Retaining Analysts Views in Focus: MGIC Investment (NYSE:MTG), Walter Investment Management (NYSE:WAC)

Shares of MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a decrease of -2.26% to close at $10.39. 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 MTG in recent few months. In ratings table the MTG given BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 1 analyst has SELL recommendation for current month on MTG. While 3 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommend it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $0.24 at current month while compared with $0.24 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.25 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $0.99 as compared to one month ago of $0.99, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $1.10.

Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 10.70%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 93.84% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -8.46%. MTG last month stock price volatility remained 2.00%.

Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE:WAC) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring remains unchanged to $1.10 in active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 3.01 Million shares have changed hands in this session. The WAC 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 WAC ratings chart showed that 2 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, 4 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 1.38 as compared to current price of 1.10.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $-0.51 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $-1.87 as compared to one month ago of $-0.47, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $-1.05.

The firm has institutional ownership of 92.20%, while insider ownership included 0.20%. WAC attains analyst recommendation of 4.00 with week’s performance of -59.26%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 49.10%.

 

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