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Latest Trend: Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI)

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Motorola Solutions is part of the communication equipment industry and trades as part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Gregory Q. Brown. Motorola Solutions Inc is a communications equipment manufacturer. It provides communications infrastructure, devices such as two-way portable radios, and an array of communications network management and support services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MSI stock showed a previous change of 0.19% with an open at 112.22 and a close of 112.51. It reached an intraday high of 112.90 and a low of 112.01.

Business Wire:  Motorola Solutions Provides Command Center Software to Springfield, Mass. Police for Advanced Crime Analysis

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $18.2b with 162.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 151.2m shares. Trading volume reached 729,116 shares compared to its average volume of 1,388,061 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Motorola Solutions shares returned 0.15% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.44%. Over three months, it changed 3.86%. In one year it has changed 33.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 113.69 and its 52-week low was 82.86. MSI stock is 35.78% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 97.62 and a 50 day moving average of 108.73. Currently MSI stock is trading 15.25% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Motorola Solutions declares $0.52 dividend

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -0.95 that ended on 2017-12-31. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.80. The TTM EPS is 5.57, which comes to a TTM PE of 20.20.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.02
12-31-2017:  2.03
09-30-2017:  1.46
06-30-2017:  1.06

The dividend per share is currently 2.08, which is a dividend yield of 1.85%. Also, the payout ratio is 37.34%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 91.08, which means it may be overvalued by -23.54%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 81.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,138,885, which is 3.17% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.55. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.33

Business Wire:  Motorola Solutions Declares Quarterly Dividend

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on assets is -1.25%, profit margin is -1.69%, price-to-sales is 2.77 and price-to-book is 6.81.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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