Valuing 2 Stocks Using Ratios and Multiples: New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ), Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC)

New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) shares were trading higher by 0.93 percent ($0.16) at $17.43 a piece in Monday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $17.27. NRZ trades with a P/S ratio of 2.74. 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 8.29 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 5.64. Shares of NRZ have uptrended 4.37% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -1.41% in that time. New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) has a market cap of $5.39 billion and over the last 12 months, New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) has gone stronger by 22.57%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:NRZ) price has been as high as $17.91 and as low as $14.09. New Residential Investment Corp. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 227.2% over the last 5 years.

New Residential Investment Corp. (Mean Target Price: $18)

The average 1-year price target for New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $18/share. That’s a potential 3.27 increase relative to where New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $17.3 and $17.45. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $16.5. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $19.

New Residential Investment Corp. (NRZ) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 1.9 for New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE:NRZ) also leans strongly towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Of the 8 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track NRZ 1 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 7, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy New Residential Investment Corp. versus those who think you should sell it. A 7 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of NRZ or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) Cheap From Peers?

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) pulled off a 0.93 percent gain and now trades for $6.51. LSCC comes in with a P/S ratio of 1.94 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (2.86) and its peers (16.87). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.69 . During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $7.84 and as low as $5.05. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 6.1% over the last 5 years. Shares of LSCC have increased 10.15% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 1.13% in that time.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (Price Objective: $6.25)

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) has a market cap of $793.11 million and over the last 12 months, LSCC has declined by -15.67%. The average 1-year price target for (LSCC) reveals an average price target of $6.25 per share. That’s a potential -3.99 fall from where (NASDAQ:LSCC) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $5.5. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $7.

Analyst Thoughts About Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 4 analysts — of 2.5 for Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 3 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 1 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 1 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:LSCC) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.