Top Movers Performance Overview-Altice USA, Inc. (ATUS), Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS)

The shares of Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) and Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) declined to -2.15% closing at the price of $18.22 whereas the shares of Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) declined -1.17% with the decrease of -1.1 points closing at the price of $93.11. Altice USA, Inc. has currently increase 2.7% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Northern Trust Corporation subtracted -13.51% 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 Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) is 2.8% while the ROI of Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) is 0.9%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, ATUS’s EBITDA Margin is 9.12 whereas NTRS’s is NOT AVAILABLE.

Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) and Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS).

EPS & Surprise Factor

Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) reported $-0.13/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $-0.06/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -116.7 Percent. While, Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) reported EPS of $1.58/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $1.61/share depicting a Surprise of -1.9 Percent.

Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Northern Trust Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Altice USA, Inc.. so NTRS is more profitable than ATUS.

Technical Analysis of Altice USA, Inc. & Northern Trust Corporation

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Altice USA, Inc. was in BULLISH territory and Northern Trust Corporation was in BEARISH territory.

ATUS’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. While NTRS’s candle is BEARISH with HIGH.

EPS Growth Rate: ATUS’s 0% versus NTRS’s 14.87%

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 Altice USA, Inc. (NYSE:ATUS) is predicted at 0% while Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) stands at 14.87%. These numbers suggest that NTRS 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 ATUS stands at 0.3 while NTRS is at 0 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 5.71 while the debt ratio of the later is 12.83.

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 2 for ATUS and 2.5 for NTRS which means ATUS has Buy rating whereas NTRS 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 ATUS is $25.48 which is 28.49% of its current price while NTRS has price target of 119 which is 21.76% 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.

ATUS currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 0 whereas NTRS has 16 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 60.73 and for the later it depicts the value of 12.93.

The price to Book P/B for ATUS is 3.33, Price to Sale is at 1.4 and for NTRS these ratios stand at 2.2 and 3.52.