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Stocks Luring Investors Focus: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) [Trend Analysis] surged reacts as active mover, shares a gain 0.65% to traded at $52.49 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.31%. The stock got a shaky start early morning on analyst’s remarks. Following the EPS trend, pool of analysts gave current quarter Per-Share Earnings estimates trends of $1.00 for the VZ while maintaining high price target of 60.00 and average of 54.63, as reported by WSJ.

For the next year first quarter, analysts predicted EPS estimates trend of $0.91 which would leave an impact on the stock performance in coming months. In addition, for the current month 20 number of analysts gave ratings for hold as compared to last month 22 number of analysts stood in same position. The overall pool of consensus ranking was for Hold in current month as it was Hold security in previous month.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.60 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.64 and price to cash ratio remained 74.89. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 85.60% and return on investment was 18.40% while its return on asset stayed at 6.00%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 5.18.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.10% to $31.59. Finally, we can see dark clouds emerging over RAX. For the current estimate trends of EPS, pool recommendation was $0.22 and for one month was $0.22. As earning per share serves as an indicator for company’s profitability, analyst have given their estimate trends for the next year with quarterly estimate of $0.22. For annual bases, the firm attains $1.07 per-share earnings for FY 2016 trends against $1.09 for fiscal year 2017 Trends, views extracted from WSJ.

To view the price target ranked by analysts, RAX attains high-level price target of 44.00 while lower level target was 18.00, it can be use an indication to know how much worth stock has stored in it. The stock was rated ‘Hold’ by 12 number of analysts in current phase, 0 analysts rated at ‘Overweight’, while 2 experts rated it as a ‘Sell’ security. For conclusion, consensus ranking came to stand at Hold.

The share price of RAX attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 0.46%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 109.90% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -1.71%.


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