TD Securities downgrades Blackberry(BB:TSX) to Reduce from Buy

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by: STA Research

Blackberry analyst Daniel Chan was downgraded by TD Securities to Reduce from Buy, with a $10.50 target on the company’s stock.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $10.66, and a consensus Underperform rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Slightly Bearish with a score of 3.3 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

 

What to like

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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 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 to not like:

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.
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 on cashflow basis
The stock 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.
Highly leveraged
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.
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.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

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