These 2 Are Better Options Today: Newell Brands Inc. (NWL), Stryker Corporation (SYK)

2 analysts out of 13 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:NWL) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 11 describe it as a Hold. NWL stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $15.59. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $15.305. Analysts have set NWL’s consensus price at $18.6, effectively giving it a 20.86% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $24 (up 55.95% from current price levels). NWL has a -70.4% ROE, lower than the 19.58% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 13.09%.

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter NWL will have an EPS of $0.06, suggesting a -82.35% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.42. It means that there could be a -48.78% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 24.03% to about $1.6. As for the coming year, growth will be about -6.25%, lifting earnings to $1.5. RSI after the last trading period was 34.16. NWL recorded a change of -2.9% over the past week and returned -24.56% over the last three months while the NWL stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of -0.39%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at -17.21%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -14.83% while the shares have moved -40.26% for the past 12 months.

Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) currently trades at $15.39, which is higher by 0.2% its previous price. It has a total of 451.5 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.41. The company’s stock volume dropped to 5.91 million, worse than 6.75 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -2.9% in its price means NWL is now -17.21% lower on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43533.61 since its $28.38 52-week high price recorded on 4th of May 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -40.26 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $0.66 above the 52 week low of $14.73 set on 25th of March 2019.

Newell Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:NWL)’s EPS was $0.71 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.68. That means that its growth in general now stands at 4%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.67 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 6%. NWL December quarter revenue was $2.34 billion, compared to $3.74 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -37% growth rate. The company’s $-1.4 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) shares depreciated -1.36% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -1.32%. SYK’s price now at $192.67 is greater than the 50-day average of $190.16. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $173.64 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 343.54 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 370.18 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.1%, while institutional investors hold about 76.1% of the remaining shares. SYK share price finished last trade -1.51% below its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 11.03%, while closing the session with 1.48% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Stryker Corporation (SYK) shares were last observed trading -3.59% down since April 01, 2019 when the peak of $199.85 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -0.35% puts SYK performance for the year now at 22.92%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 33.11%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 26, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 12.57% 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 $190 and $191.34. The immediate resistance area is now $195.19 Williams’s %R (14) for SYK moved to 97.95 while the stochastic %K points at 28.49.

SYK’s beta is 0.89; meaning investors could reap lower returns, although it also poses lower risks. The company allocated $5.24 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $3.8 billion, which was 9% versus $3.47 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $2.18 compared to $1.96 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 11% year-over-year earnings per share growth. SYK’s ROA is 15.3%, higher than the 10.45% 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 10.6%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) are around $1.84 per share in three months through March with $1.95 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 9.52% and 10.8%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 11.22%, the target being $8.13 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 9.96%, more likely to see it hit the $8.94 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 26.1%. SYK ranks higher in comparison to an average of 13.29% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 1.52%.