NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Price Index Rolls to 0.988655

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) presently has a 6 month price index of 1.190569. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by …

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) presently has a 6 month price index of 1.190569. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price six months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.884553 and the five year is 1.433009. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 3 month is 0.966427, and the 1 month is currently 0.988655.

As we sail into the second half of the calendar year, investors may be looking to see what has gone right and what has gone wrong so far this year. Making necessary changes to some holdings may help position investors for the next couple of quarters. Being able to cut the riskier losers and take some profits from winners may help solidify the stock portfolio. As we run through the next round of company earnings reports, investors will be keeping a close eye on the data that is reported. Investors may be looking to buy companies that continue to post beats on the earnings front, and cut ties with ones that are not hitting their marks.

Value Composite Three (VC3) is another adaptation of O’Shaughnessy’s value composite but here he combines the factors used in VC1 with buyback yield. This factor is interesting for investors who’re looking for stocks with the best value characteristics, but are indifferent to whether these companies pay a dividend.

VC3 is the combination of the following factors:

Price-to-Book

Price-to-Earnings

Price-to-Sales

EBITDA/EV

Price-to-Cash flow

Buyback Yield

As with the VC1 and VC2, companies are put into groups from 1 to 100 for each ratio and the individual scores are summed up. This total score is then put into groups again from 1 to 100. 1 is cheap, 100 is expensive.

The scorecard also displays variants of the VC3 where the score is calculated for the selected company compared to peer companies in the same industry, industry group or sector.

Please note that we use Book-to-Market instead of P/B since it allows a more accurate sorting compared to P/B. Stocks with a high B/M show up at the top of the list, stocks with negative B/M are at the bottom of the list. For the same reason we use Earnings-to-Price instead of Price-to-Earnings and Cash flow-to-price instead instead of Price-to-cash flow.

Also important is that we always make sure that companies with the same score get added to the same percentile. For stock universes where the number of stocks is less than 100, we make sure that the stocks are still allocated to percentiles from 0 to 100 instead of 0 to the total number of stocks. This is particularly relevant for the industry, industry group or sector variants where if additional filters are used, the number of stocks often drops below 100.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) has a VC3 of 13.

Free Cash Flow Growth (FCF Growth) is the free cash flow of the current year minus the free cash flow from the previous year, divided by last year’s free cash flow. The FCF Yield of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) is 0.106422. Free cash flow (FCF) is the cash produced by the company minus capital expenditure. This cash is what a company uses to meet its financial obligations, such as making payments on debt or to pay out dividends. The 5 Year FCF Yield of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) is 0.059881. Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both.

Gross Margin

Robert Novy-Marx, a professor at the university of Rochester, discovered that gross profitability – a quality factor – has as much power predicting stock returns as traditional value metrics. He found that while other quality measures had some predictive power, especially on small caps and in conjunction with value measures, gross profitability generates significant excess returns as a stand alone strategy, especially on large cap stocks.

Market watchers may also be following some quality ratios for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI). Robert Novy-Marx, a professor at the university of Rochester, discovered that gross profitability – a quality factor – has as much power predicting stock returns as traditional value metrics. He found that while other quality measures had some predictive power, especially on small caps and in conjunction with value measures, gross profitability generates significant excess returns as a stand alone strategy, especially on large cap stocks.The Gross profitability for (NXPI) is 0.230021.

Altman Z

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) currently has an Altman Z score of 2.777821. The Z-Score for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward I. Altman, who was assistant professor of finance at New York University at that time. It measures the financial health of a company based on a set of income and balance sheet values. The Altman Z-Score predicts the probability that a firm will go bankrupt within 2 years. In its initial test, the Altman Z-Score was found to be 72% accurate in predicting bankruptcy two years before the event. In a series of subsequent tests, the model was found to be approximately 80%–90% accurate in predicting bankruptcy one year before the event.

At the time of writing, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXPI) has a Piotroski F-Score of 6. The F-Score may help discover companies with strengthening balance sheets. The score may also be used to spot the weak performers. Joseph Piotroski developed the F-Score which employs nine different variables based on the company financial statement. A single point is assigned to each test that a stock passes. Typically, a stock scoring an 8 or 9 would be seen as strong. On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak.

Investors may be trying to get a read on the next big stock market move. Projecting which stocks are ready to make a run can be tricky. Many investors will track the market from various angles in order to make the best educated decisions. Keeping tabs on all the important economic indicators can help when analyzing the overall health of the stock market. Some financial strategists may be projecting a sharp downturn over the next few months while others believe that there is no tangible reason for the market to lose the near-term momentum.

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Short Interest in AstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) Expands By 23.3%

Boston Partners acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,023,000. Quantum Capital Management acquired a …

AstroNova logoAstroNova Inc (NASDAQ:ALOT) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 21,700 shares, a growth of 23.3% from the April 30th total of 17,600 shares. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 37,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.6 days.

ALOT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Grana y Montero SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 10th.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ALOT. Roubaix Capital LLC acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 1st quarter worth approximately $2,242,000. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,023,000. Quantum Capital Management acquired a new stake in AstroNova during the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,019,000. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in AstroNova by 7.5% during the 1st quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 414,720 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,456,000 after buying an additional 28,760 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in AstroNova by 8.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 289,238 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,248,000 after buying an additional 23,155 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.97% of the company’s stock.

Shares of AstroNova stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $25.14. The stock had a trading volume of 37,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,986. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $25.84. AstroNova has a 12-month low of $16.74 and a 12-month high of $27.96. The company has a current ratio of 2.73, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The company has a market cap of $180.74 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.66, a P/E/G ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 0.25.

AstroNova (NASDAQ:ALOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, June 5th. The business services provider reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. AstroNova had a net margin of 4.68% and a return on equity of 9.75%. The firm had revenue of $36.18 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that AstroNova will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 17th were issued a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.11%. AstroNova’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.15%.

AstroNova Company Profile

AstroNova, Inc designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specialty printers, and data acquisition and analysis systems in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, Central and South America, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Product Identification and Test & Measurement (T&M).

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Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) CEO Purchases $16500.00 in Stock

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Sharps Compliance stock. Quantum Capital Management lifted its stake in Sharps Compliance Corp.

Sharps Compliance logoSharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) CEO David P. Tusa purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.30 per share, with a total value of $16,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 94,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $310,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ:SMED traded down $0.11 on Friday, reaching $3.49. 5,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,869. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $3.41. The stock has a market cap of $56.98 million, a PE ratio of -87.25, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.22. Sharps Compliance Corp. has a fifty-two week low of $2.97 and a fifty-two week high of $4.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 2.49 and a quick ratio of 1.95.

Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ:SMED) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The industrial products company reported ($0.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $9.45 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.09 million. Sharps Compliance had a negative net margin of 1.00% and a negative return on equity of 1.64%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.05) EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that Sharps Compliance Corp. will post 0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Sharps Compliance stock. Quantum Capital Management lifted its stake in Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED) by 7.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 519,346 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 34,890 shares during the quarter. Sharps Compliance makes up 1.0% of Quantum Capital Management’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest holding. Quantum Capital Management owned 3.22% of Sharps Compliance worth $1,792,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Institutional investors own 19.88% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SMED. Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on shares of Sharps Compliance in a research report on Tuesday, May 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Acceleron Pharma from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 25th.

About Sharps Compliance

Sharps Compliance Corp. provides medical, pharmaceutical, and hazardous waste management services in the United States. It offers Sharps Recovery System for the containment, transportation, treatment, and tracking of medical waste and used healthcare materials generated outside the hospital and health care facility settings; TakeAway Medication Recovery System, a solution that facilitates the proper disposal of unused medications; MedSafe, a solution for the safe collection, transportation, and proper disposal of unwanted and expired prescription medications; and ComplianceTRAC, a Web-based compliance and training program.

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Surveying Shares of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG), Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT)

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a current ratio of 2.77. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a …

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a current ratio of 2.77. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations and in turn a more healthy balance sheet.

Figuring out when to sell a stock can be just as important as deciding what stocks to buy at the outset. Some investors may refuse to sell based on various factors. Investors may have become stubborn, too emotionally attached, or set too high of an expectation for a stock. Holding on to a stock for way too long in order to squeeze every last drop of profit out of a price move may leave the investor desperately searching for answers in the future. Investors may have different checklists for when it is time to sell a stock. Of course this depends largely on the individual and how much is at risk. Often times, investors will make a move to sell when the fundamentals drastically change, the dividend is cut, or a previous set target price has been hit. Getting out of a position at the right time is obviously not easy, but it may become a bit easier with time and research.

Yield

The Q.i. Value of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 21.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 37. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 45.

Volatility & Price

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 46.071700. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 40.018600. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 34.818300.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.91492. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 2.52259, the 24 month is 0.92785, and the 36 month is 1.30969. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.37706, the 3 month is 1.13417, and the 1 month is currently 1.13992.

Key Metrics

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 4. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 1870. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 2034. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

The Leverage Ratio of Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) is 0.036558. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

C-Score

Dialog Semiconductor Plc (XTRA:DLG) currently has a Montier C-score of 4.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Some investors may succeed spectacularly in the market while others fail. There is an emotional component to trading and investing which can pose a big obstacle to trading success. Investors frequently try to optimize every decision for success, but sometimes things just don’t work out as planned. Consistently beating the market may involve heavy amounts of homework, and a necessary rebalancing of the portfolio. In fast paced markets, indecision can have a drastic impact. Investors may have all the bases covered but fail to make a trade based only on the fear of being wrong. Individual investors may need to conquer self-doubt in order to reach optimal performance when picking stocks. This may not come as easily for some as it does for others. When the market is winning, investors may become too complacent given the ease of gains. Staying on top of the investing scene even when everything is good may help to prepare if conditions change and the climate starts to worsen.

The Current Ratio of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 8.46. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company’s total current liabilities. A high current ratio indicates that the company does not have trouble managing their working capital. A low current ratio (when the current liabilities are higher than the current assets) indicates that the company may have trouble paying their short term obligations. It is wise to compare a company’s current ratio to that of other companies in the same industry. It would also be wise to look at the trend of the current ratio for a given company over a given time period.

Figuring out when to exit a certain position can be just as important as deciding which stocks to buy in the first place. Many investors will end up holding onto a loser for far too long. The emotional attachment to a particular stock may keep the investor from making the decision to sell when necessary. On the other side of the coin, investors may hold onto a winner for way too long hoping for further gains. Investors may have to come up with a specific plan for what to do in these situations. Planning ahead may help ease the burden of making the tough portfolio decisions.

F Score, ERP5 and Magic Formula

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 5. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 16727. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 16369. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

Shareholder Yield

The Q.i. Value of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 74.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 90. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 91.

The Leverage Ratio of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 0.046949. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

Volatility & Price

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.76270. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.65469, the 24 month is 1.43403, and the 36 month is 0.96646. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.22129, the 3 month is 0.94979, and the 1 month is currently 1.13983.

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 71.901200. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) is 55.267100. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 64.069300.

C-Score

Editas Medicine, Inc. (NasdaqGS:EDIT) currently has a Montier C-score of 0.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

Market slides can be troublesome for investors. When markets are moving lower, investors may become extra nervous about certain holdings. With the stock market reaching heightened levels, investors may not be putting too much though into the specific portfolio holdings. This can all change if there is a sudden downturn. Investors who have spent the hours researching their stock picks may be more confident when the tides inevitably turn. Putting in the time to regularly review stock holdings may assist the investor when certain adjustments need to be made. Focusing on developing and maintaining a solid plan may end up being a useful tool when obstacles eventually pop up down the line.

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Review of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) Valuation …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a current ratio of 2.89. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a …

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a current ratio of 2.89. The current ratio, which is also known as the working capital ratio, is a liquidity ratio that displays the proportion of current assets of a business relative to the current liabilities. The ratio is simply calculated by dividing current liabilities by current assets. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets. Typically, the higher the current ratio the better, as the company may be more capable of paying back its obligations and in turn a more healthy balance sheet.

Figuring out when to sell a stock can be just as important as deciding what stocks to buy at the outset. Some investors may refuse to sell based on various factors. Investors may have become stubborn, too emotionally attached, or set too high of an expectation for a stock. Holding on to a stock for way too long in order to squeeze every last drop of profit out of a price move may leave the investor desperately searching for answers in the future. Investors may have different checklists for when it is time to sell a stock. Of course this depends largely on the individual and how much is at risk. Often times, investors will make a move to sell when the fundamentals drastically change, the dividend is cut, or a previous set target price has been hit. Getting out of a position at the right time is obviously not easy, but it may become a bit easier with time and research.

Yield

The Q.i. Value of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 31.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 37. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 34.

Volatility & Price

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 25.435700. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 23.024500. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 22.727300.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.98113. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.95440, the 24 month is 0.95201, and the 36 month is 1.21948. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.00864, the 3 month is 0.95899, and the 1 month is currently 0.98219.

Key Metrics

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 6. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 4537. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 4671. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

The Leverage Ratio of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.219912. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

C-Score

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) currently has a Montier C-score of 2.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

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The Current Ratio of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 4.48. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company’s total current liabilities. A high current ratio indicates that the company does not have trouble managing their working capital. A low current ratio (when the current liabilities are higher than the current assets) indicates that the company may have trouble paying their short term obligations. It is wise to compare a company’s current ratio to that of other companies in the same industry. It would also be wise to look at the trend of the current ratio for a given company over a given time period.

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F Score, ERP5 and Magic Formula

The Piotroski F-Score is a scoring system between 1-9 that determines a firm’s financial strength. The score helps determine if a company’s stock is valuable or not. The Piotroski F-Score of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 4. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The score is calculated by the return on assets (ROA), Cash flow return on assets (CFROA), change in return of assets, and quality of earnings. It is also calculated by a change in gearing or leverage, liquidity, and change in shares in issue. The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover.

The ERP5 Rank is an investment tool that analysts use to discover undervalued companies. The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio, Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. The ERP5 of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 13270. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. The MF Rank (aka the Magic Formula) is a formula that pinpoints a valuable company trading at a good price. The formula is calculated by looking at companies that have a high earnings yield as well as a high return on invested capital. The MF Rank of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 11862. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. The Magic Formula was introduced in a book written by Joel Greenblatt, entitled, “The Little Book that Beats the Market”.

Shareholder Yield

The Q.i. Value of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 56.00000. The Q.i. Value is a helpful tool in determining if a company is undervalued or not. The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. The lower the Q.i. value, the more undervalued the company is thought to be. The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company’s value. The VC1 of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 68. A company with a value of 0 is thought to be an undervalued company, while a company with a value of 100 is considered an overvalued company. The VC1 is calculated using the price to book value, price to sales, EBITDA to EV, price to cash flow, and price to earnings. Similarly, the Value Composite Two (VC2) is calculated with the same ratios, but adds the Shareholder Yield. The Value Composite Two of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 70.

The Leverage Ratio of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 0.166970. Leverage ratio is the total debt of a company divided by total assets of the current and past year divided by two. Companies take on debt to finance their day to day operations. The leverage ratio can measure how much of a company’s capital comes from debt. With this ratio, investors can better estimate how well a company will be able to pay their long and short term financial obligations.

Volatility & Price

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.35145. The price index is calculated by dividing the current share price by the share price ten months ago. A ratio over one indicates an increase in share price over the period. A ratio lower than one shows that the price has decreased over that time period. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.27093, the 24 month is 2.22159, and the 36 month is 2.31669. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.12124, the 3 month is 0.89909, and the 1 month is currently 1.02869.

Stock volatility is a percentage that indicates whether a stock is a desirable purchase. Investors look at the Volatility 12m to determine if a company has a low volatility percentage or not over the course of a year. The Volatility 12m of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 37.288600. This is calculated by taking weekly log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over one year annualized. The lower the number, a company is thought to have low volatility. The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. The Volatility 3m of Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) is 44.222900. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 37.605800.

C-Score

Cree, Inc. (NasdaqGS:CREE) currently has a Montier C-score of 1.00000. This indicator was developed by James Montier in an attempt to identify firms that were cooking the books in order to appear better on paper. The score ranges from zero to six where a 0 would indicate no evidence of book cooking, and a 6 would indicate a high likelihood. A C-score of -1 would indicate that there is not enough information available to calculate the score. Montier used six inputs in the calculation. These inputs included a growing difference between net income and cash flow from operations, increasing receivable days, growing day’s sales of inventory, increasing other current assets, decrease in depreciation relative to gross property plant and equipment, and high total asset growth.

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