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Present Trend: Encore Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ: ECPG)


Encore Capital Group Inc is part of the financial services sector and is part of the asset management industry. The company CEO is Ashish Masih. Encore Capital Group Inc is a specialty finance company. The Company provides debt recovery solutions for consumers and property owners across a broad range of financial assets.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ECPG stock showed a previous change of -0.16% with an open at 32.04 and a close of 31.77. It reached an intraday high of 32.21 and a low of 31.59.

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The stock has a market cap of $981.2m with 30.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 28.6m shares. Trading volume reached 129,640 shares compared to its average volume of 206,886 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, Encore Capital Group Inc shares returned 0.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.06%. Over three months, it changed 38.31%. In one year it has changed -30.78% and within that year its 52-week high was 47.80 and its 52-week low was 20.38. ECPG stock is 55.89% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 32.79 and a 50 day moving average of 30.01. Currently ECPG stock is trading -3.10% 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 4.95 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 7.77. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.22. The TTM EPS is 4.95, which comes to a TTM PE of 6.42. Historically, the PE high was 18.30 and the PE low was 6.42. ECPG stock has set a new PE low record!

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.45
09-30-2018:  1.19
06-30-2018:  1.33
03-31-2018:  0.98

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 38.24, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 16.93%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 167.60% 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 2.03

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 16.86%, return on assets is 2.60%, profit margin is 9.50%, price-to-sales is 0.84 and price-to-book is 1.20.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :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.