Long Term Growth review of QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP)

In other QEP Resources news, Director David A. Trice purchased 25,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $68.74. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.31 million shares. It is down 13.48% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Boothbay Fund Management Llc who had been investing in Sm Energy Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.64 billion market cap company. Qep Res Inc now has $1.84B valuation. The stock increased 5.89% or $0.42 on September 12, reaching $7.64. QEP Resources had a negative net margin of 3.90% and a negative return on equity of 4.24%. It has underperformed by 51.27% the S&P500. It also upped Nuance Communications Inc (NASDAQ:NUAN) stake by 28,495 shares and now owns 84,926 shares. Precision Drilling Corp was raised too. QEP Resources, Inc.'s institutional ownership is 94.8%, while its institutional transactions stand at 1.64%. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $15.11 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0.51, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.69, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 11.01.

In the last earnings report the EPS was $-0.26 and is projected to be $-0.60 for the current year with 240,555,000 shares now outstanding. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 57% are positive.

Qep Resources (NYSE:QEP)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $1.59 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 1.24. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. As per Tuesday, March 21, the company rating was downgraded by Mizuho.

Annual EPS growth Past 5 years is -41.9 percent. On Wednesday, December 9 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy".

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. (QEP) in trading session dated August 17, 2017. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 18.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.25, from 1.05 in 2016Q3. Barclays PLC reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of QEP Resources in a research report on Friday, July 7th. The insider now directly owns 5,525 shares worth $42,211. Da Davidson And owns 4,482 shares. QEP Resources, Inc. (NYSE:QEP) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. QEP Resources presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $16.53. 24,541 are held by Corecommodity Ltd Liability. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 0.04% or 178,724 shares.

Ancora Advisors Llc increased its stake in Qep Res Inc (QEP) by 80.2% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. It was reported on Sep, 12 by Suntrust Banks Incorporated invested in 0% or 12,137 shares. Laurion Mngmt Limited Partnership accumulated 0% or 12,300 shares. 211.96 million shares or 0.85% more from 210.18 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 17,930 shares of the pipeline company's stock worth $228,000 after purchasing an additional 748 shares in the last quarter. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Phoenix New Media Limited had 2 analyst reports since November 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 11 analyst (s) whereas last month 11 analyst (s) have given outperform rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, January 25 by Northcoast. The stock has "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, June 7. The firm has "Buy" rating by William Blair given on Thursday, June 8.

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