Featured Stocks to See: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

Needham Initiates Coverage On Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)’s stock to Buy with the price target of $183. This rating was issued on 10/23/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $116.87 by showing a percentage change of -4.46% from its previous day closing price of $122.33.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) in which Nomura Maintains Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) to Buy by settling a price target of $175 on 9/20/18. Stifel Nicolaus Maintains the stock to Buy on 9/20/18 by stationing a price target of $160. Citigroup Maintains the company’s stock to Buy on 9/20/18 by setting a price target of $163. KeyBanc Maintains Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) to Overweight with a price target of $180.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) currently has a consensus Price Target of $156.27. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $186 and a Low Price Target of $100.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) where 7 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 7 analysts said it’s a Buy, 10 rated the stock as Hold, 3 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.91. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) reported its Actual EPS of $0.85/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) could bring EPS of $0.82/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.03 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 3.7 Percent.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) has a market capitalization of 20.57 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 2.13 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $177.70 on 06/14/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/11/18 as $116.31. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $158.88. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -7.21%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -14.28% while SMA200 is -20.2%.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5.7%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 16.9% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 20.5%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -2.69 percent while its Weekly performance value is -6.38%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -13.79 percent and -3.64 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) is 1.11. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.91 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. RHT has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 52.5, Forward P/E of 29.37, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 11.8 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 21.09. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 15.7 percent.

Company Profile:

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)

BMO Capital Maintains Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP)’s stock to Market Perform with the price target of $65. This rating was issued on 10/24/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $47.24 by showing a percentage change of -13.64% from its previous day closing price of $54.7.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) in which Stephens & Co. Initiates Coverage On Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) to Overweight with no specific Price Target on 4/03/18. BMO Capital Maintains the stock to Market Perform on 2/15/18 by stationing a price target of $70. Credit Suisse Downgrades the company’s stock to Underperform on 2/15/18 with no specific Price Target. Monness Crespi Hardt Upgrades Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) to Buy with no specific Price Target.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) currently has a consensus Price Target of $73.22. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $83 and a Low Price Target of $60.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) where 3 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 1 analysts said it’s a Buy, 3 rated the stock as Hold, 2 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) reported its Actual EPS of $-0.23/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) could bring EPS of $-0.17/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.06 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of -35.3 Percent.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has a market capitalization of 1.6 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 2.12 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $76.65 on 01/03/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/24/18 as $54.51. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $67.14. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -28.54%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -26.97% while SMA200 is -28.51%.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.3%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 7.1% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 4.8%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -34.62 percent while its Weekly performance value is -30.21%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -29.49 percent and -29.7 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) is 7. The Average Volume (3 months) is 331.34 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $2.88 and an annual Dividend Yield of 6.1 Percent. CMP has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 20.25, Forward P/E of 11.55, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 39.19 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 9.9 percent.

Company Profile:

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. It operates in three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America.