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Brokers Watch List: Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) & Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)

Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR)

Matador Resources Company is an energy company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It focuses on oil and natural gas shale plays and other unconventional resource plays. Matador has operations primarily in Texas and Louisiana. The Company has acreage positions in west Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. Matador Resources Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR)’s Financial Overview

Matador Resources Company (NYSE) surged 1.32% yesterday to close its trading session at $17.64. The company has 1 year Price Target of $28.52. Matador Resources Company has 52-Week high of $35.22 and 52-Week Low of $13.97. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 35.22 and 52-Week Low on 13.97. The stock traded with the volume of 1.73 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.09 Billion.

Matador Resources Company (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.48/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.36/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.12 a share with a surprise factor of 33.3%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -6.9 Percent, SMA50 of -5.58 Percent and SMA200 of -35.79 percent. Matador Resources Company has P/S value of 2.73 while its P/B value stands at 1.33. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 6.9 percent, Return on Equity of 12.9 percent and Return on Investment of 12.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 75.6 percent and 29.5 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 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Matador Resources Co have a median target of 27.00, with a high estimate of 39.00 and a low estimate of 20.00. The median estimate represents a +53.06% increase from the last price of 17.64.

Matador Resources Company is expected* to report earnings on 02/26/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 11 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.28. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.25.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. is a holding company which provides financial guarantees and other financial services to clients in both the public and private sectors globally, through its subsidiaries. It provides financial guarantee insurance and other credit enhancement products, such as credit derivatives, financial and investment products, including investment agreements, derivative products and funding conduits. Ambac Financial Group, Inc. is headquartered in New York City, United States.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBC)’s Financial Outlook

The 3 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Ambac Financial Group Inc have a median target of 26.00, with a high estimate of 30.00 and a low estimate of 20.00. The median estimate represents a +34.78% increase from the last price of 19.29.

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

The Stock surged 0.94% and closed its last trading session at $19.29. The company has the market capitalization of $882.52 Million. The stock has 52-week high of $23.34 and 52-Week low of $13.96. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 23.34 and 52-Week low on 13.96. The company has volume of 159202 shares. The company has a total of 45.75 Million shares outstanding.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-1.66/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.3/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-1.96. This shows a surprise factor of -653.3 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 11.89 percent. Beta for Ambac Financial Group, Inc. stands at 0.95 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.37. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.87%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.89%%.

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.73%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 9.04 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.27%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 11 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -1.5% with Gross margin of 0 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 76% and 28.8% respectively.