Looking For Dividend Security? QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP)

TRICE DAVID A, Director, added 15,000 shares of QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) to its portfolio at the rate of $3.50 per share valuing $52,500 on Aug 30. The insider has now 85,000 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $4.09, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $4.16. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $3.91 and a 2nd Support Level at $3.79. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) was $4.02. QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) stock has lost -$0.66, or -14.10%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $0.40, or 11.05%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.12, or 38.62%. This year-to-date, QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) shares have lost -$0.48, or -10.67%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) stock, Hold % of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Hold .” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 237,792 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $939,278K. QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) generates $1,933 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of -$1,011,600 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -52.98%, a 3-Year Total Return of -78.01%, and a 5-year Total Return of -80.49%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -100.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.020 per share on 11/14/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.03%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.08.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 09/19, QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) reported earnings of $0.05 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.05 per share, representing equal. In the previous quarter ending in 06/19, the reported earnings of -$0.04 represented a -0.07 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.03 per share, which was a -233.33% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 12/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.06 per share. This estimate came from a total of 6 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.09 and the low estimate was $0.02. In the year-ago quarter, QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) generated per-share earnings of -$0.13. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +146.15%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 1 purchases (16,424 shares in total) and 1 sale (245,076 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 12 insider buys amounting to 213,082 shares and 2 insider sales amounting to 252,095 shares. In the past full year, 18 insider purchases were made (involving 854,479 shares) and 7 insider sell-offs equivalent to 334,777 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, QEP Resources, Inc. (QEP) has a Current Ratio of 0.84, a Quick Ratio of 0.84. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 91.67, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 47.83, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 41.22. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is -8.24 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 91.14.