Stocks Jumping Abnormally High: SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM), Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)

Stephens & Co. Initiates Coverage On SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM)’s stock to Overweight with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 7/10/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $9.94 by showing a percentage change of -1.09% from its previous day closing price of $10.05.

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 SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) in which Wedbush Maintains SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) to Outperform by settling a price target of $14.3 on 5/30/18. BMO Capital Maintains the stock to Market Perform on 4/25/18 by stationing a price target of $14. Wells Fargo Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Outperform on 4/04/18 by setting a price target of $13.5. Bank of America Maintains SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) to Buy with a price target of $13.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) currently has a consensus Price Target of $14.77. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $17 and a Low Price Target of $13.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) where 7 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 4 analysts said it’s a Buy, 1 rated the stock as Hold, 0 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 1.29. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) reported its Actual EPS of $0.23/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) could bring EPS of $0.24/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was -0.01 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of -4.2 Percent.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) has a market capitalization of 4.33 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 3.07 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $12.46 on 04/24/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/15/17 as $9.65. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $14.77. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -6.55%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -11.68% while SMA200 is -12.65%.

SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.6%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 1.5% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 16.5%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -12.04 percent while its Weekly performance value is -6.05%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -12.73 percent and -7.79 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for SLM Corporation (NASDAQ:SLM) is 1.23. The Average Volume (3 months) is 2.49 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. SLM has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 13.51, Forward P/E of 8.26, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 2.38 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 31.6 percent.

Company Profile:

SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)

BMO Capital Maintains Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM)’s stock to Outperform with the price target of $90. This rating was issued on 4/23/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $84.93 by showing a percentage change of 0.11% from its previous day closing price of $84.84.

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 Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) in which UBS Initiates Coverage On Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) to Neutral by settling a price target of $93 on 3/15/18. Credit Suisse Maintains the stock to Outperform on 2/20/18 by stationing a price target of $97. Macquarie Upgrades the company’s stock to Outperform on 1/03/18 with no specific Price Target. Stifel Nicolaus Upgrades Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) to Buy with no specific Price Target.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) currently has a consensus Price Target of $94.6. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $114 and a Low Price Target of $75.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) where 4 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 3 analysts said it’s a Buy, 1 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 1.5. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) reported its Actual EPS of $1.15/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) could bring EPS of $1.11/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.04 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 3.6 Percent.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) has a market capitalization of 36.41 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 3.06 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $92.85 on 09/18/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/15/17 as $78.00. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $97. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -4.99%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -6.12% while SMA200 is -1.27%.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 10.4%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 19.2% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 37.7%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -1.59 percent while its Weekly performance value is -6.09%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -5.48 percent and 4.45 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) is 1.74. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.76 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $1.86 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.19 Percent. WM has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 12.78, Forward P/E of 19.24, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 438.22 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 19.43. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 18.5 percent.

Company Profile:

Waste Management, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated environmental solutions in North America. Waste Management serving municipal, commercial and industrial customers in the U.S. and Canada. Waste Management has invested in developing waste solutions for a changing world. Today, this includes not just disposal and recycling, but personal counseling to help customers achieve their green goals, including zero waste. Waste Management is North America’s largest residential recycler and a renewable energy provider. The company recovers the naturally occurring gas inside landfills to generate electricity, called landfill-gas-to-energy. Waste Management’s fleet of natural gas trucks is the largest heavy-duty truck fleet of its kind in North America. With the largest network of recycling facilities, transfer stations and landfills in the industry, Waste Management entire business can adapt to meet the needs of every distinct customer segment.