Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT)- Safe Haven Profitability Portfolio Stocks: Arconic Inc. (NYSE:ARNC)

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) attains noticeable attention, it are moving down -0.51% to traded at $5.82. WFT attains analyst recommendation of 2.20 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 12.36%. Weatherford International Ltd. (WFT), which cut thousands of jobs in recent years, reduced its workforce by about 1,000 in the fourth quarter as it made some changes in the U.S. market.

The Ireland-domiciled oil field services company, which operates out of Houston, declared it employs about 30,000 people worldwide, according to its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings reported on Feb. 1. That’s down from 31,000 in Weatherford’s third-quarter report. A year earlier, Weatherford employed approximately 39,500 people worldwide and was planning to cut another 6,000 jobs in 2016.

To see the other side of depiction, profit margin of WFT stands at negative -53.40%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. To find out the technical position of WFT, it holds price to book ratio of 2.24 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. WFT is presenting price to cash flow of 5.17.

Arconic Inc. (NYSE:ARNC) presented as an active mover, shares increased 2.55% to traded at $27.30 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 6.80%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 5.62.

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; ARNC attains returns on investment ratio of -4.20%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at negative -8.10%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is 7.40% and 20.90% respectively.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at -9.70%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 7.99% and monthly performance was 34.24%. The stock price of ARNC is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 20.41% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 29.33%.

 

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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