Worth Comparing these two stocks: UBS AG (UBS), Targa Resources, Inc. (TRGP)

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The shares of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) and Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) declined to -3.02% closing at the price of $14.11 whereas the shares of Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) declined -2.71% with the decrease of -1.54 points closing at the price of $55.29. UBS AG has currently decrease -19.14% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Targa Resources, Inc. added 22.32% in the previous 6-months.

Now we have to analyze the facts that if the stocks were worthy off investors’ money? The facts to analyze here are risks, profitability, returns and price trends.

Returns and Profitability

Profitability and returns are the main reason of investment, the investors are looking for profits that they get and return they should expect over the period of time.

The first and foremost return that is considered while making an investment is the ROI or Return on Investment. The ROI is the ratio between the profit against the cost of investment. Currently the ROI of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is 1.6% while the ROI of Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) is -0.1%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, UBS’s EBITDA Margin is NOT AVAILABLE whereas TRGP’s is 16.71.

Both the profitability ratios suggest that UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is more suitable investment in terms of profitability and return.

EPS & Surprise Factor

UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) reported $0.37/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.37/share Thus meeting the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 0 Percent. While, Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) reported EPS of $0.35/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $-0.03/share depicting a Surprise of 1266.7 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Targa Resources, Inc. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than UBS AG. so TRGP is more profitable than UBS.

Technical Analysis of UBS AG & Targa Resources, Inc.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the UBS AG was in BEARISH territory and Targa Resources, Inc. was in BEARISH territory.

UBS’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. While TRGP’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: UBS’s 8.65% versus TRGP’s 10.9%

Another shareholder value can be analyzed through the EPS growth rate; the next 5 years EPS growth rate is predicted by the analysts after the analyzing the previous trends. The next 5 year EPS growth rate of UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) is predicted at 8.65% while Targa Resources, Inc. (NYSE:TRGP) stands at 10.9%. These numbers suggest that TRGP is more suitable investment in terms of EPS growth rate.

Financial Risk and Liquidity Concerns

The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The current ratio of UBS stands at 0 while TRGP is at 0.7 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 2.94 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.9.

The values of the both ratios suggest that one is more liquid and other investment is more risk free.

Analyst Recommendations

While making an investment, another main factor to consider before investing is the analyst recommendation on the scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is strong buy, 2 is buy, 3 is hold, 4 is Sell and 5 is strong sell. Analyst recommend 1 for UBS and 2.1 for TRGP which means UBS has Strong Buy rating whereas TRGP has Hold rating.

Another recommendation of analyst that is to be considered worthy is the price target. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future. The price target set for UBS is $22.35 which is 36.87% of its current price while TRGP has price target of 58.95 which is 6.21% of its current price.

Valuation Ratios

Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.

UBS currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 12.55 whereas TRGP has 0 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 8.99 and for the later it depicts the value of 94.35.

The price to Book P/B for UBS is 1.03, Price to Sale is at 3.62 and for TRGP these ratios stand at 1.97 and 1.28.