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Latest Trend: SPX FLOW (NYSE: FLOW)

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SPX FLOW is in the industrials sector and trades as part of the industrial products industry. The company CEO is Marcus G. Michael. SPX FLOW Inc is engaged in engineering, designing and manufacturing of flow control systems integral to process, blend, transport, meter, filters and dehydrate various types of fluids, gases and powders across a range of applications.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FLOW stock showed a previous change of -8.25% with an open at 37.57 and a close of 34.72. It reached an intraday high of 37.84 and a low of 34.62.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.5b with 42.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 41.2m shares. Trading volume reached 147,864 shares compared to its average volume of 308,465 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, SPX FLOW shares returned -7.56% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -12.87%. Over three months, it changed -27.38%. In one year it has changed -22.05% and within that year its 52-week high was 54.92 and its 52-week low was 33.85. FLOW stock is 2.57% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 45.67 and a 50 day moving average of 41.55. Currently FLOW stock is trading -23.97% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.09 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 31.85. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.63. The TTM EPS is 2.20, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.78.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.70
06-30-2018:  0.57
03-31-2018:  0.41
12-31-2017:  0.52

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 39.90, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 12.97%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 137.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 307,557, which is 0.72% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.18. 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 -4.96

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.83%, return on assets is 3.81%, profit margin is 4.91%, price-to-sales is 0.77 and price-to-book is 1.50.

Company Scores:

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