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Present Movement: Aaron’s (NYSE: AAN)

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Aaron’s is part of the industrials sector and consulting and outsourcing industry. The company CEO is John W. Robinson. Aaron’s Inc is a retailer of furniture, consumer electronics, computers, appliances and household accessories. It also offers lease-purchase solutions to customers of traditional retailers and revolving credit products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AAN stock showed a previous change of 1.12% with an open at 50.00 and a close of 50.49. It reached an intraday high of 50.94 and a low of 50.00.

PR Newswire:  Aaron’s, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Call and Webcast

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $3.7b with 72.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 65.8m shares. Trading volume reached 667,488 shares compared to its average volume of 491,440 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, Aaron’s shares returned -1.48% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 20.04%. Over three months, it changed 3.00%. In one year it has changed 28.36% and within that year its 52-week high was 56.00 and its 52-week low was 38.41. AAN stock is 31.45% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 46.41 and a 50 day moving average of 45.97. Currently AAN stock is trading 8.80% above its 200 day moving average.

PR Newswire:  Aaron’s, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Earnings Call and Webcast

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.06 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.44. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.02. The TTM EPS is 2.99, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.89. Historically, the PE high was 37.40 and the PE low was 10.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 32.28, which is a decrease of -36.06%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.69
06-30-2018:  0.84
03-31-2018:  0.81
12-31-2017:  0.65

The dividend per share is currently 0.14, which is a dividend yield of 0.28%. Also, the payout ratio is 4.68%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 65.70, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 23.16%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.60% of insider ownership and 150.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 4,834,001, which is 6.66% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.77. 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 0.44

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 18.70%, return on assets is 11.79%, profit margin is 4.74%, price-to-sales is 1.28 and price-to-book is 1.94.

Company Scores:

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