How much upside really exist in Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) and Amphenol Corporation (APH)?

You should consider shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL) and Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the LL shares, which traded at $8.45 at the close of the recent session, dropping -3.54%. On Tuesday, the company’s shares shed -$0.31 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now -33.10% lower in year-to-date (YTD) trading. LL’s intraday high was $8.65 while its lowest price touched $8.27. The stock’s 52-week high price is $14.44, which means the current price is at -41.48%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume fell to 1183224 against 200-day average trading volume of 1,406,177 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL)?

At a consensus rating of 3.11, LL is trending as a streaking Hold, as it has been the case a month ago when 8 analysts called it a Hold. Two months ago, 10 analysts recommended, on average, that LL stock is a Hold. The Services company’s shares’ overall bearish trend saw it close higher on Tuesday compared to its opening price of $8.65 on the day.

Forecasts for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL) give the stock a fair value for the growth of 15.5% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $10.00, which means the price per share could rise by nearly $1.55. The price range target is between a low of $8.00 and a high of $13.00. The stock would need to gain by about $35.0 to hit the estimated high or 0.78% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 9 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Hold in the Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. 0 analysts rate LL as a Buy, with 0 of 9 analysts rate it as a Sell. 1 have valued the stock as Overweight and 8 have recommended that investors Hold.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LL) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, Raymond James on May 01, 2019, Upgrade Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) at Outperform. They believe the stock could reach $16 in the near term. Analysts at Evercore ISI have assigned a In-line rating for the stock in their research note on March 20, 2019 with an estimated price target of $10. Moreover, Loop Capital analysts issued a rating of Hold for the stock on January 03, 2019. On October 31, 2018, the stock earned a Neutral rating due to an analyst call from Wedbush, while analysts from Oppenheimer on October 30, 2018 suggested that the stock is Perform.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) adds -$0.92 on Tuesday

The APH stock has risen 25.62% year-to-date and is currently trading at $101.78, which is -3.54% below its 52-week high. The company shares lost -0.90% on the day and have risen nearly 35.80% off a low hit. At current levels, Amphenol Corporation has a valuation of about $8.30B. As of 12/03/19, this stock has fallen -1.42% during the week and closed at $102.70 in the previous session. However, recent Amphenol Corporation stock performance shows that APH shares are -0.97% down over the last month, and 17.39% up for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $0.98, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $3.89. The ratio is expected to be down by -2.90% for the current year 2019 and 8.70% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 4.80%. But will the APH stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $0.95 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by 9.20% or was higher by $0.08 from the estimated $0.87.

Sales Growth to climb 3.90% for the year

How well will Amphenol 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 $1.98B and $2.06B in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $2B from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $7.94B and $8.14B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $8.06B. APH has its next quarter sales estimates at between $1.9B and $2.07B, with the quarter-over-quarter growth estimates at -0.00% and the annual growth forecast for the year at 3.90%.

Who owns shares in Amphenol Corporation (APH)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) stock, where we find that 99.00% of shares are held by institutions. FMR, LLC tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 39.11 million shares or 13.19% of shares outstanding. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and Blackrock Inc. held 32.99 million and 23.63 million representing 11.13% and 7.97% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation accounted for 13.64 million shares at over 1.32 billion. This represented 4.60% of shares outstanding. State Street Corporation held 13.13 million shares at over 1.27 billion representing 4.43% of shares outstanding.

APH Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at Amphenol Corporation (APH), a total of 642093 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 693533 shares were added in the same time span. On 4/26/2019, President & Chief Executive Officer by the name Norwitt Richard Adam sold 200000.0 shares worth $19.9 million at the price of $99.58 per share. Filings also show that Norwitt Richard Adam sold a total of 178475.0 shares on 4/30/2019 valued at $17.7 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has climbed 2.23%.