Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) tinted gains of +1.6% (+0.34 points) to US$21.62. The volume of 9.36 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 9.96 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.6. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$34.2 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$18.85. The corporation has a market cap of US$13.38 Billion.

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -17.5 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as -9.8 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -6.3 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -0.6 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 98 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of -5 percent and possesses 78.7 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 0 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 23 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 3. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 2 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) is worth US$10.04 Billion and has recently risen 1.6% to US$59.79. The latest exchange of 1.14 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.18 Million shares. The day began at US$59.19 but the price moved to US$59.02 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$59.98. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$68.39 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$69.56.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 27.16, a price to book ratio of 6, and a price to sales ratio of 3.3. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 9.1%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 19.9%. With an institutional ownership near 94.9%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 2.2.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 4 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 5 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 3 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.08.