8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) — This telecommunications company develops services for Internet protocol (IP), telephony and video applications. It also offers Web-based conferencing and cloud-based computing services.
Gross profits margins, at 72.1%, are very high, cash flow in the last quarter has increased, and its return on equity far surpasses that of the industry average and the S&P 500. On Jan. 24, the company reported fiscal Q3 earnings of $0.05, which was in line with analysts’ estimates and 25% higher than the same quarter last year. Consensus earnings estimates are for $0.19 in fiscal year 2013 and $0.28 in fiscal year 2014.
The Trade of the Day first recommended EGHT on Nov. 15, 2011, at $3.84. Following the recent quarterly report, it appears many stockholders decided to cash in profits, which drove the stock down to the bullish support line at just under $6.50.
Buy EGHT for a trade to $8 or as a key “cloud” holding.