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Long or Short: National Presto Industries (NYSE: NPK)


National Presto Industries is part of the aerospace and defense industry and trades as part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Maryjo Cohen. National Presto Industries Inc is engaged in manufacturing defense products. Its product portfolio includes 40mm ammunition, precision and electro-mechanical assemblies and medium caliber cartridge cases, amongst others.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The NPK stock showed a previous change of 0.31% with an open at 105.88 and a close of 105.93. It reached an intraday high of 108.63 and a low of 105.00.

SeekingAlpha:  National Presto reports Q1 results


The stock has a market cap of $743.5m with 7.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 6.8m shares. Trading volume reached 90,670 shares compared to its average volume of 52,855 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, National Presto Industries shares returned -5.84% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -4.27%. Over three months, it changed -7.58%. In one year it has changed 15.46% and within that year its 52-week high was 140.33 and its 52-week low was 93.60. NPK stock is 13.17% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 117.17 and a 50 day moving average of 108.69. Currently NPK stock is trading -9.59% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  National Presto reports Q1 results


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 5.7 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.58.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 210.40, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 49.65%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.60% of insider ownership and 98.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 994,643, which is 14.17% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 17.28. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.39

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 10.91%, return on assets is 9.68%, profit margin is 11.75%, price-to-sales is 3.01 and price-to-book is 2.04.

Company Scores:

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