Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Latest Valuation: Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED)

Latest Valuation: Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED)

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Fred’s is in the retail defensive industry and is part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Joseph M. Anto. Fred’s Inc is engaged in operating self-owned retail stores and franchised stores. It retails variety of products including pharmaceuticals, consumables, household goods and softlines.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FRED stock showed a previous change of -8.74% with an open at 2.85 and a close of 2.61. It reached an intraday high of 2.93 and a low of 2.60.

SeekingAlpha:  Daily Insider Ratings Round Up – Oct. 31, 2018

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $97.2m with 37.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 33.5m shares. Trading volume reached 526,364 shares compared to its average volume of 762,882 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, Fred’s shares returned -15.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.76%. Over three months, it changed 48.30%. In one year it has changed -48.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 4.39 and its 52-week low was 1.30. FRED stock is 100.77% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 2.39 and a 50 day moving average of 2.70. Currently FRED stock is trading 9.38% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 10/26/18

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -4.03 that ended on 31st of January 2018. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.15. The TTM EPS is -0.74, which comes to a TTM PE of -3.53.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  0.00 (estimated)
07-31-2018:  -0.62
04-30-2018:  -0.54
01-31-2018:  -0.62

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 3.72, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 29.90%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 95.00% 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 0.45

SeekingAlpha:  Daily Insider Ratings Round Up 10/26/18

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -69.91%, return on assets is -23.96%, profit margin is -7.62%, price-to-sales is 0.09 and price-to-book is 0.75.

Company Scores:

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

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