Analysts Wigh In On What’s Next For PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG), RealPage, Inc. (RP)

9 analysts out of 22 Wall Street brokerage firms rate PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) as a Buy, while 1 see it as a Sell. The rest 12 describe it as a Hold. PPG stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $117.59. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $116.24. Analysts have set PPG’s consensus price at $121.75, effectively giving it a 4.14% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $136 (up 16.33% from current price levels). PPG has a 26.9% ROE, higher than the 7.83% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 7.34%.

It is expected that in Jun 2019 quarter PPG will have an EPS of $1.83, suggesting a -3.68% growth. For Sep 2019 is projected at $1.68. It means that there could be a 15.86% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 6.42% to about $6.3. As for the coming year, growth will be about 9.84%, lifting earnings to $6.92. RSI after the last trading period was 63.98. PPG recorded a change of 3.47% over the past week and returned 6.59% over the last three months while the PPG stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 4.8%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 14.36%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of 13.46% while the shares have moved 12.92% for the past 12 months.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) currently trades at $116.91, which is lower by -0.07% its previous price. It has a total of 236.7 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 2.01. The company’s stock volume dropped to 0.64 million, worse than 1.36 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 3.47% in its price means PPG is now 14.36% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43271.09 since its $121.29 52-week high price recorded on 18th of April 2019. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 12.92 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $22.54 above the 52 week low of $94.37 set on 15th of October 2018.

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG)’s EPS was $1.38 as reported for the March quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $1.39. That means that its growth in general now stands at -1%. Therefore, a prediction of $1.21 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 14.%. PPG March quarter revenue was $3.62 billion, compared to $3.79 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a -4% growth rate. The company’s $-0.17 billion revenue decline that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) shares appreciated 0.36% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -2.68%. RP’s price now at $58.15 is weaker than the 50-day average of $60.99. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $57.31 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 82.32 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 94.78 million. The company’s management holds a total of 12.9%, while institutional investors hold about 87.6% of the remaining shares. RP share price finished last trade -1.33% below its 20 day simple moving average and its upbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is 1.44%, while closing the session with -4.8% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

RealPage, Inc. (RP) shares were last observed trading -12.23% down since October 01, 2018 when the peak of $66.25 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -2.01% puts RP performance for the year now at 20.67%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 35.55%, a 52-week worst price since Nov. 20, 2018. However, it is regaining value with 12.93% 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 $56.97 and $57.56. The immediate resistance area is now $58.66 Williams’s %R (14) for RP moved to 44.17 while the stochastic %K points at 55.48.

RP’s beta is 1.48; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $0.37 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $234.31 million, which was 16% versus $201.3 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Mar 19 quarter came in at $0.4 compared to $0.37 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 8% year-over-year earnings per share growth. RP’s ROA is 1.7%, lower than the 9.16% 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 10.9%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) are around $0.3 per share in three months through June with $0.34 also the estimate for September quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at 25% and 25.93%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 14.55%, the target being $1.26 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 26.98%, more likely to see it hit the $1.6 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 3.9%. RP ranks lower in comparison to an average of 12.15% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 13.06%.