Worth Watching Stocks: TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC)

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TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP)

TransCanada is a North American energy company. They are focused on natural gas transmission and power services. Their pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to growing markets in Canada and the United States.

TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP)’s Financial Overview

TransCanada Corporation (NYSE) surged 0.45% yesterday to close its trading session at $39.97. The company has 1 year Price Target of $54.51. TransCanada Corporation has 52-Week high of $48.49 and 52-Week Low of $34.58. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 49.48 and 52-Week Low on 34.58. The stock traded with the volume of 2.75 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $35.4 Billion.

TransCanada Corporation (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.65/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.62/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.03 a share with a surprise factor of 4.8%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 5.13 Percent, SMA50 of 2.56 Percent and SMA200 of -4.03 percent. TransCanada Corporation has P/S value of 3.57 while its P/B value stands at 2.04. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.7 percent, Return on Equity of 14.6 percent and Return on Investment of 4 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 59.5 percent and 29.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for TransCanada Corp have a median target of 48.91, with a high estimate of 55.34 and a low estimate of 37.03. The median estimate represents a +22.37% increase from the last price of 39.97.

TransCanada Corporation is estimated to report earnings on 02/21/2019. 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 5 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.72. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.65.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is a global provider of education solutions, delivering content, technology, services and media to students in over 150 countries worldwide. The Company delivers its offerings to both educational institutions and consumers. It provides kindergarten through twelfth grade, or K-12, educational content in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiary, provides print and electronic textbook curriculum, learning content, and assessment tools and services. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC)’s Financial Outlook

The 7 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co have a median target of 11.00, with a high estimate of 14.00 and a low estimate of 6.40. The median estimate represents a +6.08% increase from the last price of 10.37.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company is estimated to report earnings on 02/28/2019. 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 4 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $-0.67. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-0.7.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.96% and closed its last trading session at $10.37. The company has the market capitalization of $1.28 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $10.51 and 52-Week low of $5.1. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 10.49 and 52-Week low on 5.10. The company has volume of 642366 shares. The company has a total of 123.55 Million shares outstanding.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.7/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.59/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.11. This shows a surprise factor of 18.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 17.04 percent. Beta for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company stands at 0.75 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.44. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.80%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.84%%.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 12.59%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 19.91 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 41.88%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -5.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -18 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -8.6% with Gross margin of 44.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -7.7% and -10.5% respectively.

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