CommScope stock: buy or sell?

COMM stock price: $10.78 -0.28% At close on February 27th, 2020

Updated on:
February 27th, 2020

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After sliding a dreadful -5.46% yesterday, CommScope closed today at $10.78 and remained constant a bad -0.28%. With Thursday it's been 4 sliding days in a row, loosing $-1.84 (-14.61%).

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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

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

Daily outlook

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%).

COMM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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.

COMM stock chart (weekly)

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 target

Predicting 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 Share

Since 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.
COMM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-150.430.442.3%
2018-Q12018-05-010.430.454.7%
2018-Q22018-07-310.610.633.3%
2018-Q32018-11-080.630.55-12.7%
2018-Q42019-02-210.350.4734.3%
2019-Q12019-04-29n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared 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%

COMM annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$3,480 M-$19 M0.6%-
2014$3,830 M10.05%$237 M6.2%1,120.47%
2015$3,808 M-0.57%$-70.88 M-1.9%-129.93%
2016$4,924 M29.30%$223 M4.5%-414.41%
2017$4,561 M-7.37%$194 M4.2%-13.05%
2018$4,569 M0.17%$140 M3.1%-27.64%
TTM $3,448 M-24.53%$106 M3.1%-24.06%

Quarterly financial results

CommScope 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.
COMM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$1,140 M-$34 M2.9%-
2017-Q2$1,170 M2.63%$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 M0.01%$34 M3.0%-37.04%
2018-Q2$1,240 M10.65%$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 ownership

When 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:

COMM
Market cap$2.1 B
Total shares194.2 M
Float shares152.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)106.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

CommScope summary

Thursday, February 27th, 2020
Open$10.43
Close$10.78
Day range$10.17 - $11.17
Previous close$10.81
Session gain-0.28%
Average true range$0.83
50d mov avg$13.48
100d mov avg$13.17
200d mov avg$13.63
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt02c

CommScope performance

To 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 :
Stock3m6m12m
COMMCommScope-20.74%0.37%-53.97%

CommScope competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as CommScope competitor. This doesn't mean CommScope does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.