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Recent Valuation: John Wiley And Sons (NYSE: JW.A)


John Wiley And Sons is in the consumer cyclical sector and publishing industry. John Wiley and Sons Inc is a content publisher having its major market in the United States. Among its products are of academic journals, books and online education program management solutions.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The JW.A stock showed a previous change of 0.14% with an open at 44.18 and a close of 44.23. It reached an intraday high of 44.66 and a low of 43.91.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.2b with 49.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 46.6m shares. Trading volume reached 410,319 shares compared to its average volume of 320,444 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, John Wiley And Sons shares returned 0.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -14.10%. Over three months, it changed -13.46%. In one year it has changed -32.42% and within that year its 52-week high was 71.75 and its 52-week low was 42.64. JW.A stock is 3.73% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 57.53 and a 50 day moving average of 50.12. Currently JW.A stock is trading -23.11% 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 3.32 that ended on 30th of April 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 13.32. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.81. The TTM EPS is 3.43, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.90. Historically, the PE high was 35.10 and the PE low was 12.90. JW.A stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
01-31-2019:  0.61
10-31-2018:  0.89
07-31-2018:  0.43
04-30-2018:  0.94

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 75.64, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 41.52%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 103.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,336,007, which is 2.71% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 5.60. 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 1.07

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.00%, return on assets is 5.74%, profit margin is 9.09%, price-to-sales is 1.22 and price-to-book is 2.11.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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