iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR)

iStar Financial Inc. is the leading publicly traded finance company focused on the commercial real estate industry.  The company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust, provides structured mortgage, mezzanine and lease financing through its origination, acquisition and servicing platform.  The company’s mission is to maximize risk-adjusted returns on equity by providing innovative and value-added financing solutions to private and corporate owners of real estate nationwide.  (PRESS RELEASE)

iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR)’s Financial Overview

iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR) declined -3.02% yesterday to close its trading session at $12.22. The company has 1 year Price Target of $13. iStar Inc. has 52-Week high of $13.21 and 52-Week Low of $7.59. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Dec 3, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 6.3 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $985.79 Million.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.85 Percent, SMA50 of 8.8 Percent and SMA200 of 20 percent. iStar Inc. has P/S value of 1.82 while its P/B value stands at 0.85. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.8 percent, Return on Equity of 4.2 percent and Return on Investment of -2.5 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 56.5 percent and -17 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on iStar Inc. (NYSE:STAR). On 26-Feb-16 Keefe Bruyette Downgrade iStar Inc. Stock  to Mkt Perform. Another firm also rated the stock on 10-Sep-09 where Barclays Capital Upgrade the stock to Overweight.

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 1 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for iStar Inc have a median target of 13.00, with a high estimate of 13.00 and a low estimate of 13.00. The median estimate represents a +6.38% increase from the last price of 12.22.

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

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES)

New York-based Hess Corporation, previously known as Amerada Hess Corporation, is a global exploration and production company that develops, produces, purchases, transports and sells crude oil and natural gas. The company’s E&P activities are concentrated in Algeria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Norway, Russia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. As of year-end 2014, Hess’ proved reserves tally stood at 1.43 billion oil-equivalent barrels. In 2013, Hess sold its gas stations and exited the refining business to operate as a pure play E&P.

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES)’s Financial Outlook

The 25 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Hess have a median target of 62.00, with a high estimate of 85.00 and a low estimate of 40.00. The median estimate represents a +10.79% increase from the last price of 55.96.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Hess Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.27. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 14.09% and closed its last trading session at $55.96. The company has the market capitalization of $17.72 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $63.76 and 52-Week low of $32.41. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Apr 27, 2016 and 52-Week low on Jan 20, 2016. The company has volume of 13.79 Million shares. The company has a total of 316.62 Million shares outstanding.

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-1.12/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-1.24/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.12. This shows a surprise factor of 9.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 17.14 percent. Beta for Hess Corporation stands at 1.78 while its ATR (average true range) is 2.44. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.17%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.66%%.

Hess Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 12.8%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.06 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.18%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -15.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -10.3% with Gross margin of 77.3 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -84.4% and -63.8% respectively.