News Roundup: Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) – Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)

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Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN)

Lennar Corporation is the leading builder of quality new homes in the most desirable real estate markets across the nation. The Company builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s homebuilding operations include the construction and sale of single-family attached and detached homes as well as the purchase, development and sale of residential land directly and through unconsolidated entities. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title insurance and closing services for both buyers of the Company’s homes and others. Lennar’s Rialto segment is a vertically integrated asset management platform focused on investing throughout the commercial real estate capital structure. Lennar’s Multi-family segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. Under the Lennar Family of Builders banner, the Company includes the following brand names: Lennar Homes, U.S. Home, Greystone Homes, Village Builders etc.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN)’s Financial Overview

Lennar Corporation (NYSE) declined -5.69% yesterday to close its trading session at $41.13. The company has 1 year Price Target of $58.63. Lennar Corporation has 52-Week high of $72.17 and 52-Week Low of $38.23. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 72.17 and 52-Week Low on 38.22. The stock traded with the volume of 6.03 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $13.39 Billion.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 8/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.37/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.21/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.16 a share with a surprise factor of 13.2%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -2.92 Percent, SMA50 of -5.02 Percent and SMA200 of -20.24 percent. Lennar Corporation has P/S value of 0.75 while its P/B value stands at 0.96. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 4 percent, Return on Equity of 8.5 percent and Return on Investment of 4.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 12.7 percent and 8.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Lennar Corp have a median target of 58.50, with a high estimate of 73.00 and a low estimate of 45.00. The median estimate represents a +42.23% increase from the last price of 41.13.

Lennar Corporation is estimated to report earnings on 01/09/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.94. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.29.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)

Fastenal Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the wholesale distribution of industrial and construction supplies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers fasteners, and other industrial and construction supplies primarily under the Fastenal name. The company’s fastener products include threaded fasteners, such as bolts, nuts, screws, studs, and related washers, which are used in manufactured products and building projects, as well as in the maintenance and repair of machines and structures. It also offers miscellaneous supplies and hardware, including various pins and machinery keys, concrete anchors, metal framing systems, wire ropes, strut products, rivets, and related accessories. The company serves the manufacturing market comprising original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair, and operations; and non-residential construction market, which include general, electrical, plumbing, sheet metal, and road contractors.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST)’s Financial Outlook

The 14 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Fastenal Co have a median target of 57.50, with a high estimate of 65.00 and a low estimate of 47.00. The median estimate represents a +0.40% increase from the last price of 57.27.

Fastenal Company is estimated to report earnings on 01/16/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.6. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.45.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Fastenal Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.91. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -4.12% and closed its last trading session at $57.27. The company has the market capitalization of $16.44 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $61.14 and 52-Week low of $47.37. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 61.14 and 52-Week low on 47.37. The company has volume of 3.84 Million shares. The company has a total of 287.06 Million shares outstanding.

Fastenal Company (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.69/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.67/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 3 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 4.72 percent. Beta for Fastenal Company stands at 1.05 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.56. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.21%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.58%%.

Fastenal Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.57%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.5 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.97%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 24 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 33.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 22.4% with Gross margin of 48.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 20.1% and 15.3% respectively.

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