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Recent Movement: Eagle Materials Inc (NYSE: EXP)


Eagle Materials Inc trades as part of the basic materials sector and is in the building materials industry. The company CEO is David B. Powers. Eagle Materials Inc supplies building products which are used in residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure construction. Its segments include Cement, Concrete and Aggregates, Gypsum Wallboard, Recycled Paperboard, and Oil and Gas Proppants.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EXP stock showed a previous change of -2.37% with an open at 78.34 and a close of 76.24. It reached an intraday high of 78.61 and a low of 76.18.

Business Wire:  Eagle Materials Announces the Retirement of CEO Dave Powers; Michael Haack, President and Chief Operating Officer, Will Succeed Powers


The stock has a market cap of $3.5b with 45.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 45.0m shares. Trading volume reached 966,324 shares compared to its average volume of 755,923 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Eagle Materials Inc shares returned -3.70% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.44%. Over three months, it changed 18.49%. In one year it has changed -25.49% and within that year its 52-week high was 115.75 and its 52-week low was 57.00. EXP stock is 33.75% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 84.92 and a 50 day moving average of 71.49. Currently EXP stock is trading -10.22% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

Business Wire:  Eagle Materials Announces the Retirement of CEO Dave Powers; Michael Haack, President and Chief Operating Officer, Will Succeed Powers


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.28 that ended on 31st of March 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.44. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.04. The TTM EPS is 5.03, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.16. Historically, the PE high was 74.70 and the PE low was 12.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 60.85, which is a decrease of -20.18%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.24
09-30-2018:  1.53
06-30-2018:  1.54
03-31-2018:  0.92

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 0.52%. Also, the payout ratio is 7.95%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 108.60, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 29.80%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 153.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,436,603, which is 5.31% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.36. 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 1.32

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.83%, return on assets is 10.24%, profit margin is 16.41%, price-to-sales is 2.57 and price-to-book is 2.52.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :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.