Home Sectors Basic Materials Latest Technicals: Green Plains (NASDAQ: GPRE)

Latest Technicals: Green Plains (NASDAQ: GPRE)


Green Plains is in the chemicals industry and is part of the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Todd A. Becker. Green Plains Inc is an integrated ethanol producer. The company’s business segments are Ethanol Production, Corn Oil Production, Agribusiness and Marketing and Distribution. Geographically, it generates its revenue from the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The GPRE stock showed a previous change of 2.41% with an open at 15.92 and a close of 16.18. It reached an intraday high of 16.24 and a low of 15.84.

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The stock has a market cap of $664.0m with 41.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 37.8m shares. Trading volume reached 392,575 shares compared to its average volume of 713,387 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, Green Plains shares returned 4.32% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 14.51%. Over three months, it changed 4.33%. In one year it has changed -14.01% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.90 and its 52-week low was 12.00. GPRE stock is 34.83% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 16.50 and a 50 day moving average of 14.45. Currently GPRE stock is trading -1.93% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.4 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 40.45. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is -0.07. The TTM EPS is -1.89, which comes to a TTM PE of -8.56. Historically, the PE high was 175.60 and the PE low was -8.56. GPRE stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  -0.96
09-30-2018:  -0.31
06-30-2018:  -0.02
03-31-2018:  -0.60

The dividend per share is currently 0.48, which is a dividend yield of 2.97%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 155.40% 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 1.20

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 1.72%, return on assets is 0.65%, profit margin is 1.01%, price-to-sales is 0.17 and price-to-book is 0.68.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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