Chaikin Stock Report for Raytheon Company $RTN 02-15-2012

by | Mar 6, 2012 | Business

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The Chaikin Power Gauge RatingTM for this Raytheon Company $RTN stock report is bullish due to very strong earnings performance and attractive financial metrics. The rating also reflects negative expert opinions. RTN’s earnings performance is very strong as a result of a relatively low projected P/E ratio. RTN’s financial metrics are very good due to a high return on equity.

Financial Metrics Rating – Bullish

RTN’s financial metrics are very good. The company yields a high return on shareholder’s equity and has high revenue per share. The rank is based on a high long-term debt to equity ratio relative to its industry group, high price to book value ratio, high return on equity and low price to sales ratio.

Earnings Performance Rating – Very Bullish

RTN’s earnings performance has been very strong. The company is priced relatively low compared to next year’s projected EPS and has a history of strong earnings growth. The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years, better than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively low projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Price/Volume Activity Rating – Neutral

Price and volume activity for RTN is neutral. RTN has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks and is in a decelerating price trend compared to 4 months ago. The rank for RTN is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and a decreasing volume trend.

Expert Opinions – Bearish

Expert opinions about RTN are negative. Analysts are lowering their EPS estimates for RTN and insiders are not net buyers of RTN’s stock. The rank for RTN is based on analysts revising earnings estimates downward, insiders not purchasing significant amounts of stock, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Aerospace-Defense industry group.


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