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Valuation Today: Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH)


Black Hills Corporation trades as part of the utilities sector and trades as part of the regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Linden R. Evans. Black Hills Corp is a vertically-integrated energy company. The company operates in segments including regulated Electric Utilities segment, regulated Gas Utilities segment, Power Generation segment, and Mining Segment.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BKH stock showed a previous change of 1.27% with an open at 70.00 and a close of 70.31. It reached an intraday high of 70.33 and a low of 69.50.

SeekingAlpha:  Black Hills upgraded at BAML on confidence in capex, growth


The stock has a market cap of $4.2b with 60.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 58.9m shares. Trading volume reached 639,434 shares compared to its average volume of 365,732 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Black Hills Corporation shares returned 4.72% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.17%. Over three months, it changed 11.97%. In one year it has changed 36.72% and within that year its 52-week high was 70.33 and its 52-week low was 50.49. BKH stock is 39.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 60.46 and a 50 day moving average of 65.22. Currently BKH stock is trading 16.29% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Black Hills upgraded at BAML on confidence in capex, growth


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.55 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.90. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.92. The TTM EPS is 3.55, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.81.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.05
09-30-2018:  0.42
06-30-2018:  0.45
03-31-2018:  1.63

The dividend per share is currently 2.02, which is a dividend yield of 2.87%. Also, the payout ratio is 56.90%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.00% of insider ownership and 132.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,561,440, which is 2.60% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.47. 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 0.44

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 3.88%, profit margin is 15.53%, price-to-sales is 2.37 and price-to-book is 2.30.

Company Scores:

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