Likely Turnaround Candidates: Sabre Corporation (SABR), Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO)

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) is still -4.73% behind the $26.78 high touched on 2018-07-24. Even though its shares witnessed a 42.77% increase from the 52-week low price of $17.91 they recorded on 2018-02-09. The price recently went up by $0.39 now trading at $25.57. The last few days have been rough for the stock, as its price has decreased by -0.89% during the week. It has also performed poorly over the past three months, as it lost around -0.23% while it has so far climbed around 29.34% during the course of a year. The stock of SABR recorded 24.73% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Sabre Corporation is set at $28. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 9.5% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 70% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 7 out of 10 rated the stock as a Buy. 2 brokerage firms of the remaining 20% rated the stock as a Hold with 1 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate SABR shares held by institutional investors represents 98.5% of total shares. 49 institutions entered new Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) positions, 202 added to their existing positions in these shares, 156 lowered their positions, and 32 exited their positions entirely.

Sabre Corporation (SABR) trade volume has increased by 22.58% as around 2,995,542 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 2,443,724. At the moment, SABR is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 1.79% above its 20-day SMA, 3.36% above its 50-day SMA, and 5.64% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 40.1%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 9.34% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the 22.3% increase witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) will likely come at $25.86, marking a 1.12% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $26.16, about 2.26% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $24.46, the lower end of the range. SABR’s 14-day MACD is 0.51 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 54.55, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 28.2 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 34.1 percent.

The shares of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) has increased by 1.22%, and now trading at $14.99 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 2,708,490. This is a rise of 805,074 shares over the average 1,903,416 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $14.99 went higher by 9.66% from its 52-week low of $13.67 that it attained back on 2018-10-26. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $17.6 nearly 186 days ago on 2018-06-04.

SHO stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 0.81% while its price plunged by -9.32% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been tough for the stock, as it tumbled -3.41% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $15.67. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 4.54% from its current trading price.1 out of 13 Wall Street analysts which represents 7.69% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 69.23 rated it as a hold, with 23.08 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE:SHO) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 8.1%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 19.9% per year, following the 34.5% raise that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a downtrend, trading -1.13% below its 20-day SMA, -0.82% below its 50-day SMA, and -5.44% below its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 0%. 21 institutions jumped in to acquire Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO) fresh stake, 90 added to their current holdings in these shares, 109 lowered their positions, and 24 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is -0.22 and this negative figure indicates a downward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 44.18, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 18.3 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 24.11 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $15.19, sporting a 1.32% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $15.39, representing nearly 2.6% premium to the current market price of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (SHO). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $14.19, the lower end of the range.