InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE:INVN) Near to Lift Curtain on June 2016 Earnings

InvenSense, Inc. (INVN) retreated -1.38% to reach at the floor price of $6.44 as the company is set to share its next quarterly earnings on July 26, 2016. INVN stock trades between $6.42 and $6.57 before the earnings release. Let’s take a closer look at the June 2016 earnings estimates, particularly the things investors should pay close attention to. Earnings (EPS) for the recently concluded quarter is projected to come in at -$0.06/share with $60.23M in revenue.

Earnings Track Record: If history is anything to go by, InvenSense, Inc. (INVN) managed to beat quarterly EPS forecasts in 4 of the trailing three fiscal years, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 33%. Last time the company reported, InvenSense, Inc. generated $0.02 in earnings per share, missing the mean forecast of $0.02. Revenues reached $120.03M in the March 2016 quarter, which was higher than the consensus $117.37M projection. On the other hand, in the December 2015 quarter it recorded a net $112.54M revenue with EPS of $0.18. Wall Street had projected $110.84M and $0.18, respectively. For comparison, there was a revenue of $106.3M and earnings of $0.16 in the September 2015 quarter.

Future Earnings: After upcoming financial results, all eyes will be on the outlook or guidance for the next reporting quarter (September 2016). Analysts, on average, predict InvenSense, Inc. to earn $0.03 in earnings per share (EPS) on revenue of $60.23M. The earnings-per-share consensus range is 0-$0.06 on sales between $59.4M and $61.43M.

Stock Trend vs. Analyst View: The stock is trading up 18.82 percent versus 1-year low of $5.42 and stands -60.73 lower from its peak of $16.4. The consensus price target of $7.91 means that the market expects Company shares to increase by 22.83% in the short run. The sell-side target prices range from $6.5 to $10. In the last month the stock has moved in price -9.17%, with a one year change of -56.92%. The last trading session volume compares with the 1.16M average and market worth floats around $607.86M.

Recent Analyst Rating Changes: The buoyancy in the prospect of InvenSense, Inc. (INVN) is getting weaker by the somewhat negative sentiment (2.8 on a 5-point scale) that brokerage firms have issued concerning it. Wall Street analysts on the average recommend the company shares as Hold. Drexel Hamilton has been covering shares of INVN, so it’s most recent view is worth a look. In a research note released on March 02, 2016, analysts at Drexel Hamilton issued its first rating on the stock at Hold.  Another noteworthy analyst activity was recorded on January 28, 2016. Barrington Research analysts downgraded the stock to Mkt Perform from Outperform.

 

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE:IPI) Earns Consensus Sell Rating

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) up 11.54 per cent in the past week, is under coverage of 7 analysts who collectively recommend a sell rating on stock. 1 of the analysts have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 3 underperforms. The 4 equity analysts who rate the stock have an average target price at $1.52, with individual targets ranging between $1 and $3. The shares closed last trade at $1.45, implying that analysts see shares rising about 4.83 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Activity: Insiders look optimistic about the prospects of the company that they seem to accumulate shares while they are -50.85 down so far this year. A Exec. Chair, President & CEO, 10% Owner at Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) purchased shares in the company in a transaction completed on Wednesday May 11, 2016. Jornayvaz Robert P Iii accumulated 338,761 shares in the company at an average price of $1.29 and ended up spending $437,000 in the investment. Jornayvaz Robert P Iii now have 11,796,775 shares in the company after this transaction. A Exec. Chair, President & CEO, 10% Owner in the company, Jornayvaz Robert P Iii, on Friday March 04, 2016 spent $429,300 from the purchase of 461,614 shares at $1.29 each. Insiders are expected to know better about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Earnings to Watch: Investors considering IPI stock at the going market price of $1.45/share should know the stock will next release quarterly results for the June 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, analysts expect the company to deliver -$0.14 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 75% year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same period is expected to arrive at $51.23M.

Earnings Roundup: In the last fiscal quarter alone, Intrepid Potash, Inc. generated around $73.28M in revenue and net income of -$0.22/share. That compares with the consensus estimate $59.79M and -$0.16/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the company hit $42.82M, with earnings at -$0.26/share.

Analyst Coverage: Credit Agricole has been a brokerage house following shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), so its rating change is noteworthy. The stock was upgraded to Outperform from Underperform, wrote analysts at Credit Agricole, in a note issued to clients on Tuesday May 10, 2016. There was another key note issued by Credit Agricole on Wednesday October 28, 2015. The firm lowered its rating on IPI from Buy to Underperform.

Price Momentum: Despite the 1.4% increase in value, the stock’s new closing price represents a -88.14% fall in value from company’s one year high of $12.23. The stock is currently holding below its 50 day moving average of $23.05 and above its 200 day moving average of $1.25. Over the last three months and over the last six months, the shares of Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI), have changed -53.94% and 1.86%, respectively.

 

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) Insiders Look Pessimistic About Prospects

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) up 9.18 per cent in the past week, is under coverage of 11 analysts who collectively recommend a hold rating on stock. 7 of the analysts have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 9 equity analysts who rate the stock have an average target price at $9.44, with individual targets ranging between $4.5 and $15.5. The shares closed last trade at $8.8, implying that analysts see shares rising about 7.27 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Activity: Insiders look pessimistic about the prospects of the company that they seem to offload shares while they are 67.3 up so far this year. A Director at Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) sold shares in the company in a transaction completed on Monday September 21, 2015. Lovoi John offloaded 30,000 shares in the company at an average price of $6.01 and ended up generating $180,300 in proceeds. Lovoi John retains 87,438 shares in the company after this transaction. A Executive Vice President & CFO in the company, Tripodo Anthony, on Thursday May 21, 2015 collected $75,710 from the sale of 4,561 shares at $6.01 each. Insiders are expected to know better about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Earnings to Watch: Investors considering HLX stock at the going market price of $8.8/share should know the stock will next release quarterly results for the June 2016 quarter. For the reporting quarter, analysts expect the company to deliver -$0.07 in earnings per share (EPS). That would represent a 133.33% year-over-year increase. Revenue for the same period is expected to arrive at $135.67M.

Earnings Roundup: In the last fiscal quarter alone, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. generated around $91.04M in revenue and net income of -$0.26/share. That compares with the consensus estimate $105.25M and -$0.28/share, respectively. For the prior quarter revenue for the company hit $157.68M, with earnings at -$0.06/share.

Analyst Coverage: Credit Suisse has been a brokerage house following shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), so its rating change is noteworthy. The stock was upgraded to Outperform from Neutral, wrote analysts at Credit Suisse, in a note issued to clients on Tuesday April 12, 2016. There was another key note issued by Morgan Stanley on Thursday March 17, 2016. The firm lifted its rating on HLX from Equal-Weight to Overweight.

Price Momentum: Despite the 2.09% increase in value, the stock’s new closing price represents a -46.14% fall in value from company’s one year high of $16.18. The stock is currently holding below its 50 day moving average of $22.92 and above its 200 day moving average of $7.79. Over the last three months and over the last six months, the shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX), have changed 54.86% and 5.57%, respectively.

 

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) Upcoming Earnings: What matter for investors?

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) added 1.14% to reach at the floor price of $131.01 as the company is set to share its next quarterly earnings on August 02, 2016. IFF stock trades between $128.84 and $131.3 before the earnings release. Let’s take a closer look at the June 2016 earnings estimates, particularly the things investors should pay close attention to. Earnings (EPS) for the recently concluded quarter is projected to come in at $1.41/share with $787.87M in revenue.

Earnings Track Record: If history is anything to go by, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) managed to beat quarterly EPS forecasts in 9 of the trailing three fiscal years, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 75%. Last time the company reported, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. generated $1.47 in earnings per share, surpassing the mean forecast of $1.4. Revenues reached $715.65M in the March 2016 quarter, which was lower than the consensus $746.94M projection. On the other hand, in the December 2015 quarter it recorded a net $765.09M revenue with EPS of $1.05. Wall Street had projected $771.27M and $1.15, respectively. For comparison, there was a revenue of $767.54M and earnings of $1.39 in the September 2015 quarter.

Future Earnings: After upcoming financial results, all eyes will be on the outlook or guidance for the next reporting quarter (September 2016). Analysts, on average, predict International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. to earn $1.45 in earnings per share (EPS) on revenue of $787.87M. The earnings-per-share consensus range is $1.39-$1.48 on sales between $769.63M and $798.91M.

Stock Trend vs. Analyst View: The stock is trading up 35.39 percent versus 1-year low of $97.24 and stands 0.65 higher from its peak of $131.3. The consensus price target of $127.29 means that the market expects Company shares to decrease by -2.84% in the short run. The sell-side target prices range from $112 to $150. In the last month the stock has moved in price 9.28%, with a one year change of 21.66%. The last trading session volume compares with the 534.38K average and market worth floats around $10.33B.

Recent Analyst Rating Changes: The buoyancy in the prospect of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) is getting weaker by the somewhat negative sentiment (2.5 on a 5-point scale) that brokerage firms have issued concerning it. Wall Street analysts on the average recommend the company shares as Overweight. Stifel has been covering shares of IFF, so it’s most recent view is worth a look. In a research note released on January 25, 2016, analysts at Stifel downgraded the stock to Hold from Buy.  Another noteworthy analyst activity was recorded on August 21, 2015. Morgan Stanley analysts lifted the stock to Overweight from Equal-Weight.

 

HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP) Near to Lift Curtain on June 2016 Earnings

HCP, Inc. (HCP) added 0.91% to reach at the floor price of $34.37 as the company is set to share its next quarterly earnings on August 02, 2016. HCP stock trades between $33.76 and $34.39 before the earnings release. Let’s take a closer look at the June 2016 earnings estimates, particularly the things investors should pay close attention to. Earnings (EPS) for the recently concluded quarter is projected to come in at $0.7/share with $631.25M in revenue.

Earnings Track Record: If history is anything to go by, HCP, Inc. (HCP) managed to beat quarterly EPS forecasts in 8 of the trailing three fiscal years, and has a positive trend with an average surprise of 66%. Last time the company reported, HCP, Inc. generated $0.69 in earnings per share, missing the mean forecast of $0.69. Revenues reached $640.78M in the March 2016 quarter, which was higher than the consensus $631.14M projection. On the other hand, in the December 2015 quarter it recorded a net $657.95M revenue with EPS of $0.8. Wall Street had projected $602.18M and $0.78, respectively. For comparison, there was a revenue of $607.53M and earnings of $0.79 in the September 2015 quarter.

Future Earnings: After upcoming financial results, all eyes will be on the outlook or guidance for the next reporting quarter (September 2016). Analysts, on average, predict HCP, Inc. to earn $0.7 in earnings per share (EPS) on revenue of $631.25M. The earnings-per-share consensus range is $0.68-$0.72 on sales between $613.18M and $649.8M.

Stock Trend vs. Analyst View: The stock is trading up 39.14 percent versus 1-year low of $25.11 and stands -11.84 lower from its peak of $40.9. The consensus price target of $31.33 means that the market expects Company shares to decrease by -8.84% in the short run. The sell-side target prices range from $23 to $35. In the last month the stock has moved in price -4.5%, with a one year change of -1.6%. The last trading session volume compares with the 3.92M average and market worth floats around $15.91B.

Recent Analyst Rating Changes: The buoyancy in the prospect of HCP, Inc. (HCP) is getting weaker by the somewhat negative sentiment (3.4 on a 5-point scale) that brokerage firms have issued concerning it. Wall Street analysts on the average recommend the company shares as Hold. Jefferies has been covering shares of HCP, so it’s most recent view is worth a look. In a research note released on May 10, 2016, analysts at Jefferies lifted the stock to Hold from Underperform.  Another noteworthy analyst activity was recorded on March 16, 2016. UBS analysts downgraded the stock to Neutral from Buy.

 

Hatteras Financial Corp (NYSE:HTS) at $16.27: How much higher it can go

Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) down -0.31 per cent in the past week, is under coverage of 7 analysts who collectively recommend a hold rating on stock. 2 of the analysts have a buy or better rating; the 0 sells versus 0 underperforms. The 8 equity analysts who rate the stock have an average target price at $16.2, with individual targets ranging between $11.75 and $20. The shares closed last trade at $16.27, implying that analysts see shares falling about -0.43 per cent in 12 months’ time.

Insider Activity: Insiders look optimistic about the prospects of the company that they seem to accumulate shares while they are 27.66 up so far this year. A Director at Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS) purchased shares in the company in a transaction completed on Thursday November 14, 2013. Kawaller Ira G accumulated 400 shares in the company at an average price of $17.14 and ended up spending $6,860 in the investment. Kawaller Ira G now have 16,620 shares in the company after this transaction. A President and COO in the company, Hough Benjamin M, on Wednesday November 13, 2013 spent $202,560 from the purchase of 12,000 shares at $17.14 each. Insiders are expected to know better about the health and prospects of their company, which is why insiders’ move deserves attention.

Earnings Roundup: In the last fiscal quarter alone, Hatteras Financial Corp generated around $48.39M in revenue and net income of $0.38/share. That compares with the consensus estimate $52.04M and $0.44/share, respectively.

Analyst Coverage: Ladenburg Thalmann has been a brokerage house following shares of Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS), so its rating change is noteworthy. The stock was downgraded to Neutral from Buy, wrote analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann, in a note issued to clients on Tuesday April 12, 2016. There was another key note issued by Wells Fargo on Friday January 15, 2016. The firm lowered its rating on HTS from Outperform to Market Perform.

Price Momentum: Despite the 0.31% increase in value, the stock’s new closing price represents a -2.28% fall in value from company’s one year high of $17.83. The stock is currently holding above its 50 day moving average of $3.07 and above its 200 day moving average of $16.17. Over the last three months and over the last six months, the shares of Hatteras Financial Corp (HTS), have changed 16.02% and 14.22%, respectively.

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