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  • Mobile Giant Verizon Loses Customers, But Beats Expectations For Q1

    VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 58.98% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 18.77% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Thirteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    --Bright Horizon?

    Mobile Giant Verizon Loses Customers, But Beats Expectations for Q1

    Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ), formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is one of the world's leading providers of high-growth communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States. Verizon is also the world's largest provider of print and on-line directory information.

    Some heavy hitters are reporting Q1 earnings this week and the latest big player to post is Verizon. The company posted lower earnings year-over-year, but beat analyst expectations. The company lost phone subscribers due to tough fights with competitors, but it added more than 500k new tablet subscribers. The company also added @212k FiOS Video and Internet subscribers--which was significantly more year-over-year.

    In a company press release, Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam noted that "Verizon is off to a strong start in 2015 with another quarter of profitable growth. We expanded our base of customers seeking a premium experience, and we grew revenues, earnings and cash flow during a quarter in which we also took significant steps to sharpen our strategic focus. We are confident in our ability to maintain momentum and continue to add value for customers and shareholders."

    Verizon shares have been mixed lately, with flat results over the past few months. We have included the stock in our VE Dividend Newsletter for the month and currently it is up @0.5%. ValuEngine continues its BUY recommendation on VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS for 2015-04-20. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Volatility.

    As a bonus to our Newsletter readers,
    we are offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of one of our Stock Reports

    Read our Complete Detailed Valuation Report on VERIZON HERE.

    Below is today's data on VZ:


     






    ValuEngine Forecast
     Target
    Price*
    Expected
    Return
    1-Month49.670.58%
    3-Month49.390.02%
    6-Month50.041.33%
    1-Year52.826.97%
    2-Year44.57-9.75%
    3-Year47.40-4.00%

     















    Valuation & Rankings
    Valuation11.65% undervaluedValuation Rank(?) 80
    1-M Forecast Return0.58%1-M Forecast Return Rank 88
    12-M Return2.92%Momentum Rank(?) 56
    Sharpe Ratio0.58Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 79
    5-Y Avg Annual Return8.99%5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 66
    Volatility15.46%Volatility Rank(?) 89
    Expected EPS Growth7.80%EPSGrowth Rank(?) 39
    Market Cap (billions)204.91Size Rank 100
    Trailing P/E Ratio14.27Trailing P/E Rank(?) 81
    Forward P/E Ratio13.24Forward P/E Ratio Rank 74
    PEG Ratio1.83PEG Ratio Rank 28
    Price/Sales1.61Price/Sales Rank(?) 54
    Market/Book14.98Market/Book Rank(?) 9
    Beta0.30Beta Rank 81
    Alpha-0.01Alpha Rank 63

    Tags: VZ, verizon, earnings
    Apr 21 12:51 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Oil Stocks Ranked And Rated From ValuEngine.com

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 56.26% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 19.29% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Eleven sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday AMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17727.4817763.235.720.20%-0.34%
    NASDAQ4921.784886.94-34.84-0.71%3.39%
    RUSSELL 20001246.691255.668.970.72%4.23%
    S&P 5002064.112066.962.850.14%0.39%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued43.98%
    Stocks Overvalued56.02%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%15.12%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%18.26%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     
















    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Aerospace0.11%-0.28%10.69%15.88% overvalued-0.01%22.53
    Medical0.06%-0.31%11.27%11.41% overvalued3.56%32.63
    Retail-Wholesale0.79%0.49%2.16%9.12% overvalued7.20%25.96
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates0.67%0.75%2.83%5.90% overvalued1.02%22.00
    Consumer Discretionary0.39%0.57%4.02%5.73% overvalued-4.52%27.56
    Computer and Technology0.29%0.17%4.11%5.67% overvalued-1.85%30.81
    Consumer Staples0.73%1.09%3.52%5.58% overvalued4.35%24.22
    Business Services0.35%0.56%6.98%4.63% overvalued2.72%26.40
    Utilities1.02%2.57%1.91%2.89% overvalued1.58%24.26
    Finance0.46%0.72%2.53%1.74% overvalued2.16%18.16
    Transportation-0.03%0.15%0.32%1.17% overvalued2.67%19.86
    Auto-Tires-Trucks0.47%0.40%5.01%0.39% overvalued-4.78%18.06
    Industrial Products0.66%0.62%0.93%0.61% undervalued-8.74%20.71
    Construction0.91%0.83%1.46%3.03% undervalued-3.41%24.79
    Oils-Energy0.71%1.52%-1.94%4.51% undervalued-35.28%23.53
    Basic Materials-0.01%0.31%-1.53%7.93% undervalued-22.70%25.43

    ValuEngine Newsletters Latest Results

     

     

     

     

     

    VE NewsletterCurrent ResultsBenchmark*Last Month TotalBenchmark*Since InceptionBenchmark*
    Forecast MNS-0.700.7711.36-0.59128.7530.18
    Dividend Stock0.18-1.27-1.69-1.169.9734.39
    Small Cap Stock2.661.45-1.64-0.2528.5255.35
    View-1.21-2.35-2.76-0.52127.0185.83

    *NOTE: Benchmark for Forecast MNS for last month and inception is the MLSAX Long/Short Fund. Benchmark for Small Cap is the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index (RUT). Benchmark for current month Forecast MNS and VE View and VE Dividend for all timeframes is the S&P500.

    ValuEngine's Newsletters Beat the Market

    With our Investment Newsletters, Subscribers Harness the Power of all of ValuEngine.com's Extensively Tracked and Tested Portfolio Strategies in an Easy to Follow Format.

    Let ValuEngine Optimize your Portfolio and Provide Rational Advice for Smarter Investing

    Click HERE to Check Out ValuEngine's Investment Newsletters

    Sector Talk--Oil/Energy

    Below, we present the latest data on Oil/Energy stocks. Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Top-Five Oil/Energy Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PBFPBF ENERGY INC32.08N/A21.88
    PZEPETROBRAS EGY6.86N/A16.07
    TSOTESORO CORP86.6133.8469.99
    MUSAMURPHY USA INC72.44-9.6376.47
    WNRWESTERN REFING46.3224.3617.3

    Top-Five Oil/Energy Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PBFPBF ENERGY INC32.08N/A21.88
    PZEPETROBRAS EGY6.86N/A16.07
    TSOTESORO CORP86.6133.8469.99
    MUSAMURPHY USA INC72.44-9.6376.47
    WNRWESTERN REFING46.3224.3617.3

    Top-Five Oil/Energy Stocks--Composite Score





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    MUSAMURPHY USA INC72.44-9.6376.47
    SNPCHINA PETRO&CHM80.2-10.81-11.06
    TSOTESORO CORP86.6133.8469.99
    BWPBOARDWALK PIPLN16.02-16.5514.43
    ARLPALLIANCE RES33.02-27.49-22.72

    Top-Five Oil/Energy Stocks--Most Overvalued





     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    PGHPENGROWTH EGY3.06207.2-50.41
    LPILAREDO PETROLM14.3110.16-46.82
    WLLWHITING PETROLM32.8184.33-54.09
    UPLULTRA PETRO CP15.9579.63-42.34
    XECCIMAREX ENERGY118.6577.40.27

    Find out what Wall Street Investment and Media Professionals already know,
    ValuEngine offers sophisticated stock valuation and forecast research as well as a variety of portfolio screening and creation tools.

    Apr 07 2:36 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Latest Ranks For Top-5 Construction Stocks

    Valuation Watch: Overvalued stocks now make up 56.95% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 20.085% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Twelve sectors are calculated to be overvalued--with three at or near double digits.

    ValuEngine Index Overview

     

     

     

     

     

    IndexWeek OpenFriday AMChange% ChangeYTD
    DJIA17751.2418150.2398.962.25%1.84%
    NASDAQ4897.275031.93134.662.75%6.46%
    RUSSELL 20001237.081261.8724.792.00%4.75%
    S&P 5002055.352109.1953.842.62%2.44%

     

    ValuEngine Market Overview

     

     


     

    Summary of VE Stock Universe
    Stocks Undervalued43.05%
    Stocks Overvalued56.95%
    Stocks Undervalued by 20%15.77%
    Stocks Overvalued by 20%20.08%
    ValuEngine Sector Overview

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SectorChangeMTDYTDValuationLast 12-MReturnP/E Ratio
    Medical0.94%3.37%12.39%18.06% overvalued2.34%33.29
    Aerospace0.20%0.59%8.45%16.94% overvalued1.48%23.13
    Retail-Wholesale0.08%-0.42%0.15%9.39% overvalued4.40%25.83
    Computer and Technology0.09%0.02%4.23%8.37% overvalued-3.18%31.24
    Multi-Sector Conglomerates-0.40%-2.63%1.77%8.30% overvalued3.82%18.62
    Consumer Staples-0.10%-0.75%2.23%7.47% overvalued5.13%24.09
    Consumer Discretionary-0.14%-0.41%2.62%7.42% overvalued-3.16%28.01
    Business Services-0.04%-0.17%3.84%7.28% overvalued-1.49%25.83
    Utilities-0.60%-1.26%-0.60%4.65% overvalued3.99%22.96
    Finance-0.43%0.52%1.28%3.95% overvalued2.27%18.10
    Auto-Tires-Trucks-0.80%-2.31%4.24%1.82% overvalued-3.05%16.44
    Industrial Products-0.50%-1.57%-0.30%0.79% overvalued-9.63%20.21
    Transportation-0.07%-0.63%0.80%3.10% undervalued3.23%21.46
    Construction-0.21%-1.75%-1.14%5.30% undervalued-3.74%23.63
    Oils-Energy-1.15%-6.39%-3.46%6.22% undervalued-34.11%21.63
    Basic Materials-0.77%-4.93%-2.02%8.20% undervalued-26.62%24.17

    ValuEngine's Newsletters Beat the Market

    With our Investment Newsletters, Subscribers Harness the Power of all of ValuEngine.com's Extensively Tracked and Tested Portfolio Strategies in an Easy to Follow Format.

    Let ValuEngine Optimize your Portfolio and Provide Rational Advice for Smarter Investing

    Click HERE to Check Out ValuEngine's Investment Newsletters

    Sector Talk--Construction

    Below, we present the latest data on Construction stocks from our Institutional software package (Pending:VEI). Top five lists are provided for each category. We applied some basic liquidity criteria--share price greater than $3 and average daily volume in excess of 100k shares.

    Top-Five Construction Stocks--Short-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    WLDNWILLDAN GROUP14.126.9213.78
    USCRUS CONCRETE INC33.81N/A44.61
    MTHMERITAGE HOMES44.89-6.484.96
    BZHBEAZER HOMES16.28-40.97-20.82
    RYLRYLAND GRP INC46.440.0812.66

    Top-Five Construction Stocks--Long-Term Forecast Returns

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    WLDNWILLDAN GROUP14.126.9213.78
    USCRUS CONCRETE INC33.81N/A44.61
    MTHMERITAGE HOMES44.89-6.484.96
    BZHBEAZER HOMES16.28-40.97-20.82
    RYLRYLAND GRP INC46.440.0812.66

    Top-Five Construction Stocks--Composite Score

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    URIUTD RENTALS INC88.48-12.42-4.51
    MTHMERITAGE HOMES44.89-6.484.96
    RYLRYLAND GRP INC46.440.0812.66
    LENLENNAR CORP -A49.655.0320.1
    WYWEYERHAEUSER CO33.89-9.116.18

    Top-Five Construction Stocks--Most Overvalued

     

     

     

     

     

     

    TickerNameMkt PriceValuation(%)Last 12-M Retn(%)
    DYDYCOM INDS47.0954.5647.9
    LPXLOUISIANA PAC16.2234.84-4.53
    TREXTREX COMPANY50.6426.5731.53
    KBRKBR INC14.2823.5-49.54
    AYIACUITY BRANDS165.8518.5317.23

    Find out what Wall Street Investment and Media Professionals already know,
    ValuEngine offers sophisticated stock valuation and forecast research as well as a variety of portfolio screening and creation tools.

    Mar 23 12:22 PM | Link | 1 Comment
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