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Current Movement: Saul Centers (NYSE: BFS)

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Saul Centers is in the REITs industry and trades as part of the real estate sector. The company CEO is B. Francis Saul. Saul Centers Inc is a self-managed real estate investment trust which invests in, operates, and develops retail and commercial properties. Its portfolio includes community and neighborhood shopping centers, office properties, and mixed-use properties.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BFS stock showed a previous change of 0.58% with an open at 54.59 and a close of 55.19. It reached an intraday high of 55.46 and a low of 54.88.

SeekingAlpha:  Saul Centers reports Q2 results

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 22.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 22.3m shares. Trading volume reached 18,362 shares compared to its average volume of 37,456 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, Saul Centers shares returned 2.85% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 3.68%. Over three months, it changed 12.47%. In one year it has changed -7.02% and within that year its 52-week high was 65.43 and its 52-week low was 46.71. BFS stock is 18.15% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 53.44 and a 50 day moving average of 52.47. Currently BFS stock is trading 3.27% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

PR Newswire:  Saul Centers, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Earnings

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.63 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 33.86. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.80. The TTM EPS is 3.01, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.34. Historically, the PE high was 103.60 and the PE low was 18.34. BFS stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.79
03-31-2018:  0.69
12-31-2017:  0.76
09-30-2017:  0.77

The dividend per share is currently 2.08, which is a dividend yield of 3.77%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 47.67, which means it may be overvalued by -15.77%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.00% of insider ownership and 46.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 151,840, which is 0.67% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.47. 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 0.64

PR Newswire:  Saul Centers, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Earnings

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 22.00%, return on assets is 2.32%, profit margin is 32.44%, price-to-sales is 6.71 and price-to-book is 7.87.

Company Scores:

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