Are Analysts Missing the Boat On Magna International Inc. (MGA), Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)?

11 analysts out of 18 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA) as a Buy, while 3 see it as a Sell. The rest 4 describe it as a Hold. MGA stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $49.79. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $48.55. Analysts have set MGA’s consensus price at $61.79, effectively giving it a 26.77% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $75 (up 53.88% from current price levels). MGA has a 20.6% ROE, higher than the 8.02% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 12.98%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter MGA will have an EPS of $1.72, suggesting a -6.52% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.7. It means that there could be a 1.8% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 3.58% to about $6.95. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7.05%, lifting earnings to $7.44. RSI after the last trading period was 32.4. MGA recorded a change of -2.64% over the past week and returned 8.48% over the last three months while the MGA stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -4.75%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 7.24%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -6.23% while the shares have moved -8.3% for the past 12 months.

Magna International Inc. (MGA) currently trades at $48.74, which is lower by -2.42% its previous price. It has a total of 327.97 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.97. The company’s stock volume rose to 1.16 million, better than 1.1 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -2.64% in its price means MGA is now 7.24% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43411.26 since its $67.47 52-week high price recorded on 21st of May 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -8.3 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $5.86 above the 52 week low of $42.88 set on 26th of December 2018.

Magna International Inc. (NYSE:MGA)’s EPS was $1.63 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.57. That means that its growth in general now stands at 4%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.6 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 2%. MGA Dec 19 quarter revenue was $10.14 billion, compared to $10.39 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -2% growth rate. The company’s $-0.25 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) shares depreciated -2.03% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 4.93%. WY’s price now at $25.55 is greater than the 50-day average of $25.07. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $30.04 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 744.57 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 748.63 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 79.5% of the remaining shares. WY share price finished last trade 0.66% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -15.1%, while closing the session with 2.23% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) shares were last observed trading -33.45% down since June 12, 2018 when the peak of $38.39 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 0.87% puts WY performance for the year now at 16.88%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 24.51%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -25.07% 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 $24.98 and $25.27. The immediate resistance area is now $26 Williams’s %R (14) for WY moved to 33.98 while the stochastic %K points at 78.16.

WY’s beta is 1.63; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.98 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $1.64 billion, which was -10% versus $1.82 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.1 compared to $0.31 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -68% year-over-year earnings per share growth. WY’s ROA is 4.2%, lower than the 6.39% 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 2.58%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) are around $0.13 per share in three months through March with $0.24 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -63.89% and -45.45%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -24.58%, the target being $0.89 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 10.11%, more likely to see it hit the $0.98 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 10%. WY ranks lower in comparison to an average of 38.14% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 27.79%.