Any investors would pay particular attention to the profitability of a company before considering taking a position. Here we’ll take a quick look at shares of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW) and the company’s ability to generate profit. The firm currently has a Return on Equity 9.90% which is derived from comparing 12-months net income to shareholder equity. So even though the company is generating profits, where can the stock go from here? Sell-side analysts covering the shares are projecting a one year price target of $23.80 on the stock. When comparing this to a recent price of $22.70, the potential upside should be noted. Taking analyst recommendations into consideration results in a Buy/Sell consensus recommendation of 2.70. This is according to all of the analysts polled by First Call.
What makes a stock profitable? Let’s look at a few factors.
Rising EPS (Earnings Per Share)
Businesses must be able to have competitive advantages and must produce value to consumers in the form of desirable goods and services. When a business has a strong brand, they can afford to raise prices and also have a differentiated product that is more desirable compared to their competition. A business that is able to grow earnings per share can afford to pay a rising dividend. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW)’s trailing 12-months EPS is 1.02.
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE:WWW)’s performance this year to date is 3.42%. The stock has performed 1.98% over the last seven days, -4.52% over the last thirty, and 1.48% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Wolverine World Wide, Inc.’s stock has been -1.29% and 47.81% for the year.
RSI and Recommendations
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.’s RSI is 51.34. Based on the stock’s volatility for the week, which is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given stock and represents average daily high/low percentage range of 2.92% and month of 2.57%.
There are a number of sell-side analysts who have recently weighed in on the firm. As stated earlier, the consensus target price is $23.80 with a mean recommendation of 2.70 (1-5 scale).
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