Two Stocks on Trader’s Radar: Range Resources Corporation (RRC), Shire plc (SHPG)

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Range Resources Corporation (RRC)

Range Resources Corporation is a leading U.S. independent oil and natural gas producer with operations focused in stacked-pay projects in the Appalachia Basin and Northern Louisiana. Range Resources Corporation’s strategy to achieve business objective is to increase reserves and production through internally generated drilling projects coupled with occasional complementary acquisitions and divestitures of non-core assets. The Company pursues an organic growth strategy targeting high return, low-cost projects within its large inventory of low risk development drilling opportunities. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Independent Producer Finance, the company also provides financing to small oil and gas producers by purchasing term overriding royalty interests in their properties.

Range Resources Corporation (RRC)‘s Financial Overview

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) surged 0.28% yesterday to close its trading session at $14.34. The company has 1 year Price Target of $23.51. Range Resources Corporation has 52-Week high of $30.3 and 52-Week Low of $11.93. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 7.14 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.68 Billion.

Range Resources Corporation (RRC) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.22/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.16/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.06 a share with a surprise factor of 37.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -3.68 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of -19.77 percent. Range Resources Corporation has P/S value of 1.54 while its P/B value stands at 0.61. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 2.8 percent, Return on Equity of 5.8 percent and Return on Investment of -0.4 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 83.4 percent and 1.7 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 30 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Range Resources Corp have a median target of 24.00, with a high estimate of 44.00 and a low estimate of 11.00. The median estimate represents a +67.36% increase from the last price of 14.34.

Shire plc (SHPG)

Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on two therapeutic areas: central nervous system disorders and metabolic bone diseases.  (press release)

Shire plc (SHPG)‘s Financial Outlook

The 14 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Shire PLC have a median target of 209.00, with a high estimate of 260.00 and a low estimate of 154.00. The median estimate represents a +44.61% increase from the last price of 144.53.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Shire plc has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged12.15% and closed its last trading session at $144.53. The company has the market capitalization of $44.08 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $192.15 and 52-Week low of $123.73. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 7.13 Million shares. The company has a total of 304.97 Million shares outstanding.

Shire plc (SHPG) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $3.99/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $3.88/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.11. This shows a surprise factor of 2.8 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -6.83 percent. Beta for Shire plc stands at 1.46 while its ATR (average true range) is 4.43. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.81%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.26%.

Shire plc has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 10.11%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.11%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 13.2 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 4.3% with Gross margin of 69 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 16.2% and 28.2% respectively.

 

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