Eaton Vance Stock Price and Research (NYSE: EV)
Eaton Vance (NYSE: EV) is a mid cap company that operates within the capital markets industry. Its market cap is $7 billion today and the total one-year return is 29.16% for shareholders.
Eaton Vance stock is beating the market, and it reports earnings soon. But does that make it a good buy today? To answer this question we've turned to the Investment U Stock Grader. Our research team built this system to diagnose the financial health of a company.
Our system looks at six key metrics...
✗ Earnings-per-Share (EPS) Growth: Eaton Vance reported a recent EPS growth rate of 23.64%. That's below the capital markets industry average of 75.8%. That's not a good sign. We like to see companies that have higher earnings growth.
✓ Price-to-Earnings (P/E): The average price-to-earnings ratio of the capital markets industry is 22.44. And Eaton Vance's ratio comes in at 21.38. It's trading at a better value than many of its competitors.
✓ Debt-to-Equity : The debt-to-equity ratio for Eaton Vance stock is 44.07%. That's below the capital markets industry average of 158.47%. That's a good sign. Eaton Vance's debt levels are not out of control.
✗ Free Cash Flow per Share Growth : Eaton Vance has decreased its FCF per share over the last year relative to its competitors. That's not good for investors. In general, if a company is growing its FCF, it will be able to pay down debt, buy back stock, pay out more in dividends and/or invest money back into the business to help boost growth.
✗ Profit Margins : The profit margin of Eaton Vance comes in at 18.52% today. And generally, the higher, the better. We also like to see this ratio above competitors. Eaton Vance's profit margin is below the capital markets average of 27.13%. So that's a negative indicator for investors.
✓ Return on Equity : Return on equity gives us a look at the amount of net income returned to shareholders. The ROE for Eaton Vance is 32.51% and that's above the industry average ROE of 19.73%.
Eaton Vance stock passes three of our six key metrics today. That's why our Investment U Stock Grader gives it a Hold.
Please note that our fundamental factor checklist is just the first step in performing your own due diligence. There are many other factors you should consider before investing. That's why The Oxford Club offers more than a dozen newsletters and trading advisories all aimed at helping investors grow and maintain their wealth.
Do you like investing in small caps, value stocks and dividend payers? Check out 10 High-Yielding Small Cap Stocks Under $15 and you’ll get a list of ten powerful stocks which are all of the above. Click here to learn more.