Substantial Unlocked Value In Catasys, Inc. (CATS), Eclipse Resources Corporation (MR)

4 analysts out of 4 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATS) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 0 describe it as a Hold. CATS stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $11. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $10.05. Analysts have set CATS’s consensus price at $15.25, effectively giving it a 38.89% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $16 (up 45.72% from current price levels). CATS has a 500.1% ROE, higher than the 10.49% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.25%.

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter CATS will have an EPS of $-0.25, suggesting a -47.06% growth. For Mar 2019 is projected at $-0.2. It means that there could be a 25.93% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -23.53% to about $-1.05. As for the coming year, growth will be about 40%, lifting earnings to $-0.63. RSI after the last trading period was 56.36. CATS recorded a change of 12.8% over the past week and returned -7.7% over the last three months while the CATS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -9.45%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 17.13%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 6.66% while the shares have moved 130.08% for the past 12 months.

Catasys, Inc. (CATS) currently trades at $10.98, which is higher by 9.97% its previous price. It has a total of 16.1 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.66. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.13 million, worse than 85.03 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 12.8% in its price means CATS is now 17.13% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43177.02 since its $14.29 52-week high price recorded on 18th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 130.08 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $6.77 above the 52 week low of $4.21 set on 29th of March 2018.

Catasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATS)’s EPS was $-0.27 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $-0.19. That means that its growth in general now stands at 42%. Therefore, a prediction of $-0.28 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -4%. CATS Sep 19 quarter revenue was $4.37 million, compared to $1.2 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 264% growth rate. The company’s $3.17 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:MR) shares appreciated 9.62% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 3.23%. MR’s price now at $16.63 is greater than the 50-day average of $16.02. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $19.56 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 15.75 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 36.57 million. The company’s management holds a total of 13.7%, while institutional investors hold about 78.1% of the remaining shares. MR share price finished last trade 1.09% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -15.09%, while closing the session with 3.93% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Eclipse Resources Corporation (MR) shares were last observed trading -43.44% down since July 10, 2018 when the peak of $29.4 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 6.6% puts MR performance for the year now at 5.59%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 49.82%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 24, 2018. However, it is losing value with -12.01% 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 $14.48 and $15.55. The immediate resistance area is now $17.23 Williams’s %R (14) for MR moved to 41.27 while the stochastic %K points at 27.9.

MR’s beta is 2.05; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $-1.62 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $138.71 million, which was 33% versus $104.06 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 19 quarter came in at $1.16 compared to $0.3 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 287% year-over-year earnings per share growth. MR’s ROA is -2.3%, lower than the -0.2% 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 8.84%.

Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 258.33%, the target being $0.95 a share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is -6.9%. MR ranks lower in comparison to an average of -0.08% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 11.11%.