Shares of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (NASDAQ:ERIC) [Trend Analysis] swings enthusiastically in regular trading session, it an increase of 0.30% to close at $6.66. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the ERIC. 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 $0.03 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.05. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $0.38 as compared to three months ago $0.37.
The stock prices target chart showed high target of 11.07 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 6 as compared to current price of 6.66. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 3 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 21 recommend as HOLD, 5 stands at Underweight and 5 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.
Moving forward to saw long-term intention, the experts calculate Return on Investment of 2.50%. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 37.89% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -32.45%. ERIC last month stock price volatility remained 1.26%.
Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring 0.64% to $26.55 in active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 5.19 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Finally, analysts shed their light over the VOD price targets; maintaining price high target of 35.25 while at average the price target was 29.21 in contrast with the current price of 26.55. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. A higher price target would definitely provide confidence to investors during the trading action, consideration given by Wall Street Journal.
So does the rankings given by analysts; let us highlight rankings table and we had 14 analysts recommending BUY ratings for current month and for previous month 15 stands on similar situation; while 11 for the current month as compared to 11 analysts recommending for HOLD from the pool for previous month. While 1 stands at overweight and 1 analyst gave Underweight and 2 out of pool consider it as Sell for current month. For the overall, consensus ratings were for Overweight.
The firm has institutional ownership of 9.60%, while insider ownership included 0.20%. VOD attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 with week’s performance of 5.07%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 5.77%.