The model downgraded coal producer Consol Energy to "hold."
: First-quarter profit tumbled 49% to $100 million, or 54 cents a share, as revenue inched up 2%. The operating margin fell from 23% to 16%. Consol has $1.9 billion of cash and $1.1 billion of debt, converting to a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.3.
: Consol has fallen 9% during the past year, underperforming U.S. stock indices. It trades at a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 9.1, a 28% discount to its peer average. The shares are also cheap based on book value and sales.
: Of analysts covering Consol, 16, or 67%, advise purchasing its shares, seven recommend holding and one suggests selling them.
expects the stock to double to $70.
predicts that it will gain 65% to $60.
The model downgraded integrated oil and gas company BP to "hold."
: First-quarter profit more than doubled to $6.1 billion, or $1.92, as revenue grew 54% to $73 billion. The operating margin rose from 7.6% to 11%. BP has $6.8 billion of cash and $32 billion of debt, translating to a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.3.
: BP has tumbled 25% during the past 12 months, lagging behind U.S. benchmarks. It sells for a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 5.3 and a price-to-book ratio of 1.1, 58% and 60% discounts to peer averages. It's also cheap based on sales.
: Of researchers following BP, 10, or 71%, rate its stock "buy" and four rate it "hold."
forecasts that the stock will advance 81% to $69.
offers a target of $49.04, leaving 28% of potential upside.
-- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.
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