Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF)- Stocks Under Profitability Radar: Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX)

Following analysis criteria, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) attains noticeable attention, it increasing 11.39% to traded at $9.39. CLF attains analyst recommendation of 3.00 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 0.24%. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) today said it will be announcing fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results before the U.S.-market open on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

The firm has noticeable returns on equity ratio of -1.70%, which shows how much profit each dollar of ordinary stockholders’ equity generates. To see the other side of depiction, profit margins of CLF stands at positive 1.90%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The 1.80% returns on assets presents notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.

It has forward price to earnings ratio of 12.62, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 25.55. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 5.11. CLF is presenting price to cash flow of 15.14 and free cash flow concluded as 19.85.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) presented as an active mover, shares increasing -6.64% to traded at $8.72 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 8.06%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 2.93.

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; HLX attains returns on investment ratio of -10.20%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at negative -10.60%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margins and gross profit margins can be giving more focus view that is -9.50% and 9.50% respectively.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at -4.30%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 5.90% and monthly performance was -16.08%. The stock price of HLX is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -9.75% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -10.22%.

 

About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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