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Technicals and Fundamentals: Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI)


Badger Meter is part of the computer hardware industry and technology sector. The company CEO is Kenneth C. Bockhorst. Badger Meter Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of products incorporating liquid flow measurement and control technologies. It serves water utilities, municipalities and commercial and industrial customers.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BMI stock showed a previous change of -0.98% with an open at 57.64 and a close of 56.90. It reached an intraday high of 57.81 and a low of 56.80.

Business Wire:  Badger Meter Selected as Columbia, South Carolina’s Advanced “Smart Water” Technologies Partner


The stock has a market cap of $1.7b with 29.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 28.3m shares. Trading volume reached 174,169 shares compared to its average volume of 111,337 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, Badger Meter shares returned -0.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.07%. Over three months, it changed 5.89%. In one year it has changed 16.69% and within that year its 52-week high was 61.57 and its 52-week low was 41.00. BMI stock is 38.78% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 51.37 and a 50 day moving average of 55.19. Currently BMI stock is trading 10.77% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  Badger Meter Selected as Columbia, South Carolina’s Advanced “Smart Water” Technologies Partner


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.54 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 59.89. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.38. The TTM EPS is 1.54, which comes to a TTM PE of 36.95. Historically, the PE high was 59.89 and the PE low was 25.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 38.96, which is a decrease of -31.53%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.40
09-30-2018:  0.46
06-30-2018:  0.42
03-31-2018:  0.26

The dividend per share is currently 0.60, which is a dividend yield of 1.05%. Also, the payout ratio is 38.96%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 38.98, which means it may be overvalued by -45.98%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 126.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,193,975, which is 4.10% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 11.53. 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 0.79

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.77%, return on assets is 7.24%, profit margin is 6.45%, price-to-sales is 3.86 and price-to-book is 5.51.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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