Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)

CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES INC, formerly Cleveland-Cliffs Inc, is an international mining company, a producer of iron ore pellets in North America and a supplier of metallurgical coal to the global steelmaking industry. It operates six iron ore mines in Michigan, Minnesota and Eastern Canada, and three coking coal mines in West Virginia and Alabama. Cliffs also owns 80.4% of Portman, an iron ore mining company in Australia, serving the Asian iron ore markets with direct-shipping fines and lump ore. In addition, it has a 30% interest in the Amapa Project, a Brazilian iron ore project, and a 45% economic interest in the Sonoma Project, an Australian coking and thermal coal project.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF)’s Financial Overview

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) declined -9.98% yesterday to close its trading session at $8.75. The company has 1 year Price Target of $6. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has 52-Week high of $10.14 and 52-Week Low of $1.2. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 28, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 12, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 23.79 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.02 Billion.

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.12/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.17/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.29 a share with a surprise factor of -170.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 21.16 Percent, SMA50 of 36.96 Percent and SMA200 of 71.52 percent. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. has P/S value of 1.1 while its P/B value stands at 0. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 1.8 percent, Return on Equity of -1.7 percent and Return on Investment of 0 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 13.7 percent and 16.3 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF). On 14-Nov-16 Morgan Stanley Upgrade Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Stock  to Equal-Weight. Another firm also rated the stock on 10-Jun-16 where Macquarie Upgrade the stock to Outperform.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 7 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Cliffs Natural Resources Inc have a median target of 7.00, with a high estimate of 10.00 and a low estimate of 2.00. The median estimate represents a -20.00% decrease from the last price of 8.75.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)

Ford Motor Company produces cars and trucks.  The company and its subsidiaries also engage in other businesses, including manufacturing automotive components and systems and financing and renting vehicles and equipment.  The company is divided up into the following four operating segments: Automotive, Visteon Automotive Systems, Ford Motor Credit Company, and The Hertz Corporation.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)’s Financial Outlook

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Ford have a median target of 13.00, with a high estimate of 17.00 and a low estimate of 10.00. The median estimate represents a +9.06% increase from the last price of 11.92.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Ford Motor Co. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.69. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 0% and closed its last trading session at $11.92. The company has the market capitalization of $47.37 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $14.62 and 52-Week low of $11.02. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Dec 2, 2015 and 52-Week low on Feb 3, 2016. The company has volume of 23.62 Million shares. The company has a total of 3.97 Billion shares outstanding.

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.26/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.2/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.06. This shows a surprise factor of 30 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -9.5 percent. Beta for Ford Motor Co. stands at 1.11 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.22. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.27%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.05%%.

Ford Motor Co. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.2%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.53 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.39%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 26.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 3% with Gross margin of 13 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 5.3% and 5.2% respectively.