Hot Stocks Overview: Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN), PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN)

Leerink Swann Upgrades Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN)’s stock to Outperform with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 10/29/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $56.41 by showing a percentage change of -0.62% from its previous day closing price of $56.76.

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 Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) in which Cantor Fitzgerald Maintains Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) to Overweight by settling a price target of $75 on 10/26/18. Barclays Maintains the stock to Equal-Weight on 10/26/18 by stationing a price target of $67. RBC Capital Downgrades the company’s stock to Sector Perform on 10/26/18 by setting a price target of $54. Barclays Initiates Coverage On Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) to Equal-Weight with a price target of $70.

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) currently has a consensus Price Target of $66.38. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $76 and a Low Price Target of $54.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) where 8 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 3 analysts said it’s a Buy, 11 rated the stock as Hold, 1 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, Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) reported its Actual EPS of $0.63/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) could bring EPS of $0.63/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 0 Percent.

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) has a market capitalization of 18.59 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.34 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $73.43 on 01/11/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/26/18 as $50.91. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $66.4. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -5.43%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -9.39% while SMA200 is -8.44%.

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 12.7%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 13.4% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 17%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -16.29 percent while its Weekly performance value is -2.07%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -9.64 percent and -13.84 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) is 0.71. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.89 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. CERN has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 27.44, Forward P/E of 20.98, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 23.04 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 27.35. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 15.6 percent.

Company Profile:

Cerner Corporation’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems provider facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)

BMO Capital Maintains PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW)’s stock to Market Perform with the price target of $50. This rating was issued on 10/17/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $41.48 by showing a percentage change of 1.72% from its previous day closing price of $40.78.

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 PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) in which Raymond James Upgrades PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) to Strong Buy with no specific Price Target on 4/10/18. Raymond James Downgrades the stock to Market Perform on 11/01/17 with no specific Price Target. BMO Capital Maintains the company’s stock to Market Perform on 10/19/17 by setting a price target of $48. FBR Capital Downgrades PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) to Neutral with no specific Price Target.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) currently has a consensus Price Target of $52.58. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $59 and a Low Price Target of $46.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) where 4 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 4 analysts said it’s a Buy, 4 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 1.89. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) reported its Actual EPS of $0.94/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) could bring EPS of $0.92/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.02 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 2.2 Percent.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has a market capitalization of 5.05 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.34 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $55.86 on 06/11/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/30/18 as $37.65. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $52.58. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 0.9%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -9.44% while SMA200 is -17.49%.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.7%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 13.3% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 8.9%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -17.7 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.26%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -7.78 percent and -8.23 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) is 1.17. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.14 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $2.4 and an annual Dividend Yield of 5.79 Percent. PACW has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 12.05, Forward P/E of 10.84, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 6.4 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 21.81. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 87.7 percent.

Company Profile:

PacWest Bancorp is a bank holding company with one wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Pacific Western Bank (the Bank). The Company provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, and comprehensive deposit and treasury management services to small and medium-sized businesses. PacWest offers additional products and services through its CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank divisions. Its CapitalSource Division provides asset-based, equipment, real estate and security cash flow loans and treasury management services to established middle market businesses on a national basis. Its Square 1 Bank Division offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors, with offices located in key innovation hubs across the United States.