Trending Stocks in Review: Square, Inc. (SQ), AT&T, Inc. (T)

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Square, Inc. (SQ)

Square, Inc. offers financial services and marketing services. The Company provides payments and point-of-sale which include hardware and software to accept payments, streamline operations and analyze business information. Its payments and POS services include In-Person Payments, Online Payments, Square Cash, Square Register, Square Analytics, Square Appointments and Square App Marketplace. The Company’s financial services include Square Capital and Square Payroll. Square, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Square, Inc. (SQ)‘s Financial Overview

Square, Inc. (SQ) declined -7.19% yesterday to close its trading session at $47.39. The company has 1 year Price Target of $47.65. Square, Inc. has 52-Week high of $58.46 and 52-Week Low of $16.66. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 27.51 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $20.05 Billion.

Square, Inc. (SQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.08/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.07/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.01 a share with a surprise factor of 14.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -9.19 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 35.09 percent. Square, Inc. has P/S value of 9.06 while its P/B value stands at 23.46. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -3.3 percent, Return on Equity of -8.8 percent and Return on Investment of -4.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 37.9 percent and -2.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 32 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Square Inc have a median target of 41.00, with a high estimate of 64.00 and a low estimate of 15.00. The median estimate represents a -13.48% decrease from the last price of 47.39.

AT&T, Inc. (T)

AT&T provides communication, entertainment and internet services to consumers and businesses around the world. In the U.S., the company is the largest pay-TV provider and owns the second largest wireless network. AT&T provides connectivity, security, broadband, video and voice services under the AT&T, U-verse and DIRECTV brands.

AT&T, Inc. (T)’s Financial Outlook

The 23 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for AT&T Inc have a median target of 41.00, with a high estimate of 48.00 and a low estimate of 26.00. The median estimate represents a +15.30% increase from the last price of 35.56.

According to Zacks Investment Research, AT&T, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.17. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged1.89% and closed its last trading session at $35.56. The company has the market capitalization of $222.61 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $41.89 and 52-Week low of $32.55. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 26.67 Million shares. The company has a total of 6.26 Billion shares outstanding.

AT&T, Inc. (T) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.78/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.65/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.13. This shows a surprise factor of 20 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -8.54 percent. Beta for AT&T, Inc. stands at 0.38 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.67. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.35%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.73%.

AT&T, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.27%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.86%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 22.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 5% with Gross margin of 51.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 13% and 18.3% respectively.

 

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