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Valuation Now: Safety Insurance Group (NASDAQ: SAFT)

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Safety Insurance Group is part of the property and casualty insurance industry and is part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is George M. Murphy. Safety Insurance Group Inc is a provider of private passenger and commercial automobile insurance in Massachusetts.It also offers property and casualty insurance products, including commercial automobile, homeowners, and others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The SAFT stock showed a previous change of 0.37% with an open at 93.70 and a close of 93.85. It reached an intraday high of 94.25 and a low of 93.43.

SeekingAlpha:  Safety Insurance Group declares $0.80 dividend

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.4b with 15.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 14.6m shares. Trading volume reached 18,018 shares compared to its average volume of 24,470 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, Safety Insurance Group shares returned 1.24% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.96%. Over three months, it changed 16.87%. In one year it has changed 36.60% and within that year its 52-week high was 95.20 and its 52-week low was 67.50. SAFT stock is 39.04% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 80.44 and a 50 day moving average of 88.51. Currently SAFT stock is trading 16.67% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Safety Insurance Group beats by $0.26, misses on net premium earned

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.1 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 22.89. The TTM EPS is 0.00, which comes to a TTM PE of 0.00.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  1.81
03-31-2018:  0.71
12-31-2017:  0.72
09-30-2017:  1.18

The dividend per share is currently 3.20, which is a dividend yield of 3.41%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 49.52, which means it may be overvalued by -89.53%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 4.80% of insider ownership and 97.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 160,086, which is 1.05% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.53. 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 0.58

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 9.32%, return on assets is 3.56%, profit margin is 7.77%, price-to-sales is 1.70 and price-to-book is 2.05.

Company Scores:

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