Are Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) And Univest Financial Corporation (UVSP) Value Investors’ Bread And Butter?

1 analysts out of 4 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 3 describe it as a Hold. RUTH stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $25.73. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $25.48. Analysts have set RUTH’s consensus price at $27, effectively giving it a 5.68% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $28 (up 9.59% from current price levels). RUTH has a 47% ROE, higher than the 12.41% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.05%.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) currently trades at $25.55, which is higher by 0.24% its previous price. It has a total of 30.34 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.51. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.12 million, worse than 213.83 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.67% in its price means RUTH is now 12.41% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43432.45 since its $33.95 52-week high price recorded on 10th of August 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 2.61 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $3.85 above the 52 week low of $21.70 set on 24th of December 2018.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH)’s EPS was $0.5 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.44. That means that its growth in general now stands at 14%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.49 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 2%. RUTH Dec 19 quarter revenue was $127.16 million, compared to $124.1 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 2% growth rate. The company’s $3.06 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Univest Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:UVSP) shares appreciated 0.39% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -0.43%. UVSP’s price now at $25.75 is greater than the 50-day average of $24.29. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $25.95 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 28.43 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 29.32 million. The company’s management holds a total of 2.2%, while institutional investors hold about 68.1% of the remaining shares. UVSP share price finished last trade 0.19% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -0.86%, while closing the session with 6.4% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Univest Financial Corporation (UVSP) shares were last observed trading -14.59% down since May 22, 2018 when the peak of $30.15 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 5.97% puts UVSP performance for the year now at 19.38%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 27.6%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 21, 2018. However, it is losing value with -9.17% 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 $25.55 and $25.65. The immediate resistance area is now $25.86 Williams’s %R (14) for UVSP moved to 77.78 while the stochastic %K points at 25.2.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Univest Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:UVSP) are around $0.54 per share in three months through March with $0.56 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 22.73% and 14.29%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 8.91%, the target being $2.2 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 6.82%, more likely to see it hit the $2.35 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 26.4%. UVSP ranks lower in comparison to an average of 33.08% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 31.8%.