The risk of doing nothing with Edison International (EIX) and Realty Income Corporation (O)

On Mar 20, WHITE W BRETT, Director exercised an option 2,500 shares of Edison International (NYSE:EIX), with the average selling price of the stock being $28.00 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $70,000. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Director – CHANG VANESSA C L exercised an option an extra 2,500 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Mar 14, with a share exercised an option at an average of $28.00 and a total of $70,000 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Director – CHANG VANESSA C L was left with 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $140000.0.

The recent price movement of EIX means that it is now down by -2.96% from its 52-week high and 63.05% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of EIX stands at 1.75% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.79%. The beta score for this stock is 0.12. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 07/25/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.56 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.29 by 0.27. The revenue by the firm was 4.1B for the quarter.

The shares of Edison International (EIX) dropped by -0.28%, leading to a loss of -$0.21 per share, and saw EIX end the trading session at $74.19 on Thursday 10/10/19. EIX started the trading session at $74.07, before reaching a daily high of $74.44. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $73.28.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 1646615, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.68 million shares, out of a total 350.32M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 25.99 billion.

The shares of Realty Income Corporation (NYSE:O) went up by 0.56% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $78.73, which was higher than the previous closing price of $78.29. Over the past one week, the price of O has jumped by 1.18%, while it has recorded a gain of 6.94% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw O gain 11.31% while its six-month performance saw it surge by 10.27%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went up by 34.42%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 24.89%. The stock price has gone up by +15.49% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.30% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 1,615,735 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 1,545,480 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 100% Buy. The last indicators, the long-term see O stock with a 100-Day average volume of 1,618,106 shares, giving it an average rating of 100% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves O with an average rating of 100% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports O stock not long ago. In its report sent out on October 10, 2019, Jefferies lowered its ratings on O to a Buy. In an earlier report on August 27, 2019, Deutsche Bank Initiated the stock to a Hold. CapitalOne meanwhile in its report on May 08, 2019 Upgrade its rating of the stock from a “Equal Weight” to “Equal Weight”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 73.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 840 institutions currently hold the O stock. In the last quarter, a 231,291,631 O shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 81 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 63 institutions sold their entire O reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 398 increased their investment while 314 decreased their investment in the stock.