Two Eye-Catching Stocks : QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP), Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

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QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)

QEP Resources is a leading independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The Company’s operations are focused in the Rocky Mountain and Midcontinent regions of the United States. The Company also gathers, compresses, treats, and processes natural gas. QEP Resources, Inc. is based in Denver, Colorado.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)‘s Financial Overview

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) surged 0.11% yesterday to close its trading session at $9.4. The company has 1 year Price Target of $13.87. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 5.41 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.26 Billion.

QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $-0.14/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.07 a share with a surprise factor of -100%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.21 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 5.14 percent. QEP Resources, Inc. has P/S value of 1.4 while its P/B value stands at 0.6. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.7 percent, Return on Equity of 7.4 percent and Return on Investment of 6.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 62.3 percent and 4.2 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for QEP Resources Inc have a median target of 13.00, with a high estimate of 22.00 and a low estimate of 9.00. The median estimate represents a +38.30% increase from the last price of 9.40.

Finisar Corp. (FNSR)

FINISAR CORP. is a provider of fiber optic subsystems and network test and monitoring systems which enable high-speed data communications over local area networks, or LANs, storage area networks, or SANs, and metropolitan access networks, or MANs. They are focused on the application of digital fiber optics to provide aline of high-performance, reliable, value-added optical subsystems for data networking and storage equipment manufacturers.

Finisar Corp. (FNSR)’s Financial Outlook

The 14 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Finisar Corp have a median target of 24.00, with a high estimate of 33.00 and a low estimate of 16.00. The median estimate represents a +59.15% increase from the last price of 15.08.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Finisar Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined-3.95% and closed its last trading session at $15.08. The company has the market capitalization of $1.8 Billion. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 5.4 Million shares. The company has a total of 119.63 Million shares outstanding.

The company has YTD performance of -25.9 percent. Beta for Finisar Corp. stands at 1.11 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.85. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.98%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.97%.

Finisar Corp. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -17.86%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -31.03%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 6.2 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.6% with Gross margin of 31.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 5.4% and 7.4% respectively.

 

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