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Recent Change: Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX)


Century Aluminum Company is part of the basic materials sector and is part of the metals and mining industry. The company CEO is Michael A. Bless. Century Aluminum Co is engaged in producing aluminum. It produces high purity aluminum, standard grade aluminum sow and tee bars, and value-added billet and foundry products which are traded internationally.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CENX stock showed a previous change of -2.75% with an open at 12.31 and a close of 12.02. It reached an intraday high of 12.31 and a low of 12.00.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.1b with 87.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 85.6m shares. Trading volume reached 3,426,429 shares compared to its average volume of 1,563,032 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Century Aluminum Company shares returned -8.31% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -23.05%. Over three months, it changed -19.87%. In one year it has changed -11.49% and within that year its 52-week high was 24.77 and its 52-week low was 12.00. CENX stock is 0.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.27 and a 50 day moving average of 15.19. Currently CENX stock is trading -30.41% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  Century Aluminum up 4% on Q2 earnings beat


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.5 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.04. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.24. The TTM EPS is 0.69, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.42.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.32
03-31-2018:  -0.04
12-31-2017:  0.26
09-30-2017:  0.15

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.26, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 62.73%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.20% of insider ownership. Short-interest is 3,158,742, which is 3.61% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.44. 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 0.74

SeekingAlpha:  Century Aluminum Company (CENX) CEO Michael Bless on Q2 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 8.96%, return on assets is 4.57%, profit margin is 4.30%, price-to-sales is 0.62 and price-to-book is 1.30.

Company Scores:

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

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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