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Stocks to Lookout for: E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NASDAQ:SSP) & Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ:PS)

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NASDAQ:SSP)

The E.W. Scripps Company serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, print and digital media brands. It also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses including online multi-source video news provider Newsy. Scripps also produces television programming, runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and serves as the long-time steward of one of the nation’s longest-running and most successful educational programs, Scripps National Spelling Bee. Scripps is focused on the stories of tomorrow. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including multi-platform satire and humor brand Cracked, podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NASDAQ:SSP)’s Financial Overview

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NASDAQ) surged 0.91% yesterday to close its trading session at $18.92. The company has 1 year Price Target of $19. E.W. Scripps Company (The) has 52-Week high of $19.13 and 52-Week Low of $10.69. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 19.13 and 52-Week Low on 10.69. The stock traded with the volume of 206046 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $1.52 Billion.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.24/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.2/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.04 a share with a surprise factor of 20%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.64 Percent, SMA50 of 8.64 Percent and SMA200 of 23.55 percent. E.W. Scripps Company (The) has P/S value of 1.45 while its P/B value stands at 1.7. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -1.3 percent, Return on Equity of -3.1 percent and Return on Investment of 0.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 68.6 percent and 5.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 5 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for E. W. Scripps Co have a median target of 20.00, with a high estimate of 22.00 and a low estimate of 15.00. The median estimate represents a +5.71% increase from the last price of 18.92.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) is expected* to report earnings on 03/01/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 1 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.6. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.14.

Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ:PS)

Pluralsight Inc. is an enterprise technology learning platform. It offers online training courses for professional developers, IT admins and creative artists. The company serves individuals and businesses, as well as academic and government sectors. Pluralsight Inc. is based in Utah, United States.

Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ:PS)’s Financial Outlook

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Pluralsight Inc have a median target of 34.00, with a high estimate of 42.00 and a low estimate of 28.00. The median estimate represents a +6.45% increase from the last price of 31.94.

Pluralsight, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/13/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 3 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $-0.22.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Pluralsight, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.44. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.72% and closed its last trading session at $31.94. The company has the market capitalization of $4.29 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $38.37 and 52-Week low of $17.88. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 38.37 and 52-Week low on 17.88. The company has volume of 1.86 Million shares. The company has a total of 134.39 Million shares outstanding.

Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-0.1/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-0.14/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.04. This shows a surprise factor of 28.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 35.63 percent. Beta for Pluralsight, Inc. stands at 0 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.11. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.41%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.82%%.

Pluralsight, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 7.66%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 22.7 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 21.96%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -103.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 191.2 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 26.4% with Gross margin of 71.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -55.5% and 0% respectively.