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Recent Trend: United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR)

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United Therapeutics Corporation is part of the healthcare sector and is in the biotechnology industry. The company CEO is Martine A. Rothblatt. United Therapeutics Corp is engaged in the healthcare sector. Its core offering includes pharmaceutical products to address unmet medical needs of patients.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The UTHR stock showed a previous change of -0.97% with an open at 125.10 and a close of 123.96. It reached an intraday high of 126.90 and a low of 123.67.

SeekingAlpha:  United Therapeutics Is Making All The Right Moves In 2018

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $5.4b with 43.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 43.5m shares. Trading volume reached 225,687 shares compared to its average volume of 314,032 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, United Therapeutics Corporation shares returned -0.92% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.35%. Over three months, it changed 2.07%. In one year it has changed 2.01% and within that year its 52-week high was 152.55 and its 52-week low was 100.57. UTHR stock is 23.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 121.01 and a 50 day moving average of 124.60. Currently UTHR stock is trading 2.44% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  United Therapeutics Is Making All The Right Moves In 2018

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 9.39 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.20. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 3.23. The TTM EPS is 17.88, which comes to a TTM PE of 6.93. Historically, the PE high was 45.80 and the PE low was 6.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 119.85, which is a decrease of -3.32%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  3.98
03-31-2018:  5.57
12-31-2017:  2.06
09-30-2017:  6.27

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 215.75, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 42.54%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 96.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 3,867,245, which is 8.88% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 11.64. 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 1.15

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 32.24%, return on assets is 23.77%, profit margin is 33.94%, price-to-sales is 4.20 and price-to-book is 2.11.

Company Scores:

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