Stocks Hammered on Sluggish Data: VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY)

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) share price swings at $19.01 with percentage change of -0.42% in most recent trading session.

Pool Consensus

Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the PAY. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.30 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.40. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.62 as compared to three months ago $1.66.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 27 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 20.81 as compared to current price of 19.01. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 5 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 17 recommend as HOLD. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

Profitability Valuation

The profit margin can answer significantly to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings, VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has negative -2.50% profit margin that indicates every dollar of sales a firm actually keeps in earnings, and the larger number indicates improving and vise worse. The firm has gross profit margin of 39.90%. Moving toward returns ratio, PAY has returns on investment of 1.20% which indicates firm’s investment efficiency or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

While returns on assets calculated as -1.90% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) has returns on equity of -5.90%, which is measuring a corporation’s profitability by revealing how much profit generates by PAY with the shareholders’ money. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -7.04%.

Effective Investment Valuation

Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 1.14 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes. The firm’s price to book was 2.62, which can be compared with current price to get idea about under or overvalue of stock. Forward Price to Earnings ratio of PAY attains value of 11.54 that is projecting or estimating EPS for the next 12-months and its follow by traders who believe on anticipates of a firm’s future rather than past performance.

To have technical views, liquidity ratio of VeriFone Systems, Inc. (NYSE:PAY) calculated as 1.40 to match up with its debt to equity ratio of 1.12. The float short ration was 13.13%; as compared to Short Ratio were 7.01. The firm has institutional ownership of 93.20%, while insider ownership included 0.50%.


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