Sell-Side Researchers Offering Their Take on Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)

During the most recent trading session, Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) shares traded -1.00%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $1.65 off of the 50-day moving average of $153.25 and $12.87 separated from the 200-day moving average of $142.03. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -3.71% off of the 52-week high of 160.86 and +29.95% apart from the 52-week low of 119.20. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $171.27 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, Home Depot, Inc. (The) has a price to earnings ratio of 23.18. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.84.

Research analysts covering L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) are projecting that the shares reach $N/A within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the N/A analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $N/A, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $N/A.

Broker Rating Update on L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) currently have an ABR of N/A. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $N/A earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on N/A, L Brands, Inc. reported EPS of $N/A for a surprise factor of N/A%, calculated by being $N/A away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for N/A, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) shares are trading +0.19% thus far today and have traded in the range of 31.36 – 31.59 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 $35.43 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 $0.61 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $2.38 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 -4.81% away from its 50 day moving average of $33.09. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -8.96% off of its 52-week high of $34.60 and +16.11% away from its 52-week low which is $27.13. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at 15.99. 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 13.24. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 12.86.

Today, the stock opened at $31.51 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $31.50. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $31.36 and touched $31.59 as the high point. Cisco Systems, Inc. has a market cap of 157.50B and has seen an average daily volume of 19796400 over the past three months.

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