Earnings on Deck For EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO)

Earnings is just around the corner for EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) as the firm is slated to issue their report on 1/10/2017 4:30:00 PM.  The firm has most recently posted quarter over quarter growth of -3.50% and sales growth of 11.10% quarter over quarter.  

In terms of the trend lines, EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) shares are currently -7.00% off of their 52-week high and 78.16% off from the 52-week low point.  The stock is 19.63% from the 200-day moving average and 7.05% from the 50-day average.  The Relative Strength Index for the stock stands at 58.52.

Increased volatility should be expected heading into and immediately after the EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) earnings report.  According to the most recent data, the average true range stands at 0.22 which is a measure of the most recent volatility.  The number is an exponential 14-day moving average of the True Ranges (range of each trading day’s high and low).  The average volatility for the week stands at 8.03% and 4.59% for the past month. The relative volume (ratio between current volume and 3-month average) stands at 3.44.  

Potential Upside

So is there any potential upside for the stock if EXFO Inc is able to meet or beat earnings?  Analysts, on a consensus basis have a $4.71 on the stock, compared to a recent bid of $4.65.  The average broker recommendation yields a score of 2.50, which is an integer based calculation from all of the buy, sell and hold recommendations from sell-side analysts.  

Ownership

Heading into the earnings report, 61.80% shares are held by company insiders.  On the institutional front, 26.90% of EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) are owned by firms or funds.  Over the past few months, insider transactions have trended 0.00% while institutions saw a change of 3.50% in company stock. 

Performance

Year to date, EXFO Inc (NASDAQ:EXFO) holders have seen returns of 6.82%.  Over the past month the stock moved 8.05% and most recently shares over the past five trading days have moved 6.82%.

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