Analyst’s Take on These Shares: Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION)

Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) shares are trading +1.473% thus far today and have traded in the range of 5.830 – 5.870 during the current session. In order to take a look at where the stock might headed longer term, we can also look at different sets of data. Sell-side research firms currently have a consensus one year price target of $5.860 on the stock according to First Call. This number can often vary from the Zacks or FactSet mean targets. The sell-side analysts are projecting earnings per share of $0.060 for the next fiscal quarter. For the current year, analysts are predicting earnings of $0.240 per share according to First Call.

Stock Technicals in Focus

In looking at where the stock is trading on a technical level, the stock is trading +8.980% away from its 50 day moving average of $5.373. Based on the most recent available data, the equity is -2.254% off of its 52-week high of $5.990 and +44.926% away from its 52-week low which is $4.040. In taking a look at the company’s valuation, the firm’s price to earnings ratio stands at N/A. This is a crucial indicator investors watch as higher ratios compared to peers, would suggest higher future earnings growth potential for the stock. The price to current year EPS estimates from research analysts currently stands at 24.396. In looking further ahead, potential investors should note that the company’s price to next year’s EPS estimates is 17.742.

Today, the stock opened at $5.840 and the last bid at the time of writing stood at $5.855. During the session thus far, the equity dipped down to $5.830 and touched $5.870 as the high point. Nokia Corporation Sponsored Ame has a market cap of 33.27B and has seen an average daily volume of 13449100 over the past three months.

Research analysts covering Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) are projecting that the shares reach $45 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 14 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $50, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $37.

Broker Rating Update on Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ:ZION) currently have an ABR of 2.19. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.61 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2017-03-31, Zions Bancorporation reported EPS of $0.61 for a surprise factor of 12.96%, calculated by being $0.07 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-07-25, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

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