Sprint Corporation (S) shares saw a recent bid of $8.96 and 15.51M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 6.67% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 1.01% or $-0.09 versus $8.87 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $34.47B, putting the price -7.15% below the 52-week high and 148.20% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 14.64M shares while the relative volume is 1.06.
To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $7.34 while $12.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $4.66 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $2.60, which would be decrease of about -71% of its current value. The mean target of $8.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $3.61 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price S can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a 137.04% gain for the past twelve months.
By historical standards, Sprint Corporation remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 68.80 times earnings. For now, Sprint Corporation is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 2.70 with 1 out of 28 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Sprint Corporation has a 17.78% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Sprint Corporation has far performed well this year, with the share price up 6.41% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 12.85%, compared with a gain of nearly 2.05% for 3 months and about 12.85% for the past 30 days.
Last time, the company failed Wall Street by reporting EPS of $-0.07, smashing the consensus of $-0.04 per share. Revenue for the quarter also killed consensus, coming in at $8.54B, compared to the consensus of 7.93B. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.02. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $0.08 and as low as $-0.10 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-0.35 and $-0.07. The mean EPS estimate is $-0.23. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $8.28B. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $8.74B and as low as $7.7B per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $32.33B and $33.27B. The mean revenue estimate is $32.72B.
Over the last 5 years, Sprint Corporation has averaged a -73.48% YoY EPS growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at 39.70% this quarter.
Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. FBR & Co. analysts stated on 05/01/2017 that they maintained their Outperform rating. FBR & Co. analysts stated on 19/10/2016 that they maintained their Outperform rating. Macquarie analysts stated on 13/10/2016 that they maintained their Outperform rating. Barclays analysts stated on 20/09/2016 that they maintained their Equal Weight rating.