British American Tobacco (BATS:LSE) Analysts are Bullish with a Strong Buy rating

Citigroup reiterated to buy British American Tobacco PLS stock at a target price of GBX 3900.

Based on the British American Tobacco stock forecasts from 8 analysts, the average analyst target price for British American Tobacco Stock is GBX 3,853.24 over the next 12 months. British American Tobacco PLC’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of British American Tobacco Stock is Neutral, which is based on 9 positive signals and 8 negative signals. At the last closing, British American Tobacco share price was GBX 3,471.00British American Tobacco PLC’s stock price has changed by -57.50% over the past week, -59.50% over the past month and +25.28% over the last year.

British American Tobacco p.l.c. provides tobacco and nicotine products to consumers worldwide. It offers vapour, tobacco heating, and modern oral nicotine products; combustible products; and traditional oral products, such as snus and moist snuff.  It distributes its products to retail outlets. British American Tobacco p.l.c. was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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.

Low volatility:

The British American Tobacco stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Underpriced compared to book value:

The British American Tobacco Stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis:

The British American Tobacco Stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Low debt:

The company is less leveraged than its peers, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the British American Tobacco share price forecast and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow:

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Revenue Growth:

The British American Tobacco stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth:

The British American Tobacco stock has shown top quartile dividend 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.

Below median total returns:

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

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 British American Tobacco stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Poor return on equity:

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization:

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets:

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The British American Tobacco 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.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:NSD) Analyst rate as Strong Buy, see big upside with $336 target

Itau Unibanco initiates Microsoft Corporation to outperform at a target price of $287.

Based on the Microsoft stock forecast from 24 analysts, the average analyst Microsoft stock price target is USD 336.58 over the next 12 months. Microsoft Corporation’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own Microsoft stock forecast is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Microsoft stock price was USD 251.90Microsoft stock price has changed by -7.63% over the past week, -15.80% over the past month and -12.09% over the last year.

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for organizations and enterprise divisions. It sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores. It has collaborations with Dynatrace, Inc., Morgan Stanley, Micro Focus, WPP plc, ACI Worldwide, Inc., and iCIMS, Inc., as well as strategic relationships with Avaya Holdings Corp. and wejo Limited. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

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.

Superior risk adjusted returns:

The Microsoft stock price has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility:

The Microsoft stock history displays stable and consistent annual returns as compared to its sector peers (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity:

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

The microsoft stock history exhibits positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth:

The Microsoft stock price has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns:

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to book value:

The Microsoft stock price is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

The Microsoft stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The Microsoft stock price 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.

 

Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL:NSD) Analysts rate as a Strong Buy, $142

Itau Unibanco initiates Alphabet Inc. as a Market Perform at a target price of $113.

Based on the Alphabet Stock forecast from 35 analysts, the average analyst googl stock price target is USD 142.64 over the next 12 months. Alphabet Inc Class A’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own Alphabet stock forecast is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Alphabet stock price was USD 105.02Alphabet stock price has changed by -8.79% over the past week, -2,254.48% over the past month and -20.38% over the last year.

Alphabet Inc. provides various products and platforms in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It operates through Google Services, Google Cloud, Bets segments, and other services for enterprise customers. The Other Bets segment sells health technology and internet services. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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.

Superior risk adjusted returns:

The googl stock price has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility:

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity:

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

The googl stock price target had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The googl stock price target had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth:

The googl stock price target has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings:

The alphabet stock price 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 google stock price is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

The alphabet stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The googl stock price 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.

 

Visa Inc Class A (V:NYE) Analysts are bullish with a Strong Buy

Citigroup lowered the Visa stock price target from $270-$254.

Based on the Visa Stock forecast from 18 analysts, the average analyst Visa stock price target is USD 261.78 over the next 12 months. Visa Inc Class A’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own Visa stock forecast is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Visa stock price was USD 212.49Visa stock price has changed by -1.17% over the past week, +6.98% over the past month and -15.32% over the last year.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates digital payments among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. In addition, the company offers card products, platforms, and value-added services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, VPAY, and PLUS brands. Visa Inc. was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

What we like:

High market capitalization:

The visa stock forecast shows this is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns:

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility:

The  annual visa stock price returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity:

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt:

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow:

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns:

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings:

The visa stock price 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 visa stock price is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

The visa stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The visa stock price 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.

 

Bombardier Inc (BBD-B:CA:TSX) Analysts see stock doubling to $43, Strong Buy

STA research maintains the speculative buy rating of Bombardier stock at $25.

Based on the Bombardier stock forecasts from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for BBD Stock is CAD 43.89 over the next 12 months. Bombardier Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Bombardier Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 6 negative signals. At the last closing, Bombardier stock price was CAD 20.50Bombardier stock price has changed by -1.77% over the past week, -2.61% over the past month and -42.66% over the last year.

Bombardier Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of business aircraft in Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. It provides new aircraft, specialized aircraft solutions, and pre-owned aircraft. The company also offers aftermarket services, including parts, smart services, service centers, training, and technical publications. It serves multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments, and private individuals. The company was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Dorval, Canada.

What we like:

Underpriced compared to earnings:

The BBD stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Positive free cash flow:

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth:

The BBD 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.

High volatility:

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.

Poor return on assets:

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Negative cashflow:

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The BBD 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 BBD stock.

Low Revenue Growth:

The BBD stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.