Prominent Runners: Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN), Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ)

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Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN)

The company announced its last quarter financial performance results on 10/28/2016. Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) belongs to Utilities sector that surged 1.57% in value when last trading session closed at $11.64. The company has a market capitalization of $4.14 Billion. The company’s stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.1 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of 0.7 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 5.9 percent. The company reached its 52-Week high of $16.49 on Feb 4, 2016 and 52-Week low of $10.39 on Dec 1, 2016.

Earnings per share (ttm) for Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) according to Finviz Data is $0.06.

The growth estimate for Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) for the current quarter is -189.5 percent. The projected growth estimate for the next quarter is 24.1 percent. The company’s stock has grown by 6.34 percent in the past 5 years. For the next 5 years, the company is expected to grow by 1.7 percent.

This company was Downgrade by BofA/Merrill on 22-Nov-16  to Neutral.

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Calpine Corp have a median target of 15.50, with a high estimate of 20.00 and a low estimate of 12.00. The median estimate represents a +33.16% increase from the last price of 11.64.

Financial History:

Following Earnings result, share price were UP 16 times out of last 27 Qtrs. In the last 27 earnings reports, the company has topped earnings-per-share estimates 66% percent of times. It has met expectations  0 times and missed earnings  4  times.

The consensus recommendation for Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) is 1.75. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 1.75. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 1.33, and 90 days ago was at 1.39 respectively.

Future Expectations:

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects Calpine Corp. to have earnings per share of $-0.17.

Revenue is expected to range from 1.07 Billion to 1.35 Billion with an average of 1.23 Billion.

Company Profile:

CALPINE CORPORATION is helping meet the needs of an economy that demands more and cleaner sources of electricity. Calpine is a major U.S. power company, capable of delivering nearly 24,000 megawatts of clean, cost-effective, reliable and fuel-efficient electricity to customers and communities in 18 states in the U.S. The company owns, leases and operates low-carbon, natural gas-fired and renewable geothermal power plants. Using advanced technologies, Calpine generates electricity in a reliable and environmentally responsible manner for the customers and communities it serves.

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ):

Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) belongs to Computer and Technology sector closed its last session with a loss of -1.58 percent and closed its previous trading session at $13.73. According to Finviz reported data, the stock currently has Earnings per Share (EPS) (ttm) of $-0.71. The company has the Market capitalization of $4.83 Billion. The company’s stock has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -24.8 percent, a Return on Equity (ROE) of -49 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -34.8 percent. The company reached its 52-Week high of $15.91 on Mar 31, 2016 and 52-Week low of $8.06 on Feb 3, 2016.

This company was Initiated by Nomura on 20-Dec-16 to Buy.

The 25 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Square Inc have a median target of 15.00, with a high estimate of 18.00 and a low estimate of 8.00. The median estimate represents a +9.25% increase from the last price of 13.73.

Financial History:

Following Earnings result, share price were DOWN 2 times out of last 3 Qtrs. In the last 27 earnings reports, the company has topped earnings-per-share estimates 50% percent of times. It has met expectations  0 times and missed earnings  2  times.

The consensus recommendation for Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) is 1.9. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. The consensus recommendation 30 days ago for this company stood at 2.11. In comparison, the consensus recommendation 60 days ago was at 2.21, and 90 days ago was at 2.21 respectively.

Future Expectations:

When the current quarter ends, Wall Street expects Square, Inc. to have earnings per share of $-0.08.

Revenue is expected to range from 443 Million to 467.18 Million with an average of 449.99 Million.

Company Profile:

Square, Inc. offers financial services and marketing services. The Company provides payments and point-of-sale which include hardware and software to accept payments, streamline operations and analyze business information. Its payments and POS services include In-Person Payments, Online Payments, Square Cash, Square Register, Square Analytics, Square Appointments and Square App Marketplace. The Company’s financial services include Square Capital and Square Payroll. Square, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco, California.