Which Is Better? Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA), HMS Holdings Corp (HMSY) and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNSS)
New York, NY – GDP INSIDER – 05/05/2014.
This article discusses three companies: Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA), HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) and Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS)
Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) reversed its upward trend yesterday with the stock closing down 1.18%or $0.18 to close the day at $15.05 with more than 0.954 million shares trading hands, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.41 million. The specialty retailer offering clothing, shoes and accessories for women has been performing well so far this year with the stock up 19.82%, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained only 2.70% for the same period. With one year price target estimate of $15.50 and diluted EPS of $0.69, the company is a hold with a look to buy.
HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) saw a minuscule gain of 0.35% as the stock gained six cents to finish the day at a closing price of $17.20 yesterday with only 0.993 shares changing hands compared with its three month average trading volume of 1.16 million. The stock traded towards the bottom end of its 52 week range after opening the day at $17.16. The cost containment services provider to government and private healthcare payers has been declining since the beginning of the year, with the stock down 18.64% YTD and 23.18% over the past six months. With P/E of 107.50 and quarterly revenue growth of -7.70%, it is better to sell than hold for now.
Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNSS) reversed its recent downward trend yesterday closing up 1.77% or $0.04 to finish the day at a closing price of $2.30 on fairly light trading volume of 0.995 million, compared to its three month average trading volume of 1.02 million. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc’s decline in value came despite the fact that the company did not make any significant announcement or release any financial figure. The biopharmaceutical company has been trading within a range of $1.00 to $8.45 over the past one year. With one year target price estimate of $3.38 and quarterly earnings growth of 84.60% year on year, the stock has solid investment potential, hold.
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