Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Weigh in on Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), Nimble Storage, Inc. (NYSE:NMBL), Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI)

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) shares are trading -1.39% thus far today and have traded in the range of 4.89 – 5.04 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $5.25 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.05 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $0.18 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading -3.89% away from its 50 day moving average of $5.15. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -10.49% off of its 52-week high of $5.53 and +32.35% away from its 52-week low which is $3.74. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 30.94. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 27.50. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 22.50.

Today, the stock opened at $5.04 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $4.95. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $4.89 and touched $5.04 as the high point. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has a market cap of 23.18B and has seen an average daily volume of 26329600 over the past three months.

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

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

Earnings Estimates for Nimble Storage, Inc. (NYSE:NMBL)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $N/A earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on N/A, Nimble Storage, Inc.'s EPS was reported as $N/A. This created a “surprise factor” 2.38% due to being $0.01 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 N/A, the date when Nimble Storage, Inc. (NYSE:NMBL) are expected to release their quarterly results.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.66. 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 Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI). The highest current target is $103. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $76. The consensus target price is currently noted at $91.176. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.85. 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 2017-05-31. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.94 for the quarter ending 2017-01-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 28.77%.

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