Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares increase of 1.90% to 9.11 with around 6.24 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Brocade (BRCD) reported that firm has achieved leader status in the IHS Markit Wireless LAN Infrastructure Vendor Scorecard – 2016 for Ruckus Wireless’ important presence in the market and fast-paced momentum in wireless LAN growth. Brocade takeover Ruckus Wireless in May 2016, and Ruckus now operates as a business unit within Brocade. Previous to the acquisition, Ruckus was already the largest standalone vendor of WLAN products.
Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the BRCD. 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 $0.22 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.25. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $0.98 as compared to three months ago $1.06.
The stock prices target chart showed high target of 13.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 10.13 as compared to current price of 9.11. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 4 analysts in current tenure, 16 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight and 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.
The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 25.17% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -14.91%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as -4.02% and for the year was -10.84%, while the YTD performance remained at 0.90%. BRCD has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.29.
Shares of NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it a gain of 0.70% to close at $35.96. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over NTAP performance. Out of the pool of analysts, 3 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 3 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 1 analyst while 6 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.
The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.54 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.54. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $2.67 and for the one month was for $2.66 as compared to three months ago was for $2.42. Whereas, NTAP received highest price target of 42.00 and low target of 24.00. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 30.91 as compared to current price of 35.96.
Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 4.40%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 76.56% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -0.36%. NTAP last month stock price volatility remained 2.01%.