Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC) Top-Moving Stocks – Is It Still Worthwhile Trading?

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) traded at a yearly high level of $21.81 during the last trading session. The last session’s volume of 14.27 million shares was higher than its average volume of 5.58 million shares. The stock, after opening at $13.41, closed at $12.84 by scoring -4.46%. The total market capitalization remained at $2.29 billion.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), a global technology leader that provides innovative solutions and services powering anywhere-to-everywhere commerce, recently declared that it will launch its much anticipated Commerce Complete™ for Retail platform at next week’s ShopTalk in Las Vegas. Commerce Complete for Retail exclusively brings together the industry’s most capable and scalable platform to make unified commerce more than just a desired state, delivering the must-have capabilities and value to complete a retailer’s technology, tools and services offerings for growth and sustainable profitability.

Increasingly savvy shoppers now enjoy a plethora of retail options that combine the physical and digital shopping experiences ranging from click-and-collect, order online/return in store, ship-from-store. Meanwhile, the cost of offering these scenarios has placed tremendous pressure on the margins of retailers and their ability to thrive long-term.

In Addition To, consumer behavior has taken the next leap forward, as these scenarios have gone global. According to Pitney Bowes 2016 Global Online Shopping Study, 66% of shoppers have already purchased cross-border, and that number is expected to increase over the next few years. Retailers have invested heavily in traditional technologies to deliver the experiences consumers expect, but now need the must-have capabilities that give them global reach, control over hidden costs like shipping, and facilitate sustainable profitability.

The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -3.39%, which was maintained for the month at -3.82%. Likewise, the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -15.99% and for the year was -36.14%, while the YTD performance remained at -14.28%.

Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.40% which for the week stands at 2.35%. The share price has moved backward from its 20 days moving average -5.10% and negatively from its 50 days moving average -10.08%.

First Data Corp (NYSE:FDC), after opening at $16.15, closed at $15.93 by scoring -1.36%. The last session’s volume of 4.18 million shares was higher than its average volume of 3.52 million shares.

The stock was able to keep return on assets at 1.07% in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry’s average stands at 5.22% and sector’s optimum level is 4.35%.

Turning to market valuation, the P/E ratio is 35.17, the P/S ratio is 1.26 and the P/B ratio is finally 11.80. The stock is up 12.26% in this year through last close.


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