the stock was “Upgraded” from Underperform to Neutral from $11 to $25 besides that on Aug-10-16 Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) was “Reiterated” by RBC Capital Mkts as Sector Perform from $31 to $36. Furthermore on Aug-10-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by Piper Jaffray as Underweight from $19 to $22.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) shares ended last trading session at the price of $30.00 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $43.78 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 08/15/16. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)’s highest estimates of price target are $175.00 and low forecast is $16.00 based on the opinion of 18 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 16.03. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.73 based on calls of 15 experts, where 4 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 9 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 2 as Strong Sell.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 10/17/16. The company is expected to release $1.78 EPS for current quarter according to 15 analysts whereas the company reported $2.74 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $1.65 and high estimate of $1.95. For the current year Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) has set to release EPS of $6.54 as per the sentiments of 17 analysts, however according to 20 analysts, the company expected to release $7.79 EPS for next year.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are 2.51B according to 11 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are 2.44B and highest revenue estimates are 2.56B. A year ago the company’s sales were 2.79B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -9.80%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of 2.63B, according to the sentiments of 11 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed 9.95B revenues, as per the opinion of 17 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of 9.68B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of 10.31B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at 10.48B by 20 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 81.24M shares versus average trading capacity of 27.97M shares, while its shares total market worth is $10.24B along with 341.19M outstanding shares. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX) shares were trading -88.12% below from the 52-week high price mark of $252.51 and +61.73% above from the 52-week price bottom of $18.55. However the company observed 52 week high price on 09/21/15 and witnessed 52 week low price on 06/27/16. The company’s price sits 30.60% above from its 50-day moving average of $23.35 and -45.93% away from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $38.51. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 0.97, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 1.95. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 11.78. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 7.71.

Stock Earnings Alert: Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI)

Shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) fell -1.05% to reach at $64.20 during the course of session. The company has experienced volume of 3.24M shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 2.49M shares.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) on August 17, 2016 announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended July 30, 2016.

Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016

  • Revenue totaled $870 million, up 12% sequentially, and up 1% year-over-year
  • Revenue in ADI’s B2B markets of industrial, automotive, and communications infrastructure totaled $683 million, down 2% sequentially, and up 4% year-over-year
  • GAAP gross margin of 65.8% of revenue; Non-GAAP gross margin of 66.0% of revenue
  • GAAP operating margin of 30.9% of revenue; Non-GAAP operating margin of 34.1% of revenue
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.74; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.82

Non-GAAP Financial Information
This release includes non-GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with, nor an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.

Management uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate the Company’s operating performance from continuing operations against past periods and to budget and allocate resources in future periods. These non-GAAP measures also assist management in evaluating the Company’s core business and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis. Management also believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP items is useful to investors because it provides investors with the operating results that management uses to manage the Company and enables investors and analysts to evaluate the Company’s core business.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) holds the market capitalization of $19.61B along with 307.35M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $63.16 while the maximum trading price moved at $64.84. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $72.02 based on calls of 23 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $53.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $90.00. Currently the stock price is moving -4.05% off from the highest level of twelve months and +38.02% above from twelve months low. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI)  marked 52 week highest price level of $66.91 on 07/27/16 and 52 week lowest price level of $47.24 on 01/15/16.

As of current trade, Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 0.64%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 14.24%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 17.86%. Shares of Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) currently have an ABR of 1.66, derived from a total of 19 opinions. The company’s price sits 7.80% above from its 50-day moving average of $61.07 and 13.60% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $57.36. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 61.86 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.06. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 1.68%, 1.89% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.22.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) currently has a PEG ratio of 4.67 where as its P/E ratio is 31.27. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 5.81 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 4.07, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 5.25. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 65.74. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 6.20 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 6.80. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.36 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.36. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has a Return on Assets of 8.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 13.00% and Return on Investment of 12.10%.

Stock to Watch for Earnings: Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)

Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) fell -6.43% to reach at $70.63 during the course of session. The company has experienced volume of 19.61M shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 4.59M shares.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on August 17, 2016  reported a second quarter 2016 comparable sales decrease of 1.1 percent and GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $1.07, a decrease of 11.6 percent from second quarter 2015. Second quarter adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations2 (Adjusted EPS), which excludes $161 million of pre-tax early debt retirement losses, were $1.23, an increase of 0.5 percent from second quarter 2015.

Third Quarter and Fiscal 2016 Guidance

While Target has plans in place to strengthen results over time, based on the current retail environment the Company believes it is prudent to lower its expectations for comparable sales in the second half of the year. In both the third and fourth quarters of 2016, Target now expects comparable sales growth in the range of (2.0) percent to flat.

In third quarter 2016, Target expects both GAAP EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS of $0.75 to $0.95.

For full-year 2016, Target now expects GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $4.36 to $4.76, compared with prior guidance of $4.76 to $4.96. The Company expects full-year 2016 Adjusted EPS of $4.80 to $5.20, compared with prior guidance of $5.20 to $5.40. The 44-cent difference between the guidance ranges for GAAP EPS from continuing operations and Adjusted EPS primarily reflects early debt retirement losses already reported in 2016.

Third quarter and full-year 2016 GAAP EPS from continuing operations may include the impact of certain discrete items which will be excluded in calculating Adjusted EPS. The Company is not currently aware of any such discrete items beyond those already reported in the first and second quarters of 2016.

Segment Results

Second quarter 2016 sales decreased 7.2 percent to $16.2 billion from $17.4 billion last year, reflecting a 1.1 percent decrease in comparable sales combined with the removal of pharmacy and clinic revenues from this year’s results. Comparable digital channel sales grew 16 percent and contributed 0.5 percentage points to comparable sales growth. Segment earnings before interest expense and income taxes (EBIT), which is Target’s measure of segment profit, were $1,241 million in second quarter 2016, a decrease of 8.1 percent from $1,350 million in 2015.

Second quarter EBITDA and EBIT margin rates were 11.2 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively, compared with 10.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively, in 2015. Second quarter gross margin rate was 31.3 percent, compared with 30.9 percent in 2015, reflecting the benefit of the sale of the Company’s pharmacy and clinic businesses and ongoing cost savings initiatives, partially offset by investments in promotions and increased digital shipping costs. Second quarter SG&A expense rate was 20.1 percent in 2016, compared with 19.9 percent in 2015, as the deleveraging impact of lower sales and investments in team offset benefits from the sale of the Company’s pharmacy and clinic businesses and continued expense discipline across the organization.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) holds the market capitalization of $41.59B along with 589.27M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $84.62 while the maximum trading price moved at $65.50. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $77.97 based on calls of 23 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $65.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $95.00. Currently the stock price is moving -14.74% off from the highest level of twelve months and +8.84% above from twelve months low. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)  marked 52 week highest price level of $84.14 on 04/19/16 and 52 week lowest price level of $65.50 on 05/18/16.

As of current trade, Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has shown weekly downbeat performance of -2.54%. Its six months performance indicated a bearish movement while its yearly performance reflected a negative trend of -9.22%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate downbeat trend of -0.38%. Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) currently have an ABR of 2.29, derived from a total of 15 opinions. The company’s price sits -0.94% below from its 50-day moving average of $73.47 and -3.66% below from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $75.24. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 40.40 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.61. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 1.92%, 1.66% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.67.

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) currently has a PEG ratio of 1.31 where as its P/E ratio is 13.35. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 0.58 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 3.37, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 10.47. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 48.13. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.50 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.20. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.13 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.00. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has a Return on Assets of 8.30%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 25.50% and Return on Investment of 15.30%.

Stock Estimates Under Consideration: Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS)

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) soared 1.27% or +0.32 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $24.90, a total of 5.14M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 6.92M shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.03B and it has 397.96M outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 29 analysts Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) will report earnings per share of $0.59 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 8/18/2016 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $0.59 and low forecast is $0.58. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.64 earnings per share.

If we have a peek on EPS and surprise factor history during last four quarters, for the previous quarter ended on 4/2016, the consensus mean EPS was $0.32 while the company reported $0.32 EPS on 5/19/2016 After Market Close.

Previously for the quarter ended on 1/2016, Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS)’s expected mean EPS was $0.57, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $0.57 on 2/25/2016 After Market Close.

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS)’s mean EPS estimate was $0.63 for the quarter ended on 10/2015, while it reported EPS of $0.63 on 11/19/2015 After Market Close.

Back on 8/20/2015 the company’s estimated EPS value was $0.64 and it reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 7/2015.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $1.96 according to 29 analysts making projections for Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $2.1 while the conservative estimates kept at $1.83 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $2.43 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is 15.37B, setting the highest revenues estimates of 15.67B and indicating lowest revenues at 14.95B according to agreement of 28 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of 3.79B covering forecast of 27 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of 3.87B and 3.7B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of -7.80% whereas for next quarter it has -15.90% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are -19.30% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is 6.10%. Past 5 years growth of Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) observed at 6.70%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 7.97%.

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) reached at $25.46 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 1.83%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 12.76% while it has a distance of 6.20% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $34.92 and touched the lowest level of $17.00. The company’s distance from 52 week high price is -24.39% and current price is above +51.41% from 52 week low price. The stock observed 52 week high price on 08/20/15 and 52 week low price on 05/19/16.

Analysts’ Recommendations and Insider’s Trading Activity: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock exchanged hands 33.79M shares versus average trading capacity of 32.88M shares, while its shares total market worth is $588.85B along with 5.39M outstanding shares. Its shares ended last trading session at the price of $109.38 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $124.11 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 08/14/16. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $85.00 based on the opinion of 40 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 15.92. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.50 based on calls of 30 experts, where 23 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 3 suggest the stock a Buy, 2 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 2 as Strong Sell.

The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) total 20 number of trades held during last 3 months and 112 during last 12 months, out of them 15 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 70 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 15 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 64 sells over the past 12 months.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Srouji Johny, Senior Vice President of the company in a transaction that occurred 8/15/2016 sold 4,327 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $109.00, for a total value of $471,643. Subsequent to the transaction Srouji Johny owned a total of 106,542 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 8/12/2016, Srouji Johny, Senior Vice President sold 5,500 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $108.00, for a total worth of $594,000. Succeeding to the transaction Srouji Johny owned overall 110,869 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Levinson Arthur D, Director sold 70,000 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 8/9/2016. At a price of $108.68, the stock was sold for an entire value of $7,607,600. Consequent to the transaction Levinson Arthur D owned a total of 1,133,283 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.03% shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are owned by insiders with -36.53% six-month change in the insider ownership. Levinson Arthur D is one of the major insider shareholder of the company’s stock, the insider owns 1,133,283 shares reported on Feb 2, 2016. Cook Timothy D is second leading insider shareholder, as of Nov 9, 2015 the insider owns 1,039,598 shares of the stock. Federighi Craig is another major insider shareholder of the stock, as per record date of Apr 1, 2016 insider owns 467,339 shares of the stock.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 10/25/16. The company is expected to release $1.64 EPS during current quarter according to 37 analysts whereas the company reported $1.96 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $1.57 and high estimate of $1.71. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are 46.7B according to 35 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are 45.6B and highest revenue estimates are 47.59B. A year ago the company’s sales were 51.5B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -9.30%.

Share Performance and Target Price Review United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) plunged -0.70% during previous trade, a total of 2.41M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 3.00M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $90.92B along with 836.93M outstanding shares.

Most recently United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)’s price target was revised on 08/14/16 and according to 16 analysts stock’s price will reach at $113.56 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 12.96. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $102.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $130.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 19% from its latest closing price of $108.35.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)’s price target was revised on 07/27/16 by the analysts. The bullish price estimates of the stock was set at $130.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $74.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $109.91, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 13.91.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.27. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 13 brokerage recommendations 5 rate United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) stock a Strong Buy, 1 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 6 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 5/2/2016 the stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) downgraded by Goldman from Buy to Neutral. However previously on 3/1/2016 it was downgraded by RBC Capital Mkts from Sector Perform to Outperform. A research note issued on 1/8/2016 the stock was upgraded by Bernstein from Outperform to Mkt Perform.

United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) performance over the past one year advanced 12.14%, during the last six months the stock rose 24.70%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 9.82% while its last one month trend is positive with 3.48%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 0.76%.

The company’s price sits 4.74% above from its 50-day moving average of $105.57 and 11.74% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $100.29. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)’s shares are currently trading -0.61% away from the 52-week high price of $109.83 and +32.75% far from the 52-week low of $82.23.

According to consensus agreement of 17 analysts United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) will report earnings per share of $1.67 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 10/18/16. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.77 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.6. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.61 EPS. Current year EPS projections for United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) are set at $6.58 according to the sentiments of 17 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $6.44 and highest earnings estimates are $6.7.

According to 14 analysts, United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $14.29 billion meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $14.74 billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $13.95 billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $57.32 billion compared to low analyst estimates of $56.75 billion and high estimates of $57.91 billion according to the projection of 17 analysts.

Analysts Concerns on: Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)

Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) soared 0.54% during previous trade, a total of 2.70M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 2.89M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $100.25B along with 395.95M outstanding shares.

Most recently Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)’s price target was revised on 08/16/16 and according to 16 analysts stock’s price will reach at $295.38 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 42.64. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $227.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $400.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 34% from its latest closing price of $254.55.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)’s price target was revised on 07/28/16 by the analysts. The bullish price estimates of the stock was set at $400.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $232.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $288.80, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 46.08.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.70. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 15 brokerage recommendations 8 rate Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) stock a Strong Buy, 3 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 4 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 4/18/2016 the stock of Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) downgraded by Piper Jaffray from Overweight to Neutral. However previously on 4/7/2016 it was downgraded by Susquehanna from Positive to Neutral. A research note issued on 4/6/2016 the stock was downgraded by Mizuho from Buy to Neutral.

Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) performance over the past one year plunged -21.19%, during the last six months the stock slipped -10.60%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 11.25% while its last one month trend is positive with 3.58%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 0.83%.

The company’s price sits 4.08% above from its 50-day moving average of $245.83 and -5.21% below from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $250.06. Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)’s shares are currently trading -22.10% away from the 52-week high price of $325.00 and +29.51% far from the 52-week low of $195.50.

According to consensus agreement of 17 analysts Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) will report earnings per share of $3.62 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 11/2/16. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $4 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $3.44. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $3.48 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) are set at $14 according to the sentiments of 10 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $13.78 and highest earnings estimates are $10.

According to 14 analysts, Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $3.73 billion meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $3.84 billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $3.64 billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $14.8 billion compared to low analyst estimates of $14.66 billion and high estimates of $14.93 billion according to the projection of 10 analysts.

Analysts Recommendation on Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO)

Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) plunged -3.39% during previous trade, a total of 7.50M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 1.29M shares whereas its relative volume is 5.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.72B along with 131.80M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $133.01 and touched the lowest level of $130.20.

Most recently Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO)’s price target was revised on 08/16/16 with standard deviation of 15.53, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 42% from its latest closing price of $131.78.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, one week ago Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO)’s price target was revised on 08/04/16 by the analysts. The bullish price estimates of the stock was set at $173.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $114.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $139.00, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 13.81.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.55. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 22 brokerage recommendations 14 rate Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) stock a Strong Buy, 4 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 4 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell.

Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) performance over the past one year advanced 20.04%, during the last six months the stock rose 37.98%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 10.90% while its last one month trend is positive with 7.88%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 1.79%.

The company’s price sits 7.36% above from its 50-day moving average of $123.10 and-22.80% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $111.54. Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO)’s shares are currently trading -4.09% away from the 52-week high price of $137.40 and +88.42% far from the 52-week low of $69.94.

Stock on the Move: Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY)

Shares of Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) fell -4.94% to reach at $28.28 during the course of session. The company has experienced volume of 2.79M shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 754,663.00 shares.

Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) on August 16, 2016 announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Fiscal 2016 Summary

  • Net revenues of $4,349.1 million decreased 1% as reported and like-for-like
  • Reported operating income of $254.2 million decreased 36% from the prior-year, driven primarily by acquisition related costs
  • Adjusted operating income of $622.9 million increased 3% from the prior-year
  • Reported net income of $156.9 million decreased 33%, while adjusted net income of $485.2 million increased 19% from the prior-year
  • Reported earnings per diluted share of $0.44 decreased 31%, while adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.37 increased 21% from the prior-year
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $501.4 million compared to $526.3 million in the prior-year, despite an increase in cash acquisition-related costs of over $100 million relative to the prior year

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2016 Summary

  • Net revenues of $1,075.6 million increased 6% as reported and decreased 1% like-for-like
  • Reported operating loss of $(2.9) million improved from $(23.4) million in the prior-year period
  • Adjusted operating income of $94.2 million increased 19% from $79.2 million in the prior-year period
  • Reported net loss of $(31.0) million declined from net income of $21.0 million, while adjusted net income of $45.7 million increased 6% from $43.1 million in the prior-year period
  • Reported earnings per diluted share of $(0.09) decreased from $0.05, while adjusted earnings per share of $0.13 increased 8% from $0.12 in the prior-year period
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $56.1 million compared to $138.1 million in the prior-year period

Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) holds the market capitalization of $9.85B along with 76.80M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $27.18 while the maximum trading price moved at $30.11. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $27.61 based on calls of 9 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $19.50 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $32.00. Currently the stock price is moving -9.62% off from the highest level of twelve months and +32.96% above from twelve months low. Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY)  marked 52 week highest price level of $31,6025 on 05/02/16 and 52 week lowest price level of $21.4797 on 01/15/16.

As of current trade, Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 2.28%. Its six months performance indicated a bearish movement while its yearly performance reflected a negative trend of -1.50%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 11.43%. Shares of Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) currently have an ABR of 2.92, derived from a total of 9 opinions. The company’s price sits 6.16% above from its 50-day moving average of $27.16 and 5.48% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $27.41. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 58.89 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.85. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 5.02%, 2.82% respectively.

Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) currently has a PEG ratio of 38.23 where as its P/E ratio is 49.70. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 2.23 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 21.59, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 26.14. Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 22.17. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.10. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 9.32 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 9.01. Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) has a Return on Assets of 3.20%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 31.00% and Return on Investment of 60.50%.

Stock Earnings Roundup: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)

Shares of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) fell -4.39% to reach at $160.40 during the course of session. The company has experienced volume of 3.03M shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 873,081.00 shares.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on August 16, 2016 announced its financial results for the second quarter ended July 16, 2016. Second quarter GAAP earnings per diluted share (Diluted EPS) were $1.68. Second quarter Adjusted earnings per diluted share (Adjusted EPS) were $1.90 which exclude $0.08 of amortization of acquired intangible assets and integration and restructuring costs of $0.14, primarily associated with the acquisition of General Parts International, Inc.

Revenues dropped 4.8% year over year to $2.26 billion but surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.24 billion. The year-over-year decline in the top line was due to a fall in comparable store sales, store closures in 2015 and the effect of Carquest consolidations. Comparable store sales fell 4.1% in the reported quarter as against 1% growth recorded a year ago.

Gross profit dropped to $1.01 billion or 44.8% of sales in the reported quarter from $1.09 billion or 45.9% of sales a year ago. The decrease in gross profit margin can be attributed to supply chain expense stemming from a decline in comparable store sales and higher supply chain operating expenses.

Comparable selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses totaled $767.1 million or 34% of sales in the quarter under review, compared with $801.8 million or 33.8% of sales in second-quarter fiscal 2015. The decrease in SG&A resulted from continued fixed cost deleverage due to comparable store sales decline and higher self-insurance expense.

Comparable operating income fell 14.8% to $243.1 million from $285.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.8% versus 12% a year ago.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) holds the market capitalization of $11.92B along with 73.61M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $160.34 while the maximum trading price moved at $165.40. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $159.76 based on calls of 17 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $120.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $182.00. Currently the stock price is moving -20.20% off from the highest level of twelve months and +21.99% above from twelve months low. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)  marked 52 week highest price level of $201.24 on 11/06/15 and 52 week lowest price level of $131.59 on 02/11/16.

As of current trade, Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has shown weekly downbeat performance of -3.66%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a negative trend of -13.02%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 6.65%. Shares of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) currently have an ABR of 2.30, derived from a total of 15 opinions. The company’s price sits -0.71% below from its 50-day moving average of $165.13 and 1.95% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $156.22. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 39.70 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 3.18. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 2.21%, 1.73% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.98.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) currently has a PEG ratio of 2.28 where as its P/E ratio is 24.53. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.22 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 4.48, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 114.26. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 31.33. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.20 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.30. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.47 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.47. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has a Return on Assets of 5.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 19.70% and Return on Investment of 14.90%.