These Stocks Have Become An Attractive Value Play: Chemed Corporation (CHE), Autolus Therapeutics plc (AUTL)

2 analysts out of 4 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 2 describe it as a Hold. CHE stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $333.8. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $328.23. Analysts have set CHE’s consensus price at $359, effectively giving it a 7.91% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $370 (up 11.21% from current price levels). CHE has a 35.6% ROE, higher than the 10.54% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.25%.

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter CHE will have an EPS of $3.09, suggesting a 9.96% growth. For Sep 2019 is projected at $3.22. It means that there could be a 4.89% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 6.04% to about $12.65. As for the coming year, growth will be about 8.14%, lifting earnings to $13.68. RSI after the last trading period was 55.64. CHE recorded a change of 0.79% over the past week and returned 8.34% over the last three months while the CHE stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 1.6%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 17.44%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 4.76% while the shares have moved 1.43% for the past 12 months.

Chemed Corporation (CHE) currently trades at $332.69, which is higher by 1.02% its previous price. It has a total of 15.84 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 6.14. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.06 million, worse than 130.68 thousands that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.79% in its price means CHE is now 17.44% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43122.31 since its $335.99 52-week high price recorded on 21st of May 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 1.43 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $72.66 above the 52 week low of $260.03 set on 21st of December 2018.

Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE)’s EPS was $2.92 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $2.72. That means that its growth in general now stands at 7%. Therefore, a prediction of $2.96 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -1%. CHE March quarter revenue was $462.03 million, compared to $439.18 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 5% growth rate. The company’s $22.85 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Autolus Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:AUTL) shares appreciated 0.25% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.8%. AUTL’s price now at $23.9 is weaker than the 50-day average of $26.38. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $29.49 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 33.9 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 44.35 million. The company’s management holds a total of 3.52%, while institutional investors hold about 45.07% of the remaining shares. AUTL share price finished last trade -5.74% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -18.96%, while closing the session with -9.68% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Autolus Therapeutics plc (AUTL) shares were last observed trading -55.11% down the peak of $53.24. Last month’s price growth of -14.64% puts AUTL performance for the year now at -27.22%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 24.65%, a 52-week worst price. However, it is losing value with -50.22% 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 $21.3 and $22.6. The immediate resistance area is now $25.1 Williams’s %R (14) for AUTL moved to 55.22 while the stochastic %K points at 37.68.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Autolus Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ:AUTL) are around $-0.58 per share in three months through March with $-0.62 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -100.06% and -100.06%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -79.58%, the target being $-2.55 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to -1.57%, more likely to see it hit the $-2.59 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 0%. AUTL ranks higher in comparison to an average of -182.2% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 1.42%.