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Technicals and Fundamentals: Buckle (NYSE: BKE)

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Buckle is part of the retail apparel and specialty industry and consumer cyclical sector. The company CEO is Dennis H. Nelson. Buckle, is a retailer of casual apparel, footwear, and accessories for fashion conscious young men and women. It operates 468 stores located in 44 states throughout the continental United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BKE stock showed a previous change of 0.16% with an open at 18.74 and a close of 18.80. It reached an intraday high of 18.95 and a low of 18.57.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $921.5m with 49.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 31.7m shares. Trading volume reached 463,519 shares compared to its average volume of 546,089 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, Buckle shares returned -1.47% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.11%. Over three months, it changed 6.44%. In one year it has changed 8.18% and within that year its 52-week high was 29.65 and its 52-week low was 16.85. BKE stock is 11.57% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 20.78 and a 50 day moving average of 18.16. Currently BKE stock is trading -9.54% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.85 that ended on 31st of January 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.16. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.75. The TTM EPS is 1.86, which comes to a TTM PE of 10.11. Historically, the PE high was 16.80 and the PE low was 6.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 12.09, which is a decrease of -35.71%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
10-31-2018:  0.42
07-31-2018:  0.32
04-30-2018:  0.38
01-31-2018:  0.87

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 5.32%. Also, the payout ratio is 53.76%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations. BKE stock has a high dividend yield, but because the company has sufficient earnings to cover future dividends, it may be a good investment opportunity for an income portfolio.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 22.85, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 17.71%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 129.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 10,222,410, which is 20.85% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 24.00. This stock has a high level of short interest and may fall in value in the near term.

The current calculated beta is 0.46

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 22.77%, return on assets is 17.04%, profit margin is 8.77%, price-to-sales is 1.48 and price-to-book is 2.23.

Company Scores:

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

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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.