Stocks to Watch For: Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) & Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with millions of subscribers in nearly 50 countries who have access to an ever-expanding library of TV shows and movies, including original programming, documentaries and feature films. The company offers the ability to watch as subscribers want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s Financial Overview

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ) surged 4.12% yesterday to close its trading session at $359.97. The company has 1 year Price Target of $387.46. Netflix, Inc. has 52-Week high of $423.21 and 52-Week Low of $231.23. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 423.21 and 52-Week Low on 231.23. The stock traded with the volume of 10.38 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $155.87 Billion.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.3/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.24/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.06 a share with a surprise factor of 25%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 5.48 Percent, SMA50 of 18.59 Percent and SMA200 of 6.98 percent. Netflix, Inc. has P/S value of 9.87 while its P/B value stands at 30. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 5.3 percent, Return on Equity of 25.8 percent and Return on Investment of 10 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 36.9 percent and 10.2 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 38 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Netflix Inc have a median target of 419.08, with a high estimate of 500.00 and a low estimate of 165.00. The median estimate represents a +16.42% increase from the last price of 359.97.

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

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and other petrochemical products. Valero, a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and ethanol producer, and its assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.1 million barrels per day and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.4 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.) & Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.) & and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. In addition, Valero owns the 2 percent general partner interest and a majority limited partner interest in Valero Energy Partners LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Valero sells its products in both the wholesale rack and bulk markets, and approximately 7,400 outlets carry Valero’s brand names in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO)’s Financial Outlook

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Valero Energy Corp have a median target of 100.00, with a high estimate of 151.00 and a low estimate of 82.00. The median estimate represents a +21.46% increase from the last price of 82.33.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Valero Energy Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.71. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock declined -1.21% and closed its last trading session at $82.33. The company has the market capitalization of $34.99 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $126.98 and 52-Week low of $68.81. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 126.98 and 52-Week low on 68.81. The company has volume of 3.08 Million shares. The company has a total of 425 Million shares outstanding.

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $2.12/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.07/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $1.05. This shows a surprise factor of 98.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 9.82 percent. Beta for Valero Energy Corporation stands at 1.2 while its ATR (average true range) is 2.28. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.29%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.70%%.

Valero Energy Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -0.16%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 5.35 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -18.9%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 8.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 20.7 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.7% with Gross margin of 8.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 3.7% and 3.9% respectively.

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