2 Stocks For Surefire Gains: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI), Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)’s EPS was $0.06 as reported for the June quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.04. That means that its growth in general now stands at 50%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.06 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of 0%. SIRI Jun 18 quarter revenue was $1.43 billion, compared to $1.35 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 6% growth rate. The company’s $0.08 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) currently trades at $6.18, which is lower by -0.24% its previous price. It has a total of 4.55 billion million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.15. The company’s stock volume rose to 27.18 million, better than 17.95 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -0.8% in its price means SIRI is now 15.3% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43096.82 since its $7.70 52-week high price recorded on 18th of June 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 8.04 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $1.01 above the 52 week low of $5.17 set on 3rd of January 2018.

6 analysts out of 16 Wall Street brokerage firms rate SIRI stock as a Buy, while 3 see it as a Sell. The rest 7 describe it as a Hold. The stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $6.28. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $6.16. Analysts have set SIRI’s consensus price at $6.98, effectively giving it a 12.94% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $8 (up 29.45% from current price levels). SIRI has a -59.6% ROE, lower than the 11.49% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.42%.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) shares appreciated 2.07% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 3.81%. SIRI’s price now at $57.71 is greater than the 50-day average of $54.21. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $55.85 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 1.31 billion shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 1.35 billion. The company’s management holds a total of 2.5%, while institutional investors hold about 74.9% of the remaining shares. SIRI share price finished last trade 3.19% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 3.34%, while closing the session with 6.68% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) shares were last observed trading -6.83% down since January 24, 2018 when the peak of $61.94 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 4.98% puts SBUX performance for the year now at 0.49%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 21.83%, a 52-week worst price since Jun. 28, 2018. However, it is losing value with -2.88% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $55.18 and $56.45. The immediate resistance area is now $59.34 Williams’s%R (14) for SBUX moved to 45.12 while the stochastic%K points at 51.68.

SBUX’s beta is 0.57; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $3.3 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $6.31 billion, which was 11% versus $5.66 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Jun 18 quarter came in at $0.62 compared to $0.55 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 13% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SBUX’s ROA is 26.9%, higher than the 9.35% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 6.68%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) are around $0.59 per share in three months through September with $0.66 also the estimate for December quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 7.27% and 1.54%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 16.5%, the target being $2.4 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 9.17%, more likely to see it hit the $2.62 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 18.9%. SBUX ranks higher in comparison to an average of 7.61% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 9.43%.