Brokerage Expectations in Focus for Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN), Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX)

In the most recent session, Welltower Inc (NYSE:HCN) shares have traded +0.06%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $2.76 away from the 50-day moving average of $68.06 and $3.13 away from the 200-day moving average of $67.69. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -11.68% off of the 52-week high of 80.19 and +19.25% removed from the 52-week low of 59.39. 

Currently, Welltower Inc. has a price to earnings ratio of 25.20. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 13.79.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $70.33 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has a consensus target price of $13.178 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $20, while the low is resting at $8. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.2. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $0.25. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was -21.88%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-04-25.
In terms of analyst ratings, Freeport-McMoran, Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has a current ABR of 2.69. 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.

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