Keep It Simple, Listen To Analysts: Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN)

1 analysts out of 5 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 3 describe it as a Hold. ITUB stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $9.73. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $9.44. Analysts have set ITUB’s consensus price at $9.53, effectively giving it a -0.21% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $13.21 (up 38.32% from current price levels). ITUB has a 19.3% ROE, higher than the 16.12% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.43%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter ITUB will have an EPS of $0.19, suggesting a -5% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.2. It means that there could be a 5.26% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 21.21% to about $0.8. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7.5%, lifting earnings to $0.86. RSI after the last trading period was 48.67. ITUB recorded a change of 4.37% over the past week and returned 10.01% over the last three months while the ITUB stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -3.4%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 6.64%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 46.2% while the shares have moved -7.35% for the past 12 months.

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB) currently trades at $9.55, which is lower by -2.45% its previous price. It has a total of 9.15 billion outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.27. The company’s stock volume dropped to 17.24 million, worse than 18.65 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 4.37% in its price means ITUB is now 6.64% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43346.45 since its $10.58 52-week high price recorded on 4th of February 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -7.35 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $3.18 above the 52 week low of $6.37 set on 13th of September 2018.

Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (NYSE:ITUB)’s EPS was $0.17 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.2. That means that its growth in general now stands at -15%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.18 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -6%. ITUB Dec 19 quarter revenue was $7.47 billion, compared to $9.11 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -18% growth rate. The company’s $-1.64 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares depreciated -1.78% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.23%. The general public currently hold control of a total of 101.7 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 104.41 million. The company’s management holds a total of 2%, while institutional investors hold about 98.4% of the remaining shares. HAIN share price finished last trade 14.09% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -8.19%, while closing the session with 20.42% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Estimated quarterly earnings for The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) are around $0.2 per share in three months through March with $0.22 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -45.95% and -18.52%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -43.1%, the target being $0.66 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 24.24%, more likely to see it hit the $0.82 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is -6.7%.