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Stock Highlights: Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ: NWBI)

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Northwest Bancshares is in the banking industry and financial services sector. The company CEO is Ronald J. Seiffert. Northwest Bancshares Inc is a stock savings bank and community-oriented financial institution. It operates banking in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Maryland offering personal and business deposit and loan products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NWBI stock showed a previous change of -0.90% with an open at 17.85 and a close of 17.69. It reached an intraday high of 17.89 and a low of 17.63.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.8b with 103.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 101.0m shares. Trading volume reached 509,968 shares compared to its average volume of 509,648 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, Northwest Bancshares shares returned -4.69% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 0.19%. Over three months, it changed 1.72%. In one year it has changed 8.54% and within that year its 52-week high was 18.81 and its 52-week low was 15.50. NWBI stock is 14.13% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.27 and a 50 day moving average of 17.73. Currently NWBI stock is trading 2.41% 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 1.02 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.34. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.27. The TTM EPS is 1.02, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.34. Historically, the PE high was 38.00 and the PE low was 16.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 16.53, which is a decrease of -6.57%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.26
09-30-2018:  0.27
06-30-2018:  0.25
03-31-2018:  0.24

The dividend per share is currently 0.72, which is a dividend yield of 4.07%. NWBI stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 9.64, which means it may be overvalued by -83.42%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.30% of insider ownership and 112.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.72

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.56%, return on assets is 1.11%, profit margin is 22.57%, price-to-sales is 3.95 and price-to-book is 1.53.

Company Scores:

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