Analyst PT & Stock Review on Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX), Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE:DATA), Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC)

Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $19.875 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $26 while the most conservative estimate stand at $15.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Box, Inc.. They give the company shares an ABR of 2. This is based on the 8 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $-0.3 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2017-01-31, Box, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $-0.28. This created a “surprise factor” 6.67% due to being $0.02 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2017-06-07, the date when Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) are expected to release their quarterly results.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE:DATA) has a consensus target price of $57.166 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $75, while the low is resting at $30. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE:DATA) to post a current quarter EPS of $-0.5. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $-0.28. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 24.32%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-05-03.
In terms of analyst ratings, Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE:DATA) has a current ABR of 2.64. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.48. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC). The highest current target is $138. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $50. The consensus target price is currently noted at $98.55. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $2.03. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-07-27. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $2.07 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 11.89%.

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