The Bears Are Wrong Again: PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (PAGS), CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM)

7 analysts out of 13 Wall Street brokerage firms rate PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS) as a Buy, while 2 see it as a Sell. The rest 4 describe it as a Hold. PAGS stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $29.24. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $28.23. Analysts have set PAGS’s consensus price at $31.04, effectively giving it a 9.37% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $40 (up 40.94% from current price levels). PAGS has a 15.7% ROE, higher than the 11.6% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 12.15%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter PAGS will have an EPS of $0.25, suggesting a 8.7% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.27. It means that there could be a 22.73% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 36.36% to about $1.2. As for the coming year, growth will be about 29.17%, lifting earnings to $1.55. RSI after the last trading period was 65.26. PAGS recorded a change of 5.23% over the past week and returned 32.31% over the last three months while the PAGS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 22.17%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 51.52%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 7.54% while the shares have moved -21.04% for the past 12 months.

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (PAGS) currently trades at $28.38, which is lower by -1.66% its previous price. It has a total of 325.72 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 1.05. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.39 million, worse than 2.3 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 5.23% in its price means PAGS is now 51.52% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43429.62 since its $39.97 52-week high price recorded on 29th of March 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -21.04 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $11.36 above the 52 week low of $17.02 set on 24th of December 2018.

PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS)’s EPS was $1.01 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.72. That means that its growth in general now stands at 40%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.97 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 4%. PAGS Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.27 billion, compared to $543.45 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 133% growth rate. The company’s $-542.18 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

CNX Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNXM) shares depreciated -1.74% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -3.92%. CNXM’s price now at $14.69 is weaker than the 50-day average of $16.28. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $18.32 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 41.83 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 64.84 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 54.6% of the remaining shares. CNXM share price finished last trade -6.06% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -19.92%, while closing the session with -9.94% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM) shares were last observed trading -30.05% down since June 22, 2018 when the peak of $21 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -6.79% puts CNXM performance for the year now at -9.77%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by -0.07%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 14, 2019. However, it is losing value with -24.67% 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 $14.31 and $14.5. The immediate resistance area is now $14.97 Williams’s %R (14) for CNXM moved to 94.51 while the stochastic %K points at 7.14.

CNXM’s beta is 1.28; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $1.89 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $70.82 million, which was 15% versus $61.7 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.59 compared to $0.4 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 48% year-over-year earnings per share growth. CNXM’s ROA is 13.6%, higher than the 2.14% 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 8.05%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for CNX Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNXM) are around $0.51 per share in three months through March with $0.51 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 27.5% and 18.6%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 8.47%, the target being $2.05 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 6.83%, more likely to see it hit the $2.19 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 47%. CNXM ranks higher in comparison to an average of 7.61% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 76.73%.