E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC): The Great Leveler Has Arrived

E*TRADE Financial Corporation’s stock (NASDAQ:ETFC) has been rated as Buy by UBS. This latest rating was contained in a recent research note published by the firm on October 07, 2019 and has set a $41 price target for the stock. Some experts on Wall Street have also posted a report on E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) stock.

Wells Fargo rated the stock as a Market Perform in a research noted published on October 03, 2019. Barclays rated the stock as a Underweight in a research note published on October 02, 2019.

As it stands, a total of 16 analysts are covering ETFC stock, with 9 of them rating it as a Buy while 1 of them rating it as Overweight. 5 analysts meanwhile advised investors to Hold, 0 rated it as Underweight while the 1 rated it as a Sell. A look at the overall ratings means that E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) stock has an average rating of Overweight.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) which is currently valued at 10.50 billion, with the company publishing its last earnings report on 10/17/2019, for the recent quarter of 2019. In that quarter, the company recorded a revenue of 669.07 million, which was lower than the forecast of 682.0 million made by some analysts. For that same quarter, E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) posted $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) which was above the analyst consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.03, which represents an increase by 2.90%.

The stock market has a tendency to become sophisticated sometimes, even for seasoned investors and traders. Even when a trader got what he/she had expected, the market sometimes decides to move in the opposite direction. This volatility sometimes leads to some traders doubting and second-guessing their moves. This is why getting to know historical price performance, as well as both long-term and short-term trends, is very important. Over the past one week, ETFC price has surged by 1.98%. A look at its price performance over the past three months sees the stock go up by 18.82%, while it has gain 1.20% over the past six months and -2.85% since the start of the year.

Let us now look at some of its likely support and resistance level. Recent research on E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) has seen its stock trading -1.36% below its three-month high price. A look at the other side also sees stock trading +19.98% above its three-month low. A wider look sees ETFC trading -1.36% below its 52-week high and 33.51% above from its 52-week low price.

Shareholders of the company sometimes like to find out how their investments are growing. E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) has so far given an ROE of 16.90%. When the ROE is low, it means that the company isn’t generating enough profits. The Return on Assets (ROA) ratio meanwhile is an indication of how profitable a company is relative to the total asset it owns. E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)’s ROA at the moment stands at 1.60%. Any company that is managing its assets better will have a higher return while one that manages assets poorly would result in low returns.

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) has a return on investment (ROI) of 2.00%. The higher the ROI percentage, the higher the profit exceeds the costs, thus analysts consider such investments as an overall gain. A negative ROI, however, means that the cost is higher than the profits, a scenario analysts consider as a net loss.

Let us now take a look at E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC)’s trading volatility. Its 7-day volatility is around 1.63%, while it has a monthly volatility of 1.49%. ETFC has an ATR (Average True Range) of 0.74 and a beta factor of 1.21. The volatility of a stock is an indication of the stock’s drop or gain in case the wider market drops or surges. A beta score higher than 1 means that a stock is highly volatile while below 1 means that the volatility of a stock is low.

The price of ETFC moved down by -$0.16 during the normal trading session on Friday to trade at $46.30. The E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) stock has a trading volume of 3.62 million shares, which is low, compared to its average daily volume of 3.72M shares.