Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) [Trend Analysis] moved up reacts as active mover, shares increase 0.22% to traded at $58.71 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 0.19%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the RAI. 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 $0.60 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.58. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $2.54 as compared to three months ago $2.55.
The stock prices target chart showed high target of 62 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 57.47 as compared to current price of 58.71. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current tenure, 6 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight and 0 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.
The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 6.75 and price to cash ratio remained 42.64. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 26.70% and return on investment was 10.70% while its return on asset stayed at 10.40%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.61.
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:AXL) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -2.67% to close at $20.02 with the total traded volume of 1.61 Million shares. Finally to see some strong financial remarks by WSJ over AXL performance. Out of the pool of analysts 4 gave their BUY ratings on the stock in previous month as 4 analysts having BUY in current month. The stock was ranked as Underweight by 2 analysts while 2 analysts gave SELL rank. Majority ranked Hold from the pool of analysts.
The next year first quarter EPS estimates trend for current period shows $0.67 while one month ago this estimate trend was for $0.66. EPS indicator shows the robustness of the stock and its analysis opens up the clear picture of company’s profitability. On annual basis of EPS, FY 2017 Estimate Trends at current were for $3.16 and for the one month was for $3.14 as compared to three months ago was for $3. Whereas, AXL received highest price target of 24 and low target of 11. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 18.60 as compared to current price of 20.02.
The firm has insider ownership included 0.40%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 0.40. AXL attains analyst recommendation of 3 with week’s performance of -2.20%.