Stocks for Your Case: FirstEnergy Corp. (FE), NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

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FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy Corporation is a leading regional energy provider dedicated to safety, operational excellence and responsive customer service. Their subsidiaries are involved in the transmission, distribution and generation of electricity. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate transmission lines connecting the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. FirstEnergy subsidiaries own or control generating capacity from nuclear, coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and solar facilities. FirstEnergy Solutions, their competitive subsidiary, is a retail energy supplier serving residential, commercial and industrial customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Illinois.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE)‘s Financial Overview

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) declined -0.41% yesterday to close its trading session at $34.39. The company has 1 year Price Target of $35.79. FirstEnergy Corp. has 52-Week high of $35.22 and 52-Week Low of $27.93. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 7.2 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $16.7 Billion.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.71/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.68/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.03 a share with a surprise factor of 4.4%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.83 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 8.08 percent. FirstEnergy Corp. has P/S value of 1.19 while its P/B value stands at 3.89. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -4 percent, Return on Equity of -30.3 percent and Return on Investment of -2.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 77.2 percent and 1.2 percent respectively.

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 15 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for FirstEnergy Corp have a median target of 36.00, with a high estimate of 47.00 and a low estimate of 32.00. The median estimate represents a +4.68% increase from the last price of 34.39.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE)

Nike, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE)‘s Financial Outlook

The 31 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Nike Inc have a median target of 68.00, with a high estimate of 79.00 and a low estimate of 42.00. The median estimate represents a +3.91% increase from the last price of 65.44.

According to Zacks Investment Research, NIKE, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.11. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined-1.1% and closed its last trading session at $65.44. The company has the market capitalization of $106.42 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $70.25 and 52-Week low of $50.35. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 7.21 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.63 Billion shares outstanding.

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.46/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.4/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.06. This shows a surprise factor of 15 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 4.62 percent. Beta for NIKE, Inc. stands at 0.68 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.5. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.04%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.05%.

NIKE, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.59%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.43%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 16.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 32.3 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 25.3% with Gross margin of 43.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 13.3% and 11.3% respectively.

 

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