Stocks Luring Investors with Juicy Profitability Figures: Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB)

In active leading trade session, Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) declining -1.51% to trade at $12.40. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.60 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -1.35%.

Experts’ Critical Views

Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the ITUB. 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 $0.29 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.28. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.27 as compared to three months ago $1.26.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 15.72 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 12.29 as compared to current price of 12.40. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 7 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 6 recommend as HOLD and 3 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

Technical Positioning

To find out the technical position of Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB), it holds price to book ratio of 2.11 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 10.26, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 11.38. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.70. ITUB is presenting price to cash flow of 0.36 and free cash flow concluded as 65.39.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -4.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 9.82%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.50 and price to earning ration of 11.38 attracting passive investors.

Earnings Technical Analysis

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) has price to earnings growth of 1.70, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. For trailing twelve months, ITUB attains operating margin stands at 28.30% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 4.10%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 1.80%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.

The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 2.08% for a week and 2.31% for a month. The performance of Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) for the quarter recorded as 27.52% and for year stands at 63.14%, while the YTD performance was 23.10%. The co attains 0.31 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of ITUB is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -2.91% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 3.67%.


About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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