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Latest Performance: STERIS (NYSE: STE)

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STERIS is in the medical instruments and equipment industry and is in the healthcare sector. The company CEO is Walter M. Rosebrough. STERIS is a provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services. The Company's business segments are Healthcare Products, Healthcare Specialty Services, Life Sciences, and Applied Sterilization Technologies.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The STE stock showed a previous change of 0.62% with an open at 109.76 and a close of 109.68. It reached an intraday high of 110.36 and a low of 109.06.

SeekingAlpha:  STERIS Plc (STE) Q4 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $9.3b with 84.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 83.5m shares. Trading volume reached 256,745 shares compared to its average volume of 398,237 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, STERIS shares returned 3.21% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.80%. Over three months, it changed 16.71%. In one year it has changed 35.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 110.36 and its 52-week low was 81.54. STE stock is 34.51% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 93.31 and a 50 day moving average of 103.46. Currently STE stock is trading 17.55% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Steris beats by $0.02, beats on revenue

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.15 that ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 32.26. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.95. The TTM EPS is 3.88, which comes to a TTM PE of 28.27. Historically, the PE high was 75.30 and the PE low was 14.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 55.48, which is a decrease of -49.42%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
03-31-2018:  1.24
12-31-2017:  1.12
09-30-2017:  0.94
06-30-2017:  0.85

The dividend per share is currently 1.24, which is a dividend yield of 1.14%. Also, the payout ratio is 31.96%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 88.99, which means it may be overvalued by -23.24%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 91.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,263,575, which is 2.68% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.86. 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 1.12

SeekingAlpha:  Notable earnings before Wednesday's open

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 9.03%, return on assets is 5.34%, profit margin is 11.65%, price-to-sales is 4.58 and price-to-book is 2.88.

Company Scores:

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