SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)

SM Energy Company, formerly known as St. Mary Land & Exploration Company, is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas and crude oil. The Company operates in the areas: Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountains, ArkLaTex, Permian Basin, and Gulf Coast regions which are operated out of its offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Billings, Montana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; and Houston, Texas, respectively. SM Energy Company is based in Denver, Colorado.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)’s Financial Overview

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) surged 24.91% yesterday to close its trading session at $39.86. The company has 1 year Price Target of $46.22. SM Energy Company has 52-Week high of $43.09 and 52-Week Low of $6.99. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Oct 18, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 24, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 6.49 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.46 Billion.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.37/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $-0.59/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.22 a share with a surprise factor of 37.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 19.11 Percent, SMA50 of 10.92 Percent and SMA200 of 38.42 percent. SM Energy Company has P/S value of 3.06 while its P/B value stands at 1.69. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -16.6 percent, Return on Equity of -54.7 percent and Return on Investment of -7.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 45.7 percent and 0 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). On 18-Oct-16 CapitalOne Upgrade SM Energy Company Stock  to Overweight. Another firm also rated the stock on 4-Oct-16 where Scotia Howard Weil Upgrade the stock to Sector Outperform.

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 22 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for SM Energy Co have a median target of 46.00, with a high estimate of 68.00 and a low estimate of 35.00. The median estimate represents a +15.40% increase from the last price of 39.86.

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

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION)

Zions Bancorporation is a multi-bank holding company.  Zions focuses on maintaining community-minded banking by strengthening its core business lines of retail banking, small and medium-sized business lending, residential mortgage and investment activities. The banks provide a wide variety of commercial and retail banking and mortgage-lending financial services. Commercial loans, lease financing, cash management, lockbox, customized draft processing, and other special financial services are provided for business and other commercial banking customers.

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION)’s Financial Outlook

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Zions Bancorp have a median target of 36.00, with a high estimate of 42.00 and a low estimate of 29.00. The median estimate represents a -9.53% decrease from the last price of 39.79.

Zions Bancorporation is estimated to report earnings on  01/23/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 13 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.52.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.43.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Zions Bancorporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.36. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 3.35% and closed its last trading session at $39.79. The company has the market capitalization of $8.11 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $40 and 52-Week low of $19.65. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week low on Feb 11, 2016. The company has volume of 3.95 Million shares. The company has a total of 203.72 Million shares outstanding.

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.57/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.5/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.07. This shows a surprise factor of 14 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 47.23 percent. Beta for Zions Bancorporation stands at 1.43 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.96. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.78%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.82%%.

Zions Bancorporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 10.37%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 20.02 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 41.88%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.6 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 5.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 20.5% with Gross margin of 0 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 89.2% and 19.4% respectively.