The shares of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) soared to 0.93% closing at the price of $18.39 whereas the shares of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) soared 1.7% with the increase of 0.53 points closing at the price of $31.7. Realogy Holdings Corp. has currently decrease -25.18% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Terex Corporation subtracted -22.66% 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 Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) is 6.9% while the ROI of Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) is 5.4%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, RLGY’s EBITDA Margin is 8.56 whereas TEX’s is 8.98.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) reported $0.84/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $0.93/share Thus lagging the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of -9.7 Percent. While, Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) reported EPS of $0.68/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $0.77/share depicting a Surprise of -11.7 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Realogy Holdings Corp. tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Terex Corporation. so RLGY is more profitable than TEX.
Technical Analysis of Realogy Holdings Corp. & Terex Corporation
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Realogy Holdings Corp. was in BULLISH territory and Terex Corporation was in BULLISH territory.
RLGY’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. While TEX’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: RLGY’s 20% versus TEX’s 42.38%
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 Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) is predicted at 20% while Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) stands at 42.38%. These numbers suggest that TEX 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 RLGY stands at 0.6 while TEX is at 2.1 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 1.56 while the debt ratio of the later is 1.15.
The values of the both ratios suggest that one is more liquid and other investment is more risk free.
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 2.8 for RLGY and 2.8 for TEX which means RLGY has Hold rating whereas TEX 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 RLGY is $27.57 which is 33.3% of its current price while TEX has price target of 43.44 which is 27.03% of its current price.
Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.
RLGY currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 9.69 whereas TEX has 14.55 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 8.5 and for the later it depicts the value of 8.57.
The price to Book P/B for RLGY is 0.93, Price to Sale is at 0.42 and for TEX these ratios stand at 2.51 and 0.56.