Stocks Without Too Much Risk: CSX Corporation (CSX) And Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (WYND)

14 analysts out of 26 Wall Street brokerage firms rate CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 11 describe it as a Hold. CSX stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $74.15. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $72.79. Analysts have set CSX’s consensus price at $75.86, effectively giving it a 3.92% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $90 (up 23.29% from current price levels). CSX has a 24.2% ROE, higher than the 7.67% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 11.71%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter CSX will have an EPS of $0.93, suggesting a 19.23% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $1.11. It means that there could be a 9.9% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 10.16% to about $4.23. As for the coming year, growth will be about 11.35%, lifting earnings to $4.71. RSI after the last trading period was 60.84. CSX recorded a change of 1.36% over the past week and returned 7.21% over the last three months while the CSX stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 2.64%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 17.5%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -1.5% while the shares have moved 27% for the past 12 months.

CSX Corporation (CSX) currently trades at $73, which is lower by -1.31% its previous price. It has a total of 818.47 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.18. The company’s stock volume dropped to 4.26 million, worse than 5.44 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.36% in its price means CSX is now 17.5% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43123 since its $76.24 52-week high price recorded on 28th of August 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 27 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $19.47 above the 52 week low of $53.53 set on 6th of April 2018.

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)’s EPS was $1.01 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.64. That means that its growth in general now stands at 58%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.99 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 2%. CSX Dec 19 quarter revenue was $3.14 billion, compared to $2.86 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 10% growth rate. The company’s $0.28 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND) shares depreciated -1.08% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -6.83%. WYND’s price now at $41.35 is weaker than the 50-day average of $42.39. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $42.55 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 91 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 94.1 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1.8%, while institutional investors hold about 97% of the remaining shares. WYND share price finished last trade -8.55% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -2.91%, while closing the session with -2.2% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (WYND) shares were last observed trading -23.01% down since April 26, 2018 when the peak of $53.71 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -8.31% puts WYND performance for the year now at 15.37%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 23.25%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 24, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 2.84% 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 $40.86 and $41.11. The immediate resistance area is now $41.8 Williams’s %R (14) for WYND moved to 99.36 while the stochastic %K points at 1.13.

WYND’s beta is 1.54; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $2.7 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $956 million, which was -23% versus $1.25 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.27 compared to $1.49 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -15% year-over-year earnings per share growth. WYND’s ROA is 8.3%, higher than the 2.35% 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 6.71%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (NYSE:WYND) are around $0.9 per share in three months through March with $1.41 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -32.33% and 12.8%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 13.43%, the target being $5.32 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 9.4%, more likely to see it hit the $5.82 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 17.1%. WYND ranks higher in comparison to an average of 9.65% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 13.43%.