Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Buy or Sell: Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED)

Buy or Sell: Fred’s (NASDAQ: FRED)


Fred’s trades as part of the retail defensive industry and trades as part of the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Joseph M. Anto. Fred’s Inc is engaged in operating self-owned retail stores and franchised stores. It retails variety of products including pharmaceuticals, consumables, household goods and softlines.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The FRED stock showed a previous change of 3.24% with an open at 3.11 and a close of 3.19. It reached an intraday high of 3.29 and a low of 3.11.

SeekingAlpha:  Fred’s announces new share repurchase program


The stock has a market cap of $120.2m with 37.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 34.0m shares. Trading volume reached 578,217 shares compared to its average volume of 219,681 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, Fred’s shares returned 6.33% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 20.38%. Over three months, it changed 25.59%. In one year it has changed 3.57% and within that year its 52-week high was 3.58 and its 52-week low was 1.30. FRED stock is 145.38% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 2.38 and a 50 day moving average of 2.83. Currently FRED stock is trading 34.29% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Fred’s announces new share repurchase program


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -4.04 that ended on 31st of January 2018. The TTM EPS is -1.25, which comes to a TTM PE of -2.55.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  -0.83
07-31-2018:  -0.62
04-30-2018:  -0.54
01-31-2018:  -0.62

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 81.60% 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 1.35

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -72.48%, return on assets is -20.42%, profit margin is -8.47%, price-to-sales is 0.12 and price-to-book is 1.14.

Company Scores:

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

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