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These Two Stocks in Motion: Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) & Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT)

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)

Assurant Solutions offers a wide range of products that protect appliances, electronic devices, mobile phones and family finances through preneed insurance.

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)’s Financial Overview

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.26% yesterday to close its trading session at $98.74. The company has 1 year Price Target of $128. Assurant, Inc. has 52-Week high of $111.43 and 52-Week Low of $82.31. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 111.43 and 52-Week Low on 82.31. The stock traded with the volume of 387926 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $6.14 Billion.

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.06/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.01/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.05 a share with a surprise factor of 5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 2.8 Percent, SMA50 of 6.32 Percent and SMA200 of -0.52 percent. Assurant, Inc. has P/S value of 0.83 while its P/B value stands at 1.2. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 1.4 percent, Return on Equity of 11 percent and Return on Investment of 7.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 7.2 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 4 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Assurant Inc have a median target of 130.00, with a high estimate of 132.00 and a low estimate of 120.00. The median estimate represents a +31.66% increase from the last price of 98.74.

Assurant, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/12/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.46. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.84.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT)

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities. The company’s vessels consist of Ultramax, Kamsarmax and Capesize. It operates shipyards in Japan, China and Romania. Scorpio Bulkers Inc. is based in MONACO.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT)’s Financial Outlook

The 10 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Scorpio Bulkers Inc have a median target of 8.50, with a high estimate of 11.50 and a low estimate of 6.00. The median estimate represents a +88.89% increase from the last price of 4.50.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Scorpio Bulkers 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 5.14% and closed its last trading session at $4.5. The company has the market capitalization of $318.92 Million. The stock has 52-week high of $8.45 and 52-Week low of $3.89. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 8.45 and 52-Week low on 3.89. The company has volume of 450072 shares. The company has a total of 70.87 Million shares outstanding.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.02/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.13/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.11. This shows a surprise factor of -84.6 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -18.63 percent. Beta for Scorpio Bulkers Inc. stands at 2.2 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.29. The company has Weekly Volatility of 5.52%% and Monthly Volatility of 6.22%%.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -10.04%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -18.3 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -31.93%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -0.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -1.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 2.6% with Gross margin of 56.3 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 17.9% and -5.2% respectively.