JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a financial services firm. The Company is engaged in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.  It offers various investment banking products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital-raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments, prime brokerage. It also offers consumer and business, and mortgage banking products and services that include checking and savings accounts, mortgages, home equity and business loans, and investments. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is headquartered in New York.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)’s Financial Overview

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) surged 0.77% yesterday to close its trading session at $78.92. The company has 1 year Price Target of $76.24. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has 52-Week high of $80.44 and 52-Week Low of $52.5. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 14, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 14.14 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $282.4 Billion.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.58/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.39/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.19 a share with a surprise factor of 13.7%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 5.64 Percent, SMA50 of 12.22 Percent and SMA200 of 23.53 percent. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has P/S value of 5.17 while its P/B value stands at 1.24. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.9 percent, Return on Equity of 9.5 percent and Return on Investment of 6.6 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 72.9 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). On 9-Nov-16 Robert W. Baird Downgrade JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stock  to Neutral. Another firm also rated the stock on 17-Oct-16 where Buckingham Research Downgrade the stock to Neutral.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for JPMorgan Chase have a median target of 74.00, with a high estimate of 89.00 and a low estimate of 50.00. The median estimate represents a -6.23% decrease from the last price of 78.92.

J P Morgan Chase & Co is expected* to report earnings on  01/13/2017 before market open.  The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2016.  According to Zacks Investment Research, based on  10 analysts’  forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.4.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.35.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Alibaba Group Holding Limited operates online and mobile marketplaces in retail and wholesale trade, as well as cloud computing and other services. It provides technology and services to enable consumers, merchants, and other participants to conduct commerce in its ecosystem. The Company operates Taobao Marketplace, an online shopping destination; Tmall, a third-party platform for brands and retailers; Juhuasuan, a group buying marketplace; Alibaba.com, an online business-to-business marketplace; 1688.com, an online wholesale marketplace; and AliExpress, a consumer marketplace. Alibaba Group Holding Limited is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)’s Financial Outlook

The 41 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd have a median target of 120.00, with a high estimate of 140.00 and a low estimate of 90.00. The median estimate represents a +26.33% increase from the last price of 94.99.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Alibaba Group Holding Limited has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.26. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 1.31% and closed its last trading session at $94.99. The company has the market capitalization of $235 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $109.87 and 52-Week low of $59.25. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Sep 28, 2016 and 52-Week low on Feb 9, 2016. The company has volume of 14.12 Million shares. The company has a total of 2.47 Billion shares outstanding.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $5.26/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.58. This shows a surprise factor of 12.4 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 16.88 percent. Beta for Alibaba Group Holding Limited stands at 0 while its ATR (average true range) is 2.51. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.07%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.83%%.

Alibaba Group Holding Limited has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.4%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.04 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.18%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 8.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 14.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.2% with Gross margin of 63.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 27.6% and 26.4% respectively.