Did Bullish Analysts Misfire on Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS), Synchrony Financial (SYF)

66.67% of Wall Street brokerage firms rate Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS) as a Buy, while 0% out of others covering the stock see it as a Sell. The rest 33.33% describe it as a Hold. CLVS stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $20.34. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $18.51. Analysts have set CLVS’s consensus price at $23.7, effectively giving it a 19.28% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $40 (up 101.31% from current price levels). CLVS has a -105.1% ROE, lower than the -2.18% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.29%.

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter CLVS will have an EPS of -$1.73, while that of Mar 2019 is projected at -$1.45. It means that there could be a -36.22% and 5.84% growth in the two quarters respectively. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -32.81% to about -$6.8. As for the coming year, growth will be about 18.38%, lifting earnings to -$5.55. RSI after the last trading period was 55.42. CLVS recorded a change of 17.78% over the past week and returned -43.62% over the last three months while the CLVS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 38.95%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at -70.78%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -56.39% while the shares have moved -65.56% for the past 12 months.

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (CLVS) currently trades at $19.87, which is lower by -0.6% its previous price. It has a total of 52.68 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.85. The company’s stock volume rose to 4.37 million, better than 2.59 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 17.78% in its price means CLVS is now -70.78% lower on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43384.13 since its $69.02 52-week high price recorded on 29th of December 2017. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -65.56 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $8.37 above the 52 week low of $11.50 set on 31st of October 2018.

Clovis Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLVS)’s EPS was -$1.71 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of -$1.24. That means that its growth in general now stands at 38%. Therefore, a prediction of -$1.6 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 7%. CLVS Sep 18 quarter revenue was $22.76 million, compared to $16.81 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 35% growth rate. The company’s $5.95 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) shares appreciated 0.96% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -4.84%. CLVS’s price now at $25.14 is weaker than the 50-day average of $28.4. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $32.27 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 718.22 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 718.46 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 95.4% of the remaining shares. CLVS share price finished last trade -4.54% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -22.24%, while closing the session with -11.97% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) shares were last observed trading -38.06% down since January 29, 2018 when the peak of $40.59 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -5.91% puts SYF performance for the year now at -34.89%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 1.82%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 06, 2018. However, it is losing value with -29.28% 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 $24.29 and $24.71. The immediate resistance area is now $25.36 Williams’s%R (14) for SYF moved to 70.56 while the stochastic%K points at 14.13.

SYF’s beta is 1.03; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.35 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $4.21 billion, which was 9% versus $3.88 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 18 quarter came in at $0.91 compared to $0.7 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 30% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SYF’s ROA is 2.4%, higher than the 1.49% 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 2.58%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) are around $0.87 per share in three months through December with $1 also the estimate for March quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 24.29% and 20.48%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 35.11%, the target being $3.54 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 20.9%, more likely to see it hit the $4.28 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 13.7%. SYF ranks higher in comparison to an average of 12.88% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 27.87%.