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Thomson Reuters Corporation [NYSE:TRI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Pro stock traders frequently make sure to pay attention what expert market analysts are saying about a potential stock buy. Regarding Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] right now, the most recent ratings from Wall St. analysts that we can see right now is regarding the quarter that’s slated to end in December. On average, stock market experts give TRI an Hold rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $53.70, with the high estimate being $58.57, the low estimate being $50.00 and the median estimate amounting to $53.48. This is compared to its latest closing price of $48.91.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] is sitting at 2.56. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.59.

For the quarter ending in Sep-18 Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] generated $1.29 billion in sales. That’s 1.87% lower than the average estimate of $1.32 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next scheduled financial results to be made public for this company, which are scheduled to be released on Thu 14 Feb (In 33 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] sitting at +17.42 and its Gross Margin at +17.42, this company’s Net Margin is now 16.20%. These measurements indicate that Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.58, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 8.50%. Its Return on Equity is 10.83, and its Return on Assets is 5.15. These metrics suggest that this Thomson Reuters Corporation does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 53.73. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 34.95, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 26.53. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 41.51, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 26.77. This company has a healthy balance between its debt and its current holdings, suggesting it is a reliable investment due to its ability to leverage debt in an efficient way.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 8.93 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.97. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 4.49, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.18. Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.39, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 14.98 and P/E Ratio of 28.15. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] earns $319,097 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 7.63 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.42. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.61 and its Current Ratio is 0.62. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] has 504.64M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $24.79B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 36.33 to 51.74. At its current price, it has moved by -5.07% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 35.19% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 0.50, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 55.08. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Thomson Reuters Corporation [TRI], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.