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Stock Watch: Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO)


Flowers Foods is in the consumer defensive sector and is part of the consumer packaged goods industry. The company CEO is Allen L. Shiver. Flowers Foods Inc functions in the food and beverage industry. It primarily manufactures and sells packaged bakery products under the brand names such as Nature’s Own, Whitewheat and Wonder Bread.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FLO stock showed a previous change of -0.54% with an open at 20.41 and a close of 20.27. It reached an intraday high of 20.46 and a low of 20.22.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.3b with 210.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 197.0m shares. Trading volume reached 684,826 shares compared to its average volume of 1,250,289 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Flowers Foods shares returned 0.00% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.39%. Over three months, it changed 5.95%. In one year it has changed -0.59% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.82 and its 52-week low was 17.78. FLO stock is 14.00% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 19.48 and a 50 day moving average of 19.68. Currently FLO stock is trading 4.06% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.94 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.39. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.15. The TTM EPS is 0.94, which comes to a TTM PE of 21.56. Historically, the PE high was 32.90 and the PE low was 12.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 11.47, which is a decrease of -43.41%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.16
09-30-2018:  0.23
06-30-2018:  0.25
03-31-2018:  0.30

The dividend per share is currently 0.72, which is a dividend yield of 3.55%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.83, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 38.26%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 95.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 10,368,922, which is 4.92% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 8.02. 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 0.50

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.80%, return on assets is 5.83%, profit margin is 4.01%, price-to-sales is 1.09 and price-to-book is 3.42.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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