Will Bears Get Slaughtered? Emerson Electric Co. (EMR), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)

11 analysts out of 23 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 12 describe it as a Hold. EMR stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $68.01. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $67.38. Analysts have set EMR’s consensus price at $73.11, effectively giving it a 8.34% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $86 (up 27.45% from current price levels). EMR has a 26.7% ROE, higher than the 13.09% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 12.15%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter EMR will have an EPS of $0.84, suggesting a 10.53% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.01. It means that there could be a 14.77% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 9.47% to about $3.7. As for the coming year, growth will be about 11.08%, lifting earnings to $4.11. RSI after the last trading period was 53.61. EMR recorded a change of 0.27% over the past week and returned 8.35% over the last three months while the EMR stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -0.87%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 12.94%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -11.47% while the shares have moved -5.26% for the past 12 months.

Emerson Electric Co. (EMR) currently trades at $67.48, which is lower by -0.65% its previous price. It has a total of 621.08 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1. The company’s stock volume dropped to 3.07 million, worse than 4.13 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.27% in its price means EMR is now 12.94% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43392.52 since its $79.70 52-week high price recorded on 4th of October 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -5.26 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $12.1 above the 52 week low of $55.38 set on 26th of December 2018.

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR)’s EPS was $0.74 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.58. That means that its growth in general now stands at 28%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.66 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 12%. EMR Dec 19 quarter revenue was $4.15 billion, compared to $3.82 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 9% growth rate. The company’s $0.33 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) shares depreciated -0.57% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 0.64%. RCL’s price now at $116.45 is greater than the 50-day average of $113.36. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $112.64 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 170.42 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 207.7 million. The company’s management holds a total of 10.5%, while institutional investors hold about 73.1% of the remaining shares. RCL share price finished last trade -1.65% below its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 3.41%, while closing the session with 3.07% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) shares were last observed trading -12.84% down since September 21, 2018 when the peak of $133.6 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 0.14% puts RCL performance for the year now at 19.08%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 30.14%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 24, 2018. However, it is losing value with -4.95% 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 $114.58 and $115.52. The immediate resistance area is now $117.33 Williams’s %R (14) for RCL moved to 73.86 while the stochastic %K points at 26.47.

RCL’s beta is 1.55; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $8.58 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $2.33 billion, which was 16% versus $2 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.53 compared to $1.34 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 14% year-over-year earnings per share growth. RCL’s ROA is 7%, higher than the 2.12% 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 6.9%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) are around $1.11 per share in three months through March with $2.52 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 1.83% and 11.01%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 12.53%, the target being $9.97 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 10.73%, more likely to see it hit the $11.04 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 19.1%. RCL ranks higher in comparison to an average of 8.57% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 12.89%.