Active Broker’s Choice in Focus: MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG), Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE)

MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) [Trend Analysis] swings ardently in active trading session, it rises up of 2.72% to close at $10.94. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the MTG. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.24 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.25. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.09 as compared to three months ago $1.12.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 13.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 11.83 as compared to current price of 10.94. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 3 recommend as HOLD, no one gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 5.56% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 9.06%. (Full [FREE Analysis] of NYSE:MTG And Be Sure To Notice The Intermediate Period)

Moving toward the volatility measures, the price volatility of stock was 2.68% for a week and 2.72% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.27. The beta, which indicates risk in relegation to the market, remained 2.51. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 3.51 and price to cash ratio remained 23.98. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 13.70% and return on investment was 11.20% while its return on asset stayed at 5.90%.

Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE:DRE) [Trend Analysis] considering as most desiring stocks in active trading lead, shares knocked down after opening to traded at $24.22 with volume of 3.37 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over DRE performance. Out of the pool of analysts 7 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 6 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 1 analyst gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Overweight from the pool of analysts.

The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.06 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.06. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $0.34 and for the one month was for $0.36 as compared to three months ago was for $0.42. Whereas, DRE received highest price target of 31.00 and low target of 25.00. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 28.03 as compared to current price of 24.22.

DRE is ahead its 52-week low with 33.38%and going down from its 52-week high price with -15.23%. The company’s shares performance for the last one month was -8.81% and -7.20% in the previous week. The Company showed a positive 34.50% in the net profit margin. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was -5.70%.

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About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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