Stocks Reaffirm To Gain Attentions: Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) [Trend Analysis] knocking active thrust in leading trading session, shares a gain of 4.80% to 8.96 with around 3.04 Million shares have changed hands in this session. The RCII held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The RCII ratings chart showed that 9 gave HOLD ratings for the current month. For stocks’ current month, 0 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 9.80 as compared to current price of 8.96.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.12 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $0.87 as compared to one month ago of $1.10, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $0.72.

The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 15.46% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -43.86%. Similar, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as -9.76% and for the year was -30.79%, while the YTD performance remained at -19.79%. RCII has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.58.

Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU) [Trend Analysis] retains strong position in active trade, as shares scoring -0.52% to $85.91 in a active trade session, while looking at the shares volume, around 2.24 Million shares have changed hands in this session. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the KSU. 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 $1.16 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $1.25. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $5.63 as compared to three months ago $5.67.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 110 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 95.90 as compared to current price of 85.91. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current tenure as 14 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm has institutional ownership of 90.60%, while insider ownership included 0.20%. KSU attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 with week’s performance of -0.51%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 11.34%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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