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Analyst Viewpoints on Rating and Recommendation: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rose 0.18% during previous trade. BofA/Merrill issued rating on the stock of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) in a research note issued to investors on Jan-13-17, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Neutral. Additionally Atlantic Equities issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Dec-14-16 the stock was “Initiated” as Overweight besides that on Nov-15-16 Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) was “Upgraded” by Susquehanna from Neutral to Positive. Furthermore on Nov-15-16 -16 the stock was “Upgraded” by Raymond James from Mkt Perform to Strong Buy.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) shares ended last trading session at the price of $174.79 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $175.38 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/13/17. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)’s highest estimates of price target are $215 and low forecast is $120 based on the opinion of 21 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 28.25. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.26 based on calls of 17 experts, where 7 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 2 suggest the stock a Buy, 6 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 2 as Strong Sell.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/9/17. The company is expected to release $1.09 EPS for current quarter according to 23 analysts whereas the company reported $1.22 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $1.03 and high estimate of $1.17. For the current year Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has set to release EPS of $7.25 as per the sentiments of 27 analysts, however according to 27 analysts, the company expected to release $7.82 EPS for next year.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $2B according to 17 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $1.81B and highest revenue estimates are $2.03B. A year ago the company’s sales were $2.03B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are -1.60%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $3B, according to the sentiments of 12 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $9.49B revenues, as per the opinion of 25 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $9.3B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $9.57B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $9.64B by 25 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 1.20M shares versus average trading capacity of 747,706 shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $12.90B along with 73.65M outstanding shares. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) shares were trading -1.68% below from the 52-week high price mark of $177.77 and +33.03% above from the 52-week price bottom of $131.39. However the company observed 52 week high price on 12/08/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 02/11/16. The company’s price sits 6.09% above from its 50-day moving average of $172.04 and 10.90% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $159.41. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 1.35, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 4.51. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 107.54. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 45.31.

Analyst Insights on Price Target Estimates: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) plunged -1.24% during previous trade, a total of 10.01M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 7.97M shares whereas its relative volume is 1.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $204.62B along with 3.07B outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $68.02 and touched the lowest level of $67.08.

Most recently Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s price target was revised on 1/3/17 and according to 26 analysts stock’s price will reach at $74.36 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 8.87. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $60 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $90, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 34% from its latest closing price of $67.13.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s price target was revised on 11/29/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $90 while the bearish estimates kept at $50 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $74.62, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 8.87.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.58. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 19 brokerage recommendations 7 rate Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 9 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 3 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 9/23/16 the stock of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) upgraded by Barclays from Equal Weight to Overweight. However previously on 9/12/16 it was upgraded by Cowen from Market Perform to Outperform. A research note issued on 7/12/16 the stock was downgraded by Northcoast from Buy to Neutral.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) performance over the past one year soared 9.55% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bearish trend of -2.88%. During the last six months the stock slipped -7.60%. Quarterly performance of the company shows declining momentum of -0.91% while its last one month trend is negative with -6.50%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -1.66%.

The company’s price sits -3.92% below from its 50-day moving average of $70.03 and -3.99% away from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $71.24. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s shares are currently trading -10.08% away from the 52-week high price of $74.66 and +14.75% far from the 52-week low price of $58.50.

According to consensus agreement of 27 analysts Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) will report earnings per share of $1.3 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/21/17 Before Market Open. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.36 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.24. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.49 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) set at $4.32 according to the sentiments of 29 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $4.24 and highest earnings estimates are $4.37.

According to 18 analysts, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $131.38B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $133.53B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $130.27B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $485.08B compared to low analyst estimates of $483.57B and high estimates of $493.13B according to the projection of 19 analysts.

Analysts Review on Price Target Estimates: Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) soared 0.07% during previous trade, a total of 13.26M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 4.53M shares whereas its relative volume is 3.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $17.74B along with 316.62M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $59.87 and touched the lowest level of $58.25.

Most recently Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)’s price target was revised on 1/4/17 and according to 24 analysts stock’s price will reach at $65.29 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 6.83. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $53 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $80, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 36% from its latest closing price of $58.89.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)’s price target was revised on 12/16/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $80 while the bearish estimates kept at $55 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $65.85, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 6.76.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.13. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 15 brokerage recommendations 6 rate Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) stock a Strong Buy, 1 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 8 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/8/16 the stock of Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) upgraded by JP Morgan from Neutral to Overweight. However previously on 4/28/16 it was downgraded by UBS from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 4/28/16 the stock was downgraded by Credit Suisse from Outperform to Neutral.

Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) performance over the past one year soared 50.15% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bearish trend of -5.46%. During the last six months the stock climbed 4.41%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 14.76% while its last one month trend is negative with -9.24%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -4.86%.

The company’s price sits 3.73% above from its 50-day moving average of $60.72 and 6.73% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $54.27. Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)’s shares are currently trading -9.82% away from the 52-week high price of $65.30 and +85.13% far from the 52-week low price of $31.81.

According to consensus agreement of 20 analysts Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) will report earnings per share of $-1.11 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 1/25/17 Before Market Close. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $-0.95 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-1.43. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-1.4 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) set at $-5.08 according to the sentiments of 21 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $-5.87 and highest earnings estimates are $-4.91.

According to 9 analysts, Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $1.22B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $1.33B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $969M. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $4.65B compared to low analyst estimates of $4.43B and high estimates of $4.78B according to the projection of 12 analysts.

Analyst’s Review on: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) share price plunged -1.67% or -0.18 points to reach at $10.58 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $10.56 – $10.87 during previous trading session. A total of 38.38M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 51.42M shares. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has a market capitalization of $9.42B and most recently 926.87M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) is at 49.90.

According to sentiments of 22 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $8.97. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $15 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $3.50.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.02 derived from a total of 18 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.03 and can go high up to $-0.01. However a year ago during same quarter Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) reported $-0.1 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-0.04 per share according to consensus of 18 analysts.

According to sentiments of 21 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $1.07B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $1.06B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $1.08B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.54 on the shares of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD). Out of rating recommendations 6 have given the stock a Buy while 4 recommend the stock as Outperform. 14 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 2 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is -6.39% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 11.60% along with 65.48% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) shares were trading -14.81% below from the 52-week high mark of $12.42 and +504.57% above from the 52-week bottom of $1.75. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 12/28/16 and 52-week low price on 1/20/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -6.54% in the past one week and soared 0.38% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 63.02% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 105.84% while yearly performance of the company advanced 378.73%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at -6.70%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -16.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 232.40% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -27.10%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.50, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.54%, 4.11% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.46.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 42.89. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.40 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.90. The company’s total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 4.24 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 4.24.

Where Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) Stands on Analytical Review Chart?

Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) fell -2.97% during previous trade. CL King issued rating on the stock of Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) in a research note issued to investors on Jan-13-17, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Neutral. Additionally ROTH Capital issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Jan-12-17 the stock was “Downgraded” from Buy to Neutral besides that on Nov-07-16 Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) was “Reiterated” by Wunderlich as Buy from $60 to $52. Furthermore on Sep-19-16 the stock was “Initiated” by CL King as Buy at $45.

Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) shares ended last trading session at the price of $28.70 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $44.80 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/13/17. Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO)’s highest estimates of price target are $59 and low forecast is $35 based on the opinion of 10 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 6.09. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.00 based on calls of 9 experts, where 4 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 1 suggest the stock a Buy, 4 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 0 as Strong Sell.

Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/9/17. The company is expected to release $0.68 EPS for current quarter according to 9 analysts whereas the company reported $0.7 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has lowest EPS estimates of $0.44 and high estimate of $0.74. For the current year Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) has set to release EPS of $2.64 as per the sentiments of 9 analysts, however according to 9 analysts, the company expected to release $2.99 EPS for next year.

Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $690.77M according to 7 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $646.9M and highest revenue estimates are $707.1M. A year ago the company’s sales were $592.56M. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 16.60%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $717.66M, according to the sentiments of 7 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $2.72B revenues, as per the opinion of 8 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $2.66B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $2.75B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $2.85B by 8 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 3.28M shares versus average trading capacity of 990,520 shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $1.64B along with 58.81M outstanding shares. Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO) shares were trading -46.76% below from the 52-week high price mark of $53.91 and +2.39% above from the 52-week price bottom of $28.03. However the company observed 52 week high price on 03/04/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 01/12/17. The company’s price sits -25.51% below from its 50-day moving average of $38.07 and -34.05% away from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $41.21. Vista Outdoor Inc (NYSE:VSTO)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 0.69, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 1.01. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 36.10. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 12.89.

Overbuying Stock under Radar: Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI)

Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) share price plunged -0.26% or -0.15 points to reach at $56.60 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $56.55 – $56.80 during previous trading session. A total of 1,600,200 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 369.69K shares. Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) has a market capitalization of $2.29B and most recently 40.40M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) is at 81.79.

According to sentiments of 8 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $50.50. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $57.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $37.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.73 derived from a total of 5 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.64 and can go high up to $0.78. However a year ago during same quarter Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) reported $0.68 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $0.34 per share according to consensus of 3 analysts.

According to sentiments of 7 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $375.78M for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $357M while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $388.53M.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.86 on the shares of Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI). Out of rating recommendations 0 have given the stock a Buy while 1 recommend the stock as Outperform. 6 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 19.10% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 26.65% along with 23.55% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) shares were trading -1.46% below from the 52-week high mark of $57.44 and +52.68% above from the 52-week bottom of $37.07. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 01/11/17, and 52-week low price on 02/09/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 20.30% in the past one week and soared 24.70% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 20.32% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 12.86% while yearly performance of the company advanced 37.35%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 22.33%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 1.00%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 5.70% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 26.00%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.67, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.48%, 2.84% respectively.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 10.73. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.10 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.10. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 2.31 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 2.31.

Analysts Review: Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS)

Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) share price soared 8.43% or +4.16 points to reach at $53.49 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $48.25 – $54.38 during previous trading session. A total of 3,456,200 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 2.09M shares. Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) has a market capitalization of $2.32B and most recently 44.33M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) is at 74.57.

According to sentiments of 9 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $46.89. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $55.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $36.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $-1.63 derived from a total of 8 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-2.03 and can go high up to $-1.34. However a year ago during same quarter Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) reported $-3.12 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $-1.56 per share according to consensus of 6 analysts.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.56 on the shares of Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS). Out of rating recommendations 1 have given the stock a Buy while 2 recommend the stock as Outperform. 6 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 22.35% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 41.37% along with 118.55% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) hit its 52-week high price on 01/12/17, and 52-week low price on 06/27/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 15.45% in the past one week and soared 43.37% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 63.68% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 285.10% while yearly performance of the company advanced 121.22%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 20.42%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -71.60%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of -226.40%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 3.17, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 8.17%, 7.30% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 1.92.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 5.60 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 5.60. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 4.93 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 4.93.

Stock to Watch for Earnings: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS)

Shares of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) jumped 2.87% to reach at $23.30 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 1,158,400 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 314.75K share.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) a leading global manufacturer of water management products and solutions for commercial, residential, infrastructure and agricultural applications, on January 12, 2017 announced financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Second Fiscal Quarter 2017 Highlights:

  • Net sales decreased 6% to $361 million
  • Net income increased 52% to $24 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) increased 3% to $66 million

Year-to-Date 2017 Highlights:

  • Net sales decreased 2% to $718 million
  • Net income increased 52% to $44 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) increased 18% to $137 million
  • Cash flow from operating activities increased 169% to $46 million
  • Free cash flow (Non-GAAP) improved to $22 million as compared to a use of $5 million

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) holds the market capitalization of $1.37B along with 55.11M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $22.20 while the maximum trading price moved at $23.65. Currently the stock price is moving -17.77% off from the highest level of twelve months and +32.86% above from twelve months low. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) marked 52-week highest price level of $28.34 on 07/12/16 and 52-week lowest price level of $17.54 on 02/24/16. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $24.29 based on calls of 7 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $16.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $26.00.

As of current trade, Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 12.83%. Its six months performance indicated a bearish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 17.19%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 13.11%. Shares of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) currently have an ABR of 3.00, derived from a total of 4 opinions. The company’s price sits 12.73% above from its 50-day moving average of $20.95 and -0.29% below from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $23.19. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 70.70 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.69. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 5.00%, 3.25% respectively.

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) currently has a PEG ratio of 2.39 where as its P/E ratio is 47.94. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.00 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 52.95, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 141.88. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 14.44. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.00 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.00. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 18.81 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 16.46. Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (NYSE:WMS) has a Return on Assets of 2.50%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 350.20% and Return on Investment of 15.00%.

Stock’s Earnings in Focus: Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM)

Shares of Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) jumped 1.79% to reach at $0.886 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 2,539,400 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 1.18M share.

Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) on January 12, 2017 announced preliminary results for the fiscal third quarter 2017, ended Dec. 31, 2016 that were above the high end of the previously provided guidance range for both total revenue and profitability. The company currently expects:

  • Total revenue of approximately $133 million, up from $128 million in the fiscal third quarter 2016. For the first three quarters of fiscal 2017 (YTD), total revenue grew 8 percent over the same period in fiscal 2016.
  • Scale-out tiered storage revenue (previously referred to as “scale-out storage revenue”) of approximately $40 million, an increase of 12 percent and the 22nd consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth. Revenue was up 26 percent YTD over the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
  • Total data protection revenue of approximately $83 million, up $2 million.
  • GAAP operating income of approximately $8 million to $9 million and non-GAAP operating income of $9 million to $10 million — an increase of $6 million to $7 million and $2 million to $3 million, respectively.
  • GAAP net income of approximately $6 million to $7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income of $7 million to $8 million, or $0.03 per diluted share — an increase of $0.02 per diluted share and $0.01 per diluted share, respectively.

Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) holds the market capitalization of $240.19M along with 271.18M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $0.86 while the maximum trading price moved at $0.93. Currently the stock price is moving -8.25% off from the highest level of twelve months and +154.29% above from twelve months low. Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) marked 52-week highest price level of $154.29 on 10/26/16 and 52-week lowest price level of $0.35 on 05/04/16. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $1.50 based on calls of 3 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $1.50 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $1.50.

As of current trade, Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 1.14%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 14.10%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 7.23%. Shares of Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) currently have an ABR of 1.00, derived from a total of 3 opinions. The company’s price sits 6.43% above from its 50-day moving average of $0.85 and 40.14% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $0.72. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 60.88 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.04. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 4.24%, 4.05% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 2.34.

Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 0.50, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 8.41. Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM)’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.20. Quantum Corp (NYSE:QTM) has a Return on Assets of -22.50%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 46.20% and Return on Investment of -835.50%.

Analysts Review on: Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) plunged -0.96% during previous trade, a total of 4.91M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 5.82M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $59.80B along with 1.10B outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $54.09 and touched the lowest level of $53.07.

Most recently Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)’s price target was revised on 01/9/17 and according to 13 analysts stock’s price will reach at $60.46 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 6.26. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $54 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $67, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 24% from its latest closing price of $53.91.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)’s price target was revised on 12/19/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $62 while the bearish estimates kept at $44 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $54.78, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 6.00.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.83. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 12 brokerage recommendations 6 rate Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stock a Strong Buy, 2 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 4 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 12/09/16 the stock of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) downgraded by Standpoint Research from Buy to Hold. However previously on 11/28/16 it was downgraded by FBR & Co. from Outperform to Mkt Perform. A research note issued on 7/13/16 the stock was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold.

Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) performance over the past one year soared 30.22% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 0.04%. During the last six months the stock rose 29.50%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 14.43% while its last one month trend is negative with -4.77%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 0.15%.

The company’s price sits 0.35% above from its 50-day moving average of $55.02 and 18.40% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $46.96. Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)’s shares are currently trading -7.20% away from the 52-week high price of $58.09 and +58.25% far from the 52-week low price of $34.07.

According to consensus agreement of 16 analysts Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) will report earnings per share of $1.34 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/1/17 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.39 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.29. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.23 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) set at $4.65 according to the sentiments of 17 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $4.6 and highest earnings estimates are $4.7.

According to 8 analysts, Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $17.34B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $17.52B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $17.18B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $69.08B compared to low analyst estimates of $68.87B and high estimates of $69.68B according to the projection of 9 analysts.