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Trending Stocks Analysis Report: TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) & Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO)

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)

TAL Education Group provides K-12 after-school tutoring service in China. It offers tutoring services to K-12 students covering academic subjects, including mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry and biology. The Company delivers its tutoring services through small classes, personalized premium services i.e. one-on-one tutoring and online course offerings. Its extensive network consists of learning centers and service centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Wuhan, as well as the Company’s online platform. TAL Education Group is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL)’s Financial Overview

TAL Education Group (NYSE) declined -0.03% yesterday to close its trading session at $32.91. The company has 1 year Price Target of $34.7. TAL Education Group has 52-Week high of $47.63 and 52-Week Low of $21.08. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 47.63 and 52-Week Low on 21.08. The stock traded with the volume of 3.48 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $18.21 Billion.

TAL Education Group (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 11/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.21/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.08/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.13 a share with a surprise factor of 162.5%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 6.97 Percent, SMA50 of 14.7 Percent and SMA200 of 2.74 percent. TAL Education Group has P/S value of 7.78 while its P/B value stands at 10.48. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 9.8 percent, Return on Equity of 19.1 percent and Return on Investment of 8.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 52.8 percent and 10.4 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.1 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 28 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for TAL Education Group have a median target of 33.60, with a high estimate of 49.00 and a low estimate of 28.00. The median estimate represents a +2.10% increase from the last price of 32.91.

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

Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO)

Rio Tinto PLC is an international mining company. The Company has interests in mining for aluminum, borax, coal, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, silver, tin, uranium, zinc, titanium, dioxide feedstock, diamonds, talc and zircon. RTZ’s various mining operations are located in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Europe and Canada.

Rio Tinto Plc (NYSE:RIO)’s Financial Outlook

The 4 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Rio Tinto PLC have a median target of 62.36, with a high estimate of 71.62 and a low estimate of 59.97. The median estimate represents a +11.52% increase from the last price of 55.92.

Rio Tinto Plc is expected* to report earnings on 02/27/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Rio Tinto Plc has a Consensus Recommendation of 3. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.25% and closed its last trading session at $55.92. The company has the market capitalization of $94.35 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $60.72 and 52-Week low of $44.62. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 60.72 and 52-Week low on 44.62. The company has volume of 4.6 Million shares. The company has a total of 1.69 Billion shares outstanding.

The company has YTD performance of 15.35 percent. Beta for Rio Tinto Plc stands at 0.86 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.99. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.25%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.56%%.

Rio Tinto Plc has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 4.53%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.55 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.88%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 10.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 23.3 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 17.3% with Gross margin of 0 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 35.4% and 24.2% respectively.