The shares of Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Citigroup in its latest research note that was published on July 20th, 2018. The research company has also assigned a $39 price target. Citigroup wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of Xerox Corporation, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. JP Morgan advised investors in its research note published on May 14th, 2018, to Neutral the XRX stock. The stock had earned Hold rating from Cross Research when it published its report on May 14th, 2018. The stock was given Hold rating by Standpoint Research in its report released on January 31st, 2018. UBS was of a view that XRX is Neutral in its latest report on October 3rd, 2017 while giving it a price target of $36. Loop Capital thinks that XRX is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on July 25th, 2017 in which the stock’s price target was also moved to $36.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 3 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 2 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $34.67. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 19.25% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 47.62.
The shares of the company added by 1.19% during the trading session on Thursday, reaching a low of $21.65 while ending the day at $22.15. During the trading session, a total of 3.32 million shares were traded which represents a 16.94% incline from the average session volume which is 4.00M shares. XRX had ended its last session trading at 21.89. Xerox Corporation currently has a market cap of $5.20B, while its P/E ratio stands at 13.67, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 0.52, with a beta of 1.29. Xerox Corporation debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.01, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.50. XRX 52-week low price stands at $18.58 while its 52-week high price is $37.42.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.85 earnings per share which is above the $0.78 predicted by most analysts. The Xerox Corporation generated $2,352.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly lower than the $2,415.00 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.80 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 5.88%. Xerox Corporation has the potential to record 1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Barrington Research published a research note on January 2nd, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) is now rated as Outperform. Their price target on the stock stands at $35. JP Morgan also rated VIAB as Downgrade on May 14th, 2018, with its price target of $37 suggesting that VIAB could surge by 16.39% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $29.00/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.14% to reach $35.08/share. It started the day trading at $29.44 and traded between $28.61 and $29.33 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that VIAB’s 50-day SMA is 29.81 while its 200-day SMA stands at 30.00. The stock has a high of $35.55 for the year while the low is $23.31. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 7.66, while the P/B ratio is 1.60. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 4.56M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 3.87 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 11.14%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -10.63% over the past 90 days while it lost -2.62% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more VIAB shares, increasing its portfolio by +1.59% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 588,040 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 37,516,341 shares of VIAB, with a total valuation of $964,169,964. Capital Research Management Co meanwhile sold more VIAB shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $662,187,022 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its VIAB portfolio by +3.06% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 556,277 shares in the last quarter and now controls 18,733,526 shares of the VIAB stock, with the valuation hitting $481,451,618.
Similarly, T Rowe Price Associates Inc increased its Viacom Inc. shares by +0.19% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 14,004 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 7,428,007 shares of Viacom Inc. which are valued at $190,899,780. In the same vein, AQR Capital Management LLC increased its Viacom Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 612,741 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 7,008,127 shares and is now valued at $180,108,864. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of Viacom Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.