Active Stocks in the Spotlight: CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) & Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)

CenturyLink, Inc. is a telecommunications company that provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses in the United States. It also offers entertainment services under the CenturyLink, Prism TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink, Inc., formerly known as CenturyTel, Inc., is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)’s Financial Overview

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.69% yesterday to close its trading session at $16.27. The company has 1 year Price Target of $20.86. CenturyLink, Inc. has 52-Week high of $24.2 and 52-Week Low of $13.97. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 24.20 and 52-Week Low on 13.97. The stock traded with the volume of 12.74 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $17.29 Billion.

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.3/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.3/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0 a share with a surprise factor of 0%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 2.36 Percent, SMA50 of -8.76 Percent and SMA200 of -15.34 percent. CenturyLink, Inc. has P/S value of 0.75 while its P/B value stands at 0.76. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 2.4 percent, Return on Equity of 7.7 percent and Return on Investment of 2.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 53.4 percent and 12.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.7 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 CenturyLink Inc have a median target of 20.50, with a high estimate of 29.00 and a low estimate of 16.00. The median estimate represents a +26.00% increase from the last price of 16.27.

CenturyLink, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 02/13/2019. 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 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.35. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.18.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered competitors around the world. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, Battlefield, Dragon Age and Plants vs. Zombies.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)’s Financial Outlook

The 26 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Electronic Arts Inc have a median target of 115.50, with a high estimate of 154.00 and a low estimate of 93.00. The median estimate represents a +27.34% increase from the last price of 90.70.

Electronic Arts Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/05/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.77. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $2.06.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Electronic Arts Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.57. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -0.34% and closed its last trading session at $90.7. The company has the market capitalization of $27.5 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $151.26 and 52-Week low of $73.91. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 151.26 and 52-Week low on 73.91. The company has volume of 3.75 Million shares. The company has a total of 303.16 Million shares outstanding.

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.88/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.58/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.3. This shows a surprise factor of 51.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 14.94 percent. Beta for Electronic Arts Inc. stands at 1.17 while its ATR (average true range) is 3.15. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.32%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.87%%.

Electronic Arts Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 11.57%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.86 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -21.72%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 11.4 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 20.1 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 22.6% with Gross margin of 73.5 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 25% and 18.8% respectively.

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