What Are These 2 Stocks Telling Us? – Document Security Systems Inc. (DSS), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)

Document Security Systems Inc. (AMEX: DSS) shares are 9.00% up in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved 5.00% or $0.01 higher in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +181.39% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -33.71% down YTD and 21.59% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is 3.56% and 54.71% over the month.

Analyst Recommendations

1 analysts offering the recommendations for the stock have a consensus rating of 2.00 to suggest that the DSS stock is a “Moderate Sell. 0 of the 1 analysts rate the stock as a “Sell”, while 0 has rated it as “Underweight”. 1 recommend buying, with 0 rating it as an Overweight.

The stock currently trades at $0.34 and analysts tracking its performance over the next 12 months have a consensus estimate price target of $1.25. The consensus price target represents an upside potential 72.8.

Earnings Forecast

For the current year, earnings should grow to an average of -$0.04, up 5.00% from -$0.11 reported last year. Analysts also offered guidance for the next financial quarter, with their average projected EPS at between -$0.01 and -$0.01. Wall Street estimates earnings per share to be at an average of -$0.01 for the next year.

Insider Transactions Summary

According to SEC data, total insider shares purchases at the company stands at 16 over the last 12 months, while SEC filings reveal that there have been 0 insider sales over the same period. Insiders have purchases 29,035,221 shares while those sold by company executives and officers stand at 0. The last 3 months have seen insiders trade a total of 22,572,140 and 0 in purchases and sales respectively.

DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INC, a 10% Owner at the company, bought 189,080 shares worth $14181.0 at $0.08 per share on Apr 15. The 10% Owner had earlier bought another 1,000,000 DSS shares valued at $85000.0 on Apr 17. The shares were bought at $0.09 per share. DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INC (10% Owner) bought 576,000 shares at $0.08 per share on Apr 08 for a total of $43954.0 while DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS INC, (10% Owner) bought 313,000 shares on Apr 07 for $21910.0 with each share fetching $0.07.

Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR), on the other hand, is trading around $0.36 with a market cap of $120.21M and analyst research firms have a positive stance on its shares. Some analysts are even forecasting -$0.06 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

Let us briefly look at the Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR) financials, with a focus on its operating details as indicated in its earnings report for the last quarter.

Company balance sheet and cash flow

DNR’s operating margin was positive on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at 37.10%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at $20.96 million. This represented a 93.25% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $310.61 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS inclined $0.04 on the year-over-year period, growing to $0.38 as given in the last earnings report.

In terms of the balance sheet & cash flow as of (Mar 2020), the total assets figure advanced to $4.69 billion from $4.75 billion over the previous quarter. The cash flow from operating activities totaled $494.14 million, significantly lower than the $529.68 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was $201.59 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 9 times at Denbury Resources Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 4 times and accounting for 207,351 shares. Insider sales totaled 78,886 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 5 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are -1.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 7.33M shares after the latest sales, with 2.90% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 1.10% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 73.20%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Denbury Resources Inc. having a total of 280 institutions that hold shares in the company.