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Recent Performance: Stage Stores (NYSE: SSI)

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Stage Stores is in the consumer cyclical sector and is in the retail apparel and specialty industry. The company CEO is Michael L. Glazer. Stage Stores Inc operates specialty department stores. Its merchandise assortment is a well-edited selection of moderately priced brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and home goods.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SSI stock showed a previous change of -2.55% with an open at 2.32 and a close of 2.29. It reached an intraday high of 2.34 and a low of 2.25.

SeekingAlpha:  Stage Stores CFO steps down

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $64.7m with 28.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 24.1m shares. Trading volume reached 232,462 shares compared to its average volume of 135,866 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, Stage Stores shares returned 12.81% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.58%. Over three months, it changed -20.29%. In one year it has changed 40.74% and within that year its 52-week high was 3.25 and its 52-week low was 1.45. SSI stock is 57.93% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 2.14 and a 50 day moving average of 2.38. Currently SSI stock is trading 7.11% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Stage Stores Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -1.37 that ended on 31st of January 2018. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -0.04. The TTM EPS is -1.07, which comes to a TTM PE of -2.14.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
04-30-2018:  -1.14
01-31-2018:  0.45
10-31-2017:  -0.64
07-31-2017:  -0.15

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 8.73%. SSI stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 14.10% of insider ownership and 50.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,512,025, which is 19.52% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 39.06. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.60

Business Wire:  Stage Stores Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is -14.89%, return on assets is -5.88%, profit margin is -3.50%, price-to-sales is 0.05 and price-to-book is 0.21.

Company Scores:

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