Fortis Inc. (FTS) shares are trading at higher $40.33 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $51.16.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $44.72 and the low is $28.59. Over the last 52 weeks, FTS is down -9.82% while the S&P 500 is up 0.32%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, FTS reported a profit of $431.46 million. Fortis Inc. also saw revenues increase to $1.5 billion. In addition, FTS has free cash flow of -$375.9 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $684.82 million which compares well with its peers.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. FTS has a short ratio of 5.19 and outstanding shares of 464.60M.
FTS has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.21 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.73. Fortis Inc. FTS also noted assets of $40.55 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as FTS has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Fortis Inc. FTS has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, FTS represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Fortis Inc. FTS is now commanding a market cap of 18.74B and a float of 463.75M. FTS is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of FTS stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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