In active leading trade session, Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) an ascending 2.19% to trade at $57.77. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 2.05%.
Experts’ Critical Views
The CERN 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 CERN ratings chart showed that 13 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, 12 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 58.10 as compared to current price of 57.77.
Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.62 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.50 as compared to one month ago of $2.50, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.76.
To find out the technical position of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN), it holds price to book ratio of 4.92 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 20.96, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 31.19. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 2.18. CERN is presenting price to cash flow of 52.28 and free cash flow concluded as 48.54.
EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 20.50%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 10.46%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 3.89 and price to earning ration of 31.19 attracting passive investors.
Earnings Technical Analysis
Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has price to earnings growth of 2.18, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. For trailing twelve months, CERN attains gross profit margin of 83.80% and operating margin stands at 19.00% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 14.00%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 11.10%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.
The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.54% for a week and 1.47% for a month. The performance of Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) for the quarter recorded as 19.02% and for year stands at 12.26%, while the YTD performance was 21.95%. The co attains 0.89 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of CERN is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 3.83% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 6.68%.