Keefe Bruyette raised the price target for the Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) stock from “an Outperform” to “a Mkt perform”. The rating was released on December 18, 2020. The research report from Barclays has downgraded the stock from Overweight to Equal Weight, with a price target set at $7.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.3 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.23, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.07, which implies that the company surprised the market by 30.40%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.23. This is an average of 10 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.27 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.16. According to 7 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $52.93M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $82.7M and a low estimate of $32.5M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) dipped -12.61% to close Thursday’s market session at $6.86, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $6.85 and $7.33 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 13586227 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.48 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -11.60% within the last five trades and -6.67% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 24.73% in the last 6 months and 9.41% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. TWO stock is trading at a margin of -9.18%, -8.02% and 9.48% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, TWO deals in the Real Estate domain. The stock is trading -13.05 percent below its 52-week high and 79.58 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 42.35. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Two Harbors Investment Corp.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $1.87 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 7.31. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 0.89, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.20 percent of Two Harbors Investment Corp. shares are owned by insiders, and 62.10 percent are held by financial institutions. GREENBERG WILLIAM ROSS, the President and CEO at Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) has bought 17,500 shares of firm on Feb 18 at a price of $6.53 against the total amount of $0.11 million. In another inside trade, KOEPPEN MATTHEW, Chief Investment Officer of Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) bought 20,000 shares of the firm on Feb 17 for a total worth of $0.13 million at a price of $6.66. An inside trade which took place on Feb 17, President and CEO of Two Harbors Investment Corp. GREENBERG WILLIAM ROSS bought 17,500 shares of firm against total price of $0.12 million at the cost of $6.62 per share.