Stocks That Could Have Shocking Moves: Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)

42 analysts out of 43 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 1 describe it as a Hold. GOOGL stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $1220.39. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $1210.03. Analysts have set GOOGL’s consensus price at $1345.58, effectively giving it a 11.07% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $1500 (up 23.82% from current price levels). GOOGL has a 18.3% ROE, lower than the 19.12% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 17.69%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter GOOGL will have an EPS of $10.51, suggesting a 5.84% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $11.52. It means that there could be a -1.96% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -0.27% to about $47.38. As for the coming year, growth will be about 16.29%, lifting earnings to $55.1. RSI after the last trading period was 59.94. GOOGL recorded a change of 2.94% over the past week and returned 12.37% over the last three months while the GOOGL stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 5.27%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 15.93%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -0.01% while the shares have moved 17.32% for the past 12 months.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) currently trades at $1211.45, which is lower by -0.66% its previous price. It has a total of 698.49 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 18.84. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1 million, worse than 1.6 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 2.94% in its price means GOOGL is now 15.93% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $42246.55 since its $1291.44 52-week high price recorded on 27th of July 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 17.32 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $233.79 above the 52 week low of $977.66 set on 24th of December 2018.

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s EPS was $12.77 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $9.7. That means that its growth in general now stands at 32%. Therefore, a prediction of $10.82 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 18%. GOOGL Dec 19 quarter revenue was $39.28 billion, compared to $32.32 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 22% growth rate. The company’s $6.96 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) shares depreciated -0.35% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 6.4%. CFG’s price now at $34.58 is weaker than the 50-day average of $35.13. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $36.79 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 458.73 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 461.99 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.4%, while institutional investors hold about 0% of the remaining shares. CFG share price finished last trade 1.58% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -6.11%, while closing the session with -1.6% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) shares were last observed trading -20.72% down since April 13, 2018 when the peak of $43.62 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -0.97% puts CFG performance for the year now at 16.31%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 25.2%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -10.95% 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 $33.87 and $34.23. The immediate resistance area is now $34.94 Williams’s %R (14) for CFG moved to 40.11 while the stochastic %K points at 58.01.

CFG’s beta is 1.4; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.46 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $1.59 billion, which was 9% versus $1.47 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.96 compared to $0.71 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 35% year-over-year earnings per share growth. CFG’s ROA is 1.1%, lower than the 2.45% 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 2.6%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) are around $0.89 per share in three months through March with $0.96 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 14.1% and 9.09%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 8.43%, the target being $3.86 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 7.77%, more likely to see it hit the $4.16 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 29.4%. CFG ranks lower in comparison to an average of 29.85% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 29.12%.