Things Investors Need to Scrutinize: Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM), Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (SHLX)

1 analysts out of 3 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 2 describe it as a Hold. OZM stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $16.7. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $15.77. Analysts have set OZM’s consensus price at $19.83, effectively giving it a 25.19% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $37 (up 133.59% from current price levels). OZM has a 3.9% ROE, lower than the 12.18% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.43%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter OZM will have an EPS of $0.3, suggesting a -62.5% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.3. It means that there could be a 200% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 147.86% to about $2.9. RSI after the last trading period was 75.76. OZM recorded a change of 21.1% over the past week and returned 8.49% over the last three months while the OZM stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 19.91%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 72.17%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -6.82% while the shares have moved -43.83% for the past 12 months.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM) currently trades at $15.84, which is higher by 0.13% its previous price. It has a total of 46.12 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.69. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.11 million, worse than 76.32 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 21.1% in its price means OZM is now 72.17% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43445.16 since its $28.30 52-week high price recorded on 14th of March 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -43.83 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $7.2 above the 52 week low of $8.64 set on 27th of December 2018.

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM)’s EPS was $0.31 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $2.7. That means that its growth in general now stands at -89%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.38 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -18%. OZM Dec 19 quarter revenue was $166.42 million, compared to $438.24 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -62% growth rate. The company’s $-271.82 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) shares depreciated -0.11% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 4.63%. SHLX’s price now at $18.99 is weaker than the 50-day average of $19.03. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $20.83 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 123.72 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 222.97 million. The company’s management holds a total of 44.72%, while institutional investors hold about 56.2% of the remaining shares. SHLX share price finished last trade 1.65% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -8.94%, while closing the session with 0.09% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (SHLX) shares were last observed trading -26.34% down since March 14, 2018 when the peak of $25.78 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 1.23% puts SHLX performance for the year now at 15.72%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 19.74%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 28, 2018. However, it is losing value with -14.96% 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 $18.58 and $18.79. The immediate resistance area is now $19.25 Williams’s %R (14) for SHLX moved to 17.82 while the stochastic %K points at 74.08.

SHLX’s beta is 1.26; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $1.48 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $142.3 million, which was 12% versus $126.8 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.45 compared to $0.35 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 29% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SHLX’s ROA is 18.7%, higher than the 2.17% 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 Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) are around $0.4 per share in three months through March with $0.44 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 122.22% and 25.71%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -99.82%, the target being $1.78 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -5.06%, more likely to see it hit the $1.69 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 62.8%. SHLX ranks higher in comparison to an average of 7.71% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 76.73%.