What Dsiappoints Investors About Anaplan, Inc. (PLAN)

Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE:PLAN) could be among the worst stocks to invest in right now as the company shares are trading 3.84% or 1.53 points down from …

Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE:PLAN) could be among the worst stocks to invest in right now as the company shares are trading 3.84% or 1.53 points down from last closing price of $39.86, reaching $38.33 at last check. Any clue why there is so much of action in the PLAN stock? The share price has dropped in 3 of the last 5 days and is up 27.06% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue decreasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on weak volume too with far less shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing weakened by -1,380,925 shares, and in total 243775 shares valued at $9.344 million were seen changing hands compared with 1.625 million shares valued at $64.761 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a falling volume on lower prices shows the bearish trend but this is an early indication which means that the PLAN stock is near its bottom.

Anaplan, Inc. (PLAN) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 27.06%, but has still advanced 50.19% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank 0% over the past 12 months, while it jumped 11.37% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $4.84B, with its short interest ratio standing at 3.29%.

In the current trading session for PLAN, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $39.5 and was down as much as $38.18 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $20.37. The 52-week high is now at -8.09 distance from current price. Their recent low of $41.76 represents a 88.42% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for PLAN is $41.82, this is above the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.

The stock of Anaplan, Inc. earned $-1.03 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of -37.21. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is lower than the ones recorded by the industry which is 19.64 and lower compared to the sector’s average of 33.99. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. PLAN also has P/S multiple of 19.36. This is greater versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 1.09x.

The company recorded an interesting insider sale transaction by the Insider on Apr 18, 2019. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Frank Calderoni sold a total of 149,188 PLAN shares that day for a sum of around $5,190,251. Anaplan, Inc. (PLAN) insiders have acquired 207,154 shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded 358,062 shares in the business, which makes up 0.523% of 68,464,498 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 67,159,627 shares while the seller parted with 1,304,871 shares.

PLAN‘s last price was up 23.78% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $30.97 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $38.05. At present, there are 121.54 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 101.84 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 1.2% while institutions stake was 45.5%. The company has generated negative returns on equity over the last 12 months (0%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 72% over the past 12 months.

When assessing the full upside of the PLAN stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its 2.08% gain from moving average of $37.55 has brought about a positive sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 0 to the stock. With the beta been less than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically less volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.

Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Anaplan, Inc. — 7 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 4 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 0 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $34.3636 on shares of Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE:PLAN), which corresponds to 10.14% downside potential than its current market price of $38.33 and implies potential despite the recent drop in the price. However, their current target price has climbed from $33.3 a month ago and is up handily from the consensus target of $27.5556 a quarter ago.

Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards PLAN stock. Advisor Group Inc. added position in the company after it grew 21.3% or 1,722 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 2,089 shares worth $80,071, SEC documents show. BlackRock Inc. shored up assets in the stock as 1133463 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 2.1% to 1,157,266 shares which are currently valued at $44,358,006. In addition, California State Teachers Retirement System recently reported that it now owns 27,548 shares making a total of $1,055,915 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of -22.3% in their ownership.

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Lyft– Shares of ride-sharing company tanked as much as 7% leading up to and after Uber’s initial public offering Friday. Lyft and Uber are the two most …

Check out the companies making headlines in midday trade Friday:

Uber– Shares of Uber were mostly down during its first hour of trading after going public on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Uber opened at $42 a share, lower than the $45 it was priced at on Thursday night.

Lyft– Shares of ride-sharing company tanked as much as 7% leading up to and after Uber’s initial public offering Friday. Lyft and Uber are the two most dominant companies in the ride sharing business. Lyft’s stock is down about 30% since its IPO at the end of March.

Apple– Apple’s stock fell 3% and was down as much as 9% for the week on Friday. The iPhone maker is viewed as particularly vulnerable to the recent escalation in the trade war given its dependence on China for production and sales.

Caterpillar– Shares of the construction company fell 2% amid the escalated trade tensions with China.

Marriott– Shares of the hotel company fell 5% following mixed first-quarter earnings released Friday. Marriott reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.41, beating the estimated $1.34, according to Refinitiv. Revenue was $5.01 billion, missing the expected $5.11 billion.

Yelp- Shares of recommendation website Yelp plummeted 13% Friday after the company gave weak second-quarter guidance a day earlier. Yelp said for the second quarter it estimates revenue will increase between 4% and 6%, lower than the expected increase of 6.6%, per Refinitiv.

Booking Holdings– The booking company jumped about 3% despite missing on the top and bottom lines in its first-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. Booking Holdings reported earnings per share of $11.17 on revenue of of $2.84 billion. Wall Street estimated earnings per share of $11.27 on revenue of $2.93 billion, according to Refinitiv.

Zillow– Shares of the home-finder website surged 6% after posting better-than-expected first-quarter earnings Thursday. Zillow reported a loss of 33 cents per share, compared to the loss of 35 cents per share analysts were expecting per Refinitiv.

News Corp.- Shares jumped 4% on Friday after the company reported a surprise quarterly profit in its third quarter, driven by growth in book publishing. The company reported earnings per share of 4 cents on revenue of $2.46 billion. Wall Street estimated earnings per share of 0 cents on revenue of $2.51 billion, according to Refinitiv.

Equifax– Shares of Equifax fell 2% after the company missed on revenue in its first-quarter results. Revenue was $846.1 million, lower than the expected $848.9 million, according to Refinitiv. Earnings per share came in line with estimates at $1.20 per share.

—CNBC’s Matt Lavietescontributed to this report.

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NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI): Its Up In The Air But Definitely Not Out:

Intraday Trading of NXP Semiconductors N.V.: If one intends to pursue a career as a trader, then one must understand and choose between two basic …

Intraday Trading of NXP Semiconductors N.V.:

If one intends to pursue a career as a trader, then one must understand and choose between two basic categories of trading i.e. day trading vs swing trading. Nevertheless, the eventual aim in the case of a day trader or a swing trader remains the same which is to generate profits.

However, the holding period and the technical tools which are being used to achieve the ultimate aim differ between the two classes of traders which will be the topic of discussion in this article. Besides, there are several other factors which a trader needs to take into account in order to select the conducive trading strategy and these factors include (not exhaustive) time invested, personality trait, size of the account, trader skill level and level of commitment among others.

The Technology stock closed its last trading at $100.33 while performing a change of -1.15% on 09-05-2019 (Thursday).

Notable Indicators to Watch:

NXP Semiconductors N.V., a Netherlands based Company, belongs to Technology sector and Semiconductor – Broad Line industry. The NXP Semiconductors N.V. has the market capitalization of $32.54B.

Its EPS was $6.85 while outstanding shares of the company were 324.32M. Shares outstanding are all the shares of a corporation or financial asset that have been authorized, issued and purchased by investors and are held by them. They have rights and represent ownership in the corporation by the person who holds the shares.

  • The number of stocks outstanding is equal to the number of issued shares minus the number of shares held in the company’s treasury.
  • It’s also equal to the float (shares available to the public and excludes any restricted shares, or shares held by company officers or insiders) plus any restricted shares.

Performance Review:

To clear the blur picture shareholders will need to look a little deeper. The NXP Semiconductors N.V. has shown a weekly performance of -5.88% and monthly performance stands at 2.81%.

The stock has shown a quarterly performance of 10.58% and a half-year performance stands at 21.08%. Analyst recommendation for this stock stands at 2.3.

Technical Analysis of NXP Semiconductors N.V.:

ATR stands at 3.37 while a Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.11. As a result, the company has an (Earning per Share) EPS growth of 18.46% for the coming year. Company’s EPS for the prior five-years is valued at 37.5%, leading it to an EPS value of 11.35% for the next five years.

  • When you analyze a company’s financial health, the very first measure that you may want to check is profitability.
  • The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock is known as Earnings Per Share or EPS.
  • Though the interpretation of Earnings Per Share is relatively easy, however, the EPS calculation is not this simple.
  • Volatility is a statistical measure of the dispersion of returns for a given security or market index.

Volatility can either be measured by using the standard deviation or variance between returns from that same security or market index.

The NXP Semiconductors N.V. remained 3.19% volatile for recent the week and 2.69% for the current month. The price target set for the stock is $103.68, and this sets up an impressive set of potential movement for the stock.

Profitability Ratios:

Looking into the profitability ratios of NXPI stock, the investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at 18.2%, 9.9% and 13.7%, respectively. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 49.62.

SMA (Simple Moving Average):

Its distance from 20 days simple moving average is -0.92%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 4.26% while it has a distance of 14.03% from the 200 days simple moving average.

The company’s distance from 52-week high price is -17.92% and while current price is 48.37% from 52-week low price. As of now, NXP Semiconductors N.V. has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 3.46, 14.64 and 2.8 respectively. The NXPI has PEG of 1.29.

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Quant Scorecard & ROE in Focus For NXP Semiconductors NV (NasdaqGS:NXPI), Halliburton …

Today we are spotlighting shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) and looking at how the firm stacks up in terms of valuation by the …

Today we are spotlighting shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) and looking at how the firm stacks up in terms of valuation by the numbers. One of the most important ratios to look at when weighing an investment decision is the Return on Equity of the company. At the time of writing NXP Semiconductors N.V. has an ROE of 0.218561. With ROE, Investors can see if they’re getting a good return on their money, while a company can evaluate how efficiently they’re utilizing shareholder’s equity.

There are so many different aspects to address when attempting to trade the stock market. With all the information available, it can become stressful trying to make sense of everything. Investors who are able to prioritize useful data may be able to make better big picture decisions. Even when all the research is done and the numbers have been crunched, investors still may find themselves forced with the tough decision of when to buy a specific equity. Doing the due diligence and being prepared can be a great asset when forced into a tough situation. Knowing when to pounce on an opportunity can be just as important as knowing when to exit a bad trade. As humans, investors will always be prone to making mistakes. Investors who are able to identify and learn from those mistakes might find themselves in a much better position over the long run.

Drilling down into some additional metrics, we note that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Price to Book ratio of 2.937234. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 7.073324, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 13.438984. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued.

After a recent scan, we can see that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.157839 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.15421. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.135081. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 1.921088. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.172670.

The Earnings to Price yield of NXP Semiconductors N.V. NasdaqGS:NXPI is 0.074410. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company’s financial performance. Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The Earnings Yield for NXP Semiconductors N.V. NasdaqGS:NXPI is 0.016684. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) is 0.022068.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) 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.

At the time of writing, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS: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.

Shifting gears, we can see that NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI) has a Q.i. Value of 41.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

Volatility

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NasdaqGS:NXPI), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 37.994600. The 6 month volatility is 39.803600, and the 3 month is spotted at 34.865700. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

Many traders use technical analysis to make stock trading decisions. One of the most popular technical indicators is the moving average. Moving averages are versatile and can be used to smooth out stock price fluctuations. Moving averages can be used to help determine underlying trends and to spot early stage directional changes. Moving averages can be observed from various time periods. Depending on the time frame used when monitoring moving averages, investors may look to identify buy and sell signals based on stock price crossovers of a particular MA. Many traders will use MA indicators alongside other technical indicators to help spot the best positions for entry and exit points.

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Placing Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) shares under the microscope we note that the firm has a current Return on Equity of 0.183446. Simply put, this ratio determines how well the firm uses investment funds to generate profit. This ratio is often considered “the mother of all ratios” as it often reveals how well a company is operating.

When putting hard earned money at risk, investors will want to look at all the angles in order to make sure that no stone is left unturned when building the stock portfolio. With so many different stocks available to trade, investors may need to figure out a way to make the selection process manageable. Some investors may choose to start with industry research first and eventually filter down to individual stock picks. Others may want to start at the individual stock level and go from there. Whatever the approach the investor chooses, putting in the time and effort might greatly help the long-term performance of the stock portfolio.

In additiona to ROE, investors might also take into consideration some other ratios. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.069946. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.140868. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 2.210419. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 0.154817.

After a recent scan, we can see that Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.029874 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.00405. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Quant Scores

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a Value Composite score of 25. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 20.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL). The name currently has a score of 46.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a current MF Rank of 4615. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has a current ERP5 Rank of 5498. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Price Index & Volatility

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 Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 33.711200. 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 Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) is 28.289700. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 35.068100.

Strictly technical traders typically don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fundamental factors such as value, competition, or company management. Technical analysts want to figure out trends based on indicators, charts, and prior price data. These types of traders are usually highly active and hold positions for short periods of time in order to capitalize on short-term price fluctuations. Active traders may be quick to unload a position if it does not pan out as expected. Technicians often pay a great deal of attention to support and resistance levels. These are levels where traders believe a specific stock will either see a bounce or a pullback.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) presently has a 10 month price index of 0.57350. 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 0.50673, the 24 month is 0.59878, and the 36 month is 0.72477. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.89378, the 3 month is 0.86656, and the 1 month is currently 0.83731.

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Taking a Peek Behind The Quant Data For Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), LafargeHolcim …

Today we are spotlighting shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) and looking at how the firm stacks up in terms of valuation by the numbers.

Today we are spotlighting shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) and looking at how the firm stacks up in terms of valuation by the numbers. One of the most important ratios to look at when weighing an investment decision is the Return on Equity of the company. At the time of writing Juniper Networks, Inc. has an ROE of 0.116177. With ROE, Investors can see if they’re getting a good return on their money, while a company can evaluate how efficiently they’re utilizing shareholder’s equity.

There are so many different aspects to address when attempting to trade the stock market. With all the information available, it can become stressful trying to make sense of everything. Investors who are able to prioritize useful data may be able to make better big picture decisions. Even when all the research is done and the numbers have been crunched, investors still may find themselves forced with the tough decision of when to buy a specific equity. Doing the due diligence and being prepared can be a great asset when forced into a tough situation. Knowing when to pounce on an opportunity can be just as important as knowing when to exit a bad trade. As humans, investors will always be prone to making mistakes. Investors who are able to identify and learn from those mistakes might find themselves in a much better position over the long run.

Drilling down into some additional metrics, we note that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Price to Book ratio of 1.899971. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the book value per share. Investors may use Price to Book to display how the market portrays the value of a stock. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 12.299362, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 16.354050. The P/E ratio is one of the most common ratios used for figuring out whether a company is overvalued or undervalued.

After a recent scan, we can see that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.016380 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.04820. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.190105. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 5.339438. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.194219.

The Earnings to Price yield of Juniper Networks, Inc. NYSE:JNPR is 0.061147. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price. This is one of the most popular methods investors use to evaluate a company’s financial performance. Earnings Yield is calculated by taking the operating income or earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and dividing it by the Enterprise Value of the company. The Earnings Yield for Juniper Networks, Inc. NYSE:JNPR is 0.059714. Earnings Yield helps investors measure the return on investment for a given company. Similarly, the Earnings Yield Five Year Average is the five year average operating income or EBIT divided by the current enterprise value. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) is 0.081197.

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) 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.

At the time of writing, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) 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.

Shifting gears, we can see that Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) has a Q.i. Value of 32.00000. The Q.i. Value ranks companies using four ratios. These ratios consist of EBITDA Yield, FCF Yield, Liquidity, and Earnings Yield. The purpose of the Q.i. Value is to help identify companies that are the most undervalued. Typically, the lower the value, the more undervalued the company tends to be.

Volatility

Watching some historical volatility numbers on shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), we can see that the 12 month volatility is presently 24.222100. The 6 month volatility is 25.884800, and the 3 month is spotted at 19.114400. Following volatility data can help measure how much the stock price has fluctuated over the specified time period. Although past volatility action may help project future stock volatility, it may also be vastly different when taking into account other factors that may be driving price action during the measured time period.

Many traders use technical analysis to make stock trading decisions. One of the most popular technical indicators is the moving average. Moving averages are versatile and can be used to smooth out stock price fluctuations. Moving averages can be used to help determine underlying trends and to spot early stage directional changes. Moving averages can be observed from various time periods. Depending on the time frame used when monitoring moving averages, investors may look to identify buy and sell signals based on stock price crossovers of a particular MA. Many traders will use MA indicators alongside other technical indicators to help spot the best positions for entry and exit points.

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Placing LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) shares under the microscope we note that the firm has a current Return on Equity of 0.055785. Simply put, this ratio determines how well the firm uses investment funds to generate profit. This ratio is often considered “the mother of all ratios” as it often reveals how well a company is operating.

When putting hard earned money at risk, investors will want to look at all the angles in order to make sure that no stone is left unturned when building the stock portfolio. With so many different stocks available to trade, investors may need to figure out a way to make the selection process manageable. Some investors may choose to start with industry research first and eventually filter down to individual stock picks. Others may want to start at the individual stock level and go from there. Whatever the approach the investor chooses, putting in the time and effort might greatly help the long-term performance of the stock portfolio.

In additiona to ROE, investors might also take into consideration some other ratios. One of the most popular ratios is the “Return on Assets” (aka ROA). This score indicates how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The Return on Assets for LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 0.023587. This number is calculated by dividing net income after tax by the company’s total assets. A company that manages their assets well will have a higher return, while a company that manages their assets poorly will have a lower return.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 0.094659. The Return on Invested Capital is a ratio that determines whether a company is profitable or not. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. The ROIC is calculated by dividing the net operating profit (or EBIT) by the employed capital. The employed capital is calculated by subrating current liabilities from total assets. Similarly, the Return on Invested Capital Quality ratio is a tool in evaluating the quality of a company’s ROIC over the course of five years. The ROIC Quality of LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 1.900329. This is calculated by dividing the five year average ROIC by the Standard Deviation of the 5 year ROIC. The ROIC 5 year average is calculated using the five year average EBIT, five year average (net working capital and net fixed assets). The ROIC 5 year average of LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 0.035462.

After a recent scan, we can see that LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.070040 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of 0.12406. The first value is calculated by adding the dividend yield to the percentage of repurchased shares. The second value adds in the net debt repaid yield to the calculation. Shareholder yield has the ability to show how much money the firm is giving back to shareholders via a few different avenues. Companies may issue new shares and buy back their own shares. This may occur at the same time. Investors may also use shareholder yield to gauge a baseline rate of return.

Quant Scores

Checking in on some valuation rankings, LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) has a Value Composite score of 24. Developed by James O’Shaughnessy, the VC score uses five valuation ratios. These ratios are price to earnings, price to cash flow, EBITDA to EV, price to book value, and price to sales. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is currently sitting at 16.

Investors may be interested in viewing the Gross Margin score on shares of LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN). The name currently has a score of 30.00000. This score is derived from the Gross Margin (Marx) stability and growth over the previous eight years. The Gross Margin score lands on a scale from 1 to 100 where a score of 1 would be considered positive, and a score of 100 would be seen as negative.

LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) has a current MF Rank of 6555. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses ROIC and earnings yield ratios to find quality, undervalued stocks. In general, companies with the lowest combined rank may be the higher quality picks.

LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) has a current ERP5 Rank of 6961. The ERP5 Rank may assist investors with spotting companies that are undervalued. This ranking uses four ratios. These ratios are Earnings Yield, ROIC, Price to Book, and 5 year average ROIC. When looking at the ERP5 ranking, it is generally considered the lower the value, the better.

Price Index & Volatility

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 LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 23.599800. 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 LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) is 16.783800. The Volatility 6m is the same, except measured over the course of six months. The Volatility 6m is 24.975700.

Strictly technical traders typically don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fundamental factors such as value, competition, or company management. Technical analysts want to figure out trends based on indicators, charts, and prior price data. These types of traders are usually highly active and hold positions for short periods of time in order to capitalize on short-term price fluctuations. Active traders may be quick to unload a position if it does not pan out as expected. Technicians often pay a great deal of attention to support and resistance levels. These are levels where traders believe a specific stock will either see a bounce or a pullback.

We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price index data. LafargeHolcim Ltd (SWX:LHN) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.04621. 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 0.98902, the 24 month is 0.92578, and the 36 month is 1.28184. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.23247, the 3 month is 1.06823, and the 1 month is currently 0.97744.

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