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Two Eye-Catching Stocks : Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG) & Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG)

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. provides housekeeping, laundry, linen, facility maintenance and food services to the health care industry, including nursing homes, retirement complexes, rehabilitation centers and hospitals. Healthcare Services Group has the experience and expertise to meet these needs, making the preferred choice for hospital and senior living clients nationwide. Healthcare Services Group has delivered exceptional housekeeping/laundry and dining/nutrition services to an ever-changing healthcare industry. Healthcare Services provide professional management of ancillary services to a diverse mix of satisfied clients. Flexible and responsive, our people are trained to help you achieve success by delivering innovative solutions, exceptional performance and measurable results.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCSG)’s Financial Overview

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) surged 3.07% yesterday to close its trading session at $39.93. The company has 1 year Price Target of $47.78. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. has 52-Week high of $49.78 and 52-Week Low of $35.04. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 49.78 and 52-Week Low on 35.04. The stock traded with the volume of 1.1 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $2.99 Billion.

Healthcare Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.35/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.37/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.02 a share with a surprise factor of -5.4%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -5.6 Percent, SMA50 of -5.28 Percent and SMA200 of -3.24 percent. Healthcare Services Group, Inc. has P/S value of 1.49 while its P/B value stands at 7.04. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 10.3 percent, Return on Equity of 17.2 percent and Return on Investment of 19.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 11.8 percent and 4.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 0 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Healthcare Services Group Inc have a median target of 50.00, with a high estimate of 60.00 and a low estimate of 33.00. The median estimate represents a +25.22% increase from the last price of 39.93.

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

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)

Verizon Communications Inc. is one of the largest communication technology companies. Its Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services; Internet access on various smart and basic phones, notebook computers, and tablets; and multimedia access, business-focused, location-based, global data, home phone handsets, and high-speed Internet services, as well as network access and value added services to support wireless connections for the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company’s Wireline segment offers high-speed Internet, Fios Internet, and Fios video services; voice services, such as local exchange, regional and long distance calling, and voice messaging services, as well as Voice over Internet protocol services; network products and solutions comprising private Internet protocol (IP) & public Internet, Ethernet, and optical networking services; IT infrastructure services that include collocation and managed hosting services; cloud services, which comprise computing, storage, backup, and recovery.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s Financial Outlook

The 23 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Verizon Communications Inc have a median target of 60.00, with a high estimate of 65.00 and a low estimate of 50.00. The median estimate represents a +10.25% increase from the last price of 54.42.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Verizon Communications Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.25. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.68% and closed its last trading session at $54.42. The company has the market capitalization of $225.08 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $61.58 and 52-Week low of $46.09. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 61.58 and 52-Week low on 46.08. The company has volume of 10.83 Million shares. The company has a total of 4.14 Billion shares outstanding.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.12/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.09/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.03. This shows a surprise factor of 2.8 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -3.2 percent. Beta for Verizon Communications Inc. stands at 0.49 while its ATR (average true range) is 1. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.17%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.75%%.

Verizon Communications Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -2.02%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.48 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 1.65%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 11.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 61.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.6% with Gross margin of 57.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 18.6% and 23.7% respectively.