Sean Miller

Earnings Recap: Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)

Shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) jumped 1.16% to reach at $113.84 during the course of previous trade. The company has experienced volume of 1.54M shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 1.28M shares.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) on August 23, 2016 announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2016, which ended July 31.

Financial Highlights

For fiscal 2016 Intuit:

  • Reported revenue of $4.7 billion, up 12 percent.
  • Increased total QuickBooks Online subscribers 41 percent, to finish the year with 1,513,000 paid subscribers.
  • Grew Consumer Tax revenue 10 percent, with TurboTax Online units growing 15 percent and total TurboTax units growing 12 percent.
  • Reported GAAP earnings per share of $3.69, versus $1.28 in fiscal 2015.
  • Reported non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.78, up 46 percent.

Unless otherwise noted, all growth rates refer to the current period versus the comparable prior-year period, and the business metrics and associated growth rates refer to worldwide business metrics.

Business Segment Results

Small Business

  • Total Small Business segment revenue increased 10 percent for the quarter and 9 percent for the year.
  • Small business online ecosystem revenue grew 25 percent for the year, driven by online customer acquisition.
    • QuickBooks Self-Employed subscribers ended the year at 85,000, versus 25,000 a year ago.
    • Outside the U.S., QuickBooks Online grew to 287,000 paying subscribers, up 45 percent.
    • Online payroll customers grew 17 percent for the year.
    • Online active payments customers increased 6 percent, and online payments charge volume increased 15 percent.
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed subscribers ended the year at 85,000, versus 25,000 a year ago.
  • Outside the U.S., QuickBooks Online grew to 287,000 paying subscribers, up 45 percent.
  • Online payroll customers grew 17 percent for the year.
  • Online active payments customers increased 6 percent, and online payments charge volume increased 15 percent.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) holds the market capitalization of $29.40B along with 255.87M outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $114.00 while the maximum trading price moved at $112.50. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $112.88 based on calls of 16 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $82.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $134.00. Currently the stock price is moving -2.68% off from the highest level of twelve months and +44.67% above from twelve months low. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)  marked 52 week highest price level of $116.97 on 07/13/16 and 52 week lowest price level of $80.80 on 08/26/15.

As of current trade, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 1.22%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 36.74%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 18.99%. Shares of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) currently have an ABR of 2.33, derived from a total of 12 opinions. The company’s price sits 2.30% above from its 50-day moving average of $113.16 and 11.61% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $105.23. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 62.23 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.34. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 1.03%, 1.17% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.05.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) currently has a PEG ratio of 1.63 where as its P/E ratio is 32.85. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 6.52 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 23.42, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 18.02. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 44.23. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.80. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.80 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.40. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) has a Return on Assets of 22.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 78.40% and Return on Investment of 15.50%.

Earnings Watch: ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL)

ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL) soared 1.60% or +0.02 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $1.27, a total of 601,768 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 193,868.00 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $133.32M and it has 203.21M outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 2 analysts ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL) will report earnings per share of $0.04 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 8/24/2016 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $0.06 and low forecast is $0.03. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.02 earnings per share.

If we have a peek on EPS and surprise factor history during last four quarters, for the previous quarter ended on 3/2016, the consensus mean EPS was $-0.04 while the company reported $0.06 EPS on 5/23/2016 After Market Close with a difference of 0.10 marking a surprise factor of 250.00%.

Previously for the quarter ended on 12/2015, ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL)’s expected mean EPS was $-0.03, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $0.07 on 3/8/2016 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.10 with surprise factor of 333.33%.

ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL)’s mean EPS estimate was $-0.05 for the quarter ended on 9/2015, while it reported EPS of $0.08 on 11/17/2015 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.13 with surprise factor of 260.00%.

Back on 8/25/2015 the company’s estimated EPS value was $-0.17 and it reported $-0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 6/2015. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 88.24% by 0.15.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $-0.11 according to 2 analysts making projections for ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $-0.06 while the conservative estimates kept at $-0.16 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $-0.08 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is 284.39M, setting the highest revenues estimates of 286.88M and indicating lowest revenues at 281.9M according to agreement of 2 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of 1.08B covering forecast of 2 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of 1.09B and 1.07B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of 300.0% whereas for next quarter it has -266.70% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are -37.50% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is -363.60%. Past 5 years growth of ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL) observed at -9.66%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 15.00%.

ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SOL) reached at $1.27 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 4.57%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 3.44% while it has a distance of -7.38% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $1.95 and touched the lowest level of $0.91. The company’s distance from 52 week high price is -34.87% and current price is above +39.56% from 52 week low price.

Analyst’s Estimates: KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI)

KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI) plunged -0.16% or -0.06 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $37.05, a total of 610,409 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 219,206.00 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.95B and it has 52.71M outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 5 analysts KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI) will report earnings per share of $0.27 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 8/24/2016 Before Market Open. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $0.43 and low forecast is $0.17. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.62 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 $0.52 while the company reported $0.37 EPS on 5/23/2016 Before Market Open with a difference of -0.15 marking a surprise factor of 28.85%.

Previously for the quarter ended on 1/2016, KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI)’s expected mean EPS was $0.49, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $0.39 on 3/8/2016 Before Market Open, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate by -0.10 with surprise factor of 20.41%.

KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI)’s mean EPS estimate was $0.54 for the quarter ended on 10/2015, while it reported EPS of $0.43 on 12/1/2015 Before Market Open, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate by -0.11 with surprise factor of 20.37%.

Back on 8/25/2015 the company’s estimated EPS value was $0.55 and it reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 7/2015. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 3.64% by 0.02.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $1.12 according to 5 analysts making projections for KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $1.55 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.92 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $2.37 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is 402.3M, setting the highest revenues estimates of 426.5M and indicating lowest revenues at 381.9M according to agreement of 5 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of 1.59B covering forecast of 5 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of 1.68B and 1.52B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of -56.50% whereas for next quarter it has -33.30% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are -52.70% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is 74.10%. Past 5 years growth of KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI) observed at 0.00%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at -13.09%.

KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI) reached at $36.93 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 10.17%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 12.48% while it has a distance of 16.62% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $41.00 and touched the lowest level of $25.33. The company’s distance from 52 week high price is -9.93% and current price is above +45.80% from 52 week low price.

Analyst’s Perspective on Rating and Recommendation: Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) rose 1.21% during previous trade. CL King issued rating on the stock of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) in a research note issued to investors on Aug-22-16, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Neutral. Additionally Mizuho issued their Verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Jul-27-16 the stock was “Reiterated” as Neutral from $138 to $148 besides that on Jul-05-16 Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) was “Downgraded” by Morgan Stanley from Equal-Weight to Underweight from $130 to $110. Furthermore on Jun-22-16 the stock was “Initiated” by CL King as Buy.

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares ended last trading session at the price of $173.75 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $154.25 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 08/05/16. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $115.00 based on the opinion of 19 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 20.63. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.55 based on calls of 15 experts, where 4 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 10 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 1 as Strong Sell.

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 10/18/16. The company is expected to release $0.91 EPS for current quarter according to 21 analysts whereas the company reported $0.8 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.86 and high estimate of $0.96. For the current year Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) has set to release EPS of $3.53 as per the sentiments of 23 analysts, however according to 23 analysts, the company expected to release $4.09 EPS for next year.

Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are 628.15M according to 19 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are 625.1M and highest revenue estimates are 633M. A year ago the company’s sales were 550.27M. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 14.20%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of 684.2M, according to the sentiments of 19 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed 2.48B revenues, as per the opinion of 21 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of 2.45B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of 2.5B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at 2.83B by 21 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 1.20M shares versus average trading capacity of 1.26M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $25.78B along with 146.60M outstanding shares. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN) shares were trading -18.53% below from the 52-week high price mark of $21.27 and +36.70% above from the 52-week price bottom of $127.10. However the company observed 52 week high price on 09/17/15 and witnessed 52 week low price on 05/04/16. The company’s price sits 14.01% above from its 50-day moving average of $158.22 and 10.27% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $150.58. Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 11.05, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 12.40. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 17.94. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 51.99.

Analyst’s Report on: CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST)

CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) fell -0.11% during previous trade. Gabelli & Co issued rating on the stock of CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) in a research note issued to investors on Aug-22-16, the stock received “Downgrade” rating from Buy to Hold. Additionally Wells Fargo issued their Verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Aug-22-16 the stock was “Downgraded” from Outperform to Market Perform besides that on Aug-22-16 CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) was “Downgraded” by Mizuho from Buy to Neutral from $5 to $48.53. Furthermore on Jul-25-16 the stock was “Downgraded” by Raymond James from Outperform to Mkt Perform.

CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) shares ended last trading session at the price of $47.45 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $45.51 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 08/22/16. CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST)’s highest estimates of price target are $55.00 and low forecast is $35.00 based on the opinion of 6 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 5.32. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 2.60 based on calls of 5 experts, where 1 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 0 suggest the stock a Buy, 4 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 0 as Strong Sell.

CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 11/2/16. The company is expected to release $0.57 EPS for current quarter according to 9 analysts whereas the company reported $1.12 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.41 and high estimate of $0.66. For the current year CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) has set to release EPS of $1.62 as per the sentiments of 9 analysts, however according to 10 analysts, the company expected to release $1.95 EPS for next year.

CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are 2.54B according to 7 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are 2.28B and highest revenue estimates are 2.73B. A year ago the company’s sales were 2.51B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 1.30%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of 2.48B, according to the sentiments of 7 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed 9.46B revenues, as per the opinion of 9 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of 8.93B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of 9.94B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at 10.88B by 9 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 19.21M shares versus average trading capacity of 1.21M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $3.59B along with 75.69M outstanding shares. CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST) shares were trading -1.78% below from the 52-week high price mark of $48.31 and +60.11% above from the 52-week price bottom of $29.64. However the company observed 52 week high price on 08/16/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 02/19/16. The company’s price sits 7.56% above from its 50-day moving average of $44.66 and 21.22% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $39.88. CST Brands Inc (NYSE:CST)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 0.33, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 3.71. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 18.34.

Financial Stocks under Discussion: CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO), Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION)

CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) went down -0.58% or -0.09 points to reach at $15.54 during the course of previous trade. The stock has total market worth of $2.71B and it has total of 175.14M outstanding shares. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) is at 34.25.

Historically the stock has slipped -0.58% in the past week and plunged -15.45% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at -20.11% while its year to date performance is at -17.96%. Stock’s price oscillated from $14.66 to $20.88 during past twelve months. The stock is now trading at a distance of -3.36% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading -9.62% below from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved -14.01% below from its SMA-200. If we take a look on its volatility, 1.62 percent was seen in a week and for the month it was 2.65 percent. Stock’s beta value stands at 1.31 and its ATR value is at 0.35.

CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) on August 10, 2016 announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.08 per share on the Company’s common shares.  The dividend will be payable September 23, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 9, 2016.

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) rose 0.1% or +0.03 points in order to take the company’s stock at the price of $29.26 during previous trading session. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) is at 63.16. It has total market capitalization of $6.01B.

Historically the stock has climbed 2.49% in the past week and soared 11.52% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at 8.11% while its year to date performance is at 8.03%. The stock hit the peak price level of one year at $31.18 and touched the minimum level of $19.65. Shares are trading -5.22% off from the 52-week high price and +50.09% above from the 52-week bottom price level. The stock is now trading at a distance of 4.38% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading 9.80% above from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved 13.14% above from its SMA-200. The company has a Return on Assets of 0.60%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 5.10% and a Return on Investment of 20.50%.

Zions Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) on August 5, 2016 announced that Gary L. Crittenden has been elected to its board of directors.

Mr. Crittenden is a Managing Director and Chairman of HGGC, a leading private equity firm headquartered in Palo Alto, California, that focuses on middle market companies. Mr. Crittenden was the Chief Financial Officer of Citigroup from 2007 to 2009, where he was responsible for the financial leadership of the company during the global economic crisis. Mr. Crittenden was also CFO of American Express Company from 2000 to 2007, and previously was CFO of Monsanto, Sears Roebuck and Company, Melville Corporation and Filene’s Basement. The readers of Institutional Investor Magazine named him one of the “Best CFOs in America” on three separate occasions. Mr. Crittenden began his career at Bain & Company, where he eventually headed the firm’s retail consulting practice.

Zions Bancorporation is one of the nation’s premier financial services companies with total assets of approximately $60 billion. Zions operates under local management teams and unique brands in 11 western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The company is a national leader in Small Business Administration lending and public finance advisory services, and is a consistent top recipient of Greenwich Excellence awards in banking. In addition, Zions is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices. Investor information and links to local banking brands can be accessed at zionsbancorp.com.

Featured Financial Stocks: Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF), Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) went down -0.21% or -0.02 points to reach at $9.66 during the course of previous trade. The stock traded in the range of $9.59 – $9.72 during its most recent trading session. The stock has total market worth of $12.20B and it has total of 1.26B outstanding shares. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) is at 60.57.

Historically the stock has climbed 1.05% in the past week and soared 6.98% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at 6.98% while its year to date performance is at 2.69%. Stock’s price oscillated from $7.00 to $10.28 during past twelve months. The stock is now trading at a distance of 4.17% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading 7.39% above from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved 9.52% above from its SMA-200. If we take a look on its volatility, 1.37 percent was seen in a week and for the month it was 1.83 percent. Stock’s beta value stands at 1.66 and its ATR value is at 0.17.

Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) on August 18, 2016 announced that, as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on August 18, 2016 (the “Expiration Time”), it had received tenders for an aggregate principal amount of $649,234,000 of its outstanding 2.00% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “Notes”) in the cash tender offer announced on August 11, 2016, which was made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery sent to holders of the Notes, each dated August 11, 2016 (the “Tender Offer Documents”). No Notes were tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the Tender Offer Documents.

Regions has accepted for purchase all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Time. Holders whose Notes have been accepted for purchase will also receive accrued and unpaid interest on the purchased Notes from the last interest payment date for such Notes up to, but excluding, the Settlement Date (as defined below). Regions will not accept any further tenders.

The Settlement Date for Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn before the Expiration Time is expected to be August 19, 2016. The purchase of the Notes will be funded by cash on hand.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) slipped -0.40% or -0.11 points in order to take the company’s stock at the price of $27.37 during previous trading session. Stock’s price oscillated between $27.13 and $27.38 for intra-day trading. Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is at 47.27. It has total market capitalization of $22.82B.

Historically the stock has slipped -1.69% in the past week and plunged -3.53% in the last four weeks, the stock illustrate that its three months performance stands at -8.15% while its year to date performance is at -9.91%. The stock hit the peak price level of one year at $34.60 and touched the minimum level of $23.25. Shares are trading -21.01% off from the 52-week high price and +17.84% above from the 52-week bottom price level. The stock is now trading at a distance of -1.51% from SMA-20. The stock is presently trading 0.89% above from its SMA-50. In the current trading session, the stock’s price moved -4.97% below from its SMA-200. The company has a Return on Assets of 2.70%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 17.00% and a Return on Investment of 21.20%.

CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional healthcare financing, on August 22, 2016 announced multi-year, first-look agreement renewals with four prominent dental organizations. These four agreements strengthen CareCredit’s acceptance in more than 400 locations throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.

Dentures & Dental Services has clinics throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas; Mortenson Dental Partners has locations throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, Iowa, Texas, and Idaho; Sage Dental has dental and cosmetic practices throughout Florida; and Dental Care Alliance has locations across eight states.

The availability of financing plays an integral role in consumers’ decision-making process regarding healthcare needs. According to a CareCredit study,* more dental patients (67%) research financing options than the procedure itself (58%). The same study showed nearly half (49%) of respondents were very likely or extremely likely to apply for or use the CareCredit credit card as the cost of dental care increased to $1,000.

For nearly 30 years CareCredit, from Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), has helped millions of people pay for needed and desired care and health expenses.

Stock on Analysts Radar: Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) plunged -2.17% during previous trade, a total of 5.52M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 5.84M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $21.49B along with 528.76M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $59.99 and touched the lowest level of $29.24.

Most recently Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s price target was revised on 08/22/16 and according to 16 analysts stock’s price will reach at $48.28 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 6.60. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $35.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $58.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 41% from its latest closing price of $41.10.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, one week ago Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s price target was revised on 07/29/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $58.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $35.00 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $48.11, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 7.08.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.92. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 12 brokerage recommendations 7 rate Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) stock a Strong Buy, 1 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 3 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 7/11/2016 the stock of Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) downgraded by Scotia Howard Weil from Sector Outperform to Sector Perform. However previously on 3/3/2016 it was upgraded by BofA/Merrill from Neutral to Buy. A research note issued on 2/5/2016 the stock was downgraded by JP Morgan from Overweight to Neutral.

Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) performance over the past one year plunged -12.10%, during the last six months the stock rose 32.35%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 16.55% while its last one month trend is positive with 9.62%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -0.27%.

The company’s price sits 9.42% above from its 50-day moving average of $39.15 and 2.26% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $36.90. Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s shares are currently trading -29.53% away from the 52-week high price of $58.32 and +44.58% far from the 52-week low price of $28.43.

According to consensus agreement of 19 analysts Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) will report earnings per share of $0.78 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 11/3/16. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.46 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.42. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $1.94 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) are set at $2.33 according to the sentiments of 11 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $1.75 and highest earnings estimates are $2.97.

According to 6 analysts, Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $16.79 billion meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $20.38 billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $13.8 billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $62.97 billion compared to low analyst estimates of $54.66 billion and high estimates of $70.82 billion according to the projection of 6 analysts.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU): Can the Stock Surprise in Next Earnings?

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) plunged -0.23% or -0.26 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $112.74, a total of 785,224.00 shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 1.30M shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.86B and it has 225.87M outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 20 analysts Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) will report earnings per share of $-0.02 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 8/23/2016 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $0.01 and low forecast is $-0.04. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $-0.05 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 $3.03 while the company reported $3.27 EPS on 5/24/2016 After Market Close with a difference of 0.24 marking a surprise factor of 7.92%.

Previously for the quarter ended on 1/2016, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)’s expected mean EPS was $0.04, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $0.13 on 2/25/2016 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.09 with surprise factor of 225.00%.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU)’s mean EPS estimate was $-0.21 for the quarter ended on 10/2015, while it reported EPS of $-0.09 on 11/19/2015 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.12 with surprise factor of 57.14%.

Back on 8/20/2015 the company’s estimated EPS value was $-0.25 and it reported $-0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 7/2015. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 8.00% by 0.02.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $3.68 according to 16 analysts making projections for Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $3.78 while the conservative estimates kept at $3.63 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $2.59 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is 734.85M, setting the highest revenues estimates of 764.31M and indicating lowest revenues at 725.9M according to agreement of 15 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of 4.67B covering forecast of 19 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of 4.7B and 4.67B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of 60.00% whereas for next quarter it has 44.40% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are 42.10% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is 17.90%. Past 5 years growth of Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) observed at 18.77%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 20.17%.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) reached at $112.54 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 0.46%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 1.25% while it has a distance of 10.42% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $116.97 and touched the lowest level of $79.63. The company’s distance from 52 week high price is -3.79% and current price is above +43.02% from 52 week low price.

Analysts Review on Trending Stock: Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)

Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) plunged -1.78% during previous trade, a total of 7.10M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 4.13M shares whereas its relative volume is 38. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.53B along with 324.00M outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $32.86 and touched the lowest level of $32.20.

Most recently Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)’s price target was revised on 08/19/16 and according to 18 analysts stock’s price will reach at $32.91 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 6.62. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $20.50 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $45.00, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 38% from its latest closing price of $32.59.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, three weeks ago Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)’s price target was revised on 07/06/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $45.00 while the bearish estimates kept at $20.50 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $33.27, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 6.57.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.64. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 14 brokerage recommendations 4 rate Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) stock a Strong Buy, 0 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 8 rate Hold, 1 rate Sell and 1 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 8/15/2016 the stock of Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) downgraded by Jefferies from Outperform to Neutral. However previously on 6/15/2016 it was downgraded by Credit Suisse from Buy to Hold. A research note issued on 5/25/2016 the stock was downgraded by Deutsche Bank from Buy to Hold.

Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) performance over the past one year advanced 8.47%, during the last six months the stock rose 9.44%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 1.72% while its last one month trend is positive with 0.96%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -6.54%.

The company’s price sits 2.54% above from its 50-day moving average of $32.66 and 5.90% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $31.70. Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)’s shares are currently trading -13.35% away from the 52-week high price of $37.61 and +32.87% far from the 52-week low price of $24.53.

According to consensus agreement of 21 analysts Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) will report earnings per share of $0.43 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 8/23/16Before Market Open. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $0.47 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.38. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.49 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY) are set at $2.87 according to the sentiments of 24 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $2.6 and highest earnings estimates are $3.

According to 17 analysts, Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE:BBY)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.4 billion meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $8.51 billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $8.27 billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $39.26 billion compared to low analyst estimates of $38.86 billion and high estimates of $39.68 billion according to the projection of 21 analysts.