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Stock to Watch: WD-40 Company (NASDAQ: WDFC)


WD-40 Company is part of the basic materials sector and is in the chemicals industry. The company CEO is Garry O. Ridge. WD-40 Co develops and sells products that solve problems in workshops, factories and homes. The firm sells only WD-40 product. It has product groups maintenance products and homecare and cleaning products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The WDFC stock showed a previous change of -1.33% with an open at 179.09 and a close of 177.30. It reached an intraday high of 179.09 and a low of 176.36.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.5b with 13.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 13.2m shares. Trading volume reached 100,730 shares compared to its average volume of 117,700 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, WD-40 Company shares returned -1.66% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.63%. Over three months, it changed 7.87%. In one year it has changed 43.13% and within that year its 52-week high was 187.50 and its 52-week low was 116.10. WDFC stock is 52.71% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 161.16 and a 50 day moving average of 176.58. Currently WDFC stock is trading 10.01% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.64 that ended on 31st of August 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 38.21. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.99. The TTM EPS is 4.13, which comes to a TTM PE of 42.93. Historically, the PE high was 47.90 and the PE low was 22.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 93.75, which is a decrease of -47.12%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
11-30-2018:  0.95
08-31-2018:  1.03
05-31-2018:  1.15
02-28-2018:  1.05

The dividend per share is currently 2.44, which is a dividend yield of 1.38%. Also, the payout ratio is 59.08%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 59.68, which means it may be overvalued by -197.07%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 131.20% 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 0.26

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 45.09%, return on assets is 19.95%, profit margin is 16.05%, price-to-sales is 6.03 and price-to-book is 16.40.

Company Scores:

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