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Stock in the Spotlight: Core-Mark Holding Company (NASDAQ: CORE)

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Core-Mark Holding Company trades as part of the retail defensive industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Scott E. Mcpherson. Core-Mark Holding Co Inc offers a range of branded and private label products including cigarettes, food, candy, health and beauty products, and beverages. It offers products, marketing programs and technology solutions in the U.S. and Canada.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CORE stock showed a previous change of -4.30% with an open at 26.98 and a close of 25.84. It reached an intraday high of 27.34 and a low of 25.79.

SeekingAlpha:  11 Upcoming Dividend Increases

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.2b with 45.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 44.6m shares. Trading volume reached 291,668 shares compared to its average volume of 407,674 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, Core-Mark Holding Company shares returned -4.01% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -31.68%. Over three months, it changed -29.10%. In one year it has changed -19.43% and within that year its 52-week high was 40.12 and its 52-week low was 17.10. CORE stock is 51.11% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 26.21 and a 50 day moving average of 32.69. Currently CORE stock is trading -1.40% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  11 Upcoming Dividend Increases

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.72 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 35.89. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.46. The TTM EPS is 1.38, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.72. Historically, the PE high was 35.89 and the PE low was 15.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 21.67, which is a decrease of -16.13%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.63
06-30-2018:  0.35
03-31-2018:  0.07
12-31-2017:  0.33

The dividend per share is currently 0.44, which is a dividend yield of 1.70%. Also, the payout ratio is 31.88%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 30.48, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 15.23%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 155.00% 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 0.51

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.06%, return on assets is 2.65%, profit margin is 0.28%, price-to-sales is 0.08 and price-to-book is 2.09.

Company Scores:

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

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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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