2 Stocks For Surefire Gains: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN), Dover Corporation (DOV)

14 analysts out of 17 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 3 describe it as a Hold. ALXN stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $136.38. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $133.48. Analysts have set ALXN’s consensus price at $162.94, effectively giving it a 20.8% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $182 (up 34.93% from current price levels). ALXN has a 0.9% ROE, lower than the 15.46% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.25%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter ALXN will have an EPS of $2.01, suggesting a 31.37% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $2.1. It means that there could be a 11.7% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 20.03% to about $8.51. As for the coming year, growth will be about 8.93%, lifting earnings to $9.27. RSI after the last trading period was 62.84. ALXN recorded a change of 5.24% over the past week and returned 17.46% over the last three months while the ALXN stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 8.55%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 38.54%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 14.77% while the shares have moved 11.4% for the past 12 months.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) currently trades at $134.88, which is lower by -0.61% its previous price. It has a total of 223.3 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 3.4. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.36 million, worse than 1.79 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 5.24% in its price means ALXN is now 38.54% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43323.12 since its $140.77 52-week high price recorded on 28th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 11.4 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $42.32 above the 52 week low of $92.56 set on 24th of December 2018.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN)’s EPS was $2.14 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.48. That means that its growth in general now stands at 45%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.82 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 18%. ALXN Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.13 billion, compared to $909.7 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 24% growth rate. The company’s $-908.57 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) shares depreciated -0.74% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 0.6%. DOV’s price now at $90.72 is greater than the 50-day average of $85.2. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $82.16 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 141.15 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 146.42 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.6%, while institutional investors hold about 90.8% of the remaining shares. DOV share price finished last trade -0.27% below its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 10.5%, while closing the session with 6.98% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Dover Corporation (DOV) shares were last observed trading -2.66% down since February 25, 2019 when the peak of $93.2 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 0.79% puts DOV performance for the year now at 27.86%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 37.81%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 3.98% 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 $89.94 and $90.33. The immediate resistance area is now $91.25 Williams’s %R (14) for DOV moved to 55.23 while the stochastic %K points at 47.74.

DOV’s beta is 1.48; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.88 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $1.81 billion, which was -10% versus $2.02 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.43 compared to $1.84 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -22% year-over-year earnings per share growth. DOV’s ROA is 6.4%, lower than the 7.72% 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 5.12%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV) are around $1.12 per share in three months through March with $1.54 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -3.45% and 18.46%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 15.09%, the target being $5.72 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 7.69%, more likely to see it hit the $6.16 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 8.2%. DOV ranks lower in comparison to an average of 13.64% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 7.56%.