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Current Fundamentals: NiSource Inc (NYSE: NI)

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NiSource Inc trades as part of the regulated utilities industry and trades as part of the utilities sector. The company CEO is Joseph Hamrock. NiSource Inc is an energy holding company, whose subsidiaries are fully regulated natural gas and electric utility companies serving customers in seven states.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NI stock showed a previous change of -0.26% with an open at 26.52 and a close of 26.51. It reached an intraday high of 26.66 and a low of 26.34.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $9.9b with 372.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 367.4m shares. Trading volume reached 2,590,185 shares compared to its average volume of 2,758,749 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NiSource Inc shares returned 1.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.83%. Over three months, it changed 2.34%. In one year it has changed 18.28% and within that year its 52-week high was 28.11 and its 52-week low was 22.74. NI stock is 16.58% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 25.42 and a 50 day moving average of 26.20. Currently NI stock is trading 4.28% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.39 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 67.97. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.37. The TTM EPS is 1.27, which comes to a TTM PE of 20.87. Historically, the PE high was 67.97 and the PE low was 6.90. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 8.76, which is a decrease of -66.94%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.10
06-30-2018:  0.07
03-31-2018:  0.77
12-31-2017:  0.33

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 3.02%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.40% of insider ownership and 132.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 18,890,960, which is 5.07% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.42. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.28

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -2.17%, return on assets is -0.49%, profit margin is -1.09%, price-to-sales is 2.78 and price-to-book is 2.12.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 0  :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.