SWS Group Earnings Preview
SWS Group (NYS: SWS) didn't hit the Street's expectations last quarter, but investors hope it will rebound this quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings Tuesday. SWS Group is a financial holding company, which delivers investment, commercial banking, and related financial services to individual, corporate, and institutional investors, as well as broker/dealers, governmental entities, and financial intermediaries.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are divided on SWS Group, with equal numbers rating the stock a buy, sell, and hold. Analysts don't like SWS Group as much as competitor Gleacher & Company overall. Two out of four analysts rate Gleacher a buy compared with one of three for SWS Group. Analysts' rating of SWS Group has stayed constant from three months prior.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $98.4 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 10.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is a loss of $0.02 per share. Estimates range from a loss of $0.07 to a profit of $0.03.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 91.2% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 91.2% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced SWS Group, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 34 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, SWS Group's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.
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