Buying Opportunity Or Time To Panic? – RPC, Inc. (RES), Janus Henderson Group plc (JHG)

2 analysts out of 23 Wall Street brokerage firms rate RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES) as a Buy, while 8 see it as a Sell. The rest 13 describe it as a Hold. RES stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $10.73. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $9.9. Analysts have set RES’s consensus price at $10.57, effectively giving it a 6.02% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $15 (up 50.45% from current price levels). RES has a 18.3% ROE, higher than the 3.69% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.93%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter RES will have an EPS of $0.03, suggesting a -87.5% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.05. It means that there could be a -82.14% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -64.63% to about $0.29. As for the coming year, growth will be about 100%, lifting earnings to $0.58. RSI after the last trading period was 40.28. RES recorded a change of 1.32% over the past week and returned -12.08% over the last three months while the RES stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -6.47%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 1.01%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -28.19% while the shares have moved -50.8% for the past 12 months.

RPC, Inc. (RES) currently trades at $9.97, which is higher by 0.91% its previous price. It has a total of 219 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.48. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.64 million, worse than 1.81 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.32% in its price means RES is now 1.01% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43450.03 since its $20.36 52-week high price recorded on 21st of March 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -50.8 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $0.620000000000001 above the 52 week low of $9.35 set on 26th of December 2018.

RPC, Inc. (NYSE:RES)’s EPS was $0.06 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.18. That means that its growth in general now stands at -67%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.1 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -40%. RES Dec 19 quarter revenue was $376.75 million, compared to $427.3 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -12% growth rate. The company’s $-50.55 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Janus Henderson Group plc (NYSE:JHG) shares depreciated -1.61% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 3.65%. JHG’s price now at $24.43 is greater than the 50-day average of $22.85. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $25.92 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 194.54 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 196.08 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.95%, while institutional investors hold about 61.9% of the remaining shares. JHG share price finished last trade 0.8% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -5.88%, while closing the session with 7.26% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Janus Henderson Group plc (JHG) shares were last observed trading -31.84% down since March 15, 2018 when the peak of $35.84 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 6.5% puts JHG performance for the year now at 17.91%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 28.58%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -12.72% 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 $24.06 and $24.25. The immediate resistance area is now $24.77 Williams’s %R (14) for JHG moved to 42.36 while the stochastic %K points at 66.34.

JHG’s beta is 0; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $2.6 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $545.1 million, which was -8% versus $592 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.59 compared to $0.73 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -19% year-over-year earnings per share growth. JHG’s ROA is 7.3%, higher than the 3.82% 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 Janus Henderson Group plc (NYSE:JHG) are around $0.56 per share in three months through March with $0.64 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -21.13% and -13.51%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -5.47%, the target being $2.59 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 8.11%, more likely to see it hit the $2.8 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 22.1%. JHG ranks lower in comparison to an average of 45.31% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 27.79%.