Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF) also making a luring appeal, share price swings at $10.88 with percentage change of 1.54% in most recent trading session.
The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, the Co has positive 8.30% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. Gross profit margin, operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm has 18.50% and 19.30% respectively. Moving toward returns ratio, CLF has returns on investment of 59.00% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While returns on assets calculated as 9.40% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of -10.40%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by CLF with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 3.00 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -7.51%. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 2.10 and quick ratio was calculated as 1.40. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 3 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -7.51%.
Moving on tracing line, National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE:NOV) need to consider for profitability analysis, in latest session share price swings at $41.15 with percentage change of 3.42%.
The Co has negative -33.30% profit margin to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin are its sub parts that firm have -1.40% and -33.30% respectively. NOV has returns on investment of -12.80%. The returns on assets were -10.50% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of -15.80%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by NOV with the shareholders’ money.
The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.90 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -1.12%. The firm current ratio calculated as 2.60, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But it varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.30, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.23, sometimes it remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.