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Capstead Mortgage Corporation (CMO) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) engaged in investment of a leveraged portfolio of residential mortgage pass-through securities. CMO stock was upgraded by Compass Point from a neutral rating to a buy rating with a $14.00 target price. After the upgrade, CMO stock price gained 1.44% to $12.66 on Tursday. CMO stock traded within $11.40 and $14.59 over the past 52 weeks. The current CMO stock price is below the 50-day and 200-day SMAs, which are standing at $13.77 and $13.57, respectively. Capstead Mortgage Corporation currently has a market cap of $1.25 billion.. The company also rewards investors with a high dividend of 11.37%.
According to the data provided by FactSet, 12 analysts averagely set a hold rating on CMO stock with an average price target of $13.98, representing an upside potential of 10.60% to the current CMO stock price. For the second quarter of 2012, Capstead Mortgage reported a negative earnigns surprise of 4.80%. The second quarter EPS came in at $0.40 on a year-over-year revenue increase of 4.3%, falling short of the analysts’ esimate by $0.02. Analysts on average estimate the company would post EPS of 1.62 for the full year 2012, versus EPS of $1.74 for the prior year.
CMO stock is priced as a bargain at a P/E ratio of 7.3, compared to the industry average of 43.1 and 22.9 of the S&P 500 index. CMO stock has a PEG ratio of 1.20 versus the industry average 2.83, also suggesting the stock is priced cheaply.
The other metics of the stock also seems to be health, as Price/Sales Ratio of 4.76 versus the industry average of 7.37 and 2.38 of the S&P 500 index; Price/Book Value of 0.94 versus the industry average of 2.2 and 3.94 of the S&P 500 index; Price/Cash Flow Ratio of 8.2 versus the industry average of 14.3 and 12.8 of the S&P 500 index.
From the perspective of these good factors metioned above, CMO qualifys one of the best stocks which are worthy of considering to add to your portfolio.
Analysts at Cross Research upgraded their rating on the stock of Amphenol Corporation (APH), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of connectors and interconnect systems to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. Following this, APH stock price edged up 0.39% to $61.77 on Tursday. APH stock price has a 52-week range within $40.99 and $63.70. Amphenol Corporation currently has a market cap of $9.94 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.24. The company yields at 0.68%.
According to the data provided by FactSet, 16 analysts on average gave APH stock an overweight rating and set a price target of $65.04, suggesting an upside potential of 5.29% to the current APH stock price.
Amphenol Corporation on Wednesday reported its latest quarterly earnings of $0.90 per share, $0.01higher than the consensus estimate of $0.89. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% from a year ago. The company expects earnings of $0.88-$0.91 per share on revenue of sales of $1.095-$1.115 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 and earnings of $3.41-$3.44 per share on revenue of sales of $4.241-$4.261 for fiscal 2012. The company posted earnings of $3.02 the fiscal 2011. Analysts are expecting Amphenol’s earnings of $0.90 per share on revenue of $1.098 billion and earnings of $3.42 on revenue of $4.23 billion.
CMO stock has a P/E ratio of 19.2 versus the industry average of 15 and 22.9 of the S&P 500 index; Price/Book Value of 4.08 versus the industry average of 1.73 and 3.49 of the S&P 500 index; Price/Cash Flow Ratio of 15.2 versus the industry average of 10.1 and 12.8 of the S&P 500 index; PEG ratio of 1.39 versus the industry average of 0.97; in the views of these metics, COM stock seems to be priced expensively to a modest extent.
Its Price/Sales Ratio is 42.42 versus the industry average of 2.24 and 2.38 of the S&P 500 index; only this metric implys the stock is traded modestly.
We also noticed the stock has climbed up more than 36% since the beginning of this year. The current APH stock price is just slightly above the 50-day SMA of $60.7 and 200-day SMA of $56.82. The 14-day RSI of CMO is 71.09, suggesting the stock has been over-bought. Therefore, we take a wait-and-see attitude toward this stock.