Seeking The Safe Haven Of Quality: United Rentals, Inc. (URI), NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NCS)

12 analysts out of 19 Wall Street brokerage firms rate United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 6 describe it as a Hold. URI stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $123.75. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $121.62. Analysts have set URI’s consensus price at $153.15, effectively giving it a 25.83% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $252 (up 107.05% from current price levels). URI has a 33.8% ROE, higher than the 12.35% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 11.71%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter URI will have an EPS of $3.1, suggesting a 8.01% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $4.47. It means that there could be a 16.1% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 18.76% to about $19.31. As for the coming year, growth will be about 13.41%, lifting earnings to $21.9. RSI after the last trading period was 37.48. URI recorded a change of -3.85% over the past week and returned 19.49% over the last three months while the URI stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -7.38%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 18.71%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -27.72% while the shares have moved -34.79% for the past 12 months.

United Rentals, Inc. (URI) currently trades at $121.71, which is lower by -2.12% its previous price. It has a total of 81.75 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 3.3. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1 million, worse than 1.63 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -3.85% in its price means URI is now 18.71% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43338.29 since its $190.30 52-week high price recorded on 21st of March 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -34.79 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $27.43 above the 52 week low of $94.28 set on 26th of December 2018.

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI)’s EPS was $4.85 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $3.34. That means that its growth in general now stands at 45%. Therefore, a prediction of $4.9 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -1%. URI Dec 19 quarter revenue was $2.31 billion, compared to $1.92 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 20% growth rate. The company’s $0.39 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE:NCS) shares depreciated -1.06% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.66%. NCS’s price now at $6.55 is weaker than the 50-day average of $7.58. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $13.45 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 44.59 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 126.66 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1.4%, while institutional investors hold about 95.2% of the remaining shares. NCS share price finished last trade -7.11% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -51.51%, while closing the session with -13.69% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NCS) shares were last observed trading -71.95% down since June 11, 2018 when the peak of $23.35 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -19.93% puts NCS performance for the year now at -9.66%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 6.68%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 13, 2019. However, it is losing value with -60.06% 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 $6.1 and $6.32. The immediate resistance area is now $6.84 Williams’s %R (14) for NCS moved to 69.17 while the stochastic %K points at 23.09.

NCS’s beta is 1.91; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.15 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $573.63 million, which was 17% versus $488.73 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Oct 19 quarter came in at $0.55 compared to $0.32 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 72% year-over-year earnings per share growth. NCS’s ROA is 0%, lower than the 3.57% 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 5.13%.

Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -29.66%, the target being $1.02 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 71.57%, more likely to see it hit the $1.75 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 0%. NCS ranks lower in comparison to an average of 5.06% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 9.04%.