Valuation A Bit Far Fetched? Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG) And Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY)

4 analysts out of 8 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 4 describe it as a Hold. AMG stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $113.43. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $109.79. Analysts have set AMG’s consensus price at $121.88, effectively giving it a 10.84% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $135 (up 22.77% from current price levels). AMG has a 6.8% ROE, lower than the 10.27% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 16.09%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter AMG will have an EPS of $3.25, suggesting a -17.09% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $3.29. It means that there could be a -8.86% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -2.41% to about $14.15. As for the coming year, growth will be about 10.6%, lifting earnings to $15.65. RSI after the last trading period was 53.14. AMG recorded a change of -1.27% over the past week and returned 7.41% over the last three months while the AMG stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 3.19%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 12.85%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -18.35% while the shares have moved -37.05% for the past 12 months.

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (AMG) currently trades at $109.96, which is lower by -3.63% its previous price. It has a total of 50.87 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 2.61. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.66 million, worse than 541.18 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -1.27% in its price means AMG is now 12.85% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43350.04 since its $179.64 52-week high price recorded on 10th of April 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -37.05 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $21.5 above the 52 week low of $88.46 set on 26th of December 2018.

Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE:AMG)’s EPS was $3.53 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $4.68. That means that its growth in general now stands at -25%. Therefore, a prediction of $3.51 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 1%. AMG Dec 19 quarter revenue was $564.4 million, compared to $604.1 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -7% growth rate. The company’s $-39.7 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) shares depreciated -1.68% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.66%. CY’s price now at $15.8 is greater than the 50-day average of $15.2. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $14.82 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 360.72 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 360.72 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.4%, while institutional investors hold about 83.8% of the remaining shares. CY share price finished last trade 3.52% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 6.55%, while closing the session with 4.17% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) shares were last observed trading -15.02% down since July 27, 2018 when the peak of $18.59 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 4.43% puts CY performance for the year now at 24.21%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 34.47%, a 52-week worst price since Oct. 24, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 15.08% 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 $15.61 and $15.71. The immediate resistance area is now $15.95 Williams’s %R (14) for CY moved to 18.59 while the stochastic %K points at 92.67.

CY’s beta is 1.94; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.96 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $604.47 million, which was 1% versus $597.55 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.35 compared to $0.28 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 25% year-over-year earnings per share growth. CY’s ROA is 9.9%, lower than the 18.87% 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 12.4%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) are around $0.19 per share in three months through March with $0.19 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -17.39% and -29.63%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -26.72%, the target being $0.85 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 16.47%, more likely to see it hit the $0.99 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 14.3%. CY ranks lower in comparison to an average of 21.38% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 16.42%.