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Latest Valuation: ESCO Technologies (NYSE: ESE)


ESCO Technologies is part of the computer hardware industry and trades as part of the technology sector. The company CEO is Victor L. Richey. ESCO Technologies Inc designs and manufactures specialty filtration products including hydraulic filter elements and fluid control devices used in commercial aerospace applications, filter mechanisms used in micro-propulsion devices for satellites.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ESE stock showed a previous change of 1.73% with an open at 64.05 and a close of 65.11. It reached an intraday high of 65.19 and a low of 63.70.

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The stock has a market cap of $1.7b with 25.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 24.9m shares. Trading volume reached 88,419 shares compared to its average volume of 72,891 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, ESCO Technologies shares returned 3.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.14%. Over three months, it changed 3.72%. In one year it has changed 12.75% and within that year its 52-week high was 70.20 and its 52-week low was 51.55. ESE stock is 26.30% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 61.25 and a 50 day moving average of 65.02. Currently ESE stock is trading 6.30% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.07 that ended on 30th of September 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 31.45. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.71. The TTM EPS is 2.33, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.94.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  0.73
03-31-2018:  0.48
12-31-2017:  0.33
09-30-2017:  0.79

The dividend per share is currently 0.32, which is a dividend yield of 0.49%. Also, the payout ratio is 13.73%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.94, which means it may be overvalued by -71.62%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 69.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 292,455, which is 1.13% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.62. 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 1.04

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.95%, return on assets is 6.58%, profit margin is 11.78%, price-to-sales is 3.07 and price-to-book is 2.28.

Company Scores:

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


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