Investors Are Underestimating the Rubicon Project, Inc. (RUBI) And Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) (LAMR)

3 analysts out of 3 Wall Street brokerage firms rate the Rubicon Project, Inc. (NYSE:RUBI) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 0 describe it as a Hold. RUBI stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $6.48. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $6.3. Analysts have set RUBI’s consensus price at $8.33, effectively giving it a 30.36% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $9 (up 40.85% from current price levels). RUBI has a -39.5% ROE, lower than the 12.87% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 14.57%.

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter RUBI will have an EPS of $-0.21, suggesting a 22.22% growth. For Sep 2019 is projected at $-0.2. It means that there could be a -11.11% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 22.35% to about $-0.66. As for the coming year, growth will be about 31.82%, lifting earnings to $-0.45. RSI after the last trading period was 46.83. RUBI recorded a change of -4.91% over the past week and returned 33.68% over the last three months while the RUBI stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 7.58%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 71.31%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 46.56% while the shares have moved 201.42% for the past 12 months.

the Rubicon Project, Inc. (RUBI) currently trades at $6.39, which is higher by 0.16% its previous price. It has a total of 52.16 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.37. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.59 million, worse than 885.06 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -4.91% in its price means RUBI is now 71.31% higher on year-to-date. The shares had marked a $7.50 52-week high price and the 52 week low of $2.07. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 201.42 over the last 12 months.

the Rubicon Project, Inc. (NYSE:RUBI)’s EPS was $-0.14 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $-0.44. That means that its growth in general now stands at -68%. Therefore, a prediction of $-0.2 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -30%. RUBI March quarter revenue was $32.42 million, compared to $24.88 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 30% growth rate. The company’s $7.54 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) (NASDAQ:LAMR) shares appreciated 1.43% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.02%. LAMR’s price now at $81.76 is greater than the 50-day average of $79.93. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $75.87 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 84.87 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 99.35 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.6%, while institutional investors hold about 96.2% of the remaining shares. LAMR share price finished last trade 0.91% above its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 7.84%, while closing the session with 2.35% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) (LAMR) shares were last observed trading -2.1% down the peak of $83.51. Last month’s price growth of 0.75% puts LAMR performance for the year now at 18.18%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 26.74%, a 52-week worst price. However, it is regaining value with 7.4% in the last 6 months.

LAMR’s beta is 1.06; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.43 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $384.46 million, which was 6% versus $361.03 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Mar 19 quarter came in at $0.47 compared to $0.29 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 62% year-over-year earnings per share growth. LAMR’s ROA is 7.3%, higher than the 6.65% 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 2.82%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Lamar Advertising Company (REIT) (NASDAQ:LAMR) are around $1.6 per share in three months through June with $1.52 also the estimate for September quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 5.26% and 0.66%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 1.82%, the target being $5.6 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 7.32%, more likely to see it hit the $6.01 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 20.7%. LAMR ranks higher in comparison to an average of 14.97% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 31.86%.