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Stock Analysis: Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI)

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Cogent Communications trades as part of the communication services sector and communication services industry. The company CEO is David Schaeffer. Cogent Communications Inc is an enterprise Internet service provider offering Internet access and data transport using Internet Protocol. It mainly serves the small and medium sized businesses around the world.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CCOI stock showed a previous change of 1.12% with an open at 51.55 and a close of 51.71. It reached an intraday high of 52.38 and a low of 50.83.

SeekingAlpha:  Dividend Increases: October 29-November 2, 2018

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.4b with 46.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 41.3m shares. Trading volume reached 322,909 shares compared to its average volume of 346,176 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, Cogent Communications shares returned 4.28% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -7.83%. Over three months, it changed 4.29%. In one year it has changed 17.19% and within that year its 52-week high was 57.65 and its 52-week low was 35.75. CCOI stock is 44.64% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 49.19 and a 50 day moving average of 53.33. Currently CCOI stock is trading 5.12% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Dividend Increases: October 29-November 2, 2018

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.13 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 397.77. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.17. The TTM EPS is 0.58, which comes to a TTM PE of 89.16.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.18
06-30-2018:  0.14
03-31-2018:  0.15
12-31-2017:  0.11

The dividend per share is currently 2.24, which is a dividend yield of 4.33%. CCOI 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 43.23, which means it may be overvalued by -19.63%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 60.30% 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 0.56

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 2.07%, profit margin is 2.96%, price-to-sales is 4.63 and price-to-book is 20.33.

Company Scores:

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