Fearless Investors Should Seriously Consider Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO), Qurate Retail, Inc. (QRTEA)

4 analysts out of 9 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO) as a Buy, while 4 see it as a Sell. The rest 1 describe it as a Hold. SCCO stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $38.1. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $37.02. Analysts have set SCCO’s consensus price at $36.56, effectively giving it a -1.4% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $48 (up 29.45% from current price levels). SCCO has a 23.7% ROE, higher than the 1.24% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.69%.

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter SCCO will have an EPS of $0.46, suggesting a -99.95% growth. For Mar 2019 is projected at $0.47. It means that there could be a -22.95% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -99.79% to about $2.08. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7.69%, lifting earnings to $2.24. RSI after the last trading period was 61.22. SCCO recorded a change of 3.66% over the past week and returned 16.91% over the last three months while the SCCO stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 22.78%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 22.15%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -5.56% while the shares have moved -30.66% for the past 12 months.

Southern Copper Corporation (SCCO) currently trades at $37.08, which is lower by -3.06% its previous price. It has a total of 771.53 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.98. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.12 million, worse than 1.2 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 3.66% in its price means SCCO is now 22.15% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43430.92 since its $57.31 52-week high price recorded on 18th of April 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -30.66 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $8.46 above the 52 week low of $28.62 set on 3rd of January 2019.

Southern Copper Corporation (NYSE:SCCO)’s EPS was $0.38 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $-0.37. That means that its growth in general now stands at -203%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.47 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -19%. SCCO Sep 19 quarter revenue was $1.69 billion, compared to $1.86 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -9% growth rate. The company’s $-0.17 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Qurate Retail, Inc. (NASDAQ:QRTEA) shares depreciated -1.42% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 1.11%. QRTEA’s price now at $17.38 is weaker than the 50-day average of $20.55. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $21.31 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 399.61 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 429.24 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1.76%, while institutional investors hold about 95.7% of the remaining shares. QRTEA share price finished last trade -12.47% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -18.52%, while closing the session with -15.62% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Qurate Retail, Inc. (QRTEA) shares were last observed trading -37.8% down since March 16, 2018 when the peak of $27.94 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -19.57% puts QRTEA performance for the year now at -10.96%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 2.24%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 07, 2019. However, it is losing value with -17.32% 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 $16.96 and $17.17. The immediate resistance area is now $17.61 Williams’s %R (14) for QRTEA moved to 92.75 while the stochastic %K points at 11.01.

QRTEA’s beta is 1.01; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $1.67 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $4.38 billion, which was 31% versus $3.34 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.62 compared to $1.11 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -44% year-over-year earnings per share growth. QRTEA’s ROA is 5.1%, lower than the 6.13% 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 6.9%.