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Technicals and Fundamentals: Belden Inc (NYSE: BDC)


Belden Inc trades as part of the computer hardware industry and is in the technology sector. The company CEO is John S. Stroup. Belden Inc is a part of the electronics components industry. Its range of solutions includes broadcast solutions, enterprise connectivity solutions, and industrial connectivity solutions.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BDC stock showed a previous change of 2.12% with an open at 54.69 and a close of 55.34. It reached an intraday high of 55.50 and a low of 54.01.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.2b with 40.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 39.0m shares. Trading volume reached 356,616 shares compared to its average volume of 437,970 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, Belden Inc shares returned 0.09% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 34.52%. Over three months, it changed 4.83%. In one year it has changed -20.42% and within that year its 52-week high was 78.81 and its 52-week low was 37.79. BDC stock is 46.44% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 59.63 and a 50 day moving average of 48.97. Currently BDC stock is trading -7.20% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.37 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 40.39. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.64. The TTM EPS is 6.02, which comes to a TTM PE of 9.19. Historically, the PE high was 56.20 and the PE low was 9.19. BDC stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.72
06-30-2018:  1.52
03-31-2018:  1.16
12-31-2017:  1.62

The dividend per share is currently 0.20, which is a dividend yield of 0.36%. Also, the payout ratio is 3.32%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 53.83, which means it may be overvalued by -2.81%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.30% of insider ownership and 176.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 5,689,247, which is 14.12% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 10.68. 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 2.58

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.98%, return on assets is 3.04%, profit margin is 6.07%, price-to-sales is 1.13 and price-to-book is 1.57.

Company Scores:

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