Research Ratings: Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG), Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA)

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2018

The price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. First Quadrant LP who had been investing in Alaska Air Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $9.05 billion market cap company. About 3.14M shares traded or 79.94% up from the average. FMC Corporation (FMC) has risen 62.57% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Bank of America initiated Scorpio Tankers Inc. Arcadia Investment Management Corp bought 4,275 shares as the company's stock rose 10.88% with the market. The hedge fund run by Robert Bishop held 300,000 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.03 million, down from 2.50 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vitol Holding Sarl who had been investing in Scorpio Tankers Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.02B market cap company.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly 3.93%. About 7.95 million shares traded or 145.50% up from the average. It is down 23.80% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 40.50% the S&P500. Scorpio Tankers Inc (NYSE:STNG)'s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 2.18, whereas its price to book ratio for the most recent quarters is at 0.46.

Solus Alternative Asset Management Lp, which manages about $5.19B and $572.19M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Hornbeck Offshore Svcs Inc N (NYSE:HOS) by 81,000 shares to 3.29M shares, valued at $13.31M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Analysts await FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) to report earnings on February, 5. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.79. VOYA's profit will be $181.54 million for 13.41 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality.

Among 9 analysts covering Scorpio Tankers Inc. Therefore 83% are positive.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG) formed wedge down with $3.09 target or 6.00% below today's $3.29 share price. The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Monday, November 13. As per Monday, June 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned "Buy" rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, April 28. The firm has "Buy" rating by Jefferies given on Friday, May 26. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Tuesday, February 14 by Morgan Stanley. As the name implies that ABR will show you the Average of Brokerage Recommendations on a given stock. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 13 by Sandler O'Neill. The company was maintained on Tuesday, March 15 by Susquehanna.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.72 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold MPLX LP shares while 79 reduced holdings. 34 funds opened positions while 83 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:FB). The California-based Palo has invested 0.78% in Facebook, Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 3.81 million shares. 2,607 are owned by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited. Vigilant Cap Llc has invested 0% in ServiceNow, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 60 shares. Camarda Advsr Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 314 shares in its portfolio. 127,653 were accumulated by Bluemar Mngmt Ltd Liability. M&T Bank invested in 0.6% or 2.45M shares. Virginia Retirement Et Al has 3,600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Shell Asset Mgmt has invested 0.02% in ServiceNow, Inc. Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) was reduced too. 10,069 are owned by St Germain D J Inc. (NYSE:NOW) for 83,200 shares. Levin Strategies L P, a New York-based fund reported 120,758 shares. Scorpio Tankers's dividend payout ratio is presently -5.06%.

STNG has been the subject of several other research reports. They expect $-0.08 earnings per share, up 55.56% or $0.10 from last year's $-0.18 per share.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG)'s mean Altman Z-Score: 0.19 during the last 7 years.

Among 9 analysts covering Scorpio Tankers Inc. Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 price target on shares of Scorpio Tankers and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Therefore 85% are positive. Scorpio Tankers Inc. had 31 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 30 report. (NYSE:STNG) on Monday, August 28 with "Buy" rating. Jefferies Group has a "Buy" rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Scorpio Tankers Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 27. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Tuesday, July 26. The stock of Scorpio Tankers Inc. Scorpio Tankers Inc (NYSE:STNG)'s price sits -1.03% off from its SMA 50 of $3.16 and -12.52% away from the SMA 200 which is at $3.5. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Scorpio Tankers in a research report on Wednesday, November 16th.

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