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Stocks Trapped in Bearish Claws: Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price jumped up remains unchanged during latest trading session. Verizon (VZ) is a contender to AT&T (T). It was formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, two of the 7 Baby Bells, and eventually GTE. VZ is one of the two largest telecom companies in the US. Its FIOS TV and internet services are a growing source of income and being all fiber are the way of the future.

Analysts Practices; to watch unbiased undervalue securities, there is need to see following technical rations. VZ holds price to earnings ratio of 13.60 that presents much better indication for a stock’s value than the market price alone. Based on historic views, the average P/E ratio in market fluctuates between 15 to 25, but alone low P/E ratio does not necessarily mean that a company is undervalue. With reference to all theories, earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as VZ has 4.95% dividend yield.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 0.80 that indicates if VZ lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. To make strengthen these views, the active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 0.80, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 5.21, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) also run on active notice, stock price increased 1.20% after traded at $33.86 in most recent trading session.

NTAP has price to earnings ratio of 30.75 and the price to current year EPS stands at -55.90%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be 13.59%. The earning yield also gives right direction to lure investment, as the co has 2.24% dividend yield. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 2.10 and quick ratio was calculated as 2.00. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.53 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 3.98% for a week and 2.55% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.93. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 3.00 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of 11.20%. NTAP’s institutional ownership was registered as 95.80%, while insider ownership was 0.08%.


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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