Stocks Buzz: Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT) & Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)

Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT)

Uniti Group Inc. is a real estate investment trust company. It engaged in the acquisition and construction of mission critical infrastructure in the communications industry. The company focuses on acquiring and constructing fiber optic broadband networks, wireless communications towers, copper and coaxial broadband networks and data centers. Uniti Group Inc. is headquartered in Little Rock, AR.

Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ:UNIT)’s Financial Overview

Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ) surged 0.51% yesterday to close its trading session at $19.79. The company has 1 year Price Target of $19.45. Uniti Group Inc. has 52-Week high of $23.42 and 52-Week Low of $14.31. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 23.42 and 52-Week Low on 13.94. The stock traded with the volume of 850099 shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.55 Billion.

Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.01/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.03/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.02 a share with a surprise factor of -66.7%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 2.57 Percent, SMA50 of 8.15 Percent and SMA200 of 1.3 percent. Uniti Group Inc. has P/S value of 3.57 while its P/B value stands at 0. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.4 percent, Return on Equity of -1.1 percent and Return on Investment of 8.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 30.8 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.8 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 11 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Uniti Group Inc have a median target of 22.00, with a high estimate of 26.00 and a low estimate of 15.00. The median estimate represents a +11.17% increase from the last price of 19.79.

Uniti Group Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/28/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 3 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.62. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.64.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)

Equifax Inc. is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Equifax’s core expertise is the ability to process millions of data records submitted by its members and convert it into usable information for its customers, who use it for consumer and business lending decisions and intelligence. Value added products like credit risk management and analysis, risk management solutions, fraud detection triggers, decisioning technologies, marketing tools and much more are also provided from the same information bank. The information serves multiple industries including banking and financial services, insurance, telecom, background verification agencies etc. Individual consumers are empowered to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)’s Financial Outlook

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Equifax Inc have a median target of 112.50, with a high estimate of 137.00 and a low estimate of 100.00. The median estimate represents a +4.90% increase from the last price of 107.25.

Equifax, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 03/07/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 10 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.32. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.39.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Equifax, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.08. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.35% and closed its last trading session at $107.25. The company has the market capitalization of $12.9 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $138.69 and 52-Week low of $88.68. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 138.69 and 52-Week low on 88.68. The company has volume of 1.36 Million shares. The company has a total of 120.26 Million shares outstanding.

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.41/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.42/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.01. This shows a surprise factor of -0.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 15.16 percent. Beta for Equifax, Inc. stands at 1.23 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.73. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.26%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.61%%.

Equifax, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 3.22%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.83 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -7.66%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.2 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 13.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 10.7% with Gross margin of 59.4 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 17.4% and 13.1% respectively.