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Active Stocks in the Spotlight: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) & WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

General Motors Company is engaged in the designing, manufacturing and retailing of vehicles globally including passenger cars, crossover vehicles, and light trucks, sport utility vehicles, vans and other vehicles. Its business is organized into three geographically-based segments- General Motors North America (GMNA) & General Motors International Operations (GMIO) and General Motors Europe (GME). General Motors Company is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the United States of America.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)’s Financial Overview

General Motors Company (NYSE) surged 1.04% yesterday to close its trading session at $39.03. The company has 1 year Price Target of $45.45. General Motors Company has 52-Week high of $45 and 52-Week Low of $30.56. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 45.00 and 52-Week Low on 30.56. The stock traded with the volume of 9.2 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $55.02 Billion.

General Motors Company (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.87/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.25/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.62 a share with a surprise factor of 49.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.34 Percent, SMA50 of 7.42 Percent and SMA200 of 5.85 percent. General Motors Company has P/S value of 0.37 while its P/B value stands at 1.42. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3.6 percent, Return on Equity of 21.5 percent and Return on Investment of 2.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 9.6 percent and 3 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.2 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 General Motors Co have a median target of 47.00, with a high estimate of 63.00 and a low estimate of 33.00. The median estimate represents a +20.42% increase from the last price of 39.03.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)

WPX Energy, Inc. is a natural gas and oil company focused on the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. The Company has oil and gas properties particularly in the Piceance Basin, Bakken Shale and Marcellus Shale. WPX Energy, Inc. is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX)’s Financial Outlook

The 35 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for WPX Energy Inc have a median target of 19.00, with a high estimate of 26.00 and a low estimate of 11.00. The median estimate represents a +54.10% increase from the last price of 12.33.

WPX Energy, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/20/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 16 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.05. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-0.02.

According to Zacks Investment Research, WPX Energy, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.09. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.31% and closed its last trading session at $12.33. The company has the market capitalization of $5.33 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $20.8 and 52-Week low of $9.89. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 20.80 and 52-Week low on 9.89. The company has volume of 5.85 Million shares. The company has a total of 431.94 Million shares outstanding.

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.07/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.09/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -22.2 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 8.63 percent. Beta for WPX Energy, Inc. stands at 2.33 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.5. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.12%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.65%%.

WPX Energy, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.26%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.45 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -25.22%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -3.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -6.6 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 1.3% with Gross margin of 89.1 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -11.2% and -16.6% respectively.