2 Stocks You Can’t Afford to Pass Up: CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX)

CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) shares were trading higher by 0.89 percent ($0.07) at $7.96 a piece in Monday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $7.89. CYS trades with a P/S ratio of 4.19. This is lower than the both industry’s 10.45 and the wider sector’s 6.16. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 8.61. Shares of CYS have downtrended -8.61% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -14.46% in that time. CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) has a market cap of $1.25 billion and over the last 12 months, CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) has gone weaker by -2.33%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:CYS) price has been as high as $8.98 and as low as $7.42. CYS Investments, Inc. earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -15% over the last 5 years.

CYS Investments, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $8)

The average 1-year price target for CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $8/share. That’s a potential 0.5 increase relative to where CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $7.82 and $7.96. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $7.5. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $8.5.

CYS Investments, Inc. (CYS) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 3.6 for CYS Investments, Inc. (NYSE:CYS) also leans strongly towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Of the 5 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track CYS 3 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 2, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy CYS Investments, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 0 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while2 believe that investors should either steer clear of CYS or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) Cheap From Peers?

Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) pulled off a 0.89 percent gain and now trades for $209.23. LRCX comes in with a P/S ratio of 3.83 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (2.86) and its peers (4.03). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.89 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 19.1. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $211.41 and as low as $95.1. Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 24.6% over the last 5 years. Shares of LRCX have increased 30.6% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 27.1% in that time.

Lam Research Corporation (Price Objective: $223.26)

Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX) has a market cap of $33.92 billion and over the last 12 months, LRCX has risen by 114.62%. The average 1-year price target for (LRCX) reveals an average price target of $223.26 per share. That’s a potential 6.71 gain from where (NASDAQ:LRCX) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $150. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $270.

Analyst Thoughts About Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ:LRCX)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 18 analysts — of 1.9 for Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) points to bullish case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Lam Research Corporation 3 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 15 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 15 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:LRCX) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.