CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP)

CoStar Group, Inc. provides information services to the commercial real estate industry. Their wide array of digital service offerings includes a leasing marketplace, a selling marketplace, sales comparable information, decision support, contact management, tenant information, property marketing, and industry news. They have three assets that provide a unique foundation for this marketplace: comprehensive national databases; large research department; and large number of participating organizations.

CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP)’s Financial Overview

CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) declined -2% yesterday to close its trading session at $191.11. The company has 1 year Price Target of $232.57. CoStar Group Inc. has 52-Week high of $224.79 and 52-Week Low of $146.53. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Jul 11, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 1.7 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $6.23 Billion.

CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.11/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.03/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.08 a share with a surprise factor of 7.8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -0.28 Percent, SMA50 of -5.89 Percent and SMA200 of -4.61 percent. CoStar Group Inc. has P/S value of 7.67 while its P/B value stands at 3.8. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.7 percent, Return on Equity of 5 percent and Return on Investment of 0.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 78.7 percent and 16.4 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP). On 20-Feb-09 Deutsche Securities Downgrade CoStar Group Inc. Stock  to Sell. Another firm also rated the stock on 12-Aug-08 where Needham Downgrade the stock to Buy.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 8 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for CoStar Group Inc have a median target of 230.50, with a high estimate of 255.00 and a low estimate of 195.00. The median estimate represents a +20.61% increase from the last price of 191.11.

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

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA)

Apache Corporation is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. In North America, Apache’s exploration and production interests are focused on the Gulf of Mexico, the Anadarko Basin, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast and the Western Sedimentary Basin of Canada. Outside of North America, Apache has exploration and production interests offshore Western Australia and in Egypt, and exploration interests in Poland and offshore The People’s Republic of China.

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA)’s Financial Outlook

The 33 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Apache Corp have a median target of 62.00, with a high estimate of 79.00 and a low estimate of 37.00. The median estimate represents a -5.99% decrease from the last price of 65.95.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Apache Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.62. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 8.58% and closed its last trading session at $65.95. The company has the market capitalization of $25.02 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $66.83 and 52-Week low of $32.2. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week low on Jan 20, 2016. The company has volume of 6.94 Million shares. The company has a total of 379.43 Million shares outstanding.

Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-0.03/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-0.16/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.13. This shows a surprise factor of 81.2 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 51.35 percent. Beta for Apache Corp. stands at 1.27 while its ATR (average true range) is 2.45. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.93%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.66%%.

Apache Corp. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 9.76%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.74 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 21.91%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -37.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -143.5 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -137% with Gross margin of 69.4 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 0% and 0% respectively.