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Bright Stocks in Review: Loews Corporation (NYSE:L), STERIS plc (NYSE:STE)

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L):

On 14-05-2019 (Tuesday), Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)’s price settled at $50.97 with the percent change of 1.59%. The company has its outstanding shares of 299.9 Million. A total of 1482597 shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume (3 months) is 1.1 Million. The company has a market cap of $15.29 Billion.

The highest price of L touched in the last 12 month was $52.35 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $42.06. Stock’s distance from 52 week High is -2.64% and the distance from 52 week Low is 21.18%.

Performance Overview of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 11.97 percent, whereas its Weekly performance stands at 1.61%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 3.43 percent and -1.39 percent respectively.

Price Insight of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Price target given by certain analysts help investors in deciding about buying, selling or holding a stock. Analyst’s mean target price for the company is $55. The SMA20 for the stock is at 1.74 percent, SMA50 stands at 4.41 percent, while SMA200 is 5.58 Percent, according to Finviz reported data.

Return on Assets (ROA) value of the stock is 0.9 Percent. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment (ROI) values are 3.9 percent and 4.3 percent respectively. Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) has an average true range (ATR) of 0.83


Profitability and Ratings Review of Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L)’s profitability analysis greatly helps in making investment decision. Net profit margin of Loews Corporation was recorded at 5.2 percent, operating profit margin was 10.6 percent, while gross profit margin stands at 0 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 0.69. Relative Strength Index (RSI) for L is at 58.72.

Loews Corporation (NYSE:L) was covered by a number of analysts recently, 1 rated the stock as Buy, 0 rated Outperform, 1 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell.

STERIS plc (NYSE:STE)

STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) ended its previous trading session at $130.64 with the gain of 4.45% on 14-05-2019 (Tuesday). The market capitalization of the company is $11.11 Billion. Overall, 1.04 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $407.86 Million. STERIS plc is -3.22% below its 1-Year High which is $134.99. STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) has a difference of 31.77% from its 1 year low which stands at $99.14.

STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) Analysts Coverage

Looking at Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Reuters. For the Current month, 3 analysts have assigned this stock as Buy where 1 assigned Outperform, 2 analysts believe it’s a Hold, 1 said Underperform and only 0 assigned Sell rating.

Revenue and Earnings Outlook of STERIS plc (NYSE:STE)

According to 6 analysts, the Average Revenue Estimate is $713.34 Million for the current Fiscal quarter. The Low Revenue estimate is $706.6 Million, while High Revenue estimate is $719.5 Million.

For the current Fiscal Quarter, 7 analysts on average are expecting earnings of $1.24 per share. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $1.18 whereas, High Estimate is $1.3

STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) Performance and Ratio Review

STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) performance during the last one year upgraded 25.98 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a positive trend of 22.26 percent. The stock optimistic 1.54 percent over the past 1 month. Its weekly performance showed downward trend of -0.25 percent.

The Price to Sales (P/S) of STERIS plc (NYSE:STE) is 4.07, while P/B (Price to Book) stands at 3.56. The company P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 40.52 and Forward P/E ratio is 24.69, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 49.39.

Technical Indicators of STERIS plc (NYSE:STE)

STERIS plc’s RSI (Relative strength index) is at 55.52, its ATR (Average True Range) value is 3.26, while its Beta factor was calculated at 1.04. STE has been given an analysts’ mean target of 141.2.