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Buy or Sell: Exponent (NASDAQ: EXPO)

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Exponent is part of the industrials sector and is in the business services industry. The company CEO is Catherine Corrigan. Exponent Inc is a science and engineering consulting firm. It provides the solution to the problems of automotive, aviation, chemical, construction, consumer products, government, and health industry.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EXPO stock showed a previous change of 1.02% with an open at 52.93 and a close of 53.30. It reached an intraday high of 53.74 and a low of 52.43.

SeekingAlpha:  Exponent +3.5% post Q3 results

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.8b with 52.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 51.3m shares. Trading volume reached 261,627 shares compared to its average volume of 229,886 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, Exponent shares returned 7.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.21%. Over three months, it changed 5.54%. In one year it has changed 50.35% and within that year its 52-week high was 54.58 and its 52-week low was 34.90. EXPO stock is 52.72% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 46.26 and a 50 day moving average of 51.25. Currently EXPO stock is trading 15.21% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Exponent, Inc. (EXPO) CEO Dr. Catherine Corrigan on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.77 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 69.22. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.28. The TTM EPS is 1.20, which comes to a TTM PE of 44.42. Historically, the PE high was 145.60 and the PE low was 44.42. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 53.30, which is a decrease of -0.00%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.32
06-30-2018:  0.34
03-31-2018:  0.31
12-31-2017:  0.23

The dividend per share is currently 0.52, which is a dividend yield of 0.98%. Also, the payout ratio is 43.33%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 25.78, which means it may be overvalued by -106.78%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 58.30% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.63

SeekingAlpha:  Exponent, Inc. (EXPO) CEO Dr. Catherine Corrigan on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.73%, return on assets is 11.51%, profit margin is 14.66%, price-to-sales is 7.79 and price-to-book is 8.30.

Company Scores:

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