Active Broker’s Choice in Focus: Transocean (NYSE:RIG), LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE:LYB)

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 0.87% to close at $13.97 with the total traded volume of 16.12 Million shares. The RIG held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The RIG ratings chart showed that 17 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 6 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 14 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 12.44 as compared to current price of 13.97.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $-0.01 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.01 as compared to one month ago of $1.03, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $-0.39. The firm has institutional ownership of 85.30%, while insider ownership included 0.02%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.01. RIG attains analyst recommendation of 3.20 with week’s performance of -6.37%.

LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE:LYB) [Trend Analysis] moved down reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -1.09% to traded at $93.27 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.56%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the LYB. 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 $2.13 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $2.34. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $9.86 as compared to three months ago $9.86.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 115 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 93.20 as compared to current price of 93.27. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 7 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 13 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 2.20 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.33 and price to cash ratio remained 20.77. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 61.20% and return on investment was 30% while its return on asset stayed at 16.60%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.49.


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