Stocks to Watch For: United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) & D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI)

2

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI)

United Community Bank is a bank holding company. United conducts its operations through a community-focused operating model of separate community banks, which, as of December 31, 2016, operated at 139 locations throughout the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia, and Gainesville, Georgia metropolitan statistical areas, upstate and coastal South Carolina, north and coastal Georgia, western North Carolina, and east Tennessee. The community banks offer a range of retail and corporate banking services, including checking, savings and time deposit accounts, secured and unsecured loans, wire transfers, brokerage services and other financial services. The Company operates through its subsidiary, United Community Bank, Blairsville, Georgia (the Bank). The Bank owns an insurance agency, United Community Insurance Services, Inc., known as United Community Advisory Services, which is a subsidiary of the Bank.

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI)’s Financial Overview

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ) declined -0.53% yesterday to close its trading session at $28.06. The company has 1 year Price Target of $29.42. United Community Banks, Inc. has 52-Week high of $34.18 and 52-Week Low of $20.23. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 34.18 and 52-Week Low on 20.23. The stock traded with the volume of 513748 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.22 Billion.

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.57/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.55/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 3.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 8.34 Percent, SMA50 of 16.85 Percent and SMA200 of -1.09 percent. United Community Banks, Inc. has P/S value of 5.02 while its P/B value stands at 1.6. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.8 percent, Return on Equity of 6.8 percent and Return on Investment of 20 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 88.3 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 6 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for United Community Banks Inc have a median target of 29.25, with a high estimate of 32.00 and a low estimate of 27.00. The median estimate represents a +4.24% increase from the last price of 28.06.

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

D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI)

D.R. Horton, Inc. is engaged in the construction and sale of high-quality homes through its diverse brand portfolio that includes D.R. Horton, Emerald Homes, Express Homes and Freedom Homes. D.R. Horton also provides mortgage financing and title services for homebuyers through its mortgage and title subsidiaries. The Company has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. It construct and sell single-family homes in metropolitan areas of the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and West regions of the United States. It offer high quality homes, designed principally for first-time and move-up home buyers. In the homebuilding business, the Company builds and sells single-family detached homes and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes and condominiums. The Company’s financial services operation comprise selling mortgages and collecting fees for title insurance agency and closing services.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI)’s Financial Outlook

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for D.R. Horton Inc have a median target of 45.00, with a high estimate of 53.00 and a low estimate of 35.00. The median estimate represents a +10.81% increase from the last price of 40.61.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, D.R. Horton, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.56. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 7.55% and closed its last trading session at $40.61. The company has the market capitalization of $15.46 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $47 and 52-Week low of $32.39. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 47.00 and 52-Week low on 32.39. The company has volume of 10.34 Million shares. The company has a total of 380.65 Million shares outstanding.

D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.76/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.78/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -2.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 17.17 percent. Beta for D.R. Horton, Inc. stands at 1.23 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.37. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.45%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.36%%.

D.R. Horton, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 7.79%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 10.41 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.05%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 11.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 17.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 12.9% with Gross margin of 23 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 12.6% and 9.6% respectively.

SHARE