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Traders Watch list: QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) & United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)

QEP Resources is a leading independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company. The Company’s operations are focused in the Rocky Mountain and Midcontinent regions of the United States. The Company also gathers, compresses, treats, and processes natural gas. QEP Resources, Inc. is based in Denver, Colorado.

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)’s Financial Overview

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE) surged 1.26% yesterday to close its trading session at $8.02. The company has 1 year Price Target of $10.9. QEP Resources, Inc. has 52-Week high of $13.77 and 52-Week Low of $5. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 13.77 and 52-Week Low on 5.00. The stock traded with the volume of 2.81 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $1.9 Billion.

QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.17/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $-0.01/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.18 a share with a surprise factor of 1800%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -4.09 Percent, SMA50 of 5.98 Percent and SMA200 of -20.69 percent. QEP Resources, Inc. has P/S value of 0.97 while its P/B value stands at 0.56. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -3.1 percent, Return on Equity of -6.5 percent and Return on Investment of 6.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 75.6 percent and -10.3 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 18 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for QEP Resources Inc have a median target of 10.00, with a high estimate of 20.00 and a low estimate of 6.75. The median estimate represents a +24.69% increase from the last price of 8.02.

QEP Resources, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 02/27/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 8 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.13.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)

United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. United States Steel manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products for the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries. An integrated steel producer uses iron ore and coke as primary raw materials for steel production. United States Steel is also engaged in other business activities consisting primarily of railroad services and real estate operations.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X)’s Financial Outlook

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for United States Steel Corp have a median target of 24.00, with a high estimate of 35.00 and a low estimate of 21.00. The median estimate represents a +5.22% increase from the last price of 22.81.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, United States Steel Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.38. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.06% and closed its last trading session at $22.81. The company has the market capitalization of $4.16 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $47.64 and 52-Week low of $17.09. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 47.64 and 52-Week low on 17.08. The company has volume of 7.72 Million shares. The company has a total of 182.28 Million shares outstanding.

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.82/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.84/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.02. This shows a surprise factor of -1.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 25.05 percent. Beta for United States Steel Corporation stands at 2.91 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.98. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.60%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.57%%.

United States Steel Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.1%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 9.36 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -21.99%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 15 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 9.3% with Gross margin of 13.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 5.1% and 3.8% respectively.