Stock With Promising Future Than Investors Realize: Novavax, Inc. (NVAX), Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI)

5 analysts out of 9 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) as a Buy, while 2 see it as a Sell. The rest 2 describe it as a Hold. NVAX stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $0.5479. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $0.53. Analysts have set NVAX’s consensus price at $2.13, effectively giving it a 301.89% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $3.5 (up 560.38% from current price levels). NVAX has a 179.3% ROE, higher than the 9.84% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.04%.

It is expected that in Dec 2018 quarter NVAX will have an EPS of $-0.12, suggesting a 25% growth. For Mar 2019 is projected at $-0.13. It means that there could be a 7.14% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 19.05% to about $-0.51. As for the coming year, growth will be about 15.69%, lifting earnings to $-0.43. RSI after the last trading period was 15.86. NVAX recorded a change of -4.07% over the past week and returned -76.23% over the last three months while the NVAX stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -75.8%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at -71.2%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -63.19% while the shares have moved -75.35% for the past 12 months.

Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) currently trades at $0.53, which is higher by 0.8% its previous price. It has a total of 406.73 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.12. The company’s stock volume rose to 19.47 million, better than 14.24 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -4.07% in its price means NVAX is now -71.2% lower on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43534.47 since its $2.58 52-week high price recorded on 13th of December 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -75.35 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $0.04 above the 52 week low of $0.49 set on 11th of March 2019.

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX)’s EPS was $-0.12 as reported for the September quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $-0.15. That means that its growth in general now stands at -20%. Therefore, a prediction of $-0.12 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of 0%. NVAX Sep 19 quarter revenue was $7.74 million, compared to $8.35 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -7% growth rate. The company’s $-0.61 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) shares depreciated -2.01% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 3.79%. PBI’s price now at $6.84 is weaker than the 50-day average of $6.97. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $7.66 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 187.23 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 189.1 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 73.3% of the remaining shares. PBI share price finished last trade -3.16% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -10.77%, while closing the session with -1.62% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI) shares were last observed trading -46.48% down since March 15, 2018 when the peak of $12.78 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -2.98% puts PBI performance for the year now at 15.74%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 24.14%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is losing value with -3.66% 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 $6.65 and $6.74. The immediate resistance area is now $6.96 Williams’s %R (14) for PBI moved to 73.25 while the stochastic %K points at 26.81.

PBI’s beta is 1.48; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.87 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $947.14 million, which was -10% versus $1.05 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.38 compared to $0.4 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -5% year-over-year earnings per share growth. PBI’s ROA is 3.7%, lower than the 4.09% 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 12.27%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) are around $0.21 per share in three months through March with $0.24 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -30% and -7.69%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -2.59%, the target being $1.13 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 6.19%, more likely to see it hit the $1.2 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 6.3%. PBI ranks higher in comparison to an average of 4.92% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 16.25%.