Average True Range (ATR 14) in the Spotlight: XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO)’s Analysis & Performances to Discover

On Friday, Shares of XPO Logistics, Inc. flaunted 15.84% to reach at $51.55 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 23,227,048 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 2.51M share.

Technical Look at XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO): (Is this is BUY or SELL time?)

The Company holds the market capitalization of $6.45B along with 125.20M outstanding shares. Currently the stock price is moving -55.66% off from the highest level of twelve months and +25.58% above from twelve months low. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $106.00.

XPO’s Snapshot:

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) has shown weekly performance of -22.43%. Its yearly performance remained -33.19%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock was -43.72%. The stock “XPO” was trading at a distance of -27.58% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -39.12% while it has a distance of -48.30% from the 200 days simple moving average. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 26.79 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 5.27. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 17.05%, 7.60% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 2.76. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 1.70. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO)’s P/E ratio is 21.69. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 0.38 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 1.56, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 15.08. XPO’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 8.20. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is N/A along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.30. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.99 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.97. XPO Logistics, Inc. has a Return on Assets of 3.90%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 13.10% and Return on Investment of 6.40%.

Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)’s Analysis & Performances to Discover

Shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) showed a change of -1.14% over the last week and performed -2.86% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of -9.26%. The stock price closed last trading at $36.34. Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) negotiated 18,063,363 shares and maintained an average volume of 23.93M shares.

The price target set for the stock is $44.13 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock, according to data from FINVIZ’s analysis. With approx. 4.60B shares in outstanding, the company has a market cap of $167.24B as per the current valuation. Calculating the market cap is easy. Market capitalization is simply the value that can get when multiply all the outstanding shares of a stock by the price of a single share. CMCSA has a beta of 0.95.

What is PEG Ratio?

PEG ratio or Price/Earnings-Growth ratio is an attempt to normalize the P/E ratio with the expected earnings growth rate of the company.

WHY IT MATTERS:

The PEG ratio acts as a measure of value that takes into account future growth. Using this metric, investors can gauge whether high-growth stocks may be undervalued, even if they don’t appear so with the more common P/E ratio.

Typically P/E ratios are backward looking while the earnings growth rate is a forward looking metric. Future P/E ratio will be different than the one we use today. You could project a future P/E ratio if you wish, but this will introduce further uncertainty in the calculations. Still, many investors are fond of using the concept of Forward P/E and Forward PEG ratio. I strongly advise against this.

Negative PEG Ratio Connotation

A negative PEG ratio does not imply that the stock is a bad investment. It just means that you need to consider other ways of looking at the stock before you can judge if this is a good investment or not.

Is It Overvalued? Look at the PEG Ratio of XPO, CMCSA (PEG ratio used to determine a stock’s value while taking into account the earnings’ growth.)

XPO has a PEG ratio of 0.58 and CMCSA has a PEG ratio of 0.81.

Stephanie Reibey

I am Stephanie Reibey, a Senior News Writer for “Stocks News Point”. I covers “Hot Stocks Alert” sector and writes about trending Active Hot companies from an exclusive and “out of the box” perspective. Over the years I have built a network of resources within the Hot Stocks Alert sector I write about. I started investing in 2008 as a hobby, and since it has grown to be my passion. I look for investments that generate strong value in the long run, and also assist shareholders avoid pitfalls through my analysis.