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Stock Highlights: Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT)

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Cabot Corporation is in the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. The company CEO is Sean D. Keohane. Cabot Corp is a specialty chemicals and performance materials Company. The Company offers rubber and specialty grade carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides, inkjet colorants, aerogel, cesium formate drilling fluids and activated carbon.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CBT stock showed a previous change of 0.87% with an open at 42.87 and a close of 43.14. It reached an intraday high of 43.64 and a low of 42.55.

Business Wire:  Cabot Corporation to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.6b with 59.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 56.9m shares. Trading volume reached 388,444 shares compared to its average volume of 404,707 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, Cabot Corporation shares returned -0.58% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.51%. Over three months, it changed -10.35%. In one year it has changed -30.19% and within that year its 52-week high was 67.80 and its 52-week low was 39.57. CBT stock is 9.02% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 55.86 and a 50 day moving average of 45.16. Currently CBT stock is trading -22.77% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Cabot Corporation to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -1.87 that ended on 30th of September 2018. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.09. The TTM EPS is 4.03, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.70.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.87
09-30-2018:  1.00
06-30-2018:  1.06
03-31-2018:  1.04

The dividend per share is currently 1.32, which is a dividend yield of 3.06%. Also, the payout ratio is 32.75%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.62, which means it may be overvalued by -32.26%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 4.20% of insider ownership and 130.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,187,572, which is 2.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.53. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.41

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.18%, return on assets is 2.39%, profit margin is 3.44%, price-to-sales is 0.76 and price-to-book is 2.23.

Company Scores:

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