You should consider shares of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the CMCSA shares, which traded at $43.65 at the close of the recent session, gaining 0.05%. On Tuesday, the company’s shares shed $0.02 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 11.89% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. CMCSA’s intraday high was $43.73 while its lowest price touched $43.08. The stock’s 52-week high price is $47.27, which means the current price is at -7.66%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 21830815 against 200-day average trading volume of 17,196,404 shares.
What are analyst forecasts for Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)?
At a consensus rating of 4.44, CMCSA is trending as a streaking Strong Buy, as it has been the case a month ago when 19 analysts called it a Strong Buy. Two months ago, 19 analysts recommended, on average, that CMCSA stock is a Strong Buy. The Services company’s shares’ overall bullish trend saw it close higher on Tuesday compared to its opening price of $43.35 on the day.
Forecasts for Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) give the stock a fair value for the growth of 16.06% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $52.00, which means the price per share could rise by nearly $8.35. The price range target is between a low of $44.00 and a high of $64.00. The stock would need to gain by about $31.8 to hit the estimated high or 0.75% from its 12-month low.
The consensus among 35 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Buy in the Comcast Corporation. 26 analysts rate CMCSA as a Buy, with 0 of 35 analysts rate it as a Sell. 3 have valued the stock as Overweight and 6 have recommended that investors Hold.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Upgrades and Downgrades
In terms of rating changes, Bernstein on October 16, 2019, Initiated Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) at Mkt Perform. Analysts at Pivotal Research Group have assigned a Buy rating for the stock in their research note on September 26, 2019 with an estimated price target of $56. Moreover, The Benchmark Company analysts issued a rating of Buy for the stock on September 25, 2019, giving it a price target of $64 for the next 12 months. On September 05, 2019, the stock earned a Outperform rating due to an analyst call from Oppenheimer, while analysts from Wells Fargo on August 27, 2019 suggested that the stock is Outperform.
Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) adds -$0.05 on Tuesday
The S stock has tanked -2.23% year-to-date and is currently trading at $5.69, which is -29.40% below its 52-week high. The company shares lost -0.87% on the day and have risen nearly 4.60% off a low hit. At current levels, Sprint Corporation has a valuation of about $32.98B. As of 12/03/19, this stock has fallen -4.21% during the week and closed at $5.74 in the previous session. However, recent Sprint Corporation stock performance shows that S shares are -9.68% down over the last month, and -15.83% down for the last three months.
Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are -$0.02, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at -$0.66. The ratio is expected to be down by -1,700.00% for the current year 2019 and 31.20% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be -179.40%. But will the S stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the -$0.07 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by -250.00% or was lower by -$0.05 from the estimated -$0.02.
Sales Growth to decline -0.60% for the year
How well will Sprint Corporation perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $7.9B and $8.8B in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $8.28B from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $31.57B and $33.57B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $32.38B. S has its next quarter sales estimates at between $7.87B and $8.7B, with the quarter-over-quarter growth estimates at -3.60% and the annual growth forecast for the year at -0.60%.
Who owns shares in Sprint Corporation (S)?
Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) stock, where we find that 15.11% of shares are held by institutions. Dodge & Cox Inc tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 101.15 million shares or 2.46% of shares outstanding. Renaissance Technologies, LLC and Blackrock Inc. held 84.36 million and 37.81 million representing 2.05% and 0.92% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) accounted for 37.35 million shares at over 230.42 million. This represented 0.91% of shares outstanding. Primecap Management Company held 31.77 million shares at over 196.02 million representing 0.77% of shares outstanding.
S Insider Activity
Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at Sprint Corporation (S), a total of 386085 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 272268 shares were added in the same time span. On 8/29/2019, Chief Technology Officer by the name Saw John C B sold 189531.0 shares worth $1.3 million at the price of $6.83 per share. Filings also show that Gracia Jorge Enrique sold a total of 194480.0 shares on 8/05/2019 valued at $1.3 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has dropped -14.56%.