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Recent Change: Saia (NASDAQ: SAIA)

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Saia trades as part of the industrials sector and is in the transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is Richard D. O'Dell. Saia Inc is a transportation company. The company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, provides less-than-truckload, non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SAIA stock showed a previous change of 0.79% with an open at 76.25 and a close of 76.70. It reached an intraday high of 77.35 and a low of 75.15.

CNBC:  Where the jobs are: Trucking companies are hiking wages as they struggle to attract younger drivers

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.0b with 25.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 25.3m shares. Trading volume reached 197,661 shares compared to its average volume of 260,459 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, Saia shares returned 1.46% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.48%. Over three months, it changed 6.97%. In one year it has changed 42.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 87.05 and its 52-week low was 51.10. SAIA stock is 50.10% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 73.49 and a 50 day moving average of 79.43. Currently SAIA stock is trading 4.37% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

CNBC:  Where the jobs are: Trucking companies are hiking wages as they struggle to attract younger drivers

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.49 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.98. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.11. The TTM EPS is 3.00, which comes to a TTM PE of 25.57. Historically, the PE high was 38.50 and the PE low was 8.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 25.50, which is a decrease of -66.76%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  1.15
03-31-2018:  0.77
12-31-2017:  0.53
09-30-2017:  0.55

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 21.46, which means it may be overvalued by -257.39%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.40% of insider ownership. Short-interest is 1,011,144, which is 3.94% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.92. 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 0.78

Business Wire:  Safety Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results and Declares Third Quarter 2018 Dividend

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 19.67%, return on assets is 11.21%, profit margin is 7.45%, price-to-sales is 1.28 and price-to-book is 3.06.

Company Scores:

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