Earnings Whisper: Taser International (TASR), The Procter & Gamble Co. (PG), Time Warner Cable (TWC)

TASER International Inc. (TASR) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter earnings today before the markets open. The Street has consensus estimates of $0.10 in earnings per share and $45.97 million in revenue. In the 2Q of the previous year, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based manufacturer of conducted electrical weapons posted $0.07 in EPS and $37.2 million in revenue. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.11 per share.

As a quick reminder, Taser Int’l reported 1Q/15 EPS of $0.13, $0.07 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.06. Revs increased 23.75% yoy to $44.8 million versus the $39.97 million consensus.

On valuation measures, Taser shares are currently priced at 71.43x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them expensive compared to the industry’s 17.26x earnings multiple. The company’s current year and next year EPS growth estimates stand at 32.40% and 22.40%, respectively. TASR has a t-12 price/sales ratio of 9.50. EPS for the same period registers at $0.44.

Taser International shares have declined 8.28% in the last 4 weeks while advancing 6.54% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 5.67%. Shares of the $1.68 billion market cap company are up 172.15% year-over-year and 16.24% year-to-date.

TASR has a median Wall Street price target of $34.00 with a high target of $35.00.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is set to report earnings for the fourth quarter of 2015 today before the opening bell. The Street is looking for EPS of $0.95 and revenue of $17.95 billion. Last quarter, the company posted EPS of $0.92, $0.01 worst than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.93. Revs fell 11.77% yoy from $20.56 billion to $18.14 billion versus the $18.44 billion consensus. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.96 per share.

On valuation measures, Procter & Gamble Co. shares have a T-12 price/sales ratio of 2.70 and a price/book for the same period of 3.53. EPS is $3.37. The name has a market cap of $217.58 billion and a median Wall Street price target of $88.00 with a high target of $96.00. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate PG a ‘Buy’, 14 rate it a ‘Hold’. 1 analyst rates it a ‘Sell’.

In terms of share statistics, Procter & Gamble Co. has a total of 2.71 billion shares outstanding with 0.05% held by insiders and 21.50% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 0.73%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 19.84 million.

Offering a dividend yield of 3.28%, shares of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based manufacturer of branded consumer packaged goods are up 4.40% year-over-year ; down 9.85% year-to-date.

Time Warner Cable (TWC) is set to announce its 2Q/15 earnings before the market opens today, July 30. Analysts expect the provider of video, high-speed data, and voice services to report earnings per share of $1.80 and revenue of $5.93 billion. That would be 15c higher the $1.65 per share posted last quarter and 9c higher the $1.89 posted in the 2Q/14. Revenue is projected to be 3.50% higher than the $5.73 billion posted in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $1.83 per share.

Time Warner Cable Inc., currently valued at $53.45 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $187.00 with a high target of $225.00.

On trading measures, over the past year, shares of the New York-based company have traded between a low of $128.78 and a high of $191.39 with the 50-day MA and 200-day MA located at $182.30 and $161.93 levels, respectively. Additionally, shares of Time Warner trade at a P/E ratio of 3.24 and have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) and MACD indicator of 60.61 and +0.88, respectively.

TWC currently prints a one year return of about 30.12% compared with a 6.25% gain in the S&P 500.

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