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Volatile Stock in Broker’s Choice: Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO), Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG)

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a loss -0.59% to traded at $62.86 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.17%. The MO 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 MO ratings chart showed that 7 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 2 analysts opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 5 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to no one opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 68.27 as compared to current price of 62.88.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.72 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $3.06 as compared to one month ago of $3.06, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $3.33.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.80 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 4.83 and price to cash ratio remained 150.86. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 193.40% and return on investment was 33.50% while its return on asset stayed at 17.30%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 4.09.

Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE:LEG) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.83% to $45.96. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the LEG. 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 $0.66 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.57. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $2.70 as compared to three months ago $2.74.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 55.00 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 50.67 as compared to current price of 45.94. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 0 analysts in current tenure as 0 analysts having overweight ratings, 6 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight and 1 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

The share price of LEG attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 2.20%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 28.04% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -15.30%.


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