RBC Royalbank raised the target on Blackberry to $8.30 from $7, and maintained the Sector Perform rating on the company.
STA Research maintained the Hold rating on the stock and lowered the target to $9 from $11.50.
Canaccord Capital downgraded the stock to a Hold from a Buy rating, and cut the target to $6 from $9.
BlackBerry Limited Stock Analysis:
Based on the BlackBerry Limited stock forecasts from 8 analysts, the average analyst target price for BlackBerry Limited is CAD 7.49 over the next 12 months. BlackBerry Limited’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BlackBerry Limited is Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, BlackBerry Limited’s stock price was CAD 7.59. BlackBerry Limited’s stock price has changed by +19.53% over the past week, -7.44% over the past month and -28.19% over the last year.
What we like:
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Positive free cash flow
The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Superior Earnings Growth
This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
What we don’t like:
Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Overpriced compared to earnings
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
Poor return on equity
The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.
The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Overpriced on free cash flow basis
The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.
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