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Two Stocks in Focus: DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY) & Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY)

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. is a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies. The Company’s products include dental prosthetics, endodontic instruments, dental sealants, ultrasonic scalers, dental x-ray equipment and intraoral cameras. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., formerly known as DENTSPLY International Inc., is based in United States.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ:XRAY)’s Financial Overview

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ) surged 0.02% yesterday to close its trading session at $42.98. The company has 1 year Price Target of $43.18. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. has 52-Week high of $59.17 and 52-Week Low of $33.93. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 59.17 and 52-Week Low on 33.93. The stock traded with the volume of 2.66 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $9.62 Billion.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.38/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.46/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.08 a share with a surprise factor of -17.4%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 3.6 Percent, SMA50 of 9.93 Percent and SMA200 of 5.17 percent. DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. has P/S value of 2.39 while its P/B value stands at 1.86. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of -17.4 percent, Return on Equity of -28.2 percent and Return on Investment of -18 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 53.2 percent and -43.5 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Dentsply Sirona Inc have a median target of 42.50, with a high estimate of 50.00 and a low estimate of 38.00. The median estimate represents a -1.12% decrease from the last price of 42.98.

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 03/01/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 8 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.54. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.82.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)

Nucor Corporation manufactures and sells steel and steel products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Steel Mills, Steel Products, and Raw Materials. The Steel Mills segment produces hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and galvanized sheet steel products; structural steel products, including wide-flange beams, beam blanks, H-piling, and sheet pilings etc. The Steel Products segment produces steel joists and joist girders, steel decks, fabricated concrete reinforcing and cold finished steel products, steel fasteners, metal building systems etc. The Raw Materials segment produces direct reduced iron; processes ferrous and nonferrous metals; brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, and DRI; applies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal, as well as engages in the natural gas drilling operations. It also offers steel electrical conduits.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE)’s Financial Outlook

The 15 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Nucor Corp have a median target of 70.00, with a high estimate of 83.00 and a low estimate of 59.00. The median estimate represents a +13.67% increase from the last price of 61.58.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Nucor Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 2.8% and closed its last trading session at $61.58. The company has the market capitalization of $19.45 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $69.79 and 52-Week low of $49.79. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 69.79 and 52-Week low on 49.79. The company has volume of 2.43 Million shares. The company has a total of 315.91 Million shares outstanding.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $2.07/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.94/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.13. This shows a surprise factor of 6.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 18.86 percent. Beta for Nucor Corporation stands at 1.56 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.44. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.07%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.22%%.

Nucor Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 4.36%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.39 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.16%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 10.5 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 19.2 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.8% with Gross margin of 13.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 10.5% and 7.8% respectively.