CommScope stock: buy or sell?
February 27th, 2020
CommScope Holding Company, Inc. provides infrastructure solutions for communications networks worldwide. The company's CommScope Connectivity Solutions segment offers optical fiber and twisted pair structured cable solutions, intelligent infrastructure software, and network rack and cabinet enclosures under the SYSTIMAX, NETCONNECT, and Uniprise brands; and fiber management systems, patch cords and panels, pre-terminated fiber connectivity, complete cabling systems, and cable assemblies for use in offices and data centers.
Should I buy CommScope stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Having a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with CommScope stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is CommScope stock a buy?
Financial institutions and banks post stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for COMM stock for the last month.
CommScope stock analysis
After sliding a dreadful -5.46% yesterday, CommScope closed today at $10.78 and remained stable a bad -0.28%.
After sliding a dreadful -5.46% yesterday, CommScope closed today at $10.78 and remained constant a bad -0.28%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Feb/20, COMM fell $-3.71 per share (-25.60%). Since last December when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, COMM price slipped $-2.58 per share (-19.31%).
Shares of CommScope collapsed a hair-raising -14.58% this week. By mid February COMM boosted a dazzling 15.29% in just one week.
After diving below the previous support, price will slice down to find new supports. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down last week, COMM fell $-3.74 per share (-25.76%). Stocks under the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.
CommScope stock price history
CommScope stock went public on October 25th, 2013 with a price of $15.001. Since then, COMM stock declined a -28.10%, with a yearly average of -4.70%.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
CommScope stock historical price chart
COMM stock reached 52-week highs on April at $27.00, and all-time highs 2017-05-01 with a price of 42.75.
CommScope stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not found any price forecast for CommScope stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last April, when CommScope presented its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a tight move of 0.17% to $4,568.51 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in the same way, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -1.18% to 3.07%. To have an updated view of the financial situation of CommScope, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual CommScope TTM sales up to were $3,448.00 and earnings were $106.48 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem CommScope business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to , compared to lastest yearly report, collapsed a bloodcurdling -24.53%. Regarding profit margin, CommScope stayed constant 0.02% to 3.07%
|2013||$3,480 M||-||$19 M0.6%||-|
|2014||$3,830 M||10.05%||$237 M6.2%||1,120.47%|
|2015||$3,808 M||-0.57%||$-70.88 M-1.9%||-129.93%|
|2016||$4,924 M||29.30%||$223 M4.5%||-414.41%|
|2017||$4,561 M||-7.37%||$194 M4.2%||-13.05%|
|2018||$4,569 M||0.17%||$140 M3.1%||-27.64%|
|TTM||$3,448 M||-24.53%||$106 M3.1%||-24.06%|
Quarterly financial resultsCommScope posted million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked million with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed steady a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -2.20%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, CommScope sales marked a frightening loss and plummed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, CommScope posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$1,140 M||-||$34 M2.9%||-|
|2017-Q2||$1,170 M||2.63%||$55 M4.7%||65.26%|
|2017-Q3||$1,129 M||-3.52%||$51 M4.5%||-7.76%|
|2017-Q4||$1,120 M||-0.74%||$54 M4.8%||4.74%|
|2018-Q1||$1,121 M||0.01%||$34 M3.0%||-37.04%|
|2018-Q2||$1,240 M||10.65%||$66 M5.3%||95.41%|
|2018-Q3||$1,150 M||-7.21%||$64 M5.5%||-3.15%|
|2018-Q4||$1,058 M||-8.06%||$-23 M-2.2%||-136.47%|
CommScope ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For CommScope, 1.75% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for COMM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$2.1 B|
|Total shares||194.2 M|
|Float shares||152.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||106.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Thursday, February 27th, 2020|
|Day range||$10.17 - $11.17|
|Average true range||$0.83|
|50d mov avg||$13.48|
|100d mov avg||$13.17|
|200d mov avg||$13.63|
CommScope performanceTo better understand CommScope performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare CommScope to :