Time To Sell Or More Gains Ahead? – Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP), eHealth Inc. (EHTH)

Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) shares are 73.78% up in the year-to-date (YTD) period and have moved 2.97% or $0.43 higher in the latest trading session. However, stock’s trailing 12-month performance remains nearly +1,196.52% lower. Comparatively, the stock is -9.14% down YTD and 357.36% over the trailing 3-month period. If we look at the shorter duration, its week performance is 7.04% and -3.93% over the month.

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Analyst Recommendations

On June 02, 2020, Sidoti recommended the TUP stock is a Buy, while earlier, Argus had Upgrade the stock as a Hold on August 17, 2020. 3 analysts offering the recommendations for the stock have a consensus rating of 2.30 to suggest that the TUP stock is a “Moderate Buy. 0 of the 3 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 $14.91 and analysts tracking its performance over the next 12 months have a consensus estimate price target of $17.50. The forecasts give the Tupperware Brands Corporation stock a price target range of $20.00 on the higher side while at least one analyst think the stock could plunge to a low of $15.00. The two limits represent an upside potential of 25.45% or 0.6%.

Earnings Forecast

Analysts estimate the earnings to increase 500.00% in the current quarter to $0.51, up from the $0.43 reported in the same quarter a year ago. For the current year, earnings should grow to an average of $2.18, down -13.70% from $1.6 reported last year. Analysts also offered guidance for the next financial quarter, with their average projected EPS at between $0.43 and $0.89. Wall Street estimates earnings per share to be at an average of $2.56 for the next year.

Insider Transactions Summary

According to SEC data, total insider shares purchases at the company stands at 44 over the last 12 months, while SEC filings reveal that there have been 16 insider sales over the same period. Insiders have purchases 1,282,029 shares while those sold by company executives and officers stand at 14,253. The last 3 months have seen insiders trade a total of 46,411 and 3,963 in purchases and sales respectively.

MARTINEZ ANGEL R, a Director at the company, sold 4,424 shares worth $33401.0 at $7.55 per share on Dec 09. The EVP and CFO had earlier bought another 20,000 TUP shares valued at $59990.0 on May 01. The shares were bought at $3.00 per share.

eHealth Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH), on the other hand, is trading around $63.90 with a market cap of $1.59B and analyst research firms have a positive stance on its shares. Some analysts are even forecasting $4.21 per share in earnings this year on a short term (1 year) basis.

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

Company balance sheet and cash flow

EHTH’s operating margin was positive on the trailing 12 months basis, remaining steady at 17.20%, while the operating expenses over the recent quarter were at -$2.43 million. This represented a 102.74% of the company’s total revenues which amounted $88.77 million. With this in place, we can see that the company’s diluted EPS declined -$0.13 on the year-over-year period, shrinking to -$0.25 as given in the last earnings report.

The cash flow from operating activities totaled -$12.4 million, significantly lower than the $1.23 million reported in the year-ago quarter. The company’s free cash flow for the quarter was -$24.67 million.

Insider activity

Insiders have transacted a total of 66 times at eHealth Inc. over the last 6 months, with insider purchases undertaken 21 times and accounting for 158,213 shares. Insider sales totaled 159,326 shares over the same period, with these deals completed in 45 transactions. Looking at these numbers, we realize that net purchases over that period are -24.0 shares. Insiders now hold a total of 814.21k shares after the latest sales, with 13.20% net shares purchased.

Major holders

Insiders own 4.60% of the company shares with a share float percentage of 24.63M. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with eHealth Inc. having a total of 337 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 3.92 million shares worth more than $385.35 million. As of Jun 29, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 15.23% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the investment firm holding over 2.22 million shares as of Jun 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $218.01 million and represent 8.62% of shares outstanding.

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