Comparison of Two Hot Stocks: Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX)

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) closed at $6.48 on the last trading session with an increase of 2.53%, whereas, it previously closed at $6.32. The company has a market capitalization of $612.17 Million. The company traded shares of 1.42 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 1.36 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) produced diluted EPS of -1.6. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 0.36 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at -0.22. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -248.8, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 0.36% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 0% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -10.7%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is at 0 while the forward p/e is at 18.05. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) stands at 0.32 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.78. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 0. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) are reported at 0.7 and 2.1 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) stands at -4.3, -8.5 and -6.1 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is reported at 1.93 Billion with income of -140600000. The outstanding shares of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) are 94.47 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 54.2 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.11 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is ticked at 1.5%, the figure is plummeted -1.39% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 9.6. The 52 week high of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) is placed at 13.47 and 52 week low is standing at 5.37.

Performance wise the shares of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) fell down -5.54% for the week, it also fell -8.86% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -11.35%. The shares decrease -23.49% for the half year and plummeted for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) shrinked -46.67% for the yearly performance.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) closed at $222.46 on the last trading session with an increase of 2.85%, whereas, it previously closed at $216.3. The company has a market capitalization of $21.34 Billion. The company traded shares of 839048 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 1.27 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) produced diluted EPS of -0.68. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 6.23 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.42. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 32.5, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 6.23% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 24.68% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -30.5%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is at 0 while the forward p/e is at 35.71. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) stands at 7.75 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 14.45. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 21.4. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) are reported at 1.9 and 1.9 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) stands at -1.1, -5.1 and -4.8 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is reported at 2.75 Billion with income of -63400000. The outstanding shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) are 95.91 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 83.2 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 0.52 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is ticked at 2.4%, the figure is plummeted -16.92% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 265.88. The 52 week high of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is placed at 260.63 and 52 week low is standing at 160.08.

Performance wise the shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rose up 3.9% for the week, it also rise 1.27% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -1.94%. The shares decrease -0.89% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) grew 4.63% for the yearly performance.