Analysts Wigh In On What’s Next For Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY), Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK)

9 analysts out of 11 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Extended Stay America, Inc. (NASDAQ:STAY) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 2 describe it as a Hold. STAY stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $18.7. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $18.42. Analysts have set STAY’s consensus price at $21.5, effectively giving it a 15.47% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $25 (up 34.26% from current price levels). STAY has a 14.2% ROE, higher than the 10.49% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.09%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter STAY will have an EPS of $0.17, suggesting a -10.53% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.34. It means that there could be a -2.86% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by -3.51% to about $1.1. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4.55%, lifting earnings to $1.15. RSI after the last trading period was 61.76. STAY recorded a change of 1.31% over the past week and returned 13.4% over the last three months while the STAY stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 2.7%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 20.13%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -0.32% while the shares have moved -8.28% for the past 12 months.

Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) currently trades at $18.62, which is higher by 0.81% its previous price. It has a total of 186.9 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.33. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.13 million, worse than 1.73 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.31% in its price means STAY is now 20.13% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43442.38 since its $22.58 52-week high price recorded on 22nd of June 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -8.28 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $3.85 above the 52 week low of $14.77 set on 27th of December 2018.

Extended Stay America, Inc. (NASDAQ:STAY)’s EPS was $0.21 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.19. That means that its growth in general now stands at 11%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.19 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 11%. STAY December quarter revenue was $289.72 million, compared to $302.51 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -4% growth rate. The company’s $-12.79 million revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) shares appreciated 0.71% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -0.59%. ROK’s price now at $184.24 is greater than the 50-day average of $177.3. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $172.45 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 117.63 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 119.32 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.6%, while institutional investors hold about 78.2% of the remaining shares. ROK share price finished last trade 3.09% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 6.9%, while closing the session with 4.08% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (ROK) shares were last observed trading -7.06% down since September 21, 2018 when the peak of $198.23 was hit. Last month’s price growth of 1.97% puts ROK performance for the year now at 22.43%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 30.24%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 24, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 4.66% 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 $182.48 and $183.36. The immediate resistance area is now $184.76 Williams’s %R (14) for ROK moved to 14.77 while the stochastic %K points at 81.19.

ROK’s beta is 1.34; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $7.4 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $1.64 billion, which was 4% versus $1.59 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $2.21 compared to $1.96 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 13% year-over-year earnings per share growth. ROK’s ROA is 13.9%, higher than the 8.46% 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 5.09%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) are around $2.11 per share in three months through March with $2.38 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 11.64% and 10.19%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 11.22%, the target being $9.02 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 7.76%, more likely to see it hit the $9.72 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 12.7%. ROK ranks lower in comparison to an average of 14.27% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 9.02%.