Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) shares currently have a 125/250 day adjusted slope average of 2.32729. The Adjusted Slope 125/250d indicator is equal to the average annualized exponential regression slope, over the past 125 and 250 trading days, multiplied by the coefficient of determination (R2). This indicator is useful in helping find shares that have been on a consistent upward direction over the past six months to a year. Generally speaking, the higher the 125/250 value the better as this would indicate a consistent increase closely correlates to the actual stock price.
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Drilling down into some additional key near-term indicators we note that the Capex to PPE ratio stands at 0.347826 for Man Group plc (LSE:EMG). The Capex to PPE ratio shows you how capital intensive a company is. Stocks with an increasing (year over year) ratio may be moving to be more capital intensive and often underperform the market. Higher Capex also often means lower Free Cash Flow (Operating cash flow – Capex) generation and lower dividends as companies don’t have the cash to pay dividends if they are investing more in the business.
In addition to Capex to PPE we can look at Cash Flow to Capex. This ration compares a stock’s operating cash flow to its capital expenditure and can identify if a firm can generate enough cash to meet investment needs. Investors are looking for a ratio greater than one, which indicates that the firm can meet that need. Comparing to other firms in the same industry is relevant for this ratio. Man Group plc (LSE:EMG)’s Cash Flow to Capex stands at 20.125000.
In looking at some Debt ratios, Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a debt to equity ratio of 0.09416 and a Free Cash Flow to Debt ratio of 2.040000. This ratio provides insight as to how high the firm’s total debt is compared to its free cash flow generated. In terms of Net Debt to EBIT, that ratio stands at -3.08523. This ratio reveals how easily a company is able to pay interest and capital on its net outstanding debt. The lower the ratio the better as that indicates that the company is able to meet its interest and capital payments. Lastly we’ll take note of the Net Debt to Market Value ratio. Man Group plc’s ND to MV current stands at -0.189264. This ratio is calculated as follows: Net debt (Total debt minus Cash ) / Market value of the company.
Investor Target Weight
Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) has a current suggested portfolio rate of 0.04770 (as a decimal) ownership. Target weight is the volatility adjusted recommended position size for a stock in your portfolio. The maximum target weight is 7% for any given stock. The indicator is based off of the 100 day volatility reading and calculates a target weight accordingly. The more recent volatility of a stock, the lower the target weight will be. The 3-month volatility stands at 25.204900 (decimal). This is the normal returns and standard deviation of the stock price over three months annualized.
Near-Term Growth Drilldown
Now we’ll take a look at some key growth data as decimals. One year cash flow growth ratio is calculated on a trailing 12 months basis and is a one year percentage growth of a firm’s cash flow from operations. This number stands at 0.39394 for Man Group plc (LSE:EMG). The one year Growth EBIT ratio stands at -0.25738 and is a calculation of one year growth in earnings before interest and taxes. The one year EBITDA growth number stands at -0.18018 which is calculated similarly to EBIT Growth with just the addition of amortization.
Individual investors may tend to become more bullish at market tops and more bearish at the bottoms. This goes against the buy low sell high mantra that is widely preached in the investing community. The two emotions that come into play here are greed and fear. Investors tend to get greedy when they see stocks flying to new highs. It can be very tempting to get in on a name that has been running hot for a time. On the other side of the coin, investors often get fearful when the market is tanking. The fear of losing becomes prevalent when this occurs, and investors may be tempted to sell like the rest. Although this goes against logic, many investors will still end up buying high and selling low.
Taking even a further look we note that the 1 year Free Cash Flow (FCF) Growth is at 0.39095. The one year growth in Net Profit after Tax is 0.07059 and lastly sales growth was -0.10112.
Man Group plc (LSE:EMG) of the Other sector closed the recent session at 1.493200 with a market value of $2869001.
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