Analyst Research Roundup: Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS), Akamai Technologies …

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) tinted loss of -1.02% (-0.68 points) to US$66.15. The volume of 1.02 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 994.08 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 2.89. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$68.82 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$52.56. The corporation has a market cap of US$10.42 Billion.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS)’s earnings per share has been growing at a 68 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 8.4 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 17.7 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 12.2 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 90.8 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of 8.3 percent and possesses 36.9 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 8 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 10 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.3. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) is worth US$9.05 Billion and has recently fallen -1.02% to US$52.46. The latest exchange of 2.07 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 1.87 Million shares. The day began at US$53.11 but the price moved to US$52.15 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$53.13. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$71.64 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$60.41.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 31.39, a price to book ratio of 2.76, and a price to sales ratio of 3.69. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 15.1%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 10.9%. With an institutional ownership near 87.8%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 1.67.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 11 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 14 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 2 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 0 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.5.