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Love or Hate: Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL)


Consolidated Communications is part of the communication services sector and trades as part of the communication services industry. The company CEO is C. Robert Udell. Consolidated Communications Inc is a provider of telecom services in the United States. The company’s offering spans local and long-distance services, broadband Internet access and cloud data services.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CNSL stock showed a previous change of 0.30% with an open at 13.50 and a close of 13.53. It reached an intraday high of 13.95 and a low of 13.46.

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The stock has a market cap of $964.0m with 71.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 70.3m shares. Trading volume reached 1,269,980 shares compared to its average volume of 532,273 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, Consolidated Communications shares returned 1.65% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 10.72%. Over three months, it changed 3.23%. In one year it has changed -25.32% and within that year its 52-week high was 20.34 and its 52-week low was 10.31. CNSL stock is 31.23% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 11.66 and a 50 day moving average of 12.35. Currently CNSL stock is trading 16.01% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.15 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 11.77. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.15. The TTM EPS is -0.23, which comes to a TTM PE of -58.83. Historically, the PE high was 11.77 and the PE low was -58.83. CNSL stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  -0.11
03-31-2018:  -0.08
12-31-2017:  -0.04
09-30-2017:  0.00

The dividend per share is currently 1.55, which is a dividend yield of 11.47%. CNSL 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.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.01, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 57.73%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 80.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 11,237,245, which is 15.77% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 21.30. 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 0.58

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.35%, return on assets is 1.70%, profit margin is 7.40%, price-to-sales is 0.91 and price-to-book is 1.89.

Company Scores:

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