Earnings from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. [CLF] are scheduled on April 22, 2021, before the market opens. It is expected that the company will report strong earnings for the quarter ending Mar 2021.
CLF Stock Earnings Outlook For The Current Quarter
The consensus estimates for the quarter suggest that the company would earn $0.33 per share on revenue of $4.22B. Taking a look at the future, the company is projected to report revenue of $4.96B at an earnings per share of $1.2 for the Jun 2021 quarter. The estimates represent year-over-year improvements of -10.90% in revenue and -54.05% in earnings per share for the company.
CLF Stock Earnings Forecast For The Current Year
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For the full financial year, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. [NYSE:CLF] is forecasted to generate revenue of $18.27B. The figure is about $12.92 billion above what the company actually reported for the fiscal year 2020. In terms of EPS, it is estimated to be $3.13 in 2021, which is $3.59 higher than the figure in FY20. Based on current estimates, earnings are expected to grow 780.40% this year, -56.20% next year, and 27.43% annually over the next five years. With regard to sales, forecasts suggest an incline of 241.30% in current fiscal year and -10.90% over following year.
CLF Stock Price Performance
At the close of Wednesday’s session, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. [NYSE:CLF] finished up 2.71% at $17.05. The stock’s highest single-day price was $17.14, and its lowest was $15.84. Its price fall -7.89% in the last five days. Since the beginning of the year, Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.’s shares are up nearly 17.10%. However, the share price is -18.30% below its one year high. The top price reached by the shares of the company was $20.87 on 04/05/21, while the 52-week low came on 03/05/21, when the shares were $12.77. In the past year, shares of the company have risen 367.12%. At 50 days, the moving average achieved is $16.59 while at 200 days, the moving average is $11.31. There were 16.13 million shares traded in the last session, up from 15.44 million in the previous session.
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. [NYSE:CLF] Investors may find it helpful to look at historical price-sales ratios, and in the case of this stock, 1.59 PS value ratio is reported for the last one year of reported earnings. This is above the average return 0.58 for the industry, which means CLF offers an unattractive investment opportunity than its competitors do.
CLF Share Price Support And Resistance Levels
Based on the daily chart, the immediate backing lies around the 17.05 level, and the violation of this level will cause a further drop to 16.21 level. At the upper end, 18.81 remains a key resistance. As the stock increases, it may find resistance at 17.98. In the 14-day chart, the Relative Strength Index standing at 48.68 suggests a technical neutral stance while the MACD standing at -0.97 indicates price will decrease in the next trading period. Stochastic %K at 20.14% suggests holding the stock while Percent R indicator at 75.94% suggests bearish price movement.
How much is the short interest in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.?
There have been a drop in short interest in the Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Financial stock, with short interest down by -11.45 million shares to 50.72 million shares on Feb 25, 2021. According to data provided by Yahoo Finance, the short interest on Mar 30, 2021 stood at 39.27 million shares. This 22.57% increase suggests some bearish sentiment was experienced by the stock. Shorted shares accounted for just 9.10% of the overall float in the stock, while the stock’s days to cover moved to 2.
How do analysts view Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.?
In regard to the share price forecast for Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. stock, the analysts, as surveyed by FactSet, forecast the price to reach $20.00 in the next twelve months, representing almost an 14.75% growth from its recent price of $17.05. Among Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. stock projections, $22.09 is the highest analyst target for the stock, while $18.00 is the lowest. Despite this, 7 analysts who share their consensus rating for CLF in 2021 agree that the stock is an Overweight. The latest rating change took place on 4/19/21, when Exane BNP Paribas Ratings downgraded the stock from “Outperform” to “Neutral.”