Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it 2.95% to close at $9.43 with the total traded volume of 12.21 Million shares. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked CLF in recent few months. In ratings table the CLF given BUY ratings by 2 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 1 number of analyst/s have SELL recommendation for current month on CLF. While 5 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommend it as Hold security.
The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.22 at current month while compared with $0.21 in a month ago. The stock 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 $0.47 as compared to one month ago of $0.58, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $0.87.
The firm has institutional ownership of 62.20%, while insider ownership included 0.60%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.19. CLF attains analyst recommendation of 3.00 with week’s performance of 8.66%.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) [Trend Analysis] moved up reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.35% to traded at $48.90 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.80%. The MPC 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 MPC ratings chart showed that 4 gave HOLD ratings for the current month. For stocks’ current month, 17 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 61.66 as compared to current price of 48.90.
Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.48 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $2.01 as compared to one month ago of $2.10, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.37.
The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.50 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.42 and price to cash ratio remained 36.93. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 8.50% and return on investment was 12.60% while its return on asset stayed at 2.60%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.79.