Stocks with eye-catching figures: Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (LEG), Western Digital Corporation (WDC)

Over the last 9-day stretch, shares of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE: LEG) were observed to exhibit a Historic Volatility measurement of 25.77%. That figure, when expanded to look at the past 100 days, LEG goes up to 25.74%. In the last 5 days, this stock’s average daily volume is shown as 1,057,640 shares per day, which is higher than the average of 1,147,173 shares per day as measured over the last 100 days. Moving on to look at the price, the movement in the past 5 days was -1.15, while this stock’s price moved -17.28% lower in the past 100 days.

One commonly-used way of evaluating the strength of an investment is by looking at its present value in relation to its 52-week price range. As observed at the end of this trading day, this particular company’s stock showed a significantly higher volume than its 3-month daily average of 1.07M shares per day. On May 15th, 2019, volume rose to about 974,728 transactions. During the trading period, the first transaction completed was recorded at $37.73 per share, which has gone up by 0.37% by closing bell when the final transaction of the day was recorded at $37.41. At the moment, this stock’s 52-week high is $46.71 and its 52-week low is $33.48.

Looking back a year, this company managed to produce a trailing 12-month revenue that amounted to 4.40B. Bearing that in mind, this company is experiencing top-line progress, as its year-over-year quarterly revenue has grown by 12.30%. This company’s current market capitalization is 4.91B.

Recently, top Wall Street analysts have set their sights on Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (NYSE: LEG), which has been on the receiving end of their in-depth analysis.Additionally, in a research note made public on May 31st, 2018, Analysts at Stifel Upgrade common shares of LEG stock to Buy – combined with a 12-month price target of $50.

Does Western Digital Corporation show signs of being a good investment? Let’s take a glance at what some top market experts are saying in regards to this particular stock. For shares of Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), there are currently ratings available from 20 different stock market analysts who have all given their professional opinions. On average, these analysts currently have a Moderate Buy recommendation with a mean rating of 3.45. This is in comparison to the average recommendation from a month ago, which was a Moderate Buy with an average rating of 3.58. Similarly, the average rating observed 2 months ago was a Moderate Buy with the mean numerical rating of 3.53, and the average rating observed 3 months ago was a Moderate Buy with a mean numerical rating of 3.53.

Now how do Wall Street experts characterize this company’s performance as it relates to financials? Taking into consideration its overall profits, Western Digital Corporation reported earnings of 0.17 for the quarter ending Mar-19. This compares to the average analyst prediction of 0.46, representing a difference of -0.29, and therefore a surprise factor of 63.11. For the financial results of the preceding quarter, the company posted earnings of 1.45, in comparison to the average analyst forecast of 1.51 – representing a difference of -0.06 and a surprise factor of 3.95.

Carrying on with the topic of current price performance, right now Western Digital Corporation currently has a market capitalization of 13.49B – $296.58M outstanding shares right now. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed to be negative at -0.52%. The Average True Range for this company’s stock is currently 2.06, and its current Beta is sitting at 1.53.