2 Stocks Making Case For Big Gains: Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ), Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL)

3 analysts out of 7 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 4 describe it as a Hold. ZUMZ stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $25.51. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $23.57. Analysts have set ZUMZ’s consensus price at $25.33, effectively giving it a 6.97% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $29 (up 22.47% from current price levels). ZUMZ has a 9.9% ROE, lower than the 12.11% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.05%.

It is expected that in Jan 2019 quarter ZUMZ will have an EPS of $1.11, suggesting a 35.37% growth. For Apr 2019 is projected at $-0.05. It means that there could be a 50% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 57.27% to about $1.73. As for the coming year, growth will be about 6.36%, lifting earnings to $1.84. RSI after the last trading period was 45.02. ZUMZ recorded a change of -6.44% over the past week and returned 26.56% over the last three months while the ZUMZ stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -0.42%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 23.53%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -18.2% while the shares have moved 18.4% for the past 12 months.

Zumiez Inc. (ZUMZ) currently trades at $23.68, which is lower by -6.51% its previous price. It has a total of 26.26 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.95. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.07 million, worse than 442.6 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -6.44% in its price means ZUMZ is now 23.53% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43424.32 since its $32.70 52-week high price recorded on 4th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 18.4 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $6.11 above the 52 week low of $17.57 set on 14th of December 2018.

Zumiez Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ)’s EPS was $0.55 as reported for the October quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.48. That means that its growth in general now stands at 15%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.49 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 12%. ZUMZ Oct 19 quarter revenue was $248.79 million, compared to $245.76 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 1% growth rate. The company’s $3.03 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL) shares depreciated -6.22% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -8.24%. LL’s price now at $10.25 is weaker than the 50-day average of $11.29. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $15.88 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 28.05 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 28.54 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.6%, while institutional investors hold about 81.8% of the remaining shares. LL share price finished last trade -11.14% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -35.69%, while closing the session with -9.07% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (LL) shares were last observed trading -61.92% down since June 21, 2018 when the peak of $26.92 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -6.56% puts LL performance for the year now at 7.67%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 12.27%, a 52-week worst price since Jan. 03, 2019. However, it is losing value with -41.26% 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 $9.66 and $9.95. The immediate resistance area is now $10.77 Williams’s %R (14) for LL moved to 97.1 while the stochastic %K points at 5.29.

LL’s beta is 1.72; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.08 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $270.47 million, which was 5% versus $257.18 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Sep 19 quarter came in at $0.27 compared to $0.02 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 1250% year-over-year earnings per share growth. LL’s ROA is 1.3%, lower than the 21.58% 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 Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:LL) are around $0.16 per share in three months through December with $-0.05 also the estimate for March quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 60% and 28.57%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 141.35%, the target being $0.55 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -16.36%, more likely to see it hit the $0.46 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 0.5%. LL ranks lower in comparison to an average of 14.19% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 13.43%.